When it comes to horror movies, there are many classic horror icons that people think of first. For some, it belongs to Michael Myers The Halloween suffrage. For others, it’s Ghostface since shout out series. For someone like me, who has watched a lot The best horror movies ever All the time, I think a lot Icons, including the two already mentioned, but one more always comes to mind, and that’s Jason. Friday the 13th movies.
While the character we see today with the hockey mask has only been around since the third film, Jason’s legend has existed since the first film and continues to grow larger as time goes on and more members of the horror community become involved. See Suffrage. Now, more than forty years, there are a lot This is a huge horror series of movies that I’m sure fans are wondering how to watch.
If you’re looking for movies that follow the legendary Jason Voorhees, here’s how you can watch them. Friday the 13th Movies in order, starting from the very beginning.
Friday the 13th (1980)
In this The legendary slasher film from the 1980s, A group of summer camp counselors are hunted one by one by an unknown killer, as they try to reopen a camp that experienced death long ago. The film stars Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Harry Crosby and more, and is directed by Sean S. Cunningham.
You have to start Friday the 13th Binge right and start with the first film out of all of them. Unfortunately, the original Friday the 13th Like many other picks on this list, it’s not available to stream anywhere, but it’s available to rent or buy on Amazon, so you can either get this classic horror film for a few days or own it for life.
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Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
Next up in our countdown, we have it Friday the 13th Part 2, Which was released only a year after the first film. The story is similar to the first movie, where an unknown assassin is going around killing the counselors at Camp Crystal Lake, taking them out in the most gruesome way possible.
The second film is memorable because this is where we meet Jason Voorhees for the first time. While he doesn’t have the classic hockey mask at this point, he still appears a lot in the film, with a sack over his head, and a lot of kills. Of course, it is One of the best movies in the franchise.
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Friday the 13th Part III (1982)
The third film in the franchise, Friday the 13th Part III, It came out a year after the previous one and this time is set a little further away from the camp. Jason, who has been living in an old house to heal himself after the events of the last film, goes on another killing spree when a teenage girl and her friends arrive at the house.
The film is significant for the fact that the hockey mask that we all know Jason for now makes its first appearance in the franchise, and it’s a scene that never leaves the famous killer. It has become an icon of the horror genre.
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Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)
The fourth film in Friday the 13th The franchise was released in 1984, and was directed by Joseph Zito. The name of the film is Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, Starring Kimberly Beck, Peter Barton, Corey Feldman, and more. It follows the events of the last film, where Jason is presumed dead, but he escapes from where he is being held and returns to Camp Crystal Lake.
Obviously, it was very sure no The last chapter, but it is A very big hit And a good archetypal introduction to Jason in the form of Tommy Jarvis, who is often able to survive in these films.
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Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)
Remember the last chapter? That’s not the point anymore. Friday the 13th: A New Beginning Directed by Danny Steinman and starring John Shepherd, Melanie Kinnaman, Shaver Ross, and more. The film mainly follows Tommy Jarvis as he is haunted by his past with Jason, but now has to relive it when a new killer takes on a hockey mask.
The film was intended to reboot the series and usher in a new era Friday the 13th movies. It’s not my favorite, but it’s essential in revisiting the franchise.
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Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)
Now, we move on Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives. We now see that Tommy tries to confront Jason. It’s time for us to head back to Camp Crystal Lake.
Directed by Tom McLoughlin, the film stars Thom Matthews, Jennifer Cook, David Kagen and others, portraying a Jason who is brought back from the dead and transformed into a truly extraordinary being; And he is more powerful than ever.
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Friday the 13th Part VII: New Blood (1988)
The seventh film in Friday the 13th have the right to vote Part VII: New Blood, Where we take a break from Tommy and instead follow a teenage girl who has strange powers and is psychokinetic. Because of this, she inadvertently releases Jason, and you know what that means – more murder.
Directed by John Carl Buechler, the film stars Lar Park Lincoln, Kevin Blair, Susan Blue and Terry Kiser. The film almost reminds me of a “Jason vs. Carrie” type of battle, which is interesting, considering the paranormal elements already introduced in the previous films.
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Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Leigh Manhattan (1989)
The Big Apple (aka New York City) was not ready for a killer like Jason. in Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan Jason escapes from Camp Crystal Lake and ends up in one of the busiest cities in the world, bringing his killing spree to the townspeople.
Directed by Rob Hayden, the film stars Jensen Doggett, Scott Reeves, Martin Cummins and many others. The film is only available to rent or buy on Amazon (but, if we’re being honest, skip it. It’s the worst of the bunch. Definitely not one of the best movies set in NYC – Here are some that are good).
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Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993)
Is this the end of Jason? That’s it Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday was originally intended to be. Released in 1993, thirteen years after the original film, the film follows the story of Jason using his powers to kill others and trying to bring himself back to life through his own bloodline.
The film is as quirky as it sounds, and has plenty of funny moments for horror fans to enjoy. It is directed by Adam Marcus, and John D. LeMay, Kari Keegan, Alison Smith, and more stars. This is the first movie on this list that is currently available to stream, on HBO Max, as of October 2022, and to rent/buy on Amazon.
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Jason X (2002)
It took nearly ten years for another Jason film to arrive, and when it did, it happened somethingIt is certain. Jason X, Directed by Jim Isaac, takes Jason where you’d never expect him to be – the future, as he’s been frozen for centuries until he wakes up, and then goes on another killing spree.
The premise is decently interesting and features Jason as a cyborg, so there’s that. Do whatever you like. The film stars Ken Hodder as Jason as well as other names such as Lexa Doig, Lisa Ryder, Chuck Campbell, and more. It is available to stream on Tubi until October 2022, and you can rent/buy on Amazon.
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Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
Have you ever wondered what would happen if you put two of the most legendary horror figures together in one movie and battled it out? That’s it Freddy vs. Jason did, taking Jason and Freddy Krueger from Nightmare on Elm Street The franchise and Freddy do tricks to help Jason live again.
It’s a great crossover film, and certainly one of the best in the franchise as a whole. Directed by Ronnie Yu, the film stars Monica Keena, Kelly Rowland, Robert England, Jason Ritter and others. It is available to stream on HBO Max until October 2022 and is available to rent/buy on Amazon.
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Friday the 13th (2009)
Last but not least, we have the intended reboot of the series in 2009, Friday the 13th, Directed by Marcus Nispel, who also brought back The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Film franchise In 2003. The film follows a man as he goes to Camp Crystal Lake to find his missing sister, who was taken in by Jason.
It’s a star supernatural Lead Jared Padalecki, and it’s as bloody as you’d expect from a modern reboot of a classic slasher film. It is currently available to stream on HBO Max until October 2022, and is available to rent/buy on Amazon.
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It is unknown if there is going to be another A possible reboot of Friday the 13th suffrage Both followed by successful sequels Halloween and shout out Late 2010s/early 2020s, but I think it won’t be long before we see Jason again. Until then, you have all these movies to watch, so get to it.