ABOUT THE FILM

Friday the 13th is a 1980 film directed by Sean S. Cunningham and written by Victor Miller. It stars Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Harry Crosby, Laurie Bartram, Kevin Bacon, Jeannine Taylor, Mark Nelson and Robbi Morgan.

Prompted by the success of John Carpenter’s Halloween, the film was made on an estimated budget of $550,000 and released by Paramount Pictures in the United States and by Warner Bros. in Europe. When originally released, the film received negative reviews from film critics. It grossed over $39.7 million at the box office in the United States. In the years that followed, the film has received much more positive retrospective reviews, and it has become a cult classic. It was also the first movie of its kind to secure distribution in the US by a major studio, Paramount Pictures. The film’s box office success led to a huge horror franchise that comprises twelve slasher films, a crossover with the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, a 2009 series reboot, a television show, novels, comic books, a video game, and tie‑in merchandise, as of 2016.

STORYLINE

In 1957, at Camp Crystal Lake, a young boy named Jason Voorhees drowned. In 1958, two camp counsellors were murdered. In 1962, fires and bad water thwarted the camp’s reopening. Now, in 1979, Steve Christy finally reopens Camp Crystal Lake with the help of a few new counsellors. Ignoring the warnings from a crazy old man, the murders start once again while a mysterious stalker prowls the area. Is it revenge that the killer is looking for? Who will survive the nightmare and live to tell the story?


Friday the 13th Japanese B2 Poster


FILM DETAILS

Title
Friday The 13th
Year of Film
1980
Director
Sean S. Cunningham
Starring
Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Jeannine Taylor, Robbi Morgan, Kevin Bacon, Harry Crosby, Laurie Bartram, Mark Nelson, Peter Brouwer 
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
Box Office
Budget: $1,000,000 (Estimated)
Opening Weekend: Unknown
Gross: $21,378,361 (USA) 

POSTER DETAILS

Type of Poster
B2
Style of Poster
Final
Origin of Poster
Japan
Year of Poster
1980
Designer
Unknown
Artist
Unknown
Size (Inches)
28″ x 20″
NSS # / Printer Markings
None
Tagline
None

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