How Well Do You Know The 'Friday the 13th' Franchise?


By: Riley Jones

5 Min Quiz

Image: New Line Cinema

About This Quiz

For many people in Western society, Friday the 13th is nothing more than bad luck, but for us movie fanatics, it's the perfect time to pop some popcorn and binge one of the greatest horror franchises of all time, 'Friday the 13th'.

For those that follow the Gregorian calendar, any month that begins on a Sunday will have a Friday that falls on the 13th and in 2019, there are happen to be two. Today is the first and the next will occur in December. In 2020, there will be two as well, although, in 2021 and 2022, there will only be one. All years have at least one Friday the 13th, but there can't be more than three. Revisiting stuff, eh? 

In the spirit of such an infrequent and superstitious day, we created a terrifyingly-entertaining quiz to celebrate the 'Friday the 13th' franchise. Are you a true fan? How well do you know the man behind the mask? Find out if you'll rise to the challenge and defeat Jason once and for all or if you'll crack under the pressure and find yourself sleeping with the fishes in Crystal Lake. Good luck! 

What is Jason's go-to weapon of choice?

Over the years, Jason has used everything from a spear gun to a tree on his victims, but he's most fond of his machete. Despite the use of a spear gun in Part III, Part IV, and Part VIII, Jason doesn't use firearms.


What is Jason's last name?

Jason Voorhees is the main antagonist of the 'Friday the 13th' film franchise. Many actors have portrayed the iconic horror villain over the years, the first being Ari Lehman, who portrayed Jason in the original 'Friday the 13th' movie released back in 1980.


What is the name of the sole survivor of the first 'Friday the 13th' movie?

At the end of the film, Alice wakes up inside a hospital surrounded by a medical staff. After explaining what happened, she's told there was no boy found at Crystal Lake, which she then says, "Then he's still there."


How many 'Friday the 13th' movies are there in total?

The first 'Friday the 13th' movie made its debut on May 9, 1980. The horror film was written by Victor Miller and was produced and directed by Sean S. Cunningham. The twelveth film, also titled 'Friday the 13th', was released on February 13, 2009.


Which of these is NOT a Friday the 13th sequel?

There have been twelve 'Friday the 13th' movies made since the first was released in 1980, but 'Friday the 13th Part VI: Machete Madness' is not one of them (although we think it should be).


What is the highest-grossing 'Friday the 13th' movie? (not adjusting for inflation)

According to Box Office Mojo, 2003's 'Freddy vs. Jason' is the highest-grossing 'Friday the 13th' movie, pulling an estimated $82.6 million. The second highest-grossing film is 2009's 'Friday the 13th', directed by Marcus Nispel.


Which of these actors was NOT in 2009's 'Friday the 13th'?

Released in 2009, 'Friday the 13th' follows Clay Miller as he searches for his missing sister, Whitney, who unannounced to him, was taken by Jason. It is the twelfth installment of the iconic horror franchise.


"Friday the 13th" was inspired by the success of what other horror movie?

Sean Cunningham's 'Friday the 13th' was heavily inspired by legendary John Carpenter’s 'Halloween' (1978). With the help of Victor Miller's script for 'Long Night at Camp Blood', Cunningham's vision of a horror movie featuring a hockey-mask wearing villain became a reality.


What is the name of Jason's mother?

Created by Victor Miller, Pamela Voorhees first appeared in the original 'Friday the 13th' movie as Jason's vengeful mother and primary antagonist of the film. She was originally portrayed by actress Betsy Palmer.


What is the first weapon Jason uses in 'Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan'?

The pink guitar featured in the film is 'Gibson Flying V' and it belonged to J.J. Jarrett, Jason's 71st victim. Jarret meets her fate early in the film when Jason bludgeons her with her own guitar.


What character did Kevin Bacon play in the original 'Friday the 13th' movie?

Two years after making his debut as Chip Diller in the 1980 comedy 'National Lampoon's Animal House', Kevin Bacon was cast as Marcie Stanler boyfriend, Jack Burrell, in the original 'Friday the 13th'.


In what year was Camp Crystal Lake originally established by the Christy family?

Established by the Christy family in 1935, Camp Crystal Lake was a safe and peaceful retreat until Pamela Voorhees and her disfigured son Jason arrived during the summer of 1957.


Which of these famous athletes made headlines in 2018 because of their connection to a new 'Friday the 13th' movie?

Back in October of 2018, LeBron James and his production company, SpringHill Entertainment, raised some eyebrows when it was announced they were in talks to co-produce a new 'Friday the 13th' movie, with original screenwriter, Victor Miller.


Which of the following medical condition was Jason Voorhees born with?

Hydrocephalus occurs when someone has an abnormally large collection of fluids in their skull. As a result of being born with the rare condition and an abnormally large head, Jason's was born with severe facial deformities resulting in decreased intellectual abilities.


Who is the only director to helm more than one 'Friday the 13th' movie?

Other than directing 'Friday the 13th Part II' and 'Friday the 13th Part III', Steve Miner is also known for directing 'House', 'Warlock', 'Lake Placid', and 'Day of the Dead'.


How many times has Kane Hodder portrayed Jason Voorhees on-screen?

Kane Hodder has played the iconic horror villain in 'Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood', 'Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan', 'Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday', and 'Jason X'.


What was the budget of "Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan"?

Released in 1989, 'Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan' only managed to pull in $14 million worldwide, making it the second least successful movie in the iconic horror franchise.


Which of these film critics was so unhappy by 'Friday the 13th' (1980) that they published the personal address of actress Betsy Palmer?

Nowadays, publishing someone's personal information can be considered harassment, an invasion of privacy and in some cases, assault. Siskel also published the personal address of Charles Bluhdorn, the chairman of Gulf+Western.


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