Happy Friday the 13th, horror movie fans!
It all started in 1980, riding on the success of Halloween, and became a cult classic.
Over the years, the series produced a mix of sequels and reboots, taking the villain, Jason Voorhees, on some wild adventures. He was cryogenically frozen, sent to Hell, and even faced off against another horror icon, Freddy Krueger.
Now, a new Friday the 13th movie is on its way, but it’s not part of the official franchise. It’s a crowdfunded film made by and for fans called The Awakening. This film will follow Brock Williams from the Evil Dead series as he delves into the legend of Jason Voorhees, and it will also feature Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
So, how many Friday the 13th films are there in the official franchise? There are 12, released between 1980 and 2009. Despite titles like The Final Chapter and The Final Friday, the series kept evolving (or some might say, getting crazier).
A Photo of Jason Taking A Break Between Scenes On The Set Of ( Friday The 13th – The Awakening ) pic.twitter.com/ruY2lN4U6R— 𝕰𝖝𝖎𝖘𝖙𝖞 (@Exist2Expire) September 29, 2023
Here’s the official franchise film list in order of release:
- Friday the 13th (1980)
- Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
- Friday the 13th Part III (1982)
- Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)
- Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)
- Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)
- Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
- Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)
- Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993)
- Jason X (2001)
- Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
- Friday the 13th (2009)
Now, if you want to watch these films, here’s where you can find them:
- The first film is available for rent or purchase on Amazon, Apple TV+, the Sky Store, and YouTube.
- Part II is on Paramount Plus and Sky, or you can rent or buy it from various platforms.
- Part III is streaming on Sky and NOW, and you can rent or buy it from multiple sources.
- The rest from The Final Chapter to Jason Takes Manhattan are on Paramount Plus and available for rent or purchase on other platforms.
- Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday and Jason X can be rented or bought on Amazon and Apple TV+.
- Freddy vs. Jason is available for rent or purchase on multiple platforms.
- The 2009 Friday the 13th film is streaming on Paramount Plus and NOW and can be rented or bought from various sources.
As for Friday the 13th: The Awakening, it’s set to be released on a fitting date, Friday, October 13th. You can watch it for free on YouTube, and there will be both an R-rated and an M-rated version for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy the horror!