I watched this movie 8 years ago when I was a fan of Superntural and I have heard that actor Jared Padalecki was staring in the reboot Friday the 13th (2009) so I decide to checked 4 Friday the 13th movies: Friday the 13th the original, Friday the 13th Part 2, Jason X and of course the 2009 reboot because of Jared Padelcki and I have fun watching them. What can I say? I love this film to death I love it. I have all 12 films on Blu-ray discs and I re watch every year cause it is my favorite horror franchise and I have fun with them so much I love them. It is a great horror suspense film. I am more a fan of the sequels this film isn't my number one favorite film, but that is not bad, it is in my top fives best Friday the 13th films and it is in my fourth rank in the franchise.
About the film this is a classic the death scenes are too slow very slow it is very slow paced. We never see the assailant or who does those murders but it is a great mystery who is doing the murders and I love it. When it comes one hour around the movie it self's becomes interesting, intense, fast paced and goes bloody around. Watch the last 30 min's with Betsy Palmer and Adrienne King there showdown, Betsy steals the show in my opinion. The last 30.mins of the movie is worth of watch. Betsy Palmer of the film was the best in my opinion and I really miss the actress so damn much.
Directed and produced by Sean S. Cunningham. Tom Savini (From Dusk Till Dawn, Dawn of the Dead (1978) does special makeup effects for the film that I enjoy and they are great.
In 1958 A tragic accident at Camp Crystal Lake a young boy drowns in the lake, while the camp counselors are too busy making out, then a little later on two teenagers are brutally murdered and the Camp is closed down. Then fast forward to 1980 and a bunch of teenagers are hired to open up the camp, despite the warnings and then one by one they are killed off.
We have a beautiful cast in the film that I like such a: Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Robbi Morgan, Kevin Bacon, Walt Gorney, Peter Brouwer, Laurie Bartram, Jeannine Taylor and of course Ari Lehman as young Jason. All those actors were beautiful and excellent to watch.
I love the gory, death scenes which were nice kills, the special effects were real practical and real done. I love practical effects and not the CGI's that are done today. Why are not horror movies like are this one today? Hollywood doesn't make movies like are this one today. The kills in my opinion were gory real practical. There was a snake that was killed in this movie and no she was not a puppet she was a real snake in this movie that was killed off, so the death scene was for real. The effects are really good and shows even this early, Tom Savini knows his stuff, like the throat slit, axe in the head and the epic head chopped off those are my favorite scenes of the film. Harry Manfredini makes a beautiful music score for this film.
Friday the 13th the original film is my personal favorite horror film it is a great movie to watch it does kind a get slow the first hour but when Betsy Palmer appears it get's faster around.
The DVD and Blu-ray has uncut version of the film which I am glad with it, I love this film to death, I enjoy it I love everything they done with the film. It is my number 4 favorite "Friday the 13th" slasher horror movie. In my opinion it is Sean S. Cunningham best film he every did. I want see any new films like are this one today.
In 26. May 2017 Friday the 13th: The Game (2017) was released and I also bought Friday the 13th t-shirt with Jason's hockey mask on it and of the original film I have a t-shirt.
R.I.P. Betsy Palmer, Walt Gorney, Laurie Bartram, Rex Everhart and Sally Anne Golden you are really missed.
The first and the original movie get's my Bad-Ass Seal Of Approval 10/10 by me this is the one that started all the slasher boom.