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Join Johnny Lambert (of local band 13 Nails) and his wife Kori as they host a special benefit screening of Friday the 13th on Friday the 13th of October.
They'll also be hosting a raffle to benefit The Easter Seals, a group helping families with developmental disabilities in Colorado. $1 from every special Gravedigger Feisty Spirit's cocktail will be donated to the cause, and every dollar spent on raffle tickets will also go to the Seals.
Raffle tickets are $5 and are available online with your movie ticket purchase or at the event. Prizes are being provided by The Lyric, Fort Collins Escape Room, Music Go Round, and Totally 80's Pizza!
One of the longest-running horror film series began with this gory shocker from director Sean S. Cunningham, who had previously produced Wes Craven's classic Last House on the Left. Entrepreneur Steve Christie (Peter Brouwer) re-opens Camp Crystal Lake after many years during which it has been cursed by murders and bad luck. The young and nubile counselors all begin to die extremely bloody deaths at the hands of an unseen killer during a rainstorm which isolates the camp. A woman is chopped in the face with an axe, another has her throat sliced in amazingly gruesome fashion, a male counselor (Harry Crosby) is pinned to a door with arrows, and a young Kevin Bacon has an arrow shoved through his throat from below a bed. Victor Miller's script is not particularly impressive, but Cunningham's tense direction, and some remarkable special-effects by acclaimed makeup artist Tom Savini are enough to make it worthwhile. 1950s quiz show regular Betsy Palmer appears as the cook whose son, Jason (Ari Lehman), drowned 25 years earlier while neglected by romancing counselors. Palmer was reportedly cast because she was willing to drive her own car to and from the set. Trivia buffs should note the decapitation scene near the end, in which the female killer exhibits rather hirsute hands clutching at the air. The hands belong to Savini's assistant, Taso N. Stavrakis. Friday the 13th made nearly 40 million dollars at the box office and spawned numerous sequels.