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Friday the 13th (1980)

A group of camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp which, years before, was the site of a child's drowning.

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One summer at Camp Crystal Lake, a group of young counselors begin to get ready to lead campers. Unfortunately for the former, someone isn't happy about what's going on in the camp and enjoys playing kill the counselor. As bodies fall to the ground in the camp, no one is safe. Written by FilmFanUK

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9 May 1980 (USA)  »

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A Long Night at Camp Blood  »

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$550,000 (estimated)

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$37,465,200 (USA)
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Trivia

The MPAA told the producers of Friday of 13th to scale back on the gore for the sequel, since they regretted the amount of gore that had gotten through in the original (and the subsequent critical backlash.) This is why Part 2 is much less gorey than Part 1. See more »

Goofs

When Alice is lying down on the couch and is having a conversation with Bill, we see neither her, or Bill's mouth move. See more »

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Alice: [finds a bloody axe in someone's bed] What is going on?
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Sail Away, Tiny Sparrow
Performed by Angela Rotella
Written by Harry Manfredini and John R. Briggs (uncredited)
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Still a classic
11 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A group of camp counselors, a young Kevin Bacon among them, are busy trying to re-open Camp Crystal Lake years after multiple murders shut it down, despite the ravings of Crazy Ralph. They are dispatched one by one by an unseen killer. This IS a classic and always will be. Don't get me wrong as it's not perfect. But it's far from "merely a Halloween" clone which some people say. The original Halloween is a perfect classic, but let this film stand on it's own legs as it has every right to. Although I'm saddened about how shoddily Paramount seemed to put out their recent box set. Hell when New Line acquired the rights to the series, yes their Jason films suck, but at least they do right by the fans DVD-wise.Paramount could have done a great service to us by looking back at New Lin's Nightmare on Elm Street box set. It's a shame they didn't.

My Grade: A-

Eye Candy: Jeannine Taylor shows ta-tas and ass cleavage


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