“The counsellors weren’t paying attention, they were making love while that young boy drowned. His name was Jason.” The trendsetting original is still the best in the slasher franchise, with its gory effects by make-up master Tom Savini, Betsy Palmer’s maniacal Mrs. Voorhees, and Kevin Bacon’s unforgettable death scene. It also has one of the all-time great jump scares.

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