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Friday the 13th (1980)

Opens on January 13

Director: Sean S. Cunningham Run Time: 95 min. Rating: R Release Year: 1980

Starring: Adrienne King, Betsy Palmer, Harry Crosby, Jeannine Taylor, Laurie Bartram

Country: United States
Language: English

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About the film:

A new owner and several young counselors gather to reopen Camp Crystal Lake, where a young boy drowned and several vicious murders occurred years earlier. They’ve ignored the locals’ warnings that the place has a death curse, and one by one they find out how unlucky Friday the 13th can be as they are stalked by a violent killer.

“what makes “Friday the 13th” so memorable to fans is it’s purity, that discovery you make when you watch horror films for the first time, and they really get in your head… “Friday the 13th” represented the purest form of terror.”

—David Grove for Film Threat

About the filmmaker:

Sean S. Cunningham is an American filmmaker, director, producer, and writer. A master of the gory slasher thriller, he began his career as an actor and stage manager for various theater companies, including New York City’s Lincoln Center and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He made his directorial debut with The Art of Marriage (1970) followed by the pseudo-documentary adult film Together (1971). He directed a series of low-budget films, hitting the jackpot with the influential Friday the 13th (1980). He also produced many horror films, including the iconic House series and Wes Craven’s cult horror favorite, Last House on the Left (1972).

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