Friday the 13th (1980)

Synopsis: Terror and suspense abound in this 24-hour nightmare of blood. Camp Crystal Lake has been shuttered for over 20 years due to several vicious and unsolved murders. The camp’s new owner and several young counselors are readying the property for re-opening despite warnings of a “death curse” by local residents. The curse proves true on Friday the 13th as one by one each of the counselors is stalked by a violent killer. This film is widely acclaimed for its horrifying and creative murder sequences.

Friday the 13th (1980) 6.5

I’m not a big fan of the series, but, since there won’t be another Friday the 13th until next January, I just had to put this on 😉

Amazingly, I had forgotten the first quarter of the film, despite having seen it a few times in my life. And the scares, although predictable, actually caught me off guard from time to time.

It does have its share of discrepancies, though, so one has to have a healthy suspension of disbelief. And it doesn’t offer much that remains fresh in this day and age, as it’s hardly the best of its genre.

Still, it remains decent enough for what it is.

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