On Friday, June 13th of 1958, two Camp Crystal Lake counselors,
Claudette and Barry, slip away from the campfire for an illicit
rendezvous. They are discovered and murdered by an unseen assailant.
later, the camp is preparing to reopen. The town loony, Crazy Ralph,
warns camp cook Annie that "Camp Blood" has a death curse, but Annie
continues to hitch her way to camp. Local truck driver Enos tells
her the camp lore: the murders in '58, a boy drowning in '57, the
fires and bad water that thwarted attempts to reopen the camp. Annie
then catches a ride with the wrong person, who chases her through
the woods and slits her throat.
Crystal Lake, Steve Christy is eager for his counselors Marcie,
Jack, Ned, Brenda, Bill and Alice to begin their preparations to
open the camp. After they get underway, Steve leaves for an urgent
errand in town. The counselors work for a while longer, then break
for some swimming. After a drowning scare, a snake in a cabin and
visits from both the law and Crazy Ralph, Ned goes to investigate
a noise in one of the cabins, and doesn't come out. . .
begins, and Marcie and Jack seek shelter in the same cabin, where
they make love in a bunk bed. Meanwhile, Brenda, Bill and Alice
amuse themselves with a rousing game of strip Monopoly. When Marcie
leaves for the restroom, Ned's body, hidden on the top bunk, drips
blood onto Jack's face. Jack is then stabbed through the neck with
an arrow, and the killer leaves for the camp restroom. Marcie goes
to investigate a sound in the showers and the killer splits her
face open with a vicious axe swing.
blows open in the main cabin, interrupting Brenda, Bill and Alice's
game. Brenda leaves to close the windows in her cabin. In town,
Steve finishes his meal in the local diner and starts back for camp.
From her cabin, Brenda hears a child crying in the woods and braves
the storm. As she slogs through the driving the rain, the archery
range is suddenly illuminated, with Brenda standing in front of
the targets. . .
she hears a scream, and she and Bill go to investigate. On Brenda's
pillow they find a bloody axe. The phones are out and the truck
won't start, so they decide to go back to the main cabin to get
out of the rain. In the meantime, Steve's Jeep has slid off the
road. A passing police car gives him a ride part of the way, and
he walks the rest - only to encounter the killer, who Steve recognizes
before he is stabbed in the stomach.
camp the power goes out, and Bill goes to check the generator while
Alice takes a nap. When she awakes she goes to look for Bill in
the generator shed, but instead discovers his body mounted on the
door, riddled with arrows. She returns to the main cabin and seals
herself in, only to have Brenda's corpse thrown through the window.
She flees, and runs into Pamela Voorhees, an "old friend of the
left alone against Pamela, whose son Jason drowned at Camp Crystal
Lake in 1957. Now all the counselors of the camp must die, and it
is one or the other in a match to the death. . . who will survive
the long night at Camp Blood?
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