STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1
VERDICT – 5/5
1) A vengeful mother taking revenge for her son’s death from a group of campers. An iconic movie in ‘cabin in the woods’ horror movie format.
2) The climactic scene at the lake where Jason’s decomposing corpse attacks Alice. The climax is left ambiguous where we don’t know whether it was a dream sequence or reality.
3) Betsy Palmer convincingly played the role of Mrs. Voorhees, the deranged mother of Jason.
4) Overlay of Evil / Main Title by Harry Manfredini, though it heavily inspired by Bernard Herrmann’s famous “The Murder” from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960).
Mrs. Voorhees: Kill her, Mommy! Kill her! Don’t let her get away, Mommy! Don’t let her live!
Mrs. Voorhees: I won’t, Jason. I won’t!