Wicked Fall Guide

Wicked Fall Guide

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Friday the 13th is one of the most popular movie franchises in the world. If you’re a horror fan, Friday the 13th is a staple movie that you must watch every Halloween season. Especially if it lands anywhere near an actual Friday the 13th, like today. Today is Friday the 13th AND it’s in the month of October which makes it even more special. We wanted to to make today even more special and run down each of the 12

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Friday the 13th sign against a stormy background with lightning and copy space. Dirty and angled sign adds to the drama.

Friday the 13th movies in order according to their rankings on Rotten Tomatoes. Before we give you the rankings, let’s dive into the history behind one of the most iconic movie franchises.

The first Friday the 13th debuted in 1980. Fun fact, it starred the one and only Kevin Bacon. The franchise centered around its killer, Jason Voorhees, who was thought to have drowned as a boy at Camp Crystal Lake due to the negligence of the camp staff. Now, he was NOT the killer in the first movie. It was his mother who came back to Camp Crystal Lake to get revenge on the counselors who she says should have been watching her son as he drowned in the lake. The films have grossed over $468 million at the box-office worldwide. Friday the 13th was the highest grossing horror franchise until Halloween came around. The franchise was turned into a TV series that didn’t necessarily focus on Jason, more so on curses and bad luck.

Now while you’re celebrating today, Friday the 13th, why not have a movie marathon and watch the entire 13 movie franchise. If you do, make sure you do it in THIS order. This is the entire franchise ranked from BEST to WORST according to Rotten Tomatoes. If you don’t agree with the list, let us know. Happy Friday the 13th!

  • #1 Friday the 13th (1980)

    It makes perfect sense that the original is #1. It is the movie that started the franchise. The only movie where Jason is NOT the killer, remember that one. The final scene will forever go down in movie history.

  • #2 Friday the 13th Part VI Jason Lives (1986)

    This is the last film to feature Tommy Jarvis. It received a 53% audience score and a 50% on the tomato meter. Tommy shows up to Camp Crystal Lake (now Camp Forest Green) hoping to dig up Jason’s body to get rid of any hallucinations he’s having.

  • #3 Freddy vs. Jason (2003)

    This received 50% audience score and 41% on the tomato meter. It was a showdown between two of the most iconic villains in movie history. The film is chronologically set after Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991) and Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993), and is the last film in each franchise before their respective reboots.

  • #4 FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VII -- THE NEW BLOOD (1988)

    This received 37% audience score and 35% on the tomato meter. This is the first time Kane Hodder plays the role of Jason Voorhees, a role he would reprise in three subsequent films. The plot follows a psychokinetic teenage girl (Lincoln) who releases Jason from his tomb at the bottom of Crystal Lake, allowing him to go on another killing spree in the area.

  • #5 FRIDAY THE 13TH, PART 2 (1981)

    This received a 48% on the audience score and 29% tomato meter. In the sequel to the original, Jason is the killer for the first time as he returns to Camp Crystal Lake and goes on a killing spree of all the counselors.

  • #6 FRIDAY THE 13TH (2009)

    Getting a 46% audience score and 25% on the tomato meter, this is the reboot and 12th installment of the franchise.

  • #7 JASON X (2002)

    Getting 25% audience score and 19% on the tomato meter, this movie should just never have been made. Its plot follows Jason is cryogenically frozen for 445 years and awakens in 2455, after being found by a group of students, whom he subsequently stalks and kills one by one.

  • #8 FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE FINAL CHAPTER (1984)

    51% audience score and 24% tomato meter. In this installment, a carefree lakeside vacation is interrupted by the re-emergence of killer Jason Voorhees (Ted White). Jason escapes from a morgue and of course, travels to Camp Crystal Lake where a group of friends is staying.

  • #9 FRIDAY THE 13TH -- A NEW BEGINNING (1985)

    26% audience score and 16% tomato meter score. The plot brings Tommy in a mental hospital and moves to a halfway house having nightmares about Jason’s return.

  • #10 JASON GOES TO HELL: THE FINAL FRIDAY (1993)

    24% audience score and 15% tomato meter. Jason’s heart is still intact which then is able to hypnotize a coroner and take over his body.

  • #11 FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VIII: JASON TAKES MANHATTAN

  • #12 FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 3 (1982)

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