Friday the 13th is my favourite day of any month in the year.
Because I was born on a Friday the 13th.
So, for everyone’s enjoyment, here is the movie that put Friday the 13th on the celluloid register. Whatever you may think of the original 1980 Friday the 13th movie, you gotta give it credit for launching the careers of some of its stars (Kevin Bacon) as well as giving viewers the impetus to find out more about this most talked about of days.
Friday the 13th is an American horror franchise that comprises twelve slasher films, a television show, novels, comic books, a video game, and tie‑in merchandise, as of 2016. The franchise mainly focuses on the fictional character Jason Voorhees, who drowned as a boy at Camp Crystal Lake due to the negligence of the camp staff. Decades later, the lake is rumored to be “cursed” and is the setting for a series of mass murders. Jason is featured in all of the films, as either the killer or the motivation for the killings. The original film was written by Victor Miller and was produced and directed by Sean S. Cunningham.
Friday the 13th gave us iconic characters such as Mrs. Pamela Voorhees, and that undying son of hers, Jason.
Released on May 9, 1980, the film has grossed $464 million as of 2016.