Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Month of Horror Day 13: Friday the 13th

Basement contributor Matt Bellamy has taken it upon himself to watch and review at least one horror movie a day for the month of October . . . because he's awesome that way! And, on the 13th day of his movie marathon, he grabs his machete and hockey mask and wishes us all a happy Friday the 13th.

Ch-ch-ch-ch-ch ha-ha-ha-ha-ha... Camp Crystal Lake is calling! The first in the Friday the 13th series is still my favourite as it does just about everything right for a slasher flick. Sex and booze? Check. The good girl "virgin"? Check. Mysterious psychotic killer? Check. Kevin Bacon getting an arrow jammed through his throat? CHECK! Funny thing about this movie is that Jason, the hockey mask wearing, machete wielding, unkillable lunatic isn't actually the villain in this instalment, instead it's his mother! **SPOILER ALERT** (wait, did I do that right? Whatever, it's 30 years old, you'll get over it). Just a really fun series to watch, lots of inventive kills, and plenty of terrible acting to go around. The 'Friday the 13th' series is a staple for Halloween and horror viewing.


  1. I have to agree, "Friday the 13th" was a pretty clever and well done slasher flick for its time. I also really liked how the franchice reboot ultilized the first movie plot into it's opening sequence.