Friday the 13th turns 40 years old this year. In celebration of the auspicious anniversary of the slasher classic, Fathom Events is bringing a newly remastered version of the film to theaters for two nights only in October.
On October 4th and 7th, fans will be able to see the film in theaters nationwide. The screening will also include a featurette titled Secrets Galore Behind the Gore focusing on Tom Savini and his work bringing the special effects of Friday the 13th to the screen.
Friday the 13th hit theaters in May of 1980 and introduced the world to Camp Crystal Lake, a summer camp with a terrifying past. When a new owner sets plans in motion to re-open the camp, a killer rises from the shadows to make sure the gates stay closed forever. Soon, camp counselors are being picked off one at a time leading to a final showdown that I don’t think any of us saw coming the first time we watched.
The slasher boasted a cast of mostly unknown actors including a fresh-faced Kevin Bacon whose character had one of the more inventive deaths in the film.
The film took on a life of its own and spawned an entire franchise including multiple sequels, a crossover film with A Nightmare on Elm Street, and a reboot back in 2009 as well as numerous fan films and artwork.
This is a killer event for the anniversary of the film that will no doubt be a must-see for fans of the franchise.
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