The Friday The 13th Franchise Discussed By IGN

The Friday The 13th films are just as popular today as they were 30 years ago. This past July 4th, as part of their History of Awesome segment, IGN discussed the franchise and its origins. Watch this feature video of IGN discussing Friday the 13th and its contribution to cinema.

The Friday The 13th films have grossed over $465 million at the box-office worldwide. Although the films were not popular with critics, Friday the 13th is considered one of the most successful media franchises in America—not only for the success of the films, but also because of the extensive merchandising and repeated references to the series in popular culture. The franchise's popularity has generated a fanbase who have created their own Friday the 13th films, fashioned replica Jason Voorhees costumes, and tattooed their bodies with Friday the 13th artwork. Jason's hockey mask has even become one of the most recognizable images in popular culture.