Director: Sean S. Cunningham
Camp Crystal Lake is reopening. Eager young counselors, eyes shining with idealism and hormones racing through their veins, are ready to lead guests in summer Kumbayas and games. But there's one game you won't find in the camp's guidebook. Someone likes to play kill the counselor. Every movie fan knows that the monster always returns, and no film series (9 sequels and perhaps more to come) proves that better that the one that debuted with this shocker. He lives, they die. The he, is Jason (who gets a big assist in his first movie from dear old mom). And they are young hotties (including Kevin Bacon) doomed to discover Friday the 13th is the unluckiest day of all. But not for horror fans.