Friday the 13th
File:1980 - Friday the 13th.jpg
The original film poster for Friday the 13th.
Directed by Sean S. Cunningham
Produced by Sean S. Cunningham
Written by Victor Miller
Starring Adrienne King
Kevin Bacon
Betsy Palmer
Music by Harry Manfredini
Cinematography Barry Abrams
Edited by Bill Freda
Distributed by Paramount Pictures (North America)
Warner Bros. (overseas)
Release dates
May 9, 1980
Running time
95 minutes
Country Template:USA
Language English
Budget $550,000


Despite warnings by the superstitious locals of a "Death Curse" Steve Christy hires a group of young people to help him re-open Camp Crystal Lake. Camp Blood is the name given to the camp by local residents as a result of the camp's dark history of tragedy and murder. The innocent roam the area while being stalked by a dark figure in the shadows, and are murdered one by one by an unseen assassin. In the end, the killer turns out to be a woman named Pamela Voorhees (Betsy Palmer), who is seeking revenge for the accidental drowning of her physically deformed son Jason, whose death was the result of negligence on the part of the counselors. She is decapitated by the lone survivor, Alice Hardy (Adrienne King). Alice, while waiting for the police to arrive, takes a canoe out to the lake where she is dragged down by a deformed but very much alive Jason. A final scene in a hospital indicates that Jason's re-animated corpse was a hallucination. Kevin Bacon co-stars as an ill-fated counselor.

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