Community Collab: Let’s Rank the ‘Friday the 13th’ Franchise!

It’s a question that has caused fans of cinema to lose countless hours over debating: What is the best and worst of any given film franchise?

ScreenAge Wasteland aims to find the common ground by asking its community to participate in a collaborative ranking of every film in the Friday the 13th franchise. The eligible films are Friday the 13th (1980), Friday the 13th Part 2, Friday the 13th Part III, Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, Friday the 13th: A New Beginning, Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives, Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood, Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan, Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday, Jason X, Freddy vs. Jason, and Friday the 13th (2009).

All you have to do is order the films from best to worst. There are two ways to submit your ranking of the 12 Friday the 13th films:

  1. Send your ranking, along with a sentence or two about each film (your favorite part, why it is great/terrible, etc.) to info.screenagewasteland@gmail.com; or
  2. If you don’t want to give thoughts on each film, drop your ranking down in the Disqus comments.

Please submit your ranking by Thursday, September 30. Here’s an example of what a response might look like (taken from SAW Ranks the X-Men Movies for The Wolverine):

  • James Mangold did a great job of course correcting things after Origins shit the bed, and even though I’m not the biggest fan of Aronofsky, I really kinda wish we got to see his movie instead.

Once the deadline has past, we’ll tally up the various rankings, cherrypick the best responses for each film, and put together a massive collab ranking post for release sometime in October.


Are you up for the task? Comment below or email to confirm your involvement.

To see our previous community collab ranking of every Steven Spielberg movie, click here.


Thanks in advance to everyone who participates. You are a true screenager.

NOTE: As long as you have seen at least 7 films you can participate. Just rank the ones you have seen. The scores will be adjusted depending on how many you rank.

Author: Marmaduke Karlston

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