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Friday the 13th

40 Ratings: 2.9
1980 American independent horror film directed by Sean S. Cunningham and written by Victor Miller

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Genre: Action, Horror, Drama, Adventure
Release Date: May 9, 1980
MPAA Rating: R
2 reviews about Friday the 13th
review by . October 25, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
*1/2 out of ****     I don't believe there's any such thing as "old fashion" when one is speaking of the slasher genre, although without-a-doubt, some might disagree. I bring such a thing up because here is a film that most will refer to when they think "old fashion slasher movie"; an infamous abomination of a horror movie that is completely undeserving of its current reputation, which is the same reputation it's had for several decades now. The fans love it, the critics hate …
review by . April 27, 2009
The start of the next generation of horror films.
Friday the 13th kicked started the early 80's slasher film phenomenon that was ignited by Halloween (1978) but fueled intensely by this reworking of the Mario Bava classic "Twitch of the Death Nerve". Once Friday the 13th was released, there was no turning back. The slasher film was part of the American horror film genre and it would remain that way for years to come. A film that launched countless knock-offs, wannabes, sequels, video games and a t.v. series?!       …
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