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Friday the 13th (1980)

Ryan Larson

Well, we are doing it. We are finally dissecting on the biggest slashers of all time. Or at least… the slasher that started one of the most famous franchises of all time. Friday the 13th came out in 1980 and forever changed the horror genre. But before we dive into all of that, we have an extra long Pop-Culture check in for you all.

We announce that we will be returning to Midsummer Scream in Long Beach this year August 5th & 6th. And then we have a special guest episode at the end of July with Brennan Klein & Aaron Dries where we will be watching The Carpenter!

Then we get into what Ryan and Bee consumed outside of Friday the 13th this week. Ryan went Disney and watched Dumbo and Toy Story 4 but don’t worry he also caught Annabelle Comes Home in theaters as well. Bee spent her past two week juggling work and motherhood for the first time, and spending quality time with her sister and family. But she did check out Bride of Chucky for the first time and Netflix’s Adam Sandler & Jennifer Anniston starring Murder Mystery. She also finds herself defending Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and praising its horror elements.

Then we start talking about Friday the 13th 1980! This iconic slasher was directed by Sean S Cunningham and written by Victor Miller.

We go into the genius marketing plan spearheaded by Cunningham, the horror legends who have worked on the film including makeup and special effects artist Tom Savini. We look into what this movie means for the genre, how it created the slasher craze of the 1980’s and shaped the tropes we are now familiar with.

Then, like we do every week we analyze the plot by going kill by kill and then we talk about our final girl, killer and where this movie ranks on our list!

See where Friday the 13th ranked here!

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