Ep. 02-27: Friday the 13th (1980) & Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)

Episode 27 Friday the 13th

Camp Crystal Lake’s history of murder doesn’t deter counselors from reopening summer camps there. Even though superstitious locals warn against it, young people show up and pay little heed. One by one, they find themselves stalked by a brutal killer. Whether hacked, slashed, shot or stabbed, the counselors struggle to stay alive against a merciless opponent.

In 1979, Sean Cunningham set out to capitalize on the success of Halloween (1978). He had no idea that the modestly budgeted slasher film he set out to direct would turn into one of the largest franchises in movie history. Join us as we discuss the two films beginning the series… the nostalgia, familiar faces, sex, tropes, gore–and Jason, the icon that sprouted from the film and grew to legendary status. Listen, as Johnny Has the Keys welcomes you to summer camp, where you’re young and pretty, the sun is always shining, the water crisp, refreshing, and your whole life is ahead of you… too bad you’re gonna die.


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