Friday the 13th is 36!

May 9th, 1980…

One of the greatest slasher films of all-time was released and it spawned 11 more films to follow.  Included are 7 direct sequels, 2 not titled the same as the main series, a verses movie and, to date, one remake.  Of course the first Friday the 13th is not as well accepted to some, because there are some people who go in expecting to see Jason and his hockey mask.  You have to make it through two full movies before we get to see Jason’s iconic look.

But, Friday the 13th is such a good movie.  It is a true Horror/Mystery, a “who done-it”.  To me, it came at the right time and could have spawned a completely different franchise of unfortunate events surrounding the superstitious day.  Like Halloween could have been, a horror anthology series.  Honestly as cool as it sounds, I love the way everything turned out.  For me each film gets better and peaks at the 6th movie, Jason Lives, my personal favorite.

Back in 1980, I was born, May 25th.  My mother was a big fan of horror and just could not wait to go and see Friday the 13th.  She couldn’t get anyone to watch me, so she took me 6 days after I was born to see Friday the 13th!

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“You’re goin’ to CAMP BLOOD aint cha? It’s gotta DEATH CURSE”

What is your favorite moment from the original Friday the 13th?

Stay tuned later this week, another Friday the 13th celebrates a birthday and we actually have Friday the 13th on Friday!  There are some great pieces of content coming Friday, so follow the Horror Syndicate on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

About Ray Marek III 299 Articles
There is so much more about me. I hate this phrase, but I am an aspiring comic book writer. Problems with finding artists and getting published have held me back. Writing comics has been a dream for, well as long as I can remember. Now I am writing with a great team, Apogee Comics and hopefully we will make some noise in the same way Image comics did in the 1990s. One day, Rage of Rayzor and the Horror Syndicate will lead me to my dream. Support me, by sharing this site, liking and sharing posts, even following me on twitter would help @Rayzor_33. But you want to know about the horror…right? I have been watching horror films since I was 6 years old. The story, one Saturday night, my mom and I were watching movies and she fell asleep on the couch. We had the channel set on HBO and the movie we were watching ended and the next one, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge. This was some time in 1986. I watched then entire film, I was sitting on the edge of my seat. When my mom woke, she asked me what just ended and I told her, “Freddy”. That was all I talked about for weeks and finally she broke down and rented more horror films for me. She rented, the Texas Chainsaw Massacre part 2, Re-Animator, Friday the 13th VI: Jason Lives and Halloween II. I watched all and fell in love with horror films forever. When my little brother was 2, I was 10, so were talking 1990. He was introduced to Halloween and I made him believe Haddonfield, IL was a real place. We lived in Illinois at the time and this terrified him. After the intial shock, he grew older and more interested in horror films. When he was 8, we went to the local video store and made our way to the horror section. We started with Alien and worked our way through the alphabet of horror. That day we basically started our course in horror. 5 Horror Films to Watch Inferno (1980) A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) The Beyond (1981) Friday the 13th VI: Jason Lives (1986) Horror of Dracula (1958)