Friday the 13th (1980)

Movie review by Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Infamous, sadistic slasher film has violence, sex.

R 1980 95 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 42 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 157 reviews

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age 18+

Friday the 13th

Just two years after John Carpenter's Halloween (1978) this is another suspense horror film, though with a bit more gore than Halloween. The violent scenes and sexuality put this one a notch higher for viewing by kids.

This title has:

Too much violence
age 10+

Cheesy fun

Goodi movie

This title has:

Great role models
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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