There were a
total of 12 Friday the 13th movies released from 1980 to
2009 (8 were released in the 1980's). The first
Friday the 13th was released in 1980. The movie
received negative reviews from critics, but has since
gained a bit of a cult following. The entire
franchise is classic 80's. Regardless of the
critics in 1980, the movie was a low budget film that
made a mega-huge profit for Paramount.
The movie begins in 1958, with two Camp
Crystal Lake counselors sneaking off for a quick
rendezvous in the woods only to be brutally murdered.
Fast forward to 1979, and Camp Crystal Lake is being
re-opened, regardless of the eerie warnings from the
locals. All the camp counselors will are to be
employed when the camp re-opens begin making repairs,
and slowly they get killed, one by one in the most
gruesome of fashion.
It turns out that the killer was a woman
named Pamela Voorhees, who is taking revenge for the
untimely death of her son, Jason, who drowned in the
lake. In the end, only one camp counselor lived to
tell the tale, and Pamela ended up dead. In the
second movie, and beyond, it is a grown up version of
Jason Vorhees that does the killing, and the second
movie begins with him killing the only surviving camp
counselor from the original flick.