Tommy Jarvis goes to the graveyard to get rid of Jason Voorhees' body once and for all, but inadvertently brings him back to life instead. The newly revived killer once again seeks revenge, and Tommy may be the only one who can defeat him.
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Several people are hunted by a cruel serial killer who kills his victims in their dreams. While the survivors are trying to find the reason for being chosen, the murderer won't lose any chance to kill them as soon as they fall asleep.
An American TV-journalist is interested in the trail of some strange mystery embedded in a mountainous region of the USA. After much red tape, he is allowed to enter the area. A sullen ... See full summary »
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
(at around 19 mins) Special effects supervisor Tom Savini performed the arrow shot that narrowly missed Brenda when she was setting up the archery target. See more »
(at around 22 mins) When Annie trips in the woods and backs up against the tree, her hair and the amount of leaves in it changes in every shot. See more »
Did you know a young boy drowned the year before those two others were killed? The counselors weren't paying any attention... They were making love while that young boy drowned. His name was Jason. I was working the day that it happened. Preparing meals... here. I was the cook. Jason should've been watched. Every minute. He was... he wasn't a very good swimmer. We can go now, dear.
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Other than the credits where's the actors list, rather than, starring the cast list, at the end, are used. See more »
Friday the 13th. The movie which turned around the horror genre and
gave us one of the most unforgettable villains and endings, is, and
always will be a horror classic. Friday the 13th doesn't set out to be
glossy and glamorous. Friday the 13th sets out to do what it wants to
do; and that is, make you sit on the edge of your seat, feel
uncomfortable and unnerved, to make you frightened when you go to bed
after watching it. Friday the 13th delivers all of the fantastic horror
goods. The plot revolves around American teenagers, who are the new
counsellors at the apparently jinxed Camp Crystal Lake. These naive,
horny youngsters have a one-track mind and break all of the innocent
borders which has more depth than you would think. Basically, the
message is "Don't have pre-marital sex, or you'll die" just like many
of Friday the 13th's predecessors and clones send out as well. Friday
the 13th has a variety of characters, all who you could possibly relate
to. These characters are then slowly followed and hacked off one by
one, in dark, gory, claustrophobic manners, which may leave you
frightened in the same way Psycho made showers scary. As the camp
counsellors are knocked off one by one, the tension rises higher and
higher. Along the journey of carnage, the hugely effective soundtrack
really creeps under your skin, highlighting how jumpy and scary the
events happening on screen really are. For example when a chase scene
occurs, the music may speed up, the tempo rising and jittering, almost
moving like the characters on screen are. The acting in Friday the 13th
is not bad at all; some of the actors/actresses may be a little
amateur, but there is nothing terrible in this picture. The settings
are also very effective. The stalkings and slaying in broad daylight
and open spaces are a twist in a new direction, showing that not
everything has to happen in the dark, in a small isolated house on the
top of a hill, so the variation of location makes forests, cabins and
even lakes more unappealing to the viewers afterwards, and may leave
them creeped out by the aforementioned places. The camera-work is also
very effective. The way the camera 'stalks' the victim behind trees and
bushes, and the way the camera chases after it's victims as the point
of view of the villain is unique and exciting, and adds a more tense
and faster chill to the movie. Friday the 13th may play as a clichéd
slasher, a story of sex equalling carnage, but it plays so effectively
well it is a too important horror movie to simply be dismissed. It
collects everything appealing about the 80's horror genre and wraps it
up neatly into this fantastic horror package. A classic in it's genre.
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