Friday the 13th: from Crystal Lake to Manhattan
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Friday the 13th: from Crystal Lake to Manhattan

Director: Joe Hoffman, John Carl Buechler, Rob Hedden, Sean S. Cunningham

Cast: Joe Hoffman, John Carl Buechler, Rob Hedden, Sean S. Cunningham

     
 

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One of the longest-running horror film series began with this gory shocker from director Sean S. Cunningham, who had previously produced Wes Craven's classic Last House on the Left. Entrepreneur Steve Christie (Peter Brouwer) re-opens Camp Crystal Lake after many years during which it has been cursed by murders and bad luck. The young and nubile counselors all

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One of the longest-running horror film series began with this gory shocker from director Sean S. Cunningham, who had previously produced Wes Craven's classic Last House on the Left. Entrepreneur Steve Christie (Peter Brouwer) re-opens Camp Crystal Lake after many years during which it has been cursed by murders and bad luck. The young and nubile counselors all begin to die extremely bloody deaths at the hands of an unseen killer during a rainstorm which isolates the camp. A woman is chopped in the face with an axe, another has her throat sliced in amazingly gruesome fashion, a male counselor (Harry Crosby) is pinned to a door with arrows, and a young Kevin Bacon has an arrow shoved through his throat from below a bed. Victor Miller's script is not particularly impressive, but Cunningham's tense direction, and some remarkable special-effects by acclaimed makeup artist Tom Savini are enough to make it worthwhile. 1950s quiz show regular Betsy Palmer appears as the cook whose son, Jason (Ari Lehman), drowned 25 years earlier while neglected by romancing counselors. Palmer was reportedly cast because she was willing to drive her own car to and from the set. Trivia buffs should note the decapitation scene near the end, in which the female killer exhibits rather hirsute hands clutching at the air. The hands belong to Savini's assistant, Taso N. Stavrakis. Friday the 13th made nearly 40 million dollars at the box office and spawned numerous sequels.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/05/2004
UPC:
0097360523348
Rating:
R
Source:
Paramount
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
12:14:00

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Amy Steel Ginny
Betsy Palmer Mrs. Voorhees
Dana Kimmell Chris
Jennifer Banko Young Tina
Jennifer C. Cooke Megan
Jensen Daggett Rennie
Adrienne King Alice
Crispin Glover Jimmy
David Kagen Sheriff Garris
John Furey Paul
Lar Park Lincoln Tina
Richard Brooker Jason
Scott Reeves Sean Robertson
Catherine Parks Vera
Harry Crosby Bill
Kevin Spirtas Nick
Kimberly Beck Trish
Mark Richman Charles McCullough
Rene Jones Sissy
Barbara Bingham Colleen Van Deusen
Barbara Howard Sara
Darcy de Moss Nikki
Kirsten Baker Terry
Laurie Bartram Brenda
Paul Kratka Rick
Susan Blu Mrs. Shepard
Erich Anderson Rob
Jeffrey Rogers Andy
Kerry Noonan Paula
Robbi Morgan Annie
Stuart Charno Ted
Terry Kiser Dr. Crews
V.C. Dupree Julius Gaw
Corey Feldman Tommy
John Otrin Mr. Shepard
Mark Nelson Ned
Susan Sullivan Actor

Technical Credits
Joe Hoffman Director
John Carl Buechler Director
Rob Hedden Director
Sean S. Cunningham Director
Steve Miner Director
Tom McLoughlin Director
Joseph Zito Director

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