Celebrate Friday the 13th With Every Kill in the Legendary Horror Franchise
A slightly grim way to celebrate Friday, Paramount Pictures! And yet, also an undeniably enjoyable one—the studio has released this nearly five-minute supercut of every single one of Jason’s kills in the eight original films in the Friday the 13th franchise. That’s a lot of killing, from the very beginning in director Sean S. Cunningham’s 1980 original when Camp Crystal was the chief location, all the way to New York City when Jason Vorhees does like the Muppets and takes Manhattan. Slightly softening this undeniably gruesome kill reel is the music—watch Jason slaughter a bunch of innocents to a peppy jingle best suited for a 1970s soap commercial!
The supercut totals a whopping 32 kills across 8 films. Remarkably, the franchise released a new movie every single year of the 1980s except 1987. Here are the films the video pulls from Friday the 13th (1980), Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981), Friday the 13th Part III (1982), Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984), Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985), Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986), Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988), and Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989).
Not included in this killing spree are the four films released after the 80s—Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993), Jason X (2002), Freddy vs. Jason (2003), and Friday the 13th (2009).
So, happy Friday the 13th, all!
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Featured image: Jason grabs cop in a scene from the film ‘Friday The 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan’, 1989. (Photo by Paramount/Getty Images)