‘Friday The 13th’ (1980) Movie Review

At my local movie theater, they are playing classic horror movies throughout the month of October. Of course that means that I had to check it out, and ‘Friday The 13th’ is one of the few horror classics that I haven’t seen. 

The film is basically about a group of camp counselours sent back to the cursed Camp Crystal Lake to clean it up for new campers. As if that isn’t creepy enough, it appears that they are not alone at this camp with a crooked past. 

This movie ends up being your run-of-the-mill horror flick where each horny teen gets picked off one at a time. That sounds super cliche saying it like that, but you then have to remember that this is one of the first movies to use that trope. As far as the acting goes, it isn’t superb, but it also isn’t as bad as some of the movies of today. There are some really cheesy close-ups of screams but that was the style of the time. 

There’s really not much else to say about this movie. If you are in the mood for a good slasher film that won’t make you think too hard, this one is great! I’m sure there are some awesome drinking games out there for it too, which might be worth looking into. 

7/10

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