073 – TFFP: Friday the 13th (1980)

EP73- Friday the 13th - courtesy of Kevin Spencer @ inkspatters.com

In this episode of The Forgotten Flix Podcast, we’re dealing with our mommy issues as we examine the 1980 slasher classic, Friday the 13th!

About this week’s movie:

Directed by: Sean S. Cunningham

Screenplay by: Victor Miller

Starring: Adrienne King, Kevin Bacon, Betsy Palmer, and Ari Lehman (as Jason)

Background Info (from Wikipedia): 

Friday the 13th is an American horror franchise that comprises twelve slasher films, a television show, novels, comic books, and tie‑in merchandise. The franchise mainly focuses on the fictional characterJason Voorhees, who drowned as a boy at Camp Crystal Lake due to the negligence of the camp staff. Decades later, the lake is rumored to be “cursed” and is the setting for a series of mass murders. Jason is featured in all of the films, as either the killer or the motivation for the killings. The original film was written by Victor Miller and was produced and directed by Sean S. Cunningham. However, neither returned to write or direct any of the sequels. The films have grossed over $465 million at the box-office worldwide.

This week’s movie picks are:

Jason’s Pick:

Swamp Thing (1982)

Joel’s Pick(s):

Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986)

Bay of Blood (aka Twitch of the Death Nerve; aka Carnage; aka… ah hell, you get the idea!) (1971)

Next episode… it’s our Pee-Wee Herman Double Feature! We’re talking about Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (1985) and Big Top Pee-Wee (1988)!

Special thanks to:

The fantastic show-notes art provided by artist Kevin Spencer. Check out his other groovy artwork at inkspatters.com, and like his Facebook page, The Art of Kevin Spencer.

The hilarious spoiler alert featured in this episode provided by Jay V. Please check out his hilarious podcast at JayVMail.com!

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About Joel Robertson

I'm the father of three boys and married to my high school sweetheart. I'm a former public school teacher (and still recovering from PTSD), reformed filmmaker, podcaster, writer, and fan of all things movie related.

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