Friday the 13th
Twenty years after a drowning and a pair of murders shut it down, Camp Crystal Lake is reopening — against the better judgment of skeptical locals. The new owner (Peter Brouwer) scoffs at the camp’s “death curse,” but when the teenage counselors start to drop, he begins to reconsider. Gruesome makeup and effects, a nubile cast (including a young Kevin Bacon) and a psycho-killer for the ages (in Jason) make this a slasher classic.
Sean S. Cunningham