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Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) Retrospective

Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) Retrospective

With Friday the 13th clearing up at the box office and attracting major, albeit negative, attention from the press, just days after its release there was serious consideration for a sequel. Both Paramount and Georgetown, who had financed the film independently before selling it on for a huge profit, had not expected such a reaction […]

Friday the 13th (1980) Retrospective

Friday the 13th (1980) Retrospective

It is strange to think that before the hockey mask, before the merchandise, before the sequels and the imitators and the pop culture superstar that is Jason Voorhees, it all started with one film. In fact, before that there was just an idea – let’s rip-off Halloween. There was no desire to make art, or […]