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Friday the 13th (2009)

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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

13 February 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Friday the 13th  »

Box Office


$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,198,653 (UK) (13 February 2009)


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

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


When approaching the film, one of the main questions director Marcus Nispel asked himself was what aspects of the Friday The 13th mythology would moviegoers want to see again and again. He was also concerned about giving the audience what they wanted, but not what they were expecting. See more »


(at around 44 mins) When Chelsea is wake boarding, when she first gets up, she is clearly putting her left foot forward () however the first shot immediately after this, her right foot is forward (goofy), yet every other shot she is wake boarding with her left foot forward (regular). See more »


[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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Crazy Credits

The movie's title does not appear until 23 minutes and 50 seconds into the film. See more »


Referenced in Slash (2013) See more »


Doin' Things
Written by Carol Cantrall (as Carol Cantrell), Gloria White, and Louis Bell
Performed by Three AM
Courtesy of Musicball Entertainment
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User Reviews

Balance not quite right
12 February 2009 | by (Nelson, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Friday the 13th has an incredibly powerful first 15-20 minutes. It really kicks off with a bang. Jason is back better than ever. Then something goes fractionally wrong and we fall back into old territory. Everything becomes a bit too familiar. Still, it does better than most horror films in the sense that it really doesn't become too tedious until the last 10 minutes or so.

The main characters are strong in their performance without being memorable. The cameos are the real scene stealers including a gas station attendant and a man named Donnie. A lot of the jokes from all concerned really hit the mark though and are a nice touch to the film.

The Friday the 13th remake is what it is and at the end of the day probably all that could realistically have been hoped for. It won't decrease the seemingly ever growing hate of remakes, but it certainly won't add to it either and that in itself is an achievement.

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