On Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th is one of the most successful horror franchises ever. Read below to see what some famous faces had to say about the series.

1. Kevin Bacon

"Friday the 13th – I think that success gave me the confidence I needed at that time, after the lull following Animal House. And it was a great conversation piece."

2. Betsy Palmer

"...after it began to become such a big hit, we went over ot the Paramount on Hollywood Boulevard and it's just filled with kids... So the lights come up, we were all getting ready to leave, and as the girl [in front] stands up I just poke her on the shoulder, and she turns around and says, 'Oh my God! It's her! It's her!' And they all started screaming and running out of the theater."

3. Corey Feldman

“I was always an avid fan of Halloween – Michael Myers was a hero to me. So when they asked me to be in this movie I was flabbergasted. Then I was told it was actually Friday the 13th. I said, ‘Is that the one with the guy with the baseball thing?’ So I went and watched Part 3… and I loved it.”

4. Tony Goldwyn

"It was amazing. I was in a movie! I didn’t care. I was thrilled! It was pretty cheesy, and I knew that, but you’ve got to start somewhere. And I also felt like I had an opportunity to take something that on the page was pretty cheesy and try to make something of it, you know?"

5. Crispin Glover

“I’m definitely a cinephile. I’ll see a lot of old movies, all different kinds. And while there are some horror films that I think are good films, it’s not a genre that I’ve ever sought out… So it was funny when I did that film; I knew even at that time that it would be something to look back upon with a sense of humor, on some level.”