Friday the 13th (movie)
Friday the 13th, directed by Sean S. Cunningham, became one of the most popular slasher films in history and spawned a long series of sequels. As of 2004 there have been eleven films in the franchise
In the first movie, a group of teenagers return to a summer camp to prepare it for reopening. Many years earlier, a young boy called Jason drowned at a summer camp, and shortly thereafter, the two counselors responsible were murdered by an unknown assailant, after which the camp was closed. One by one, the new counsellors are brutally murdered, it transpires, by Jason's mother, Pamela.
In the second film, it's revealed that Jason had been living as a hermit in the woods next to the camp since he supposedly drowned. To avenge his mother, he hacks and slashes through numerous other victims at the camp. He continues to do so in eight of the nine further sequels. The exception is the fifth film in the series, where the serial killer is merely a copycat of Jason, rather than the man himself.
In the ending to Jason Goes To Hell, the hand of Freddy Krueger, the evil protagonist from the Nightmare on Elm Street series of films, is seen pulling Jason's hockey mask into the ground. This became the inspiration to make the eleventh film in the Jason series, Freddy vs. Jason. The movie came about because New Line Cinema had acquired the rights to both films sequels in the early 1990s. The possibility of a sequel, "Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash", is rumored.
Actors who appeared in the series before going on to bigger roles include Kevin Bacon, Steven Culp, Corey Feldman, Crispin Glover, Kelly Hu, and Allison Smith.
The film series
- Friday the 13th (1980)
- Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
- Friday the 13th Part 3 (1982)
- Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)
- Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)
- Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)
- Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
- Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)
- Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday (1993)*
- Jason X (2002)
- Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
- In 1991 New Line Cinema obtained the rights to the "Jason Voorhees" character hoping to make one final attempt at cashing in on the movie with 1993's "Jason Goes to Hell". New Line also owns the title "Friday the 13th" but has simply not chosen to utilize it; on its 2004 boxset, Paramount had to credit New Line for use of the name.
This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License at http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html
You may copy and modify it as long as the entire work (including additions) remains under this license.
You must provide a link to http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html
To view or edit this article at Wikipedia go to http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friday_the_13th_(movie)
Entertainment Network. A Cyprus
Roussos Music Entertainment Company. All Rights Reserved.
are licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. You may copy and
modify it as long as the entire work (including additions) remains under
this license. You must provide a link to http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html.
All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.
All trademarks and service marks including Napster,
MP3 Player, iRock,
MP3 Player, iRiver,
MP3 Players + iTunes,
Musical Instrument Equipment Store, BMG
Music Service, Columbia
House DVD Club, eBay,
Musical Instruments, Billboard,
Yahoo Search Marketing, MusicMatch,
Music Plus, Billboard
Stone Magazine, Walmart
and Noble book store, CDUniverse,
are property of their respective owners. Music.us has no affiliation with
but offers alternative services. Disclaimer: Uploading or downloading
of copyrighted works without permission or authorization of copyright
holders may be illegal and subject to civil or criminal liability and
penalties. Please buy
music and refrain from any illegal downloading activity. User
submitted free content, including Wikipedia encyclopedia or modification
thereof by end users, do not reflect the views and opinions of Music.us
and are for educational and research development purposes. Our website
offers advanced search for bands and artists bio and albums and browse
options for artist band biographies resources and information. We offer
blogs and community building tools for authors, bands and users. The Music.us
Entertainment Network is web's most comprehensive one-stop shopping, community
networking and education site. Find song lyrics, guitar tablature, posters,
ring tones, free MP3 downloads and hourly updating news feeds on musicians
and any genre style including rock,
and B, blues,
- Site Map
- MP3 - Music Downloads
- Song Lyrics