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R| 1 hr. 35 min.

Plot Summary
Crystal Lake's history of murder doesn't deter counselors from setting up a summer camp in the woodsy area. Superstitious locals warn against it, but the fresh-faced young people -- Jack (Kevin Bacon), Alice (Adrienne King), Bill (Harry Crosby), Marcie (Jeannine Taylor) and Ned (Mark Nelson) -- pay little heed to the old-timers. Then they find themselves stalked by a brutal killer. As they're slashed, shot and stabbed, the counselors struggle to stay alive against a merciless opponent.

Cast: Betsy Palmer , Adrienne King , Harry Crosby , Laurie Bartram , Mark Nelson , Jeannine Taylor , Robbi Morgan , Kevin Bacon

Director: Sean S. Cunningham

Genres: Horror

Distributor: Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros.

Friday The 13th (1980)

Release Date: May 9th, 1980|1 hr. 35 min.

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fan reviews ( 1 )
  • Friday the 13th is neither tense nor frightening (although, to be fair, it is at times creepy and atmospheric, due in part to budgetary limitations that led to a low-key style). show more

  • It's a formula with no pretensions. show more

  • As the bodies pile up amongst this testy crowd of horny teens, there remains a vacant hole were someone scary should be. In a strange way, this film stands unique amongst all slasher films as one where the killer is nearly intangible. show more

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