13 Freaked-Up Facts About The Friday The 13th Franchise

You know Jason Voorhees, right? Gigantic lumbering revenant, loves hockey, always seems a little mad he wasn't invited to the orgy?

That's mostly true, at least from a bird's-eye-view of the franchise. But in a story known for its twists, this may be the biggest twist of all: this was never supposed to make it past the first movie. And taken on its own, the first movie looks almost nothing like the lore you're familiar with today.

Here are some freaky details about the humble, fly-by-night beginnings of the franchise that just won't die:

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13 Freaked-Up Facts About The Friday The 13th Franchise