Friday the 13th (franchise)
Friday the 13th is an American horror franchise that comprises twelve slasher films, a television series, novels, comic books, video games, and tie‑in merchandise. The franchise mainly focuses on the fictional character Jason Voorhees, who drowned as a boy at Camp Crystal Lake due to the negligence of the camp staff. Jason is featured in all of the films, as either the killer or the motivation for the killings.
About Friday the 13th (franchise) in brief
Friday the 13th is an American horror franchise that comprises twelve slasher films, a television series, novels, comic books, video games, and tie‑in merchandise. The franchise mainly focuses on the fictional character Jason Voorhees, who drowned as a boy at Camp Crystal Lake due to the negligence of the camp staff. Jason is featured in all of the films, as either the killer or the motivation for the killings. The original film, created to cash in on the success of Halloween, was written by Victor Miller and was produced and directed by Sean S. Cunningham. The films have grossed over USD 468 million at the box-office worldwide. It was the highest-grossing horror franchise in the world until the release of Halloween. The television series was not connected to the franchise by any character or setting, but was created based on the idea of \”bad luck and curses\”, which the film series symbolized. Under New Line Cinema, thirteen novellas and various comic book series featuring Jason were published. Although the films were not popular with critics, the franchise is considered one of the most successful media franchises in America. It has generated a fanbase who have created their own Friday the13th films, fashioned replica Jason Vurhees costumes, and tattooed their bodies with Friday the 1323 artwork. The hockey mask has become one the most recognizable images in horror and popular culture. In the original Friday the. 13th Part 2, Jason is revealed to be alive and fully grown.
In The Final Chapter, Jason awakens to kill a group of friends and a nurse before returning to Crystal Lake to kill the next victim. Friday 13th: A New Beginning follows Tommy Jarvis, who was committed to a mental health institution after the events of The Final. Chapter 1 follows Roy Burns, who grew up constantly afraid that Jason’s persona would return and became a copycat killer at the institution. They eventually manage to defeat Jason and defeat a young boy named Reggie who was murdered by one of Roy’s patients. They learn that Roy had a son named Reggie who was a copy cat killer who had been murdered by the son of a patient at the mental institution. The next day, they learn that Reggie had moved to a new home, which has moved to which Tommy has moved halfway through his life. The final chapter ends where Part III leaves off, with Jason found by the police and taken to the local morgue after removing the axe. In Part III, Jason finds his way to Chris Higgins’ local homestead and kills anyone who wanders into the barn where he is hiding, and Jason leaves the barn to kill the rest of the group. In part IV, Jason finds a cabin in the woods with a shrine built around the severed head of Mrs. Voor hees, and ultimately kills Trish and Tommy Jarvis, who ultimately killed Jason and ultimately killed by Trish. The series was sold to New Line cinema, and four films were adapted into novels, with Friday Part III adapted by two separate authors.