Friday the 13th movies in order: The complete Jason Voorhees timeline

The first film debuted over 30 years ago. It follows a group of teenage camp counselors at Camp Crystal Lake. But someone doesn’t want them to open camp again. (image credit: Friday the 13th (1980))
The second film introduces Jason Voorhees as a killer, but he’s missing his mask and machete. You learn that witnessing his mom's death drives him to kill. (image credit: Friday the 13th Part II (1981))
This Friday the 13th picks up the day after the second film. It sees Jason terrorising teens, again, near Crystal Lake. And, yes, Jason is wearing his mask. (image credit: Friday the 13th Part III (1982))
The film is again set the next day after the previous entry. Jason comes back to life and returns to Crystal Lake to murder more teens and a kid named Tommy. (image credit: Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984))
Here, we see an older Tommy - who spent the years since his encounter with Jason - institutionalised. Unfortunately, his time with Jason is far from over. (image credit: Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985))
Jason Lives sees Jason live, again - thanks to Tommy, who goes to Crystal Lake to see Jason’s grave. But he somehow manages to bring back the undead killer. (image credit: Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986))
This picks up after Jason Lives. Jason is chained to the bottom of Crystal Lake. He's freed by a woman named Tina, who happens to have teens partying next door. (image credit: Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988))
Jason doesn't actually spend much time in Manhattan in this installment. He is resurrected and boards a luxury liner filled with teens heading to NYC. (image credit: Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989))
What’s left of Jason is transferred to a coroner's office. But when the coroner sees Jason’s black heart, he eats it, allowing Jason to control his body. (image credit: Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993))
This was decades in the making. It's a showdown between two of the scariest slashers of all time. In it, teens bring Freddy out of their dreams to face Jason. (image credit: Freddy vs Jason (2003))
So, this film was released the year before Freddy vs Jason. However, chronologically, it comes last in the franchise. It puts Jason 450 years into the future. (image credit: Jason X (2002))

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