Friday The 13th
A group of fun-loving teenagers take jobs at a recently re-opened summer camp, unaware of the circumstances that had led to its closure: the drowning of a young boy named Jason and subsequent murder of two counsellors over twenty years before. No sooner has the camp re-opened for business than the killing begins again, as the teens are picked off one by one. Followed by seven sequels.
- " Cunningham skilfully works up plenty of gory scares, while also allowing the audience to sympathise with the counsellors. " – Alan Jones
- * Within the dead-teenie realm it achieves a certain classicism "* – Fernando F. Croce
- " A campfire boogeyman story designed to do little more than build tension and deliver a few well-timed shocks, which it does with precision and even a bit of artistry " – James Kendrick