Friday the 13th (1980)

body horrorno
violence toward animalsno
Bechdel-Wallace testpassed
X was the real YIt turns out that Pamela was the real Voorhees

I think the important thing to remember is that classic and good are different words.

Full Disclosure: I was pretty tired when I watched this, and it may have negatively effected my enjoyment.

I enjoyed this movie, but it wasn't great. It's pacing seemed really off to me. The murders all struck me as abrupt—they didn't take the time to build up suspense. Worse, every character (that isn't just unceremoniously murdered) consistently makes the worst choices.

[SPOILER] The last surviving character is the worst for this. By the 2nd or 3rd occasion that she's knocked over Pamela Voorhees and runs away instead of subduing or killing her, it's just painful. She searches for a gun at one point, so she clearly thinks killing is an option.

[SPOILER] Because of this the double stinger of Jason pulling her under and Jason not being captured are just annoying—there was no reason for her to be in the canoe in the first place. If they wanted her there, why not have her escape while Pamela was still alive?