Welcome back to The Last Theater on the Left podcast! The audio portion of this site has been dormant for a long time, but this is the beginning of a brand new ongoing series of shows. Since this is a special occasion, I thought I’d start off with something of a big deal: a review of the entire Friday the 13th film franchise!
The timing couldn’t be better, either. Starting today, October 1st one new episode of The Last Theater on the Left podcast will be released every day leading up to a grand finale on Friday, October 13th! That’s one episode devoted to each of the 12 movies in the series (yes, we’re including Freddy vs Jason and the 2009 Friday remake) and a final episode where we rank the entire series and discuss various aspects about the phenomenon that this series of films has become.
Tonight, listen as we (Joey and myself, chris) discuss the original Friday the 13th from 1980. We’ve both seen it many, many times, but why do we keep going back to it? Is it really worthy of being deemed a classic in the horror genre and one of the most recognizable titles in all of film? Where does it work, and where does it fall flat?
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Friday the 13th (1980): Episode 4
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Total Run Time: 44:47
Thanks for listening to this fresh start for the podcast (it’s not quite A New Beginning, but we’ll get to that in a few episodes). If you like what you hear, please leave a review on iTunes. And if you have something you want to tell us about the show or anything else, leave a comment here or send us a message on Facebook!
Be sure to check back tomorrow when we dive deep into Friday the 13th Part 2!