Since movies began filmmakers have been trying to scare the pants off us.
First with a train, then with a gun pointed directly at the camera, and later with a young man or woman pitted against a larger than life monster. As these movies play out, people die, people fall in love, then die, and a hero arises, and maybe dies. With main characters dropping left and right, producers quickly realized, people are coming more for the bad guy than the good and then… Great horror icons are born!
Through the years we’ve seen many villains come and go, yet, only a select few never fade away. One in particular has steadily walked his way into nearly all forms of mass media. After twelve movies, twenty some books, a TV series, countless comic book appearances, and one hugely anticipated video game, Jason Voorhees has sliced and diced his way into the hearts of millions of fans. No matter how many different places Jason slaughters those pesky teenagers, movies are where he shines brightest. Not all are masterpieces, one or two might be horrible, but they all have something special, something new to offer. So I present to you, my ranking of the Friday the 13th franchise.
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