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068: Friday the 13th feat. Kara Leonard

Maximilian Rivera July 11, 2017


By Max Rivera | @MaxRiveraFilm

PremiseA group of camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp which, years before, was the site of a child’s drowning.
​Rotten Tomatoes Score: 59%
Directed by Sean S. Cunningham and written by Victor Miller, Friday the 13th (1980) stars Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Harry Crosby, Laurie Bartram, Mark Nelson, Jeannine Taylor, Robbi Morgan, and of course, Kevin Bacon.
We Also Discuss:

  • The Beguiled
  • The Big Sick
  • Baby Driver
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • Slasher films
  • When Horror goes META

Questions We Ask:

  • ​How does this compare to Halloween and A Nightmare on Elm Street?
  • Can slashers have wide appeal beyond just horror fans?
  • Do meta horrors still count as true horror films?
  • Does the killer within the film work as a surprise or is it because audiences expect someone else?
  • Do these characters have names, besides annoying Ned?

Max is a marketing copywriter by day, filmmaker and screenwriter by night. He resides in Charlotte, NC, and loves his dogs, watching movies, building LEGO sets, and eating food. Lots of food.You can find Max at his personal website and twitter.

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