(A Long Night at Camp Blood)
Directed by: Sean S. Cunningham
Back of Box:
Terror and suspense abound in this 24-hour nightmare of blood.
Camp Crystal Lake has been shuttered for over 20 years due to several vicious and unsolved murders. The camp's new owner
and several young counselors are readying the property for re-opening despite warnings of a "death curse" by local residents.
The curse proves true on Friday The 13th as one by one each of the counselors is stalked by a violent killer. This film
is widely acclaimed for its horrifying and creative murder sequences.
Run Time: 95 Minutes
Betsy Palmer...Mrs. Pamela Voorhees
Adrienne King...Alice Hardy
Jeannine Taylor...Marcie Cunningham
Kevin Bacon...Jack Burrell
Mark Nelson...Ned Rubenstein
Peter Brouwer...Steve Christy
Rex Everhart...Enos The Truck Driver
Ronn Carroll...Sergeant Tierney
Ron Millkie...Officer Dorf
Walt Gorney...Crazy Ralph
Debra S. Hayes...Claudette
Sally Anne Golden...Sandy The Diner Waitress
Ken L. Parker...Doctor
Ari Lehman...Jason Voorhees
Noel Cunningham...Boy In 1958 Camping Circle (Uncredited)
Irwin Keyes...Busboy (Uncredited)
Filming Location(s): Blairstown,
New Jersey, Camp Nobebosco: Blairstown, New Jersey, Freehold, New Jersey,
Hope, New Jersey, and Ontario, Canada.
Alternate Tagline(s): Fridays
will never be the same again, A 24 hour nightmare of terror, They were
warned...They are doomed...And on Friday the 13th, nothing will save them, From the producer of Last
House on the Left comes the most terrifying film of all time, and You may only see
it once, but that will be enough.
Tom Savini, effects man (God), doubles as a body being
thrown through a window.
Sally Field auditioned for the role of Alice Hardy.
Steve Christy is named after Steve Miner, Associate Producer
of the film.
Estelle Parsons was originally signed to play Mrs. Voorhees.
There is rumored to be a deleted scene of Claudette getting
murdered in the opening. However, this rumor has been dismissed by the crew of the film, including Tom Savini.
Tom said that he never even worked on the film's opening. There is an image floating around of Claudette with a machete
to her neck, but that could just be for promotional purposes.
When Betsy Palmer first read the script for Friday the 13th
she called it, "a piece of shit."
The location was pretty much all the set that was needed.
The only site the crew had to build was the bathroom.
Composer Harry Manfredini has said that, contrary to popular
belief, "chi chi chi, ha ha ha" is actually "ki ki ki, ma ma ma." Meant to resemble Jason saying, "Kill kill kill, mom
Betsy Palmer worked on the film for ten days and got paid
$1,000 a day.
Tom Savini thought of the idea to have Jason emerge from the
lake at the end of the movie.
The final scene, involving Jason, was shot three times.
Once in September, once in October, and once in November, when it was twenty eight degrees outside.
scenes were cut to avoid an "X" rating:
Annie's death showed more blood coming out of her slit throat.
A whole top shot of Jack's death is missing. The arrow,
in said shot, gets turned causing blood to shoot towards the camera and in his mouth.
When Marcie died, it showed her hitting the wall but cut her
sliding all the way to the floor.
Mrs. Voorhees' demise was originally a little bit longer, more
In the opening scene, when Claudette and the counselors
are singing, the music continues after she stops playing.
The close ups of Claudette singing show her legs crossed, but
the long shots show her legs apart.
Fake neck visible during Jack's death scene.
When Alice finds Steve's body, his wound has moved from his
stomach to his chest.
When Ralph leaves on his bike, he passes the same rock twice.
When Brenda rolls the dice to kick off "Strip" Monopoly, she
says she gets double sixes and gets to roll again. However, you can plainly see the one and two she actually rolled.
Alice swings the axe at the left side of Mrs. Voorhees' head,
but the neck opens up on the right side.
The hands flailing with Mrs. Voorhees' neck stump are actually
a man's hand (See the hair on the wrists). The hand's belonged to effects assistant Taso N. Stavrakis.
Bought two VHS copies of this film before actually
buying it on DVD.
Got my DVD in the $5.50 bin at Wal Mart.
This is the only film I like in the Friday the
13th series. Personally, Jason ruined it.