Join us this week as we face down one wickedly sick Momma Voorhees in the granddaddy of all slasher films, Friday the 13th (1980). Camp Crystal Lake has attracted a new group of camp counselors to resurrect the grounds long closed after a series of horrific murders and given the nickname Camp Blood. Unbeknownst to them the killer still lurks in the woods and begins killing them off one by one.
Sean S. Cunningham’s simply plotted but intensely paced gory shocker with FX work from Tom Savini changed the face of horror films starting the slasher craze only hinted at from its inspiration, Halloween (1978).
“Kill her, Mommy! Kill her! Don’t let her get away, Mommy! Don’t let her live!”
” I won’t, Jason. I won’t!”
Joining Doc on this episode is the co-host of Horror News Radio, the host of Follow the Following fan podcast and the lead news writer for HorrorNews.Net, the one and only Dave Dreher. The two dive right into the details of the classic slasher flick reliving the film’s release, seeing it for the first time, the marketing, the trailer and the magazines that covered it at the time Famous Monsters of Filmland and early issues of Fangoria. Friday the 13th (1980) started a long-running slasher craze with a series of extraordinary effects from the godfather of gore, Tom Savini, who just came of the zombie masterpiece,Dawn of the Dead (1978). The film stars Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Harry Crosby, Walt Gorney and a very young Kevin (The Following) Bacon.
After recapping, reviewing and reliving the film, Doc and Dave count down the top 5 kills from the Friday the 13th series.
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