hell yea, I love friday the 13th, my personal favorite is a tie between 3 and 6 - 3 was probaly the best "jason" and its the movie where he got his mask for the first time, and 6 ( jason lives ) had the best deaths out of all of them and was the first movie with "zombie jason" which is actualy what most people these days asociate jason with, its highly debated but mostly accepted that jason was just a human though the end of the 3rd movie and posibly still human in the 4th movie, the 5th was some fuckwad pretending to be jason and then jason actualy became a monster for sure from 6 on.
the main reason I love these movies is because they are the personification of american horror, cheesy movies , about a guy in a mask, running around killing teenagers who have sex, smoke dope, and get drunk, with over the top gory kills - everything a good american horror / slasher flick needs to be great.
the sequel / remake / reimagining scares me to death, its suposed to be a remake that combines the events of the first 4 movies and reimagines jason as more of just a nut in a mask ala the halloween remake, I really wish they would leave this one alone, jason is the face of american horror and if they pooch this one its going to sting.
and one final thought, if you enjoy friday the 13th movies, or just enjoy slasher movies at all and have not yet seen it, check out Behind the mask : The Rise of Leslie Vernon
, its a "mockumentry" about a film crew following around a slasher who is much in the vien of jason or michael ( from halloween ) as he is getting ready to set up his killing spree, it is a great concept with some great twists and just an awesome movie, one of the 2 best slashers Ive seen since the original scream. ( the other one being hatchet )
have I ever mentioned I freaking love horror movies?