She Geek’s Movie Countdown to Halloween: Night 10 – Friday the 13th


Friday the 13th (1980)

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The 1980 movie classic Friday the 13th finds the Camp Crystal Lake summer camp counselors preparing for the reopening of the grounds which closed years ago due to the accidental drowning of a young boy. But they would never be ready for what lay in wait for them within the wooded retreat.  The film served as a twisted PSA warning against pre-marital sex, as it was pretty much a fast pass to the grave. And it also served as a reminder of the power of a mother’s love.

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The movie spun off nine sequels and one cross-over with Freddy Krueger. In fact, the 1980’s was filled with Jason goodness with all but two years of the decade churning out a film from the franchise. And it was the sequels that truly introduced us to the hockey mask wearing supernatural villain that macheted his way into our hearts.

The love for this famous foe even launched a number of novelizations and comic books.

There was also a remake done in 2009 starring “Supernatural” lead Jared Padalecki. I personally didn’t think that a remake was needed, as the original still packs a punch. But the film itself did well by the original franchise and was more in line with the sequels.

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Anyone that has seen the movies will instantly have the signature Jason theme ki ki ki ma ma ma (representing “kill her mommy” per a documentary on the movie) run through their head. And it just doesn’t feel like Halloween without it.

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