In June 1979, Time magazine ran a cover story titled “Summer of Fear,” a comprehensive feature examining how, after years of hibernation, the classic horror picture had successfully wended its way back to theater screens.

The cover featured a photo of actress Sigourney Weaver cowering in a cramped alcove from a menacing slime-covered creature in a scene from the movie Alien. That year alone, moviegoers were treated to classics like Halloween, and one that spawned about 5,000 sequels - Friday the 13th.

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