Synopsis: Friday the 13th is a 1980 American slasher film directed by Sean S. Cunningham and written by Victor Miller. The film tells the story of a group of teenagers who are murdered one by one while attempting to re-open an abandoned campground, and stars Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Harry Crosby, Laurie Bartram, Kevin Bacon, Jeannine Taylor, Mark Nelson and Robbi Morgan.
Actors: Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Jeannine Taylor, Robbi Morgan
Production: Paramount Pictures
  5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min


Somebody'll see.


No, they won't...

He ends the argument by snaking his hand inside her t-shirt so

that part of her bra is exposed. He seals her protesting lips

by kissing her.

From the PROWLER's POV, the CAMERA MOVES to get a better angle.

A hand moves into FRAME and pulls back some branches to clear

the field of vision. A branch pops.


(in a thick whisper)

Somebody's there, Barry.


Come on, Claudette. A man's not made of



Let's go back, Barry...


I need you so much, Claudette.

BARRY leans in and unhooks her bra. They kiss again,


The PROWLER pauses, then moves, never seen--except for a bit of

foot or hand--from the POV of the CAMERA, closer and closer as

the two TEENAGERS become more and more oblivious.

Closer. The THEME has snuck in. It becomes discordant. It

swells. Closer.

QUICK CUT to BARRY & CLAUDETTE'S faces, their eyes closed, the

perspiration streaking their flushed skin.

Suddenly CLAUDETTE looks up into the CAMERA with terror.

A hatchet flashes into FRAME and CLAUDETTE goes down under the


The CAMERA TURNS TO BARRY. The PROWLER's powerful hand has him

by the throat. He backpeddles, trying to get away.

as BARRY is stopped against a tree.

A hunting knife soars against the leafy sky.

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Victor Miller

Victor Miller or Victor B. Miller (born May 14, 1940) is an American writer for film and television. Perhaps his best known and most acknowledged work is his screenplay for the original Friday the 13th film, the popularity of which spawned a long series of sequels. Miller was not involved with any of the sequels, though he remains credited for creating the characters of Jason Voorhees and his mother. more…

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