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Friday the 13th (1980)

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Synopsis

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.

Cast

  • Betsy Palmer
  • Adrienne King
  • Jeannine Taylor
  • Robbi Morgan
  • Kevin Bacon
  • Harry Crosby
  • Laurie Bartram
  • Mark Nelson
  • Peter Brouwer
  • Rex Everhart

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A disgusting, artless shocker...A cruel film that offers teen-age girls in peril, as well as a gruesome beheading. Only for sickies. [11 July 1980, p.8]

Metacritic review by Gene Siskel
Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
40

As the bodies pile up amongst this testy crowd of horny teens, there remains a vacant hole were someone scary should be. In a strange way, this film stands unique amongst all slasher films as one where the killer is nearly intangible.

Metacritic review by Kim Newman
Kim Newman
Empire
50

Friday the 13th is neither tense nor frightening (although, to be fair, it is at times creepy and atmospheric, due in part to budgetary limitations that led to a low-key style).

Metacritic review by James Berardinelli
James Berardinelli
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