Debuting in 1980, the original Friday the 13th cashed in on the slasher craze of the late '70s and birthed one of the most iconic villains in all of horror movie history, Jason Voorhees. Nearly 40 years later, Jason and his battered hockey masks rank him as one of the seminal figures of cinema, up alongside Michael Myers and Freddy Krueger, as well as the Universal Monsters like Dracula and the Wolf Man.
With this coming Friday being the 13th of January, what better time to look back and talk about the highs and lows of the horror franchise who clings to life harder than its main antagonist? With constant rumors of the franchise picking things up again in the near future, we wanted to point out what works for the films and what really, really doesn't.
What's your favorite installment in the Friday the 13th franchise? Let us know in the comments!
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