Friday the 13th
They were warned...They are doomed...And on Friday the 13th, nothing will save them.
( Horror / Mystery / Thriller )

Friday the 13th Poster

MPAA Rating:

US Runtime: 90 min

Premiere Date:
May 10, 1980   [USA]
Director: Sean S. Cunningham
Writer: Sean S. Cunningham
Producers: Sean S. Cunningham   [Producer]
Alvin Geiler   [Executive Producer]
Steve Miner   [Associate Producer]
Music by Harry Manfredini
Cinematography: Barry Abrams
Edited by: Bill Freda
Production Companys: Georgetown Productions Inc.
Paramount Pictures
Sean S. Cunningham Films


Adrienne King
Harry Crosby
Peter Brouwer
Steve Christy
Laurie Bartram
Jeannine Taylor
Kevin Bacon
Mark Nelson
Robbi Morgan
Rex Everhart
Ronn Carroll
Sergeant Tierney
Ron Millkie
Officer Dorf
Walt Gorney
Crazy Ralph
Willie Adams
Debra S. Hayes
Dorothy Kobs
Sally Anne Golden
Mary Rocco
Ken L. Parker
Ari Lehman
Jason Voorhees
Irwin Keyes
Busboy (uncredited)


Martin Kitrosser
script supervisor

Special Effects:

Gajdecki Visual Effects (GVFX)

Filming Locations: (Now With Clickable Links To Location On Google Maps)


Tech Info:

Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Color Info:
Cinematographic Process:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1


  • [While Playing Strip Monopoly]
    Bill: Baltic Avenue.
    Alice: No one ever lands on Baltic Avenue.
    Bill: I think it's a pretty color. I'll buy it.
    [Bill rolls and lands on Baltic Avenue]
    Bill: Ha! Baltic Avenue! You owe me one boot.
    Alice: Alice draws first blood.
    Brenda: That's a terrible way to talk about my feet.
  • Pamela Voorhees: You know a boy drowned the year before those two others were killed? The counsellors weren't paying any attention...They were making love while that poor boy drowned. His name was Jason.
  • Alice: The boy... is he dead, too?
    Tierney: Who?
    Alice: The boy. Jason.
    Tierney: Jason?
    Alice: In the lake, the one... the one who attacked me... the one who pulled me underneath the water.
    Tierney: Ma'am, we didn't find any boy.
    Alice: But... then he's still out there.
  • Crazy Ralph: You're going to Camp Blood ain't ya? It's got a death curse.
  • Brenda: Just wait until he lands on my old Kentucky home!
    Bill: More beer? More Beer!


  • Sean S. Cunningham has been quoted as saying that the type of actors that he sought for the film were "good-looking kids who you might see in a Pepsi commercial"
  • The fake ending scene in which Alice is attacked by Jason, was shot three times. Once in September, then October and finally in November; when the temperature was 28 degrees outside.
  • Estelle Parsons was originally signed on to play Mrs. Voorhees.
  • Makeup designer Tom Savini thought up the idea of Jason's surprise appearance at the end of the movie.
  • In the scene where Bill is found impaled to a door with arrows, his eye twitches continually because the eye effect that Savini applied was actually burning his eye and causing him excruciating pain.


Visit The Friday the 13th Store

back to the Film Archives

Questions, Comments?   Please Contact ASH
Movie Database Last Updated: Mar 27, 2017
You are visitor since 04 Oct 2017

page design & content copyright © 2018 Andrew S. Harris

Dolby and the the double-d symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation.
THX is a trademark of Lucasfilm Ltd.

return to