R | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A group of camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp which, years before, was the site of a child's drowning.
The role of "Alice" was set up as an open casting call, a publicity stunt to attract more attention to the film. Adrienne King earned an audition primarily because she was the friend of someone working in Barry Moss and Julie Hughes's office. After King auditioned, Moss recalls ... ...
Did you know a young boy drowned the year before those two others were killed? The counselors weren't paying any attention... They were making love while that young boy drowned. His name was Jason. I was working the day that it happened. Preparing ...
(at around 55 mins) When Brenda is reading in bed and hears a noise outside, she puts her book down on the windowsill next to the candle, and walks to the door. When she gets to the door, the book is now by the opposite side of the candle.
We see giant letters proclaiming 'Friday the 13th' moving towards the screen and crashing into and smashing a pane of glass.
$5,816,321 (USA) (11 May 1980)
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