Horror 101 Podcast – Episode 13: Popping The Friday the 13th Cherry

Episode XIII – Introducing the first two Friday the 13th films to World Famous Brian Stewart, October 9th, 2012

How could we NOT feature Friday the 13th on our 13th show? Well get this!! The World Famous Brian Stewart has NEVER seen ANY of them. Well, we’re going to change that and we’re bringing you with us as we pop his Friday the 13th cherry. Join us as we unveil Friday the 13th (1980) and Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) and enjoy a unique opportunity to get a brand new perspective on these timeless classics. Will he love them or hate them? What are our favourite scenes? Which movies influenced the makers of the Friday films? All this and much, much more on another great podcast with music and audio clips that have made the Horror 101 podcast a favourite among genre fans.


1:00 Intro and Big Thanks to Jason Lloyd for his work
3:42 Introducing Friday the 13th
8:50 Shout out to Cult Sensation Nick MacPherson
10:00 How has Brian Stewart NOT seen any of the Fridays till now?
15:54 A walk through of the original Friday the 13th beginning…
17:40 The cherry has been popped!!
23:20 Brian’s favourite scene
26:50 The Kevin Bacon Kill!!!
31:00 Introducing Friday the 13th Part II
35:28 There should have been more deaths!
36:50 The terror in the shack
39:00 We loved Amy Steel
42:00 Theorizing about the Jason character
46:09 Scoring both movies out of ten
48:32 Conclusion with big thanks to all involved in the films, Cash’s favourite Friday the 13th and a homework assignment for our listeners.

Friday the 13th (1980)

Directed by: Sean S. Cunningham
Written by: Victor Miller


Betsy Palmer as Mrs. Pamela Voorhees
Adrienne King as Alice Hardy
Jeannine Taylor as Marcie Cunningham
Robbi Morgan as Annie
Kevin Bacon as Jack Burrel
Harry Crosby as Bill
Laurie Bartram as Brenda
Mark Nelson as Ned Rubinstein
Peter Brouwer as Steve Christy
Walt Gorney as Crazy Ralph
Ari Lehman as Jason Voorhees

Produced by: Sean S. Cunningham

Friday the 13th Part II (1981)

Directed by: Steve Miner
Written by: Ron Kurz, Victor Miller


Amy Steel as Ginny Field
John Furey as Paul Holt
Adrienne King as Alice Hardy
Kirsten Baker as Terry
Stuart Charno as Ted
Warrington Gillette as jason Voorhees
Walt Gorney as Crazy Ralph
Marta Kober as Sandra Dier
Tom McBride as Mark
Bill Randolph as Jeffrey

Frank Mancuso Jr ….. associate producer
Steve Miner ….. producer

Be sure to check out Mario Bava’s classic BAY OF BLOOD(1971)

All FRIDAY the 13th pictures and audio copyright © 1980, 1981 by Georgetown Productions Inc. and Paramount Pictures and used for educational purposes. No reproductions please.


  1. Dave Girod

    As a child of the 70’s/80’s I grew up with these films!! “Friday the 13th” holds a special place in my heart simply because my older brother snuck me into the theater to see it when I was waaaayyyy to young to be watching this thing. And from that day on, my brother and I have have made it a point to get together on opening night when any “Friday” film comes out.

    Great show, can’t believe there was anyone still out there walking around who had never seen an installment of the series!?!? Another solid episode, and as I’m making my way through the back catalog of episodes, I love how Horror 101 has evolved, and the show continues to get better and better!!

  2. cash

    Thanks Dave. We recorded Brian’s reaction to Friday 3 and 4 that same week. Not sure if I’ll make a show out of it but it’s still in the archives. We generally stray from the hugely popular films because everyone has scene it but like you said, when I found out he never saw any of them? That’s a reason to make the show right there.

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