Tommy Jarvis goes to the graveyard to get rid of Jason Voorhees' body once and for all, but inadvertently brings him back to life instead. The newly revived killer once again seeks revenge, and Tommy may be the only one who can defeat him.
Still haunted by his past, Tommy Jarvis - who, as a child, killed Jason Voorhees - wonders if the serial killer is connected to a series of brutal murders occurring in and around the secluded halfway house where he now lives.
A group of young adults set up tent near the abandoned summer camp where a series of gruesome murders are said to have taken place back in 1980. The perpetrator was a grieving mother, driven insane by the drowning of her child, Jason, whom she believed was neglected by the camp counselors. As legend has it, the last survivor of the attacks beheaded the woman. But then Jason came back, and now he is a vengeful and inexorable killer, wielding crossbows, swords, axes and other sharp instruments. The legend proves horribly true, as these campers quickly discover. Six months later, the brother of one of those campers distributes posters of his missing sister. The police believe she took off with her boyfriend; but he knows better. The brother crosses paths with an uptight young rich guy who is having his girlfriend and friends over at his parents' cabin. The brother ends up at the cabin himself just before his sister's attacker sets upon them all. Written by
Victor Miller, the screenwriter of the original Friday the 13th (1980), said the script was written in such a way that it could be deemed a sequel as opposed to a remake, because that meant they could pay him less if the movie qualified as a "sequel". This explains why the plot of the film is more of an amalgamation of the first four films of the franchise as opposed to a re-telling of the original film. Miller took legal action, because he felt the script they showed him was more of a remake, but since the story he came with was condensed to the first few minutes of the film, he lost the battle and was paid less. He was surprised later to see the film advertised as a remake. See more »
(at around 1h) When Chewie finds the liquor cabinet, the bottle changes from his right to left hand with each sequential shot up until he puts the bottle back in the cabinet. See more »
I wanted to start with how I always find it funny when people critic a horror movie over lack of dialog or character development. Its almost like they've never seen a horror movie before. The more dialog and character growth a movie has the more "horror" and "gore" the movie losses. It will also lose the more casual young adult viewer.
Now onto the movie, Friday the 13th accomplishes what it sets out to do, it keeps you entertained for its entire run time and gives you a few jolts and surprises. Where the movie does seem to stray away from the atmosphere the originals established it doesn't stray very far and is actually a welcome change that puts fresh air in a once stale franchise. Its also welcoming that the movie isn't a remake. . .perse. The movie doesn't discredit anything that's happened in the previous films but rather make them part of the film's back story. Die-hard fans may be a little disappointed at the "new" Jason but the more realistic spin on him is very good. I enjoyed watching him actually run rather than walk and I also enjoyed the quicker kills. Seeing somebody run through a forest for every death only stays good for so long. The film is entertaining, has creative deaths, a very sexy supporting actress, and will keep you glued from start to finish. This is one of the better horror remakes that came out in a while.
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