Quickie: Friday the 13th (1980)

2nd Viewing

Friday the 13th: The prime example of a movie that does not hold up in the slightest. There are some dandy kills and cute women (and men; #KevinBacon), plus the “mommy stuff” is somewhat iconic. Everything else this movie has to offer, however, is the most amateur that amateur filmmaking can possibly get—and there is rarely no excuse for this when your production crew has a budget of $700,000. 

I was watching this movie on Halloween night with a couple of rowdy pals, however, so who can say whether my judgment is fair or not—especially considering I thought this movie was decent way back when I first saw it in middle school. I wasn’t intoxicated or anything though, so I suppose these criticisms are quite on target.

I kind of wish I just watched Black Christmas again. Or literally anything else that’s at least above bad. 

Verdict: D+

“Friday the 13th” is now available to stream on YouTube, Amazon Prime, Google Play, Vudu, iTunes, and Philo.

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