|Friday the 13th|
|Date of Release:||May 9, 1980|
|Followed by:||Friday the 13th Part II|
Friday the 13th debuted in theaters on May 9, 1980. It was directed by Sean S. Cunningham and featured a young Kevin Bacon. It was the first in a long running franchise that includes 9 direct sequels, 1 sequel that features A Nightmare on Elm Street boogeyman Freddy Krueger and, to date, one remake.