Psy­cho killer

SFX - - Friday the 13th -

Of course, no one is ever go­ing to award Fri­day The 13th any prizes for its plot. A night at a sum­mer camp, pre­par­ing for the ar­rival of the chil­dren, be­comes a des­per­ate at­tempt to sur­vive when Mrs Voorhees picks off the coun­sel­lors one by one. But where Fri­day The 13th ex­cels is in mak­ing its young leads like­able. They might have sex, smoke the odd joint and play pranks on one another, but as with Jamie Lee Curtis in Hal­loween, you gen­er­ally want this rag­tag group of teenagers to make it to the end in one piece.

“When I read the script, I thought to my­self, ‘ I think this is go­ing to be a re­ally creepy movie,’” ad­mits Adri­enne King, who played the film’s sole sur­viv­ing hero­ine. “It was a dream come true for me to land the lead role. I thought the char­ac­ter of Alice was great and I wanted her to live – and that in­cludes mak­ing it through part two – even though they de­cided to kill me in the se­quel [ laughs]. But it was a fam­ily at­mos­phere mak­ing that first film with Sean, Tom and Kevin. We were just a tiny lit­tle in­de­pen­dent fea­ture be­ing made in cold weather out in the back of be­yond.”

For King, Fri­day The 13th’s big­gest chal­lenge proved to be sur­viv­ing the shock end­ing in which her char­ac­ter is pulled to the muddy

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