Friday the 13th

Factual error: At the climax of the movie, Alice swings the machete at Mrs. Voorhees and decapitates her. When the blade makes contact with Mrs. Voorhees' neck, her head flies off at an incorrect angle, as though the cut began on the opposite side.

Revealing mistake: When Ned is pretending to drown, Brenda swims out to rescue him. You can see that she and Ned stay underwater for a few seconds, until their cue to emerge. (00:23:30)

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Audio problem: In the beginning, Claudette and the other counsellors are all singing. When they get closer you can see that Claudette is playing the guitar, then she stops, but the guitar playing and singing still continues. (00:02:10)

Continuity mistake: After Brenda hears a noise, she puts her book down next to the candle, and walks to the door. When she gets to the door, the book is now by the opposite side of the candle. (00:52:50)

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Continuity mistake: After Brenda is thrown through the window, she is facing to her right. Later when Alice goes back to the kitchen, she is facing to her left. The glass and wood around her changes too. (01:11:20 - 01:20:15)

Revealing mistake: When Steve Christy is leaving the diner, it shows the outside of the diner, where it is raining. It's very obvious that the "rain" is just a sprinkler.

Continuity mistake: When the kids are at the beach, Brenda shows up saying "Hey you guys. Ready to get back to work?", while placing her foot on a red towel. When it cuts the towel has changed position. (00:23:00)

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Visible crew/equipment: In the scene at the diner after the kids have played "Strip Monopoly" there is a shot of Sandy behind the counter and some customers walking out of the diner. Look behind the last woman walking out and you can see a crew member reflected in the window. (00:46:25)

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Audio problem: When the kid is playing classic guitar the movement on the guitar's neck doesn't match the music. He somehow manage to play high tones on low frets. (00:36:45)

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Continuity mistake: In the scene when Alice decapitates Mrs. Voorhees and Mrs. Voorhees raises her hands and grabs air, if you look carefully, the hands have hair on the back, even when, during the chase scenes, she doesn't have hair on the back of her hands. (01:27:55)

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Continuity mistake: After Alice bangs at the lock with the end of the gun, the position of the lock and it's chains differs through the following consecutive shots. (01:17:50)

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Continuity mistake: At the lake when they pull the floating object by the pier the girl on the right side is about ten feet ahead of the object. When it cuts she is behind it. (00:21:35)

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Continuity mistake: When Alice runs into the barn to hide from Pam, as she slides the door open, a plank of wood falls over, to the right of the door. In another shot of the barn, it is upright again. (01:17:00)

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Visible crew/equipment: After they've killed the snake and Alice says "Is it dead?" the boom mike shadow is visible moving over the door behind her. (00:26:05)

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Suggested correction: No shadow is visible.

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Boom mic shadow is definitely visible.

Revealing mistake: When Jack and the kids get up to the cabin you see Steve chopping on a stub in order to remove it. He then gets help from the kids to tip it over but there are no chop marks on it. (00:13:20)

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Visible crew/equipment: When Pamela Vorhees pulls over to pick up Annie we can see a man's arm reflected in the front shield sitting in the passenger seat. (00:18:30)

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Bill: If this is a joke, I'm gonna brain 'em.

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Trivia: According to producer/director Sean Cunningham, Shelly Winters was the original choice for Mrs. Voorhees. He wanted a known actress whose career was winding down so the fee would be low. Winters wasn't interested. Estelle Parsons actually negotiated to be in the film, but ultimately backed out. Louise Lasser and Dorothy Malone were also considered before they finally would up with Betsy Palmer, who famously agreed to the role because she needed the money for a new car.

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Chosen answer: No, not all of them. The first three episodes are on Youtube. Direct TV new horror-movie channel - Chiller TV - is airing all the episodes currently, but you have to subscribe to the TV station (check out ChillerTV.com.) They are not officially on DVD, but are also sold on ebay. The series has no affiliation to the Friday The 13th Jason films.

Answer: The entire series is now on DVD. You can most likely find them on Amazon or a video store.

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