Friday the 13th (1980)

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Friday the 13th (1980)
X | 1h 35min | Horror, Mystery | 9 May 1980 (USA)

A group of camp counselors is 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.
Director: Sean S. Cunningham
Writers: Victor Miller, Sean S. Cunningham (story) | 1 more credit »
Stars: Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Jeannine Taylor

Friday the 13th is a 1980 American slasher horror film directed by Sean S. Cunningham and written by Victor Miller. The film tells the story of a group of teenagers who are murdered one by one while attempting to re-open an abandoned campground, and stars Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Harry Crosby, Laurie Bartram, Kevin Bacon, Jeannine Taylor, Mark Nelson and Robbi Morgan. It is considered one of the first "true" slasher movies.
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Alice: The boy... is he dead, too? Tierney: Who? Alice: The boy. Jason. Tierney: Jason? Alice: In the lake, the one... the one who attacked me... the one who pulled me underneath the water. Tierney: Ma'am, we didn't find any boy. Alice: But... then he's still out there.


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