It's a very good film, not very gory mind you but it does have the suspense factor which is more impotant IMO. I can see where Steve Miner got the idea from Jason's thread's from in Part 2 because they are almost identical to the killer in this film especially the burlap sac over the head.
Plot: The film is set in '46 or '47 in Texas where residents of Texarkana are left terrorized by a mysterious hooded killer who is stalking victims during the evening and leaving the local police at a loss.
Neither The Phantom nor Jason wore burlap. Common misconception in the F13 world. Both masks were made from pillow cases.