Top 13 Lessons Learned from Watching Friday the 13th Films
Fans of the Friday the 13th film series will certainly vouch for the fact that there are plenty of valuable and important lessons that can be learned by watching the films. Some are obvious (Jamie Kennedy hit on a few of them when he played Randy in Scream), some not so much. But with the release of Friday the 13th: The Complete Collection, we figured it was time to share some of the things that we learned from watching Friday the 13th movies. Read on and maybe you’ll pick up a couple pointers you might have previously missed.
Rule #1: No Sex!
This is, of course, the most obvious rule on the list, and it cannot be overstated. If you have sex in a Friday the 13th film, you’ve basically just signed your own death warrant. The fact that the counselors were out fornicating when Jason originally drown is really something that’s stuck in his craw over the years and it torques him out to no end to see people screwing. So once again, if it can be at all avoided, do yourself a favor and refrain from having sex anywhere near Crystal Lake.
Rule #2: No Drugs!
Again, this is a no-brainer. Jason hates sex, yes…but just below that on the list of things that burns his ass is drug use. And, as you know, it doesn’t have to be heavy drugs. Pot smokers really make him blow his stack. If you’ve got to smoke weed, don’t do it any place where Jason might catch a contact high.
Rule #3: Listen to Crazy Locals
Although guys like Crazy Ralph and Abel (the nut with the 3D eyeball in Friday the 13th Part 3) don't seem like good sources of reliable information, they were pretty spot on with their warnings about Crystal Lake. No, you probably don't want to take financial advice from these guys, or eat anything they cook for that matter, but when it comes to warning unwary teenagers about the dangers of Crystal Lake, these are your guys! Heed their words!