Ranking The Paramount Era Friday The 13th VHS Covers
Of course, box cover art wouldn't deter a Friday The 13th fan from renting a new film upon release, but other film aficionados who were not devoted fans of the franchise might have viewed particular releases in a different light based on the box cover art. With that in mind, we are going to rank to the Paramount era films according to their VHS box art and their appeal to the casual movie fan.
8. Friday The 13th: A New Beginning
7. Friday The 13th Part 2
Pressbook with the eventual VHS cover art). In a move that echoed the film production of Part 2, the original 1980 movie's poster concept was copied for the sequel's VHS cover art, implementing a silhouette around Part 2's film title. What resulted is a bland representation of the film and signaled this film as simply a retread of the previous entry in the franchise.
6. Friday The 13th Part 3
5. Friday The 13th 1980
designed by Spiros Angelikas and painted by Alex Ebel. The poster was translated over to the VHS cover and utilizes the killer's silhouette to perfection as it surrounds the would-be victim camp counselors at Camp Crystal Lake.
4. Friday The 13th Part 7: The New Blood
3. Jason Lives: Friday The 13th Part 6
2. Friday The 13th Part 8: Jason Takes Manhattan
numerous changes before the Part 8's release, the final version still hits a home-run as you need to see is Jason hovering over New York City with a knife to get excited to watch this film. Opinions on the quality of the film, of course, vary among the fans.
1. Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter