No matter how many horror or slasher movies come out, there are some that will always stand above them all as an iconic part of horror film history. At the top of the list is certainly Friday the 13th, and its first sequel, Friday the 13th Part 2. First coming out in 1980 and 1981, these films were considered game changers in the genre.
The films both center around a group of camp counselors at Camp Crystal Lake. In the first film, audiences were left on the edge of their seats as the young adults at the camp were picked off one by one by a mysterious killer.
The killer was ultimately revealed to be Mrs. Voorhees, and it’s her son, Jason, who ends up becoming the villainous killer in the second film. This lead to one of the most iconic killers in horror film’s pop culture history, and from there a franchise was born.
It’s been close to four decades since these films first came out, and they’ve been followed by nine more movies, numerous video games, and even comic books. But even the biggest fans of the franchise may not know all the crazy stuff that was happening behind the scenes on these first two films. So, let’s rewind the clock, and take a look back at the movies that started it all.
[post_page_title]Adrienne King’s life after Alice[/post_page_title]
Adrienne King’s character, Alice, was the triumphant hero of the first film, and the only one to survive Mrs. Voorhees murder spree. Many people were disappointed she such a small role in the sequel, but it was actually King’s demand that made the part that way. Her character had become so popular after the first film that she, unfortunately, attracted the attention of a stalker, which led to her decision to take a step back from acting for a long time. In the meantime, she married her husband Richard Hassanien, started a film production company, and pursued other forms of art. Eventually, she returned to show business by doing voice over work for several films, and then ultimately returned to the screen in 2010 with the movie, Psychic Experiment.