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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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A 24-hour nightmare of terror. See more »


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9 May 1980 (USA)  »

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A Long Night at Camp Blood  »

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Budget:

$550,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,816,321 (USA) (11 May 1980)

Gross:

$39,754,601 (USA)
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Trivia

It was the 18th highest grossing film that year, facing stiff horror film competition from such high-profile releases as The Shining (1980), Dressed to Kill (1980), The Fog (1980), and Prom Night (1980). See more »

Goofs

(at around 55 mins) When Brenda is reading in bed and hears a noise outside, she puts her book down on the windowsill next to the candle, and walks to the door. When she gets to the door, the book is now by the opposite side of the candle. See more »

Quotes

Jack: It's gonna storm! It's gonna tear down that valley like a son of gun!
Marcie: I've been afraid of storms ever since I was a little kid.
Jack: No really!
Marcie: Yeah I had this dream about five or six times when I'm in a thunderstorm. And it's raining really hard, it sounds like pebbles when it hits the ground. I can hear it! I try to block out the sound with my hands only it doesn't work, the sound keeps getting louder and louder. And then the rain turns to blood, and it washes away in little rivers, and then the ...
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Crazy Credits

We see giant letters proclaiming 'Friday the 13th' moving towards the screen and crashing into and smashing a pane of glass. See more »

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Soundtracks

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Performed by Angela Rotella
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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-

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