The time line of the Friday the 13th films:


  • Date Unknown: The Tilamook Native American tribe living in what is presently the Crystal Lake area are genecided by corrupt American traders; they're vengeful spirits proceed to haunt the lake. (Wildstorm Comics)



  • 1947: Pamela Voorhees lives with her husband Elias, who repeatedly abuses her, in a trailer park; becoming unhinged, Pamela murders Elias, whose abuse of her while she was pregnant results in their child, Jason Voorhees, being born deformed. Dumping Elias' body in Crystal Lake, Pamela destroys her trailer home and takes a job at a diner before being hired at Camp Crystal Lake as a cook. (Friday the 13th: Pamela's Tale)


  • 1957: A young Jason Voorhees attempts to swim in Camp Crystal Lake, to "prove" to his bullying peers he can; wading too far out, Jason cannot reach shore and his cries for help go unheard as the camp counselors are too busy partying to hear him. Jason's body is never found and he is presumed dead. (Friday the 13th)
  • 1958: Two counselors are murdered by Pamela Voorhees, as "revenge" for the apparent drowning of her son, at Crystal Lake after sneaking off to a secluded area to make love. The camp is closed soon after these murders are commited and it is nicknamed "Camp Blood" by locals. (Friday the 13th)


  • 1962: An attempt to re-open Camp Crystal Lake fails when Pamela Voorhees contaminates the water and starts several fires. (Friday the 13th)


  • 1979: Steve Christy and his seven counselors attempt to reopen Camp Crystal Lake, only to be hunted down and murdered by Pamela Voorhees, who herself is later decapitated by the only surviving counselor, Alice Hardy; Alice is killed two months later after these events by Jason Voorhees, who had survived his drowning and witnessed Alice killing his mother. (Friday the 13th)


  • 1984: Paul Holt opens a camp counselor training center near Camp Crystal Lake with his girlfriend, Ginny Field. Jason enters this camp and murders all the counselors in it and Paul, before being defeated by Ginny, who nearly severs his arm with his own machete. (Friday the 13th Part 2) Ginny is taken away by paramedics, while a weakened Jason leaves the scene and breaks into a nearby summer home, Higgins Haven, and begins to kill everyone who encounters him; Chris Higgins apparently kills Jason by hitting him on the head with an axe. (Friday the 13th Part III) Jason, believed to be dead, is taken to the Wessex County Morgue, where he awakens, kills the coroner and his assistant, and makes his way back to Camp Crystal Lake, where he kills Mrs. Jarvis, Rob and a group of vacationing teens. Jason meets his demise when his head is split open with his own machete, wielded by Tommy Jarvis. (Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter)
  • 1988: Tommy Jarvis accidentally reanimates Jason, who goes on a massacre on his way to Camp Forest Green, which is in the middle of opening; with help from Megan Garris, the only person who believes his story about Jason coming back to life, Tommy manages to chain Jason to the bottom of Crystal Lake. (Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives)

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