Friday the 13th

220px-Friday_the_thirteenth_movie_posterDir. Sean S. Cunningham 1980 95 mins (18)
Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Harry Crosby, Laurie Bartram, Jeannine Taylor, Kevin Bacon, Mark Nelson, Robbi Morgan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On this day in 1980 US slasher horror film Friday the 13th was released. Directed by Sean S. Cunningham it is considered to be one of the first true slasher films and the first of it’s kind to secure distribution throughout the US by a major film studio, Paramount Pictures.

On it’s release it received negative reviews from film critics but has since gained cult status and it’s box office success led to a string of sequels, including a crossover film with the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, Freddy vs. Jason (2003).

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