“Friday the 13th” killer choice for Friday the 13th

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Illustration by Alexandra Nelipa

Illustration by Alexandra Nelipa

By Carlos Ferrand

cferrand@alamo.edu

It is Friday the 13th, and if you’re looking for a few good scares, why not consider watching the classic movie?

“Friday the 13th” is about a sleepy summer camp on Crystal Lake that has all the ingredients of a perfect daydream.

The dream quickly turns into a nightmare when a killer begins stalking the counselors seeking revenge for an incident that occurred years before.

“Friday the 13th” became an instant hit after its release May 9, 1980, and joined such movies as “Halloween” in the American slasher genre.

The “Friday the 13th” franchise consists of 12 movies spanning 29 years and has grossed $380 million in the U.S.

The first five movies in the “Friday the 13th” franchise all opened at No. 1. Of the 12 films, four were released on a Friday the 13th.

Not only did the series scare generations of moviegoers, it introduced the world to machete-wielding Jason Voorhees.

In 29 years, Jason has claimed more than 160 victims, making him one of the ultimate horror movie bad guys.

The hockey mask Jason wears is unmistakable and continues to be a Halloween favorite.

The films are R-rated and fairly gory, so “Friday the 13th” might not be for children, but if the plan for this Friday the 13th is to stay in, perhaps you would like to share it with notorious movie icon Jason Voorhees.

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