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akuma587's avatar



Psycho really isn't that scary, but it builds tension incredibly well, holds up to modern day film standards, and is a solid film through and through. This may have pioneered a few slasher elements, which is debatable given that some pretty violent films like Last House on the Left came out before this, but it is so uninspiring beyond that it hurts.

And compare this to a movie like Nightmare on Elm Street, which is still a great film. Hellraiser also holds up better than this. That is because they all had some substance behind what you see on the screen. You pick this one apart, and it is just dull to the bone.
11 years 7 months ago
Zeltaebar's avatar


Slightly better than its reputation and with a few surprises along the way, Friday the 13th became one of the most influencial horror movies of its time, following on the heels of Halloween's box office success the year before, that launched the era of slashers haunting cinema screens everywhere in the 80s. The sinister musical score and Tom Savini's special effects are the highlights of an otherwise ordinary slasher, but built with more style and tension than the host of similar pictures to flood the market after it.
9 years 3 months ago
thestuman101694's avatar


I repeatedly watch this movie just for Crazy Ralph.
1 year 1 month ago
Aliceaurus's avatar


I agree, the last hospital scene was unnecessary. Throughout the film there were some good scenes that made me jump, but it was the boat bit at the end that REALLY got me.
10 years 5 months ago
Olli's avatar


i had to change my pants after the boat scene at the end :)
by the way, this would have been a great ending if the film would have stopped right there!
10 years 8 months ago
OrjanB's avatar


Even Kevin Bacon in jorts and the Psychoesque score can't help this flick be scary.
8 years 1 month ago
shinigami9x's avatar


The boat scene was unexpected, but I disagree that it would have been a good ending for the movie because it was completely wtf, and not in a good mindfuck way.

Scariest moment was Kevin Bacon's death. Dat hand! (Side note: I have no clue what the logistics for that scene were, and I doubt it was plausible at all, but scary, yes.)
9 years 7 months ago
That One Guy's avatar

That One Guy

Didn't expect to see Kevin Bacon in.. wait, how many comments is this? Oh crap
10 years 8 months ago
Chrono_San's avatar


11 years 9 months ago
mittens's avatar


i love the sequels, but the original is pretty crap.
11 years 3 months ago
Malfumax's avatar


I think Elm's Street has aged significantly less, because it has an actually funny and entertaining villain that still manages to be traditionally scary. Jason is so...nothing.
11 years 5 months ago
Litso's avatar


Of course this is not a good movie. But for a slasher it's a pretty decent one, and imo it aged a lot lot better than Nightmare on Elm Street. Apart from the stiff acting in the final battle scenes and some generally stupid behavior by the last girl, actually a pretty good example of a typical slasher movie.

The first one in a long while that I wouldn't mind watching again some day.
11 years 6 months ago
akuma587's avatar


Most overrated horror movie on the face of the earth.
12 years 4 months ago
St. Gloede's avatar

St. Gloede

Ever heard of Phantasm?

But yeah, it's pretty weak, especially to be considered a classic. Heck, Freddy vs. Jason is better than this.
12 years 4 months ago
Dieguito's avatar


I will make the 14th comment just to blow hehe
11 years 4 months ago

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