Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th (1980)

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Corrected entry: Why would Brenda walk all the way to the communal bathrooms only to brush her teeth and wash her face when a sink is shown in her own cabin?

Correction: Maybe the plumbing to the cabins was questionable, considering that they were busy fixing up the place.


Corrected entry: When Mrs. Voorhees is telling Alice about Jason drowning, you can see a small campfire outside the cabin. Who had the time (and was alive) to make a fire in the rain?

Correction: The fire you see in the window is not outside - -it's a reflection of the fire that is burning in the fireplace, which would be to the right of the camera, facing the actors.


Corrected entry: When the truck driver drops off Annie, she starts walking down the road towards Crystal Lake. Yet we see the others in the red pickup drive down that same road and Annie is nowhere to be seen. It just happens to be Mrs Voorhees who picks her up.


Correction: Maybe they were already further along the road when Annie was dropped off at the crossroads, so they never crossed paths with her. Another possibility is that Mrs. Voorhees drove by first. It's a back road in the country so it makes sense that Annie and the other counsellors never meet.


Correction: Once again your personal opinion.


Personal opinion or not, it's a valid explanation and entirely plausible.

Jason Hoffman

Point is, there are possible explanations, therefore your posted mistakes are not correct.


Corrected entry: Alice starts putting stuff in front of the door so Mrs Voorhees can't get in, but the door opens OUT.


Correction: Because the door opens out, that is why Alice begins by tying a rope around a rafter and the door handle, to prevent it from being opened from the outside. She then places objects in front of it as additional obstacles, just in case someone manages to open it anyway.


Corrected entry: In the end when the police arrived, Alice is the only survivor and she is in the water from the time she killed Mrs. Vorhees till she is pulled under by Jason. So who called the police? Plus the phones were dead...

Correction: The policeman who gave the camp owner a lift may have gone to check that he got back all right, or perhaps the crazy man saw something.


Corrected entry: Assuming that the shells for the shotguns were kept in the locked drawer, why didn't Alice just go ahead and try to break it open? She had the time to do it with Pamela being knocked out so why not go ahead and have the gun loaded just in case?

Correction: If you're referring to when Alice hit Pamela with the frying pan, it probably never occurred to her. She thought she killed her in self defense (there's blood from her ear on the floor when Alice rolls her over), ending her ordeal and was safe even if she was close to being drained mentally, psychologically, and physically. Besides, how would Alice have thought that she'd find the gun again if she went back? She used the gun as a club against Pamela and left it there earlier and ran away, so Pamela might have hidden it. If you're referring to when she first found the gun, Pamela was not knocked out and Alice was panicking, not thinking straight and trying to open the drawer. She knew that Pamela could find her in the office at any second, which she did. The problem with either scenario is using the word 'assuming'. We, and Alice, aren't sure if the bullets were in the drawer, so the only time it would have been worth it to her was when she found the gun. After she thought she killed her, she wouldn't have any need for it, or so she thought, and that would fall under character mistake.


Corrected entry: When the two teenagers find the axe in the bed, the axe is perfectly clean despite the fact it had been shoved through a girl's head. Furthermore, it also looks brand new with a fresh coat of polish on it as well. (00:56:45)

Correction: Mrs Voorhees was a bit of an opportunistic killer, sometimes using whatever was at hand. For example, she used the camp's arrows to kill Jack and Bill. Since they were working on fixing the place up, there may have been many axes at the camp. Steve was using one on a stump when Marcie, Jack, and Ned arrived and since there were a lot of trees around that may need to have been removed he most likely would have had more than one. Mrs Voorhees could have left the axe she used to kill Marcie in her face and then took a brand new one to place in the bed for the other counsellors to find.


Corrected entry: Officer Tierney says "Not bad enough it's a Friday the 13th, but a full moon, too." The year 1980 only had 1 Friday the 13th, in June, and it was not a full moon.


Correction: The film takes places in the summer of 1979, not 1980 which is when it was released. July 13th, 1979 was a Friday and the full moon occurred on July 9th (Monday). A full moon typically lasts 3 days, and since Tierney is a cop and not as astrophysicist, he still considers the moon to be full.


Corrected entry: The film series spawned "Friday the 13th: The Series" which ran for 3 years from 1987-1990. In total, 72 episodes were shot.

Correction: The series had absolutly nothing to do with the movie other than the title. Series spawned from movies are at least set in the same universe, such as Stargate SG-1/Atlantis and Highlander. Friday the 13th: The Series was about an antique shop full of cursed items.


Corrected entry: Why didn't the truck driver take Annie all the way to Crystal Lake? He only took her halfway. So she had to walk ten more miles.


Correction: Perhaps he dropped her off there because it was the closest he could get without significantly going out of his way. He was a truck driver that was working and they usually have deadlines for their deliveries, so maybe he took her as close as he could without interfering with his run. In fact, it was the waitress' idea he drop her off there since he was going that way and the crossroads would be the halfway point.


Correction: Maybe he was only going that far because he didn't really want to enter the camp; it was "cursed" after all, so I'm sure he just wanted to stay as far away as possible.


Corrected entry: When they start the strip Monopoly game Brenda rolls the dice and says "Double sixes"; she actually rolled a 2 and a 1. (00:40:30)

Correction: Brenda was saying double sixes as a joke, to see if she could fool the others. She got low numbers, so she jestered by exclaiming "double sixes" to which the other characters cotton onto and moan at her.

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Corrected entry: When Alice opens the pantry door to find Crazy Ralph in there, you can see Ned and Marcy running to the kitchen. It cuts to Ralph, then back again and the other two run into the kitchen again. (00:28:55)

Correction: This is how they show the action of another character and give the timing. For example : Ned and Marcy run into the kitchen, at that exact moment it shows what's happening with Ralph. When it returns and Ned and Marcy are running into the kitchen, you know what Ralph is doing.

Factual error: At the climax of the movie, Alice swings the machete at Mrs. Voorhees and decapitates her. When the blade makes contact with Mrs. Voorhees' neck, her head flies off at an incorrect angle, as though the cut began on the opposite side.

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Trivia: The original "Friday the 13th" was the most successful installment in the series grossing over $37 million. The whole entire series has grossed in excess of $250 million.

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Question: I just watched this movie for the first time and I have three questions that are really confusing me. When Alice is in the cabin and that dead girl comes through the window, (I forgot her name), how did that girl die? All I saw was blood and ropes on her so I was wondering what happened. When Mrs. Voorhees is with Alice just before she tries to kill her, we see her repeat "Kill her mommy. Kill her", so I was wondering if Jason was possessing her or not? When Jason, as a kid, comes through the water and grabs Alice in her dream, he's disfigured and burnt. How could that be if all he did was drown? If anybody can explain all my questions with great details, I would really appreciate it.

Answer: 1. She was most likely hanged. 2. Mrs. Voorhees wasn't possessed by Jason. She simply went insane when Jason drowned and wanted revenge. 3. He's not burnt, only disfigured.

Answer: Brenda was her name. And I think that she was stabbed. Or strangled. Or beaten to death. However as her murder was offscreen we will probably never know. What we do know is that she screamed before she died. Bow and arrow? (She was last seen at the archery range).

Alan Keddie
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