Do you love the Friday the 13th films? You’ve come to the right place. May 9th is the 42nd anniversary of the release of the first movie from the franchise. To celebrate, we put together a list of interesting facts about the horror series. Whether you’re a casual fan or slasher-master, we’re sure these facts will fascinate you.
1.) Camp Crystal Lake is a real place! It’s actually named Camp-No-Be-Bo-Sco and it’s located in the Kittatinny Mountain region of northwestern New Jersey. In the off-season, the camp alumni set up props and offer spooky tours to celebrate the movie series.
2.) 8 Different Actors Have Played the Role of Jason Voorhees™ throughout the years. These actors include Ari Lehman, Warrington Gillette, Richard Brooker, Ted White, C.J. Graham, Kane Hodder, Ken Kirzinger, and Derek Mears.
3.) The director of the original Friday the 13th (Sean S. Cunningham) was the producer of Wes Craven’s The Last House on the Left. Both Craven and Cunningham would go on to have legendary careers in the horror genre.
4.) Throughout 12 movies, Jason Voorhees™ killed over 150 people. It’s safe to say he’s pretty experienced in his trade.
5.) In Friday the 13th (1980) and Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985), Jason Voorhees™ doesn’t kill anyone.
6.) Jason Voorhees™ doesn’t wear his signature hockey mask until Friday the 13th Part III. He doesn’t wear anything over his face in the original Friday the 13th (1980) and in Friday the 13th Part II he wears a bag.
7.) There are four Friday the 13th Video Games. The most recent game was released on May 26th, 2017 and is available on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows.
8.) Freddy vs. Jason has a comic book series. The six-part miniseries is titled Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash, as it also includes the character Ash Williams from the Evil Dead series.
Now that you’ve read all these fascinating facts about Friday the 13th, it’s time for a movie night. Get ready to wow your friends with all of this new knowledge!
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