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Friday the 13th (2009)

 -  Horror  -  13 February 2009 (USA)
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A group of young adults discover a boarded up Camp Crystal Lake, where they soon encounter Jason Voorhees and his deadly intentions.

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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 J. Spurlin

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camp | lake | camp counselor | drowning | 1980s | See more »

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Rated R for strong bloody violence, some graphic sexual content, language and drug material | See all certifications »

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13 February 2009 (USA)  »

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Friday the 13th Part 12  »

Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,198,653 (UK) (13 February 2009)

Gross:

$64,997,188 (USA) (17 April 2009)
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Trivia

Tommy Jarvis, a character that appeared in Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984), Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985), and Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986) was at one point confirmed by producers Bradley Fuller and Andrew Form of Platinum Dunes to be returning as Jason's nemesis. See more »

Goofs

Clay puts one of his missing persons poster on the back of the Escalade and there's a close up shot of the poster as the vehicle drives away from the outpost store. The ensuing shot is of the vehicle entering the city limits of Crystal Lake, passing by the sign, however there's no poster on the back of the vehicle. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Pamela Voorhees: Come here. Come here now.
Camp Counselor: No.
Pamela Voorhees: You're the last one. I've killed all the others. It'll be easier for you than it was for Jason.
Camp Counselor: Why are you doing this?
Pamela Voorhees: You need to be punished for what you did to him.
Camp Counselor: I didn't do anything.
Pamela Voorhees: You let him drown. Jason was my son.
Camp Counselor: I didn't do anything. No. No. No. Please.
Pamela Voorhees: You should have been watching him. Every minute.
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The worst Friday yet
10 December 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Of all the horror remakes of recent years, Friday THE 13TH has to be one of the worst. The reason? Because it fails to find a voice and style of its own, content instead to derivatively copy the look and feel of a dozen inferior horror outings such as WRONG TURN and THE Texas CHAINSAW MASSACRE remake. It starts off by following the plot of the first three films – featuring Mrs Vorhees, sack-head Jason and hockey mask Jason – before falling apart entirely with cliché after cliché as the killer goes after a bunch of dull people.

This film fails because it doesn't have a single interesting character – least of all bland Jason, who doesn't have anything approaching the brutality of the killer once played by Kane Hodder. The victims are all of them irritating and faceless, so you'll look forward to seeing them die – except even the death scenes are unmemorable. A week after watching this and I don't recall a single murder from the film, it's that dull and lacking in creativity. The filmmakers throw in plenty of nudity in an attempt to liven things up, but needless to say it's not enough to sustain the movie. Even the godawful sequels, like JASON TAKES MANHATTAN, were better than this!


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