Friday the 13th may not be the most terrifying horror movie I will ever see, but this is definitely the style of horror I prefer. I hadn’t seen this movie, or any Jason movies for that matter, before watching this one, but I was happily surprised to find that the movie wasn’t over run with blood and guts instead of an actual story line. Friday the 13th, instead, cuts right to the chase and gives you all the backstory you need, just enough characters to follow to their inevitable deaths, and a tale that leaves enough room at the end for a sequel. As I said, this isn’t a horrifying movie that you have to watch with the lights on, but it’s definitely a great classic that paved the way for a lot of the slashers we have now.

TrashCan Rating: 4/5