Friday, October 11, 2013

Top Ten Horror Movie Franchises for Halloween - #10

The air is getting crisper, the leaves are starting to turn and Halloween is right around the corner. It is one of our favorite times of year here at the library as we prepare for our annual Halloween Walk. Countdown to Halloween with us by following our posts on the top ten horror movie franchises. They are perfect for watching this time of year. Stop in the library to check one out today. 

Today we will start with number 10 on the list.

10. Friday the 13th
Friday the 13th is the source for some of the most clich├ęd horror stereotypes. In nearly every film in the franchise a group of oblivious, lustful teenagers visit Camp Crystal Lake and get picked off in gruesome ways one by one by the hockey mask wearing machete wielding Jason Voorhees. The movies are often intentionally cheesy and sometimes border on outright parody. Through twelve movies Friday the 13th has cemented itself as a B-movie powerhouse with Jason making trips to Manhattan, space, and hell along the way. None of the films are particularly good but in this case that is kind of the point. 

Posted by Terry Pierson, Library Clerk