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(A Long Night at Camp Blood)


Directed by:  Sean S. Cunningham

DVD Information
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.
Special Features:
  • Widescreen Version Enhanced For 16x9
  • Dolby Digital
    • English Mono
    • French Mono
  • English Subtitles
  • Interactive Menus
  • Scene Selection
  • Theatrical Trailer

Rated:  R

Run Time:  95 Minutes

Cast List

Betsy Palmer...Mrs. Pamela Voorhees
Adrienne King...Alice Hardy
Harry Crosby...Bill
Laurie Bartham...Brenda
Jeannine Taylor...Marcie Cunningham
Kevin Bacon...Jack Burrell
Mark Nelson...Ned Rubenstein
Robbie Morgan...Annie
Peter Brouwer...Steve Christy
Rex Everhart...Enos The Truck Driver
Ronn Carroll...Sergeant Tierney
Ron Millkie...Officer Dorf
Walt Gorney...Crazy Ralph
Willie Adams...Barry
Debra S. Hayes...Claudette
Dorothy Kobs...Trudy
Sally Anne Golden...Sandy The Diner Waitress
Mary Rocco...Operator
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 mom 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.
  • The following 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 blood squirting.


  • 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.

Personal History

  • 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. 

Don't Move, Don't Breathe, and Whatever You Do...DON'T LOOK BEHIND YOU!