Friday the 13th (1980)

Lists: Horror, Slasher film

Brief Synopsis: "Terror and suspense abound in this 24-hour nightmare of blood. Camp Crystal Lake has been shuttered for over 20 years due to several vicious and unsolved murders. The camp's new owner and seven young counselors are readying the property for re-opening despite warnings of a "death curse" by local residents. The curse proves true on Friday the 13th as one by one each of the counselors is stalked by a violent killer."

Overall Ranking: 1715 (Rank from 1980: # 10)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 45.45%
Regular 9.09%
Half-Popped 36.36%
Stale 0%
Burnt 9.09%


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George Rother of MovieGuy 24/7100(full review)
Minnesota Man90 - A classic for a good reason...
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Bryan Lienesch87 - The original is deliberate with its sense of fright. It's not in it for cheap thrills and frills, it's genuinely creepy.
Darren of Movie Reviews 10187(full review)
Lisa Marie Bowman85(full review)
Gruesome Hertzogg75(full review)
Steve Habrat60
Thomas Pollock60
Dave Examines Movies52(full review)
Gorgon Reviews52
David Baruffi25

People Involved

  • Betsy Palmer (Mrs. Voorhees)
  • Adrienne King (Alice)
  • Harry Crosby (Bill)
  • Laurie Bartram (Brenda)
  • Jeannine Taylor (Marcie Cunningham)
  • Kevin Bacon (Jack Burrell)
  • Robbi Morgan (Annie)
  • Mark Nelson (Ned Rubinstein)
  • Peter Brouwer (Steve Christy)
  • Rex Everhart (Enos, the Truck Driver)
  • Ronn Carroll (Sgt. Tierney)
  • Ron Millkie (Officer Dorf)
  • Sean S. Cunningham (Director)

  • Other Movies in the Series

  • Friday the 13th Part 2
  • Friday the 13th Part 3
  • Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
  • Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
  • Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives
  • Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood
  • Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan
  • Jason X
  • Included in Achievement Trios...

  • 1980s Supernatural Serial Killer Franchise Starters