Have a rummage through the horror section of your chosen movie outlet and you'll be tripping over villains from years gone by. Wishmaster, Chucky, Puppetmaster, the Tall Man, Pinhead, Pumpkinhead, Candyman, Hannibal Lecter, Freddy Krueger. But before former top dog Freddy threw his Fedora in the ring the battle for head-horror-honcho was a two way dance between Michael Myers and Jason Voorhees.
Whilst Halloween (1978)
struck first and with more precision, Carpenter’s picture being arguably the best slasher film of all time, it didn’t take long for Friday the 13th
to gain the upper hand. The sequels to Friday the 13th (1980)
were far from classics but blow for blow they beat the Halloween
follow-ups into submission thanks to a willingness to give audiences exactly what they wanted; more gore, more boobs, more trips to Crystal Lake. The box office loved Jason to, while Michael struggled to k
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