If you ever balked at the idea of going to summer camp, chances are Jason Voorhees and the Friday the 13th franchise had something to do with it. Countless teens have met gruesome deaths over the course of the series' 12 films, racking up a loyal fanbase and establishing one of the most enduring horror icons in the process.
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Friday the 13th (2009)
Critics Consensus: Though technically well-constructed, Friday the 13th is a series rehash that features little to distinguish it from its predecessors.
Starring: Jared Padalecki, Danielle Panabaker, Amanda Righetti
Director: Marcus Nispel
Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
Critics Consensus: Fans of the two horror franchises will enjoy this showdown. But for everyone else, it's the same old slice and dice.
Starring: Robert Englund, Ken Kirzinger, Monica Keena
Director: Ronny Yu
Jason X (2002)
Critics Consensus: Jason goes to the future, but the story is still stuck in the past.
Starring: Kane Hodder, Lexa Doig, Lisa Ryder
Director: James Isaac
Starring: John D. LeMay, Jon D. LeMay, Kari Keegan
Director: Adam Marcus
Critics Consensus: Jason terrorizes a ship and nearly sinks the franchise in a clunky sequel that feels like self-parody without the charm.
Starring: Kane Hodder, Jensen Daggett, Scott Reeves
Director: Rob Hedden, Rob Heddon
Critics Consensus: As lumbering and bereft of conscious thought as its unstoppable star, Friday the 13th Part VII - The New Blood finds the franchise in desperate need of the title ingredient.
Starring: Kane Hodder, Lar Park Lincoln, Kevin Spirtas
Director: John Carl Buechler
Critics Consensus: Friday the 13th: Part VI - Jason Lives indeed brings back ol' Vorhees, along with a sense of serviceable braindead fun.
Starring: Thom Mathews, Jennifer C. Cooke, David Kagen
Director: Tom McLoughlin
Starring: John Shepherd, Melanie Kinnaman, Richard Young
Director: Danny Steinmann
Critics Consensus: As lumberingly single-minded as its homicidal star, Friday the 13th - The Final Chapter adds another rote entry to an increasingly labored franchise.
Starring: Crispin Glover, Kimberly Beck, Barbara Howard
Director: Joseph Zito, Joe Hoffman
Friday the 13th Part 3 (1982)
Critics Consensus: Jason may solidify his iconic wardrobe in this entry, but Friday the 13th Part 3 lacks any other distinguishing features, relying on a tired formula of stab and repeat.
Starring: Richard Brooker, Dana Kimmell, Dana Kimmell
Director: Steve Miner
Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
Critics Consensus: Friday the 13th Part 2 sets the template for the franchise to follow with more teen victims, more gruesome set pieces, and fewer reasons to keep following along.
Starring: Amy Steel, John Furey, Adrienne King
Director: Steve Miner
Friday the 13th (1980)
Critics Consensus: Rather quaint by today's standards, Friday the 13th still has its share of bloody surprises and a '70s-holdover aesthetic to slightly compel.
Starring: Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Harry Crosby
Director: Sean S. Cunningham