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Best 13th Movies

  • Friday the 13th

    Friday the 13th (R, 2009)

    Jared Padalecki, Danielle Panabaker, Amanda Righetti, Travis Van Winkle, Aaron Yoo
    A man in search of his missing sister stumbles across a deadly secret in the woods surrounding Cryst... read moreal Lake as Texas Chainsaw Massacre redux duo Michael Bay and Marcus Nispel resurrect one of the silver screen's most feared slashers -- machete-wielding, hockey mask-wearing madman Jason Voorhees. The last time Clay heard from his sister, she was headed toward Crystal Lake. There, amidst the creaky old cabins and moss-coated trees, an unstoppable force of evil lies quietly dormant, patiently waiting for the perfect moment to strike. Though the police and locals all warn Clay to stay as far away from Crystal Lake as possible, it's the only lead he has, and he isn't willing to give up until he finds his sister. Clay isn't the only one inhabiting these woods either, because a group of thrill-seeking college students have just arrived at Crystal Lake hoping for a wild weekend of fun in the sun. Later, as Clay and one of the recently arrived revelers search for clues, the infamous Jason Voorhees emerges to show them just why the locals have avoided these woods for years. Could it be that Clay's sister has already met a grim demise at the end of Jason's razor-sharp machete, or is she still out there somewhere in the woods, waiting for her brother to come to her rescue? Freddy vs. Jason scribes Damian Shannon and Mark Swift pen the screenplay for a remake executive produced by Sean S. Cunningham (producer/director of the original Friday the 13th). ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • M9z8759483
      M9z8759483: ad as what some people say but it's not necessarily a remake either because the original Friday The 13th from 1980 Pamela Voorhees was the killer and while in this movie it is Jason Voorhees and is mo
      Reviewed 5 months days ago
    • fb100004134512845
      fb100004134512845: favorite remake) anyway I like this movie because it's not just a remake of the original Friday the 13th but it's a remake of the first 3!! They did a great job with this and I loved the kills. This h
      Reviewed 5 months days ago
    • moviesbewithyou2
      moviesbewithyou2: . Friday the 13th is one of those, except the movie it's remaking isn't even good.

      The only thing I give it cred
      Reviewed 5 months days ago
  • Jason Goes to Hell - The Final Friday

    Jason Goes to Hell - The Final Friday (R, 1993)

    John D. LeMay, Kari Keegan, Kane Hodder, Steven Williams, Steven Culp
    Chapter nine in the Friday the 13th series finds supernatural psycho Jason Voorhees returning from t... read morehe dead to possess the body of a medical coroner. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi
    • fb100004134512845
      fb100004134512845: This is easily the worst Friday the 13th movie ever. Might possibly be the worst slasher movie I've seen not counting the second Rob Zom
      Reviewed 4 months days ago
    • fb1267076633
      fb1267076633: The last film in the "Friday the 13th" series? I'll believe it when I see it. Meanwhile, this sequel absolutely sucks.
      Reviewed 21 months days ago
    • fb100002558962637
      fb100002558962637: Who thought it be cool to combine Friday the 13th and evil dead in the mythos
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • Friday the 13th - The Final Chapter

    Friday the 13th - The Final Chapter (R, 1984)

    Crispin Glover, Kimberly Beck, Barbara Howard, Erich Anderson, Corey Feldman
    Hockey-masked killer Jason Vorhees returns to terrorize a lakeside family and their rowdy teen neigh... read morebors in this fourth installment of the long-running slasher series. After the events of Friday the 13th, Part 3, Jason's seemingly lifeless body is brought to the morgue, where horny attendant Axel (Bruce Mahler) is trying to score with foxy Nurse Morgan (Lisa Freeman). The pair quickly meet a grisly end. Meanwhile, at Crystal Lake, estranged wife Mrs. Jarvis (Joan Freeman) and her kids -- young Tommy (Corey Feldman) and teenaged Trish (Kimberly Beck) -- find their quiet invaded by a group of hard-partying kids moving into the rental house next door. The youngsters include curious virgin Sara (Barbara Howard), hot-to-trot Samantha (Judie Aronson), and nebbish Jimmy (Crispin Glover). Tommy, a monster makeup enthusiast, enjoys watching the scantily clad young ladies through his window, while Trish toys with the idea of joining in their revelries. Also lurking around the area is Rob (Erich Anderson), who claims to be hunting bear but actually has mysterious ties to the events of Friday the 13th, Part 2. As the house full of teens begins to pair off -- aided by the addition of local twins Tina (Camilla More) and Terri (Carey More) to the mix -- an unseen killer begins to pick them off one by one. The bloodshed climaxes with a tense showdown in which Tommy disguises himself as a bald, lumpy boyhood version of Jason in hopes of distracting the relentless psychopath who hunts him. Feldman would return for a cameo in Friday the 13th, Part V: A New Beginning, only to be replaced by another actor in a grown-up version of the role. ~ Brian J. Dillard, Rovi
    • M9z8759483
      M9z8759483: After Friday The 13th Part III Jason is back once again in the fourth installment of the Friday The 13th series and i
      Reviewed 11 months days ago
    • fb512244034
      fb512244034: The best Friday!!!!!! This is like the dark knight of Friday the 13th!!!!! Holy Christmas!!!!!
      Reviewed 10 months days ago
    • vossr
      vossr: . If I could only show someone one Friday the 13th movie, this would be the one.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • Friday the 13th, Part V - A New Beginning

    Friday the 13th, Part V - A New Beginning (R, 1985)

    John Shepard, Melanie Kinnaman, Shavar Ross, Richard Young, Marco St. John
    The murderous spirit of Jason Vorhees lives on in this horror sequel, although the plot hinges on th... read moree mystery of whether the killer's body actually survives. Opening with a nightmare prologue in which Corey Feldman reprises his role as Tommy Jarvis, the boy who killed Jason in the previous installment, the film jumps forward several years to when a teenaged Tommy (John Shepherd), haunted by visions of Jason returning to life, moves into a group home for mentally disturbed kids. Almost as soon as he arrives, Tommy witnesses the death of Joey (Dominick Brascia), an overweight, annoying boy who is hacked to death by psychopathic patient Vic (Mark Venturini). Although Vic ends up safely behind bars, other bodies begin to turn up -- more than 20 by the end of the film. Tommy's own violent streak, displayed when he lashes out at a fellow resident, makes him a suspect; he even doubts his own sanity. But as the bloodshed continues, Tommy finds himself allied with Reggie (Shavar Ross), the grandson of one of the home's employees, in a desperate bid to survive the carnage and find out who the killer behind the hockey mask really is. The producers of the Friday the 13th series actually planned to end it with Friday the 13th -- The Final Chapter, but the box-office success of that film paved the way for the series to continue. ~ Brian J. Dillard, Rovi
    • fb1427610199
      fb1427610199: Despite the last installment being titled Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter, the series was back a year later heralding a New Beginning. And this new st
      Reviewed 6 months days ago
    • fb100003852469449
      fb100003852469449: "THE KILLER OF CAMP CRYSTAL LAKE PART 5"

      - 'Friday the 13th part 5: A New Beginning' is a 1985 slasher film. Despite the fourth film being the final chapte
      Reviewed 6 months days ago
    • muffin0681
      muffin0681: I own this on DVD in an eight movie pack along with:
      * Friday The 13th (1980)
      * Friday The 13th Part 2 (1981)
      * Friday The 13th Part 3 (1982)
      * Friday The 13th: The F
      Reviewed 10 months days ago
  • Jason X

    Jason X (R, 2002)

    Kane Hodder, Lexa Doig, Lisa Ryder, Chuck Campbell, Jonathan Potts
    Popular bogeymen Jason Voorhees terrorizes a group of nubile astronauts five centuries into the futu... read morere in this sci-fi update of the Friday the 13th franchise. Early in the 21st century, Jason (actor/stunt man Kane Hoddar, filling the role for a fourth time) is experimented upon by army technocrats who hope to turn his supernatural invulnerability into a military application. Most of them meet a swift and bloody end -- except Rowan (Lexa Doig), a beautiful functionary, who traps the killer in a cryogenic stasis chamber. Unfortunately, she takes a machete blow in the process, gets frozen herself, and wakes up on a spaceship in the year 2455. The earth has long since been rendered uninhabitable, but the survivors include a group of archaeological students headed by Professor Lowe (Jonathan Potts), who hopes to make a quick buck by selling the corpse of the historical serial killer. The kids re-animate Rowan with the help of nanotechnology. Little do they know that a mere thaw job is enough to resuscitate Jason and reawaken his bloodthirst. Soon, the comely students and their space-marine protectors are being dispatched one by one. Help arrives in the form of a holographic chamber and an android named Kay-Em 14 (Lisa Ryder). Soon, though, Jason himself gets an upgrade -- just as the spaceship is getting ready to self-destruct. The tenth installment in the long-running horror series, Jason X was the first new entry to appear in almost a decade. In fact, the previous film, 1993's Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday, was one of two installments whose titles erroneously contained the word "final." ~ Brian J. Dillard, Rovi
  • Friday the 13th

    Friday the 13th (R, 1980)

    Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Harry Crosby, Laurie Bartram, Mark Nelson
    One of the longest-running horror film series began with this gory shocker from director Sean S. Cun... read moreningham, who had previously produced Wes Craven's classic Last House on the Left. Entrepreneur Steve Christie (Peter Brouwer) re-opens Camp Crystal Lake after many years during which it has been cursed by murders and bad luck. The young and nubile counselors all begin to die extremely bloody deaths at the hands of an unseen killer during a rainstorm which isolates the camp. A woman is chopped in the face with an axe, another has her throat sliced in amazingly gruesome fashion, a male counselor (Harry Crosby) is pinned to a door with arrows, and a young Kevin Bacon has an arrow shoved through his throat from below a bed. Victor Miller's script is not particularly impressive, but Cunningham's tense direction, and some remarkable special-effects by acclaimed makeup artist Tom Savini are enough to make it worthwhile. 1950s quiz show regular Betsy Palmer appears as the cook whose son, Jason (Ari Lehman), drowned 25 years earlier while neglected by romancing counselors. Palmer was reportedly cast because she was willing to drive her own car to and from the set. Trivia buffs should note the decapitation scene near the end, in which the female killer exhibits rather hirsute hands clutching at the air. The hands belong to Savini's assistant, Taso N. Stavrakis. Friday the 13th made nearly 40 million dollars at the box office and spawned numerous sequels. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi
    • fb100004134512845
      fb100004134512845: ...but once is enough." This was the tagline to the original Friday the 13th flick and well I kinda ignore it seeing how I watch it a lot. The first of many Friday the 13th
      Reviewed 3 months days ago
    • fb100001197406875
      fb100001197406875: Grade: B-
      Friday the 13th is basically an exact copy of John Carpenter's Halloween that changed the horror genre forever
      Reviewed 9 months days ago
    • M9z8759483
      M9z8759483: With today's standards Friday the 13th isn't the greatest film ever made, but as a horror movie it's pretty much what it is a typical
      Reviewed 12 months days ago
  • Friday the 13th Part 3

    Friday the 13th Part 3 (R, 1982)

    Dana Kimmell, Richard Brooker, Catherine Parks, Paul Kratka, Jeffrey Rogers
    Immediately after his mysterious escape at the end of Friday the 13th, Pt. 2, Jason Vorhees (Richard... read more Brooker, the third of many actors to fill the role) kills a hardscrabble store owner and his nagging wife before heading back to Crystal Lake, this time to terrify rich girl Chris (Dana Kimmell) and her band of summer-cottage guests. Chris, it seems, is haunted by an earlier encounter with Jason, and her romantic entanglements with local boy Rick (Paul Kratka) do little to ease her nightmares. Meanwhile, the gruesome antics of Shelly (Larry Zerner), a chubby practical joker who just wants to be loved (and get laid), leads to an escalating case of the boy who cried wolf. When he's not incurring the wrath of leather-clad motorcyclists, he's annoying the other guests with his mock mutilations. Soon, stage blood turns to real as guests and bikers alike fall prey to the killer lurking in the barn out back. ~ Brian J. Dillard, Rovi
    • fb100004134512845
      fb100004134512845: My favorite out of the first 3, Friday the 13th part 3 has it all. This is the one where he gets his hockey mask, machete, and it's the one tha
      Reviewed 4 months days ago
    • dorseybrandon9
      dorseybrandon9: . And let me tell you something. The teenagers is the reason I do not like Friday the 13th movies. They're the stupidest people ever.
      Reviewed 56 days days ago
    • M9z8759483
      M9z8759483: Now this is when the Friday The 13th gets better and better by the third installment Friday The 13th Part III doesn't really lag on
      Reviewed 11 months days ago
  • Freddy vs. Jason

    Freddy vs. Jason (R, 2003)

    Robert Englund, Ken Kirzinger, Monica Keena, Jason Ritter, Kelly Rowland
    Rumored and anticipated for years, the two biggest icons of the slasher genre finally meet in Freddy... read more Vs. Jason, the eighth entry in the Nightmare on Elm Street saga and the 11th film in the Friday the 13th series, though with Jason X taking place in the future, it should be noted that the events of this film take place after the ninth film Jason Goes to Hell. And it is hell where Freddy Kreuger (Robert Englund) and Jason Voorhees (Ken Kirzinger, donning the hockey mask for the first time in a controversial snub against series veteran Kane Hodder) finally become acquainted. Banished there for eternity, Freddy devises a plan to manipulate Jason into continuing his work, hacking up the teenagers of Elm Street. All goes well at first until Jason realizes he's been duped by "the dream master" and is none too pleased. Coaxed by surviving teenagers Will (Jason Ritter), Lori (Monica Keena), and Kia (Destiny's Child's Kelly Rowland), Jason and Freddy descend upon Crystal Lake for a mano a mano battle royal. Helmed by Hong Kong director Ronny Yu (Bride of Chucky, The Bride With the White Hair), Freddy Vs. Jason features the director of the first Friday film, Sean S. Cunningham serving as producer. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi
    • scs003
      scs003: I watched this twice this year to cap off both my "A Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Friday the 13th" marathons and it was just as fun the second time as the first (maybe even more).
      Reviewed 7 days days ago
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      fb519203033: .

      This movie was wanted by fans of the "Elm Street" and "Friday the 13th" for years, but what they got was simply a disappointing movie that could have been one of the
      Reviewed 18 months days ago
    • fb757201097
      fb757201097: . I felt like I was 8 years old watching my first Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th on video.
      Reviewed 18 months days ago
  • Friday the 13th Part VIII - Jason Takes Manhattan

    Friday the 13th Part VIII - Jason Takes Manhattan (R, 1989)

    Jensen Daggett, Scott Reeves, Peter Mark Richman, Barbara Bingham, V.C. Dupree
    The worst in a string of increasingly pointless sequels to Sean S. Cunningham's crude slasher hit, t... read morehis installment provided clear evidence that the "slasher" subgenre, already creatively dead, was no longer financially viable. This time around, unstoppable supernatural thug Jason Voorhees -- imprisoned at the bottom of a lake by his telekinetic foe Tina in the previous film -- is reanimated yet again after being goosed by an underwater electrical cable, freeing him to stow away aboard a shipload of standard-issue obnoxious teenagers en route to Manhattan. The title ultimately proves a bit of a cheat, since the majority of Jason's homicidal hijinks take place aboard the ship until the film's final reel, during which he pursues a handful of survivors through the streets of the Big Apple. Thanks to heavy MPAA cuts, the mayhem is more subdued here than in any other films of the series -- splatter fans primed by the previous chapters' copious bloodletting will be left high and dry. Despite a very amusing "teaser" trailer that suggested that the film might be a semi-parody, writer/director Rob Hedden and company play things tediously straight. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi
    • fb100000512520293
      fb100000512520293: failing marriage who think a nice holiday will save their relationship, the producers of the Friday 13th movies decide that the best way to save their dying franchise - based on a one-note Michael Mye
      Reviewed 2 months days ago
    • fb100004134512845
      fb100004134512845: . It's funny, clever and the kills are more than entertaining. It was the first Friday the 13th I've ever seen and it was on tv and I remember loving it. It's the movie that got me into slash
      Reviewed 4 months days ago
    • asjklasjklas
      asjklasjklas: Typical Friday the 13th: unintentionally laughable performances, gender and teenage stereotypes, and more uncreative mu
      Reviewed 11 months days ago
  • Friday the 13th Part 2

    Friday the 13th Part 2 (R, 1981)

    Amy Steel, John Furey, Adrienne King, Kirsten Baker, Stuart Charno
    Two months after the events of the original Friday the 13th, Alice (Adrienne King), the lone survivo... read morer or Mrs. Vorhees' killing spree, meets a grisly end in her city apartment. Five years later, a new group of co-eds converges near Camp Crystal Lake, scene of the original massacre and the drowning of Jason Vorhees that preceded it. This time around, the horny collegians attend a nearby training school for camp counselors. As half the group parties in town, an unseen assailant picks off the other half one by one. Only when camp leader Paul (John Furey) and his girlfriend, Ginny (Amy Steel), return to camp do they uncover the identity of their stalker -- none other than Jason (Warrington Gillette) himself, alive but grotesquely deformed as a result of his childhood drowning. Flashbacks chronicle Jason's behind-the-scenes activities in the first film (perhaps explaining how his mother was able to throw the dead bodies of muscular youths through windows with such apparent ease). The young couple's only hope to defeat the fiend lies in psych major Ginny's insights in Jason's mental state. ~ Brian J. Dillard, Rovi
    • fb1008742212
      fb1008742212: I knew it was stupid to hope for something more in Friday the 13th Part 2 than I received in its predecessor, and I did, but I didn't get much. Mainly I was just
      Reviewed 15 months days ago
    • M9z8759483
      M9z8759483: . Friday the 13th part II isn't a bad follow up to the Friday the 13th franchise but it isn't the greatest of the
      Reviewed 12 months days ago
    • lifeinrewind
      lifeinrewind: The first sequel to "Friday the 13th" does an admirable job of living up to its predecessor. In this case, the original was by no me
      Reviewed 3 years days ago