How to Watch Friday The 13th Movies in Order

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How to Watch Friday the 13th in Order Movies (As per Release and Chronologically)

All Friday the 13th movies in order: Friday the 13th is one of the most iconic horror franchises. Starring the hockey mask-wearing, machete-wielding Jason Voorhees, it spans 12 films. You might be having the question: How many Friday the 13th movies are there and What is the best order to watch the Friday the 13th movies? So don’t worry, here is the best solution for you. Here is the best guide list of Friday the 13th movies in order to watch now. This list will help you to watch Jason Movies in order of release date and event of Friday the 13th film series.

Just like other slasher movies — A Nightmare on Elm Street, Child’s Play, Halloween, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Movies — Friday the 13th (franchise) mainly focuses on the fictional character Jason Voorhees, one of the most recognizable images in horror and popular culture, who was thought to have drowned as a boy at Camp Crystal Lake due to the negligence of the camp staff. Decades later, the lake is rumoured to be “cursed” and is the setting for a series of mass murders. Jason is featured in all of the films, as either the killer or the motivation for the killings.

Moreover, Friday the 13th has produced more than 10 movies, with Jason Voorhees visiting Manhattan and space over the years. The horror film franchise shows no signs of slowing down. There are talks of even more Jason-focused films being released in the future. To understand the full story watch all Friday The 13th Movies in Chronological order of events.

 

How many Friday the 13th movies are there?

The Friday the 13th film series consists of TWELVE films that began in 1980 with the release of Friday the 13th, followed by eleven sequels, following Jason in all of the films, as either the killer or the motivation for the killings.

 

All Friday The 13th Movies in Order of Release Date

Here is the list of Friday the 13th Films in order, they were released.

Friday the 13th order to Watch:

1. Friday the 13th — May 9, 1980

2. Friday the 13th Part 2 — May 1, 1981

3. Friday the 13th Part III — August 13, 1982

4. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter — April 13, 1984

5. Friday the 13th: A New Beginning — March 22, 1985

6. Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives — August 1, 1986

7. Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood — May 13, 1988

8. Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan — July 28, 1989

9. Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday — August 13, 1993

10. Jason X — April 26, 2002

11. Freddy vs Jason — August 15, 2003

12. Friday the 13th — February 13, 2009

 

Overview of All Jason Movies in order to Watch


1. Friday the 13th

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Year: 1980

Director: Victor Miller

Starring: Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Harry Crosby

Language: English

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Runtime: 95 minutes

The first installment in the Friday The 13th franchise, Friday the 13th (1980) follows a group of teenage camp counselors who are murdered one by one by an unknown killer while attempting to re-open an abandoned summer camp.

In the film, Mrs. Pamela Voorhees (Betsy Palmer) stalks and murders the teenagers preparing Camp Crystal Lake for re‑opening. She is determined to ensure the camp does not reopen, after her son Jason (Ari Lehman) drowned in the lake, due to the negligence of two staff members. The last counselor, Alice Hardy (Adrienne King), fends off Mrs. Voorhees long enough to grab a machete and decapitate her.

 


2. Friday the 13th Part 2

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Year: 1981

Director: Ron Kurz

Starring: Adrienne King, Amy Steel, John Furey

Language: English

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Runtime: 87 minutes

The second installment in the Friday The 13th franchise, Friday the 13th Part 2 follows a similar premise, with an unknown stalker killing a group of camp counselors at a training camp near Crystal Lake. The film marks the debut of Jason Voorhees as the series’ main antagonist.

In the film, Jason (Steve Daskewisz/Warrington Gillette) is revealed to be alive and fully grown. After killing Alice Hardy, Jason returns to Crystal Lake to guard it against all intruders. Five years later, a group of teenagers arrives at Crystal Lake to set up a new camp, but Jason murders them. Ginny Field (Amy Steel), the last counselor Jason attempts to kill, finds a cabin in the woods with a shrine built around the severed head of Mrs. Voorhees. Ginny fights back and slams a machete through Jason’s shoulder. Jason is left for dead as Ginny is taken away in an ambulance.

Originally, Friday the 13th Part 2 was intended to be an anthology film based on the Friday the 13th superstition. However, after the popularity of the original film’s surprise ending, the filmmakers opted to continue the story and mythology surrounding Camp Crystal Lake, a trend that would be repeated in every film in the franchise.

 


3. Friday the 13th Part III

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Year: 1982

Director: Martin Kitrosser & Carol Watson

Starring: Dana Kimmell, Paul Kratka, Tracie Savage

Language: English

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Runtime: 95 minutes

The third installment in the Friday The 13th franchise, Friday the 13th Part III set directly after the events of Friday the 13th Part 2, the plot follows a teenage girl (Kimmell) and her friends who go on a trip to a house near Crystal Lake where a wounded Jason Voorhees (Brooker) has taken refuge until reemerging for another killing spree. The film marks the first appearance of Jason’s signature hockey mask, which has since become a trademark of both the character and the franchise, as well as an icon in American cinema and the horror genre in general.

The original storyline was supposed to focus on a post-traumatic Ginny Field who began learning self-defense and returned to college after surviving her ordeal in the previous film. After finding Paul’s corpse inside her dormitory, she prepares to track down Voorhees and face him in a final confrontation. However, this concept was abandoned when Amy Steel declined to reprise her role.

 


4. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter

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Year: 1984

Director: Barney Cohen

Starring: Kimberly Beck, Peter Barton, Corey Feldman

Language: English

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Runtime: 91 minutes

The fourth installment in the Friday The 13th franchise, Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter continues where Part III leaves off, with Jason (Ted White) found by the police and taken to the local morgue after removing the axe. Upon arrival, Jason awakens to kill the coroner and a nurse before returning to Crystal Lake. A group of friends rents a house on Crystal Lake and falls victim to Jason’s rampage. After killing the teens, Jason seeks out Trish (Kimberly Beck) and Tommy Jarvis (Corey Feldman), who lives next door. While distracted by Trish, Jason is attacked and ultimately killed by Tommy.

 


5. Friday the 13th: A New Beginning

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Year: 1985

Director: Martin Kitrosser, David Cohen & Danny Steinmann

Starring: Melanie Kinnaman, John Shepherd, Shavar Ross

Language: English

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Runtime: 92 minutes

The fifth installment in the Friday The 13th franchise, Friday the 13th: A New Beginning set years after the events of Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, the story follows Tommy Jarvis (John Shepherd), who was committed to a mental health institution after the events of The Final Chapter and grew up constantly afraid that Jason (Tom Morga) would return. Roy Burns (Dick Wieand) uses Jason’s persona to become a copycat killer at the halfway home to which Tommy has moved. Tommy, supervisor Pam (Melanie Kinnaman), and a young boy named Reggie (Shavar Ross) manage to defeat Roy. They eventually learn that Roy had a son who was murdered by one of the patients at the institution, triggering Roy to take on Jason’s likeness and kill everyone there.

A New Beginning features a high number of on-screen murders. Aside from its gore and violence, the film has also become known for its explicit nudity, sex scenes, and numerous depictions of illicit drug use.

 


6. Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives

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Year: 1986

Director: Tom McLoughlin

Starring: Thom Mathews, Jennifer Cooke, David Kagen

Language: English

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Runtime: 86 minutes

The sixth installment in the Friday The 13th franchise, Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives continue on from the events of Friday the 13th: A New Beginning, the plot follows Tommy after he accidentally resurrects mass murderer Jason Voorhees (Graham) while attempting to destroy his body to ensure he will not return. While Jason returns to Crystal Lake for another killing spree, Tommy must overcome his fear of the masked killer that has haunted him for years, and find a way to stop him once and for all.

The original storyline had Tommy Jarvis become the series’ new antagonist, but after the poor fan reception of A New Beginning, the producers instead brought Jason Voorhees back. In resurrecting Jason, McLoughlin made him an explicitly supernatural force for the first time in the series. This version of Jason, undead and more powerful superhuman, would become the standard depiction for the rest of the series. The film also introduced meta-humor, gothic horror, and action film elements, including shootouts and car chases, into the series.

 


7. Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood

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Year: 1988

Director: Manuel Fidello & Daryl Haney

Starring: Lar Park Lincoln, Kevin Blair, Susan Blu

Language: English

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Runtime: 88 minutes

The seventh installment in the Friday The 13th franchise, Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood begins an indeterminate length of time after Jason Lives. Jason (Kane Hodder) is resurrected again by the telekinetic Tina Shepard (Lar Park Lincoln), who is trying to resurrect her father whom Tina caused to drown in the lake when she was a child. Jason once again kills those who occupy Crystal Lake and is returned to the bottom of the lake after a battle with Tina

The New Blood was intended to have a higher standard of quality than that of the previous installments, with high-profile directors being considered to helm the project.

 


8. Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan

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Year: 1989

Director: Rob Hedden

Starring: Jensen Daggett, Scott Reeves, Barbara Bingham

Language: English

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Runtime: 100 minutes

The eighth installment in the Friday The 13th franchise, Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan set several years after The New Blood, the film follows a group of students on their senior class cruise to Manhattan, where he kills the ship’s crew and the majority of the students. Upon reaching Manhattan, Jason chases Rennie (Jensen Daggett) and Sean (Scott Reeves), the two remaining students, into the sewers. Jason eventually melts away because the sewer is flooded with toxic waste. 

 


9. Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday

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Year: 1993

Director: Jay Huguely & Dean Lorey

Starring: John D. LeMay, Kari Keegan, Allison Smith

Language: English

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Runtime: 88 minutes

The ninth installment in the Friday The 13th franchise, Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday set after the events of Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan, the film follows Jason’s spirit as it possesses various people to continue his killings after his death. In order to resurrect himself, Jason must find and possess a member of his bloodline, but he can also be permanently killed by one of his surviving relatives using a magical dagger.

 


10. Jason X

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Year: 2002

Director: Todd Farmer

Starring: Kane Hodder, Lexa Doig, Lisa Ryder

Language: English

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Runtime: 92 minutes

The ninth installment in the Friday The 13th franchise, Jason X takes place in the future, when Jason has again been inexplicably resurrected. A scientist, Rowan LaFontaine (Lexa Doig), decides that cryonic suspension is the only method of stopping him, but Jason breaks free and kills the army personnel guarding him before he can be again imprisoned. Rowan manages to lure Jason into the cryo‑chamber, but he ruptures the tank and freezes both himself and Rowan. Over 400 years later, a team of students studying Earth discover Jason’s body and take it into space. Upon being thawed by the team, he proceeds to murder everyone aboard the spacecraft. He is seemingly killed but is then resurrected via nanotechnology as a cyborg version of himself. Finally, he is ejected into space and incinerated by Earth Two’s atmosphere, his mask falling to the bottom of a lake.

While other films of the franchise approach Jason as a human serial killer or undead monster, this movie views him through a science-fiction lens (referring to his inability to die as a “regenerative” power that can be studied and perhaps replicated) and then has him transformed by future-technology into a cyborg. This cyborg incarnation has been called Jason X in tie-in media, but is also often referred to by fans as “Uber Jason”, a nickname the art design team and production crew used and which appeared in later comic books Jason X Special and Friday the 13th: Jason vs. Jason X.

 


11. Freddy vs. Jason

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Year: 2003

Director: Damian Shannon & Mark Swift

Starring: Monica Keena, Kelly Rowland, Robert Englund

Language: English

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Runtime: 98 minutes

The eleventh installment in the Friday The 13th franchise, Freddy vs. Jason is a crossover with A Nightmare on Elm Street. The film retroactively establishes the two series in a shared universe and pits their respective antagonists, Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees, against each other after the former manipulates Jason into coming back to life and attacking the residents of Springwood to facilitate his own return. It is chronologically set after Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991) and Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993) but before Jason X (2001).

The film set in the contemporary period, Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) resurrects Jason (Ken Kirzinger) and sends him to Springwood hoping that he will create enough fear among the residents that Freddy will be strong enough to invade their dreams. Jason accomplishes this but refuses to stop killing. A battle ensues both in the dream-world and at Crystal Lake. The outcome is left ambiguous, as Jason surfaces from the lake holding Freddy’s severed head, which winks and laughs.

 


12. Friday the 13th

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Year: 2009

Director: Damian Shannon & Mark Swift

Starring: Jared Padalecki, Danielle Panabaker, Aaron Yoo

Language: English

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Runtime: 97 minutes

The twelfth installment in the Friday The 13th franchise, Friday the 13th (2009) is a reboot of the Friday the 13th franchise, which began in 1980. In this film, after witnessing his mother being beheaded at a young age, an adult Jason (Derek Mears) follows in her footsteps and kills anyone who comes to Crystal Lake. Jason subsequently kidnaps a young woman, Whitney Miller (Amanda Righetti), who resembles his mother at a young age. Six weeks after her disappearance, her brother, Clay Miller (Jared Padalecki), comes to look for her. The pair reunite and work together to seemingly kill Jason.

The film was originally conceived as an origin story, but the project evolved into a re-imagining of the first four Friday the 13th films. The character Jason Voorhees was redesigned as a lean, quick killer with a backstory that allows the viewer to feel sympathy for him, but not enough that he would lose his menace. In keeping with the tone of the film, Jason’s mask was recreated from a mold of the original mask used for Part III; though there were subtle changes. 

 


Friday the 13th Movies in Chronological Order

So that does it for the Friday the 13th film series in order of their release date. Now we’ll touch on the chronological order of Friday the 13th movies. This happens to be the same order in which they came out. All the twelve films focus on the fictional character Jason Voorhees, who was thought to have drowned as a boy at Camp Crystal Lake due to the negligence of the camp staff. Jason X (2002) takes place in 2455. So here is the Friday the 13th in Chronological Order you may follow:

Friday the 13th chronological order:

1. Friday the 13th — 1980

2. Friday the 13th Part II — 1981

3. Friday the 13th Part III — 1982

4. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter — 1984

5. Friday the 13th: A New Beginning — 1985

6. Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives — 1986

7. Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood — 1988

8. Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan — 1989

9. Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday — 1993

10. Freddy vs Jason — 2003

11. Friday the 13th — 2009

12. Jason X — 2002

 

Where to watch Friday the 13th Film Series Movies?

Want to enjoy one of the most successful media franchises in America— Friday the 13th—not only for the success of the films but also because of the extensive merchandising and repeated references to the series in popular culture. But Where Can I watch Friday the 13th Movies in order? You are able to stream The Friday the 13th series in order by renting or purchasing on Amazon Prime because it is pretty much solely available to watch on Amazon Prime, you may be able to Rent and buy on Vudu. So watch The Jason Voorhees Movies in order from first to last mentioned above: Links are given above Respectively:

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