Friday the 13th: Five things you probably didn't know about the 1980 movie
For many of the '80s generation, Friday the 13th was probably the first horror movie we experienced. Granted, most of us saw it on VHS, but the terror created by the 1980 movie was still the same.
And over the years, we've tolerated all the awful remakes, while saving some love for the original flick. So on this Friday, the 13th, of September, here are five pieces of the trivia to make you want to stay out of the woods tonight.
FIVE THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT FRIDAY THE 13th:
1. Only 10 people actually die in the movie, a paltry amount compared to today's standards. Well, 11 if you count the snake. According to IMDB, the snake in the scene was real, including its on-screen death.
2. Betsy Palmer, who played Pamela Voorhess, only took the job because she needed the money to buy a new car. In fact, after she read the script she called the film "a piece of s--t."
3. The movie was filmed at Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco in New Jersey. The camp is still open, and it has a wall of Friday the 13th paraphernalia to honor the movie.
4. Composer Harry Manfredini has said the famous "Chi, chi, chi; ha, ha, ha" in the film's score is actually "Ki, k,i ki; ma, ma, ma." It is meant to resemble Jason's voice saying "Kill, kill, kill; mom, mom, mom."
5. The fake ending scene in which Alice is attacked by Jason was shot three times. Once in September, then October and finally in November, when the temperature was 28 degrees outside.