Friday the 13th (1980) Review

friday the 13th reviewSynopsis: Camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp that was the site of a child’s drowning.

My Quick Review: It’s funny how my perception of some movies have changed over the years. Take Friday the 13th for instance. I had absolutely no recollection of the beginning of the movie, set in 1958. I forgot about the early 80s fashion style and the fact that Kevin Bacon was in the movie at all.

Now I know I’m gonna catch a lot of flak from some of the site’s readers, but the original Friday the 13th has totally lost its impact on me after all those years of watching better horror movies and, dare I say it, better slashers.

For instance a few weeks back, I watched, for the first time, The Burning which is a better film than Friday the 13th, more original and visually much more striking (even the score is better used). Yes it was made thanks to the success of Friday but Friday the 13th itself was riding on the success of Halloween (still the best slasher ever in my book).

Even the infamous iconic  “ki,ki,ki,ma,ma,ma” score couldn’t save me from boredom.

As a result, It’s probably the last time I will ever watch the original Friday but I do intend to watch all the sequels and review them on this very site. Let’s hope that when Jason finally starts his killing spree I will be enjoying myself more…

My Rating: 5/10


Origin: US

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