History Franchise / FridayThe13th

6th Aug '17 3:39:15 AM TheShweeb
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''Friday the 13th'', a VillainBasedFranchise of {{Slasher Movie}}s (with twelve installments and [[StealthPun a thirteenth]] in development, now sadly cancelled), revolves around a hockey-masked wearing, machete-wielding, PsychopathicManchild Zombie named Jason Voorhees. Local legends say Jason drowned at Camp Crystal Lake due to the negligence of the teenage camp counselors, and decades later, the lake and surrounding campgrounds -- considered "cursed" by locals -- become the setting for a series of mass murders staged on or around Friday the 13th (Jason's birthday).

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''Friday the 13th'', a VillainBasedFranchise of {{Slasher Movie}}s (with twelve installments and [[StealthPun a thirteenth]] in development, now sadly cancelled), stumbling through DevelopmentHell), revolves around a hockey-masked wearing, machete-wielding, PsychopathicManchild Zombie named Jason Voorhees. Local legends say Jason drowned at Camp Crystal Lake due to the negligence of the teenage camp counselors, and decades later, the lake and surrounding campgrounds -- considered "cursed" by locals -- become the setting for a series of mass murders staged on or around Friday the 13th (Jason's birthday).
6th Aug '17 2:14:01 AM pimpdaddy
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* ''Crystal Lake Memories. The Complete History of Friday the 13th'': ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Very similar to ''Never Sleep Again'', this definitive documentary gives in-depth information on every movie in the franchise (reboot included) and the TV series and touches upon nearly everything Jason-related. It lasts [[UpToEleven six and half hours]] and is narrated by Corey Feldman.

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* ''Crystal Lake Memories. The Complete History of Friday the 13th'': ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Very similar to ''Never Sleep Again'', this definitive documentary gives in-depth information on every movie in the franchise (reboot included) and the TV series and touches upon nearly everything Jason-related. It lasts [[UpToEleven six and half hours]] and hours]], is narrated by Corey Feldman.
Feldman, and interviews as many cast and crew members involved in all of the films as they were possibly able to get in contact with.
14th Jul '17 11:38:46 PM pimpdaddy
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* MenacingStroll

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* MenacingStrollMenacingStroll: Jason has the delightfully paradoxical ability to outrun any of his victims without actually moving faster than a slow lumber. In certain movies it borders on outright teleportation.
14th Jul '17 11:32:04 PM pimpdaddy
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* AnachronismStew: Through WordOfGod and careful attention to dates and mentions of the passage of time, such as Tommy aging 5 years between 4 and 5, and Jason apparently spending 10 years trapped in the lake between 7 and 8, the series inadvertently took place in the early 2000's in 1988.
14th Jul '17 11:24:14 PM pimpdaddy
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* '''''[[Film/FridayThe13th2009 Friday the 13th]]'' (2009)''' -- This film marks the starting point for the ContinuityReboot of the series; if you've read this far, you already know the plot. Essentially a loose remake of the plot of the first 3 movies, with the first movie being essentially summarized in 60 seconds of the opening credits. The filmmakers intended to give Jason more personality and emphasize a "menacing survivalist" nature, as Jason had numerous traps and secret passages set up around Crystal Lake. A sequel was in DevelopmentHell, but as Warner gave the rights back to Paramount, it seems to be on its way...but that was cancelled in February 2017 due to the failure of Paramount's latest horror film release, ''Film/{{Rings}}''.

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* '''''[[Film/FridayThe13th2009 Friday the 13th]]'' (2009)''' -- This film marks the starting point for the ContinuityReboot of the series; if you've read this far, you already know the plot. Essentially a loose remake of the plot of the first 3 movies, with the first movie being essentially summarized in 60 seconds of the opening credits. The filmmakers intended to give Jason more personality and emphasize a "menacing survivalist" nature, as Jason had numerous traps and secret passages set up around Crystal Lake. A sequel was in DevelopmentHell, but as Warner gave the rights back to Paramount, it seems to be on its way...but that was cancelled in February 2017 due to the failure of Paramount's latest horror film release, ''Film/{{Rings}}''.
14th Jul '17 11:23:49 PM pimpdaddy
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* '''''[[Film/FridayThe13th2009 Friday the 13th]]'' (2009)''' -- This film marks the starting point for the ContinuityReboot of the series; if you've read this far, you already know the plot. (Does his kill count get a reboot, too?) The filmmakers intended to give Jason more personality and emphasize a "menacing survivalist" nature, as Jason had numerous traps and secret passages set up around Crystal Lake. A sequel was in DevelopmentHell, but as Warner gave the rights back to Paramount, it seems to be on its way...but that was cancelled in February 2017 due to the failure of Paramount's latest horror film release, ''Film/{{Rings}}''.

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* '''''[[Film/FridayThe13th2009 Friday the 13th]]'' (2009)''' -- This film marks the starting point for the ContinuityReboot of the series; if you've read this far, you already know the plot. (Does his kill count get Essentially a reboot, too?) loose remake of the plot of the first 3 movies, with the first movie being essentially summarized in 60 seconds of the opening credits. The filmmakers intended to give Jason more personality and emphasize a "menacing survivalist" nature, as Jason had numerous traps and secret passages set up around Crystal Lake. A sequel was in DevelopmentHell, but as Warner gave the rights back to Paramount, it seems to be on its way...but that was cancelled in February 2017 due to the failure of Paramount's latest horror film release, ''Film/{{Rings}}''.
14th Jul '17 11:17:50 PM pimpdaddy
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* '''''Film/FridayThe13thTheFinalChapter'' (1984)''' -- Jason stalks and kills teenagers at a rental house near Crystal Lake. The police really should look into this. This film became a SeriesFauxnale when it performed so well at the box office that the series continued despite the intent of the producers to end the franchise. ''Final Chapter'' features Creator/CoreyFeldman as a young Tommy Jarvis, Creator/CrispinGlover as one of the ill-fated teenagers, a lot of gratuitous nudity, arguably the best gore in the series (courtesy of special effects genius Creator/TomSavini), and a ton of NarmCharm. If you want to watch a SoBadItsGood teen comedy that morphs into an awesome horror flick, you want this movie.

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* '''''Film/FridayThe13thTheFinalChapter'' (1984)''' -- Jason stalks and kills teenagers sneaking off to party at a rental summer house near Crystal Lake. The police really should look into this. This film became a SeriesFauxnale when it performed so well at the box office that the series continued despite the intent of the producers to end the franchise. ''Final Chapter'' features Creator/CoreyFeldman as a young Tommy Jarvis, Creator/CrispinGlover as one of the ill-fated teenagers, a lot of gratuitous nudity, arguably the best gore in the series (courtesy of special effects genius Creator/TomSavini), and a ton of NarmCharm. If you want to watch a SoBadItsGood teen comedy that morphs into an awesome horror flick, you want this movie.
14th Jul '17 11:15:51 PM pimpdaddy
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* NoodleIncident: The actual concrete facts of what ''really'' happened to Jason as a child, whether or not he had ever actually drowned ''at all'', and why his mother never realized he was roaming the campgrounds himself all this time is never fully explained by a reliable source in any of the movies. And the writers don't plan to go deeper on it because it's simply easier to roll with it.
10th Jul '17 8:24:35 AM SilverSupernova
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** He tried killing Tommy in ''The Final Chapter'' and Rennie in a childhood flashback (which may have been a hallucination) in ''Part VIII'' though. He might have killed Muffin the dog from ''Part II'', the ending [[GainaxEnding is somewhat confusing]]. On the other hand, in ''Part VI'', he stands in the middle of a cabin filled with running, screaming children and never even takes a swing.

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** He tried killing Tommy in ''The Final Chapter'' (though they later tried to justify it by claiming Tommy was ''just barely'' older than Jason's no kill cut-off point) and Rennie in a childhood flashback (which may have been a hallucination) in ''Part VIII'' though. He might have killed Muffin the dog from ''Part II'', the ending [[GainaxEnding is somewhat confusing]]. On the other hand, in ''Part VI'', he stands in the middle of a cabin filled with running, screaming children and never even takes a swing.
6th Jul '17 7:12:16 PM WillKeaton
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* DevelopingDoomedCharacters: After a kill or two, the typical ''FT13'' film will then start developing the actual cast, most of whom will die near the end.

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* DevelopingDoomedCharacters: After a kill or two, the typical ''FT13'' ''[=FT13=]'' film will then start developing the actual cast, most of whom will die near the end.
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