Throwback Thursday: Friday the 13th (1980)

Boras Cinema Röda Kvarn, Borås
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"Ki-ki-ki-ma-ma-ma!" Bloody slasher murders, anonymous psychopaths and unmotivated nude scenes in one of the most influential teenage horror scenes of all time, now back in the cinema! On a Christmas day in 1979, a full-page ad appeared in the industry magazine Variety, where Friday the 13th they were sold as "the scariest movie ever made". Actually, Sean S. Cunningham, who was behind the ad, had no film - but managed with his PR trick to secure the funding for what would be a huge success.

Friday the 13th is a shamelessly low-budget plagiarism on John Carpenter's style-forming Halloween with an unexpected twist which in turn is a variation on Hitchcock's Psycho. In this first part of the long-lived series, a bunch of pilgrim summer camp leaders arrive in the wooded Crystal Lake. The reluctance turns bloody seriously when they are visited by a mysterious killer with connection to the camp's dark past. An iconic cult classic of questionable quality but undoubtedlycult value, back to the cinema during a gruesome movie night! Shown as Hallowen film in collaboration with Cinemateket: c /o and support from the Västra Götaland region.

About Throwback Thursday

Friday the 13th appears within the Red Kvarns Throwback Thursday concept, with the display of selected cult classics a couple of times per season. The event is a so-called Gold Puzzle Night, which means that it is free for everyone with the Puzzle Card Puzzle and 2 puzzle pieces. Gold puzzle visitors can only get their free ticket at the box office at the cinema.

film facts

Directed by: Sean S. Cunningham

Starring: Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King and others

Country: USA

Year: 1980

Censorship: From 15 years

Duration: 95 minutes

Original Title: Friday the 13th

Tickets: 50 SEK

Contact information

Bio Röda Kvarn
Västerbrogatan 13
Phone: +46-33357143

Organizer: Kulturförvaltningen, Borås Stad


Opening hours

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Opens 30 minutes before the show.

Price information

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SEK 50.

You can buy tickets at or directly at the box office. With reservation for sold out.

Public transportation


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Borås Bio is a stone's throw from Borås Central Station and Borås Resecentrum, at Knalletorget along the river Viskan, opposite restaurant Kök'et and directly adjacent to restaurant Babbel.