31 Days of Horror: Friday the 13th (1980)

October 31, 2010

31 Days of Horror

Every year we have a tradition in the Forto house where we celebrate the greatest month of the year, October, with scare your socks off, hide under the covers, turn on all the lights, sleep with one eye open, fright fest, movie marathon every night of the month! We call it 31 Days of Horror.

31 Days of Horror: Friday the 13th

Day 30 Movie: Friday the 13th (1980)

Leave it to us Americans (and maybe Hallmark) to form a holiday for just about everything and then release a movie about. A horror movie even… There is Friday the 13th Part 1 to a Gazillon, Halloween, Black Christmas, My Bloody Valentine, heck even Ferris Bueller’s Day Off!

But what started this craze in horror has to be Friday the 13th. The prototypical slasher flick from the 80’s that had everything that is sacred in scary movies:

A lot of college co-eds (in various stages of undress)

A couple dumb jocks

A bunch of kids investigating strange noises even when they just saw their friend die

A guy in filthy coveralls  and a mask that doesn’t talk

And a killer that refuses to die so you can have countless sequels for generations to love!


This is Jason Voorhees and Friday the 13th! This is the movie that introduced the world to hockey (unfortunately nobody still doesn’t watch it on TV) and brought to us countless slasher films over the next three decades that continue to empty our pocket books, fold overs, bill-folds, change purses, and endless allowance advances that we never paid back to dear old mom and dad!

Plot: One summer at Camp Crystal Lake, a group of young counselors begin to get ready to lead campers. Unfortunately for the former, someone isn’t happy about what’s going on in the camp and enjoys playing Kill the Counselor. As bodies fall to the ground in the camp, no one is safe.

What is your favorite scary and/or Halloween movie? I would love to hear from you!

Day 1 Movie: Trick ‘r Treat

Day 2 Movie: The Exorcist

Day 3 Movie: Nosferatu

Day 4 Movie: White Zombie

Day 5 Movie: The Serpent and the Rainbow

Day 6 Movie: Creepshow 2

Day 7 Movie: The House of 1000 Corpses

Day 8 Movie: The Blob

Day 9 Movie: The Devils Rejects

Day 10 Movie: The Shinning

Day 11 Movie: The Omen

Day 12 Movie: The Thing

Day 13 Movie: Embrace of the Vampire

Day 14 Movie: (Stephen King’s) Desperation

Day 15 Movie: Dracula (1931)

Day 16 Movie: The Wolfman (1941)

Day 17 Movie: The Amityville Horror

Day 18 Movie: Frankenstein (1931)

Day 19 Movie:  Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Day 20 Movie: Halloween (1978)

Day 21 Movie: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

Day 22 Movie: The Creature from the Black Lagoon

Day 23 Movie: ‘Salem’s Lot

Day 24: Rob Zombie’s Halloween (2007)

Day 25 Movie: Dracula (1992)

Day 26 Movie: Stephen King’s Needful Things

Day 27 Movie: Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Day 28 Movie: Rob Zombie’s Halloween II

Day 29 Movie: Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Day 30 Movie: Friday the 13th (1980)

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Dr. Robert Forto is a musher training for his first Iditarod under the Team Ineka banner and the host of the popular radio shows, Mush! You Huskies and The Dog Doctor Radio Show

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Robert Forto is the owner of Dog Works Training Company in Alaska, a canine behaviorist, mushin' down a dream, sports nut and radio show host. Robert writes a lot about his observations in Alaska, pop culture, music, and of course dogs!

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5 Comments on “31 Days of Horror: Friday the 13th (1980)”

  1. Michele Forto Says:

    Hold on just a sec! We always end the season watching CARRIE!


  2. robertforto Says:

    Its not over until yet!



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