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Friday the 13th -- A group of young adults discover a boarded up Camp Crystal Lake, where they soon encounter Jason Voorhees (Mears) and his deadly intentions.
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Friday the 13th -- Interview: Derek Mears "On not seeing his character as a villain"


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Directed by
Marcus Nispel 
Writing credits
Damian Shannon (screenplay) &
Mark Swift (screenplay)

Damian Shannon (story) &
Mark Swift (story) and
Mark Wheaton (story)

Victor Miller (characters)

Produced by
Michael Bay .... producer
Sean S. Cunningham .... producer
Andrew Form .... producer
Bradley Fuller .... producer (as Brad Fuller)
Walter Hamada .... executive producer
Alma Kuttruff .... co-producer
Guy Stodel .... executive producer
Brian Witten .... executive producer
Original Music by
Steve Jablonsky 
Cinematography by
Daniel Pearl (director of photography) (as Daniel C. Pearl)
Film Editing by
Ken Blackwell 
Casting by
Lisa Fields 
Production Design by
Jeremy Conway 
Art Direction by
John Frick 
Set Decoration by
Randy Huke  (as Randy Smith Huke)
Costume Design by
Mari-An Ceo 
Makeup Department
Roland Blancaflor .... foam runner
Catherine Conrad .... key hair stylist
Mitch Devane .... sculptor
Chris Gallaher .... key special effects makeup artist: additional photography (as Christopher Gallaher)
Aaron Globerman .... appliance technician
Chris Hampton .... moldmaker
Tim Jarvis .... on-set special effects makeup artist
Kevin Kirkpatrick .... makeup effects technician
Christine Mansfield .... hair fabrication
Nicole Michaud .... hair fabrication
Carla Palmer .... makeup department head (as Carla E. Palmer)
Charmaine Richards .... assistant hair stylist
Charmaine Richards .... hair department head: additional photography
Scott Stoddard .... special effects makeup supervisor
Kara Sutherlin .... assistant makeup artist: additional photography
Kara Sutherlin .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Alma Kuttruff .... unit production manager
Tim Pedegana .... post-production supervisor
Josh Price .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Doug Carter .... second second assistant director
Cleta Elaine Ellington .... second assistant director (as Cleta Ellington)
Erika Henderson .... additional second second assistant director
Mark Palansky .... director: additional photography
Craig A. Pinckes .... first assistant director (as Craig Pinckes)
Daniel J. Shaw .... first assistant director: additional photography (as Daniel Shaw)
Katie Tull .... second assistant director: additional photography
Michael Waxman .... first assistant director
Art Department
David Michael Ableman .... scenic artist (as Mike Ableman)
Annilee Ballentine .... buyer: Dallas (as Annilee Ballentine Ramirez)
J.P. Barrow .... welder
Doug Brode .... storyboard artist: additional photography
Rodney Brown .... foreman
Marcia Bruscato-Poss .... construction buyer
Brandon Campbell .... additional props: additional photography
Jack Colmenero .... swing: additional photography
April Crump .... set dresser
April Crump .... swing: additional photography
Patricia Dillon .... buyer
Tim Dingle .... sign writer: additional photography
Travis Eisenberg .... prop maker/stand-by carpenter: additional photography
Travis Eisenberg .... propmaker
Doug Field .... assistant property master: additional photography
Quinn Frick .... laborer
Quinn Frick .... laborer: additional photography
William F. Gambill .... on-set painter (as William Gambill)
Ken Gaston-Kilgore .... set dresser (as Kenneth Gaston-Kilgore)
Jammie S. Goodman .... painter (as Jimmie Goodman)
Juliet Guimont .... scenic artist
Mark Gutierrez .... utility technician
Mark Hanks .... swing: additional photography
Eric Henshaw .... greens foreman
Meredith Johns .... prop fabricator
Garry Kirks .... gang boss
Jim Kolmar .... art department assistant
Ellen Lampl .... graphic designer
Marcus LaPorte .... additional props: additional photography
Marcus LaPorte .... sculptor
Timothy W. Lobdell .... propmaker (as Tim Lobdell)
David MacDonald .... set dresser
Pat Martine .... paint foreman
Pat Martine .... scenic artist: additional photography
Ana Martinez .... set dressing buyer
Andy McCauley .... gang boss
Andy McCauley .... gang boss: additional photography
Joe McCusker .... construction coordinator
Joe McCusker .... construction coordinator: additional photography
Benson Moore .... greensman
Richard M. Moore .... propmaker (as Richard Moore)
Barbara Nadeau .... painter
Tyler Noel .... painter
Jorge Paris .... art department coordinator
John Parker .... on-set dresser
John Parker .... on-set dresser: additional photography
Shane Patrick .... leadman
Scott Perez .... set dresser
Rob Perkins .... scenic gang boss
Ron Perkins .... foreman
Richard H. Perry .... assistant stand-by greensman (as Rick Perry)
Adele Plauche .... set designer
Jeff Poss .... additional props: additional photography
Victoria Ramirez Fuller .... props assistant (as Victoria Ramirez)
Scott A. Reeder .... props assistant (as Scott Reeder)
Jeremy Reeves .... set dresser
Felix Rosales III .... utility technician
Dana Sanchez .... scenic artist
Steve Sawhill .... leadman: additional photography
Jason Schulte .... stand-by greensman: additional photography
Alan R. Serotta .... gang boss
Corissa Smith .... scenic foreman
John 'B.J.' Smith .... scenic artist (as John Smith Jr.)
Wallace R. Symns .... greens lead (as Wallace Symns)
Wallace R. Symns .... lead greensman: additional photography (as Wallace Symns)
Gary Wimmer .... lead scenic artist
Robert R. Wonson .... set dresser
Robert R. Wonson .... swing: additional photography
Koen Wooten .... property master
Koen Wooten .... property master: additional photography
Mark Alan Yates .... storyboard artist
Susan A. Benson .... prop fabricator (uncredited)
Alison Hatfield .... art department intern (uncredited)
Sound Department
Robert Althoff .... sound mixing recordist
Stacy Brownrigg .... production sound mixer
Thadd Day .... boom operator
Robert Deschaine .... adr mixer (as Bob Deschaine)
Marc Fishman .... sound re-recording mixer
Chris Frazee .... second boom operator
Hector C. Gika .... sound effects editor (as Hector Gika)
Glynna Grimala .... sound effects editor
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Xavier Horan .... sound editor
Tony Lamberti .... sound re-recording mixer
Diane Marshall .... foley artist
Kelly Oxford .... supervising sound editor
Stephen P. Robinson .... sound designer (as Stephen Robinson)
David Stanke .... first assistant sound editor
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
Tami Treadwell .... adr recordist
Karen Vassar Triest .... sound designer (as Karen Vassar)
Brett Voss .... foley mixer
Greg Zimmerman .... adr recordist
David Raines .... additional sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Michael Ahasay .... special effects foreman (as Mike Ahasay)
Wes Aylor .... special effects technician
Robert Brown .... special effects technician: additional photography
Sebastien Caillabet .... special effects technician
Jim Cavalucci .... special effects technician (as James Cavalucci)
David J. Chamerski .... special effects technician
Stanford Gilbert .... special effects technician: additional photography (as Stanford S. Gilbert)
Vicki V. Johnson .... special effects medic
William D. Kennedy .... special effects technician (as Bill Kennedy)
Leslie Kolter .... special effects technician: additional photography
James W. McCormick .... set foreman
James W. McCormick .... special effects technician: additional photography
David Menefee .... special effects technician
John D. Milinac .... special effects coordinator
John Millinac .... special effects coordinator
Jamie Reedy .... special effects shop foreman
Paul Steele .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Brian Bell .... lighting artist: Asylum
Elissa Bello .... roto/paint artist: Asylum
Jason Bidwell .... roto/paint artist: Asylum
Rob Blue .... compositing artist: Asylum
Phil Brennan .... digital effects supervisor: Asylum
Des Carey .... visual effects supervisor: Company 3
Kathy Chasen-Hay .... visual effects executive producer: Asylum
Kevin Culhane .... animator: Asylum
Mitchell S. Drain .... visual effects supervisor: Asylum
Elizabeth Hitt .... visual effects producer: Asylum
Daniel Elliott Linger .... roto/paint artist: Asylum (as Daniel Linger)
Michael Lori .... tracking artist: Asylum (as Mike Lori)
Valy Lungoccia .... roto/paint artist: Asylum
Matthew Maude .... shading supervisor: Asylum
Nathan McGuiness .... visual effects supervisor: Asylum
Gavin Miljkovich .... visual effects artist
Eddie Offermann .... tracking artist: Asylum
Julian Sarmiento .... modeling artist: Asylum
Junko Schugardt .... roto/paint artist: Asylum
Christopher Shy .... pre-visualization artist
Tom Stanton .... tracking artist: Asylum
John Stewart .... compositing supervisor: Asylum
Greg Stuhl .... lead modeler: Asylum
Stephanie Sweeney .... roto/paint artist: Asylum (as Stephanie Ide)
Aaron Vest .... lighting artist: Asylum
Daniel Warom .... digital artist: Asylum
Jeff Werner .... head of CG: Asylum
Andrew Cochrane .... lead fluid effects technical director (uncredited)
Alexander Lee .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Jonathan Vaughn .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Jack Zaloga .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Kurt Bryant .... stunt coordinator
Kurt Bryant .... stunt coordinator: additional photography
Stacey Carino .... stunt double: Danielle Panabaker
Chris Carnel .... stunt double: "Trent" (as Christopher Carnel)
Brian Christensen .... utility stunts
Eddie Davenport .... stunt double: "Mike" (as Edward Davenport)
Dustin Dennard .... stunt double: "Jason"
Cheryl Wheeler Duncan .... stunt double: "Chelsea"
Donna Evans .... stunt double: "Whitney" (as Donna Evans Merlo)
Chris Gann .... stunt double: Jared Padalecki
Dick Hancock .... utility stunt driver (as Richard Hancock)
Tom Harper .... utility stunts
Scott Helgert .... stunt performer
Frank Lloyd .... utility stunts
Vanessa Motta .... stunt double: "Amanda"
Michael Ortiz .... stunt double: "Richie"
Michael Owen .... stunt double: "Nolan" (as Michael P. Owen)
Heidi Pascoe .... stunt double: "Bree"
LaDell Preston .... stunt double: "Lawrence"
Surawit Sae Kang .... stunt double: "Chewie"
Jeff Schwan .... utility stunt driver
Camera and Electrical Department
Ryan Abrams .... film loader
Brad Allen .... grip: additional photography
Troy Anderson .... camera department assistant
Carlos Benavides .... electrician: additional photography
Carlos Benavides .... rigging electrician
Tony Bendt .... dolly grip: "a" camera
Patrick Blackard .... grip (as Pat Blackard)
Martin Blacker .... rigging grip
Matt Blake .... additional video assist
Kelly Bogdan .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Trey Cartwright .... rigging grip
Patrick B. Coate .... second assistant camera: "b" camera, additional photography
Theda Cunningham .... additional focus puller (as Theda Streetman)
Theda Cunningham .... first assistant camera: "b" camera, additional photography
Wes Dixon .... electrician
John Eschberger .... electrician
Matt Fliehler .... electrician: additional photography
Adam Flores .... best boy rigging grip
Adam Flores .... grip: additional photography
Cory Foster .... grip
Mike Gillespie .... grip: additional photography
Mike Gillespie .... rigging grip (as Mike Gilespie)
Juan Pablo Hernandez .... camera production assistant
Vance Holmes .... camera operator: second unit
Vance Holmes .... underwater director of photography
Donald R. Howe Jr. .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (as Don Howe)
Chip Huntington .... grip
Chip Huntington .... key grip: additional photography
Edison Jackson .... best boy electric
Edison Jackson .... gaffer: additional photography
John Johnson .... still photographer (as John P. Johnson)
Jacques Jouffret .... Steadicam operator
Jacques Jouffret .... camera operator: "a" camera
Brad Keffer .... electrician: additional photography
Joseph Kentspeth .... grip: additional photography
Matthew King .... assistant camera
John Knight .... grip
Greg Lomas .... grip: additional photography
Tony Lopez-Cepero .... electrician
Chris Lovely .... electrician
Jeff Magers .... lighting technician (2008)
Scott Magruder .... best boy rigging electric (as Scott D. Magruder)
James Marks .... remote head technician: additional photography
Rob McGrath .... underwater focus puller
Dan Mohr .... rigging grip
P.K. Munson .... focus puller: "a" camera
Danny Navarette .... electrician: additional photography
Danny Navarette .... rigging gaffer
John Nijhawan .... grip
Clayton Null .... additional grip
Kyle Osburn .... camera production assistant
Mike Palmer .... grip
Sam Pearcy .... camera department assistant
Lupe Perez Jr. .... rigging grip
Eric Pickett .... grip
Georgia Pierson .... rigging electrician
Gabe Proctor .... digital video assist operator
Cesar Gustavo Quintanilla .... best boy electric: additional photography (as Cesar Quintanilla)
Caesar Quntanilla .... electrician
Don Reddy .... camera operator: "b" camera
Don Reddy .... director of photography: splinter unit
Robert Rendon .... focus puller: "b" camera
Phillip Renke .... grip: additional photography
Froylan Reyes Jr. .... electrician (as Froylan Reyes)
Robert B. Reynolds .... electrician: additional photography
Roger Sassen .... gaffer
Armand J. Saucier .... rigging electric
Ferrell A. Shinnick .... key grip (as Ferrell Shinnick)
Peter Simonite .... additional camera operator
Bobby Sledge .... electrician (as Bobby 'Barfly' Sledge)
Graham Sonnenberg .... grip
Pete Stockton .... key rigging grip
Leif E. Ulvog .... grip (as Leif Ulvog)
Steve Urban .... grip
Joseph Vasquez .... best boy grip (as Joe Vasquez)
Ezra Venetos .... grip
Aaron Atom Vyvial .... best boy grip: additional photography (as Aaron Vyvial)
Aaron Atom Vyvial .... dolly grip (as Aaron Vyvial)
Don Williams .... grip
Rich Bond .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
John Barba .... casting associate
Tina Kerr .... extras casting
Emily Marchand .... casting assistant
Jonathan J. Nelson .... casting assistant
Scott Blasko .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anna Abbey .... ager/dyer
Stephany Baskin .... set costumer
Stephen M. Chudej .... costume supervisor
Mitzie Corbin .... key costumer
Tamsin Costello .... costumer: Los Angeles
Marcia Evers .... stitcher
Christine Hawes .... costumer
Alexa Hinds .... costume assistant
Judy Johnson .... costume department assistant
Nyima Johnston .... set costumer (as Nyima R. Johnston)
Susan Mayes .... ager/dyer
Editorial Department
J. Cody Baker .... digital intermediate assistant: Company 3 (as James Cody Baker)
Mike Boggs .... digital intermediate scanning supervisor: Company 3
Zoe Bower .... post-production coordinator (as Zoë Bowe)
Des Carey .... digital intermediate producer: Company 3
Mike Chiado .... digital intermediate technologist: Company 3
Ross Flader .... editorial production assistant
Dan Goslee .... digital intermediate assistant: Company 3
Peter Gvozdas .... assistant editor
Thomas Kuo .... film scanner
Missy Papageorge .... digital intermediate producer: Company 3
Joe Pestana .... digital intermediate assistant: Company 3
Chocez Peterson .... digital intermediate dailies producer: Company 3
Alex Romano .... digital intermediate on-line editor: Company 3
Glen Scantlebury .... additional editor
Stefan Sonnenfeld .... digital intermediate executive producer: Company 3
Fulvio Valsangiacomo .... first assistant editor
Taylor Black .... digital intermediate scanner: Company 3 (uncredited)
Music Department
Jeffrey Biggers .... score music mixer
Doug Han Clow .... technical score engineer
Clay Duncan .... composer: additional music
Jay Flood .... composer: additional music
Jennifer Nash .... music editor
Pieter A. Schlosser .... composer: additional music
Adam Schmidt .... assistant mix engineer
Jed Smith .... composer: additional music
Del Spiva .... preview music editor
Aron Pinsky .... music clearance (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Steve Ahrens .... driver: pre-rig grip
Keith Albert .... driver: special effects shop
Monica Allen .... driver: van (as Monica Nelson)
Duane Bunker .... driver: grip truck
Dwayne Bunker .... driver: fuel/mechanical truck, additional photography
Roy Burger .... driver: pre-rig electric (as Roy Berger)
Dwight Cary .... driver: hair/makeup
Charles Coulter .... transportation co-captain
Sam Craytor .... driver: honeywagon
Rolando De Hoyos .... driver: Mr. Nispel's trailer (as Rolando DeHoyos)
Jim Dicuffa .... driver: pre-rig electric, additional photography (as Jim DiCuffa)
Peggy Grounds .... driver: mini van, additional photography
Gregg Hitch .... driver: hair/makeup, additional photography (as Greg Hitch)
Mike Hitch .... transportation captain
Janice Knox .... driver: van
David Little .... driver: pre-rig electric
Xavier Maldonado .... driver: construction (as Xavier S. Maldonado)
Ted Maxwell .... driver: set dressing/contruction, additional photography
Bobby Nelson .... driver: special effects (as Bob Nelson)
James W. Nelson .... driver: fuel truck (as Jim Nelson)
Lonnie Nelson .... driver: A.D. trailer
Melissa Pennick .... driver: van
Jim Peter .... driver: set dressing, additional photography
Tara Reimers .... transportation office assistant
Hector G. Rodriguez .... driver: camera
Michael E. Royal .... driver: van
Phil Schriber .... transportation coordinator (as C.P. 'Phil' Schriber)
Joe Self .... driver: greens
James Michael Sumrall .... driver: set dressing
Butch Themer .... driver: set dressing
Charles Thompson .... driver
Steven Willhoite .... driver: production van
Other crew
Mary Adolph .... stand-in
Mary Adolph .... stand-in: "Whitney", additional photography
J. Antonio Aguilar .... intern (as George Antonio Aguilar)
Patricia Albright .... accounting clerk
Roberto Alvarez .... catering staff: Hat Trick Catering
Natalie Angel .... production coordinator: additional photography
John Arszyla .... on-set paramedic
Peter Atherton .... location scout
John Baer .... assistant: Mr. Form and Mr. Fuller
Donald Banks .... set production assistant
Brian Beal .... office assistant
Ken Beggs .... animal trainer
Chia Berry .... office production assistant: additional photography
Chris Cantu-Salazar .... assistant location manager
Brandon Cargill .... stand-in
John Charles .... software manager: Sony DAC
Peggy Chen .... accounting clerk
Alison Cohen .... production counsel (as Alison S. Cohen)
Bobbi Colorado .... animal trainer
Caroline Connor .... travel coordinator
Luke Crawford .... set production assistant
Merrilee Dale .... first assistant accountant (as Merrilee Dale Reynolds)
Dustin Daniels .... location scout
Tara Dean .... production legal
Jerry Digby .... assistant: Mr. Nispel
Colin Edlund .... key craft service
Wes Evans .... stand-in (as Darrell Wesley)
Wes Evans .... stand-in (as Wesley Heidenreich)
Wes Evans .... stand-in: "Jason", additional photography (as Darrell 'Wes' Wesley)
Steve Fossler .... assistant craft service
Robbie Friedmann .... location manager
Brian Gannon .... production assistant
Jose Garcia .... catering staff: Hat Trick Catering
Gina Grande .... script supervisor
Julie Hansen .... post-production accountant
Scott Helgert .... stand-in
Juan Pablo Hernandez .... set production assistant
Ben Thomas Holley .... assistant: cast
Joey Hudgins .... location manager
Timothy Jarvis .... puppeteer
Susan Jasso .... key set production assistant: additional photography
Matt Joyner .... stand-in
Matt Joyner .... stand-in: "Clay", additional photography
Scotty K. .... location assistant
Jason L. Koerner .... production coordinator (as Jason Koerner)
R.J. LaForce .... assistant: cast
Adam Madrigal .... stand-in
James Leonardo Mayberry .... body double: Young Jason
Brian Murphy .... production assistant: additional photography
Molly Murray .... production accountant (as Molly Murray Bunner)
Joli Parker .... assistant: Mr. Bay
Rob Pellecchia .... production counsel
Marco Peña .... assistant: cast (as Marco Pena)
John M. Pisani .... unit publicist (as John Pisani)
Kate Poss .... assistant production office coordinator
Stanley W. Pratt .... chef: Hat Trick Catering (as Stan Pratt)
Karen Ramirez .... assistant production coordinator: additional photography
Will Rimmer .... intern
Brian Sauer .... intern
Marvin Schroeder .... armorer
David Schultz .... stand-in
David Sharp .... stand-in
M.K. Shaw .... payroll accountant
Christopher Shy .... assistant: Mr. Nispel
Allison C. Smith .... intern
Sarah Smith .... assistant: Mr. Form and Mr. Fuller
Mark Spencer .... set production assistant
Whitney Stafford .... assistant: cast
Scott Stoddard .... puppeteer
Jordan Strassner .... stand-in
Philip J. Strina .... business & legal affairs: New Line Cinema
Linette Themer .... security
Michael Usher .... catering staff: Hat Trick Catering
Jenni Wieland .... payroll accountant: additional photography
Leigh A. Wilbourn .... production coordinator (as Leigh Ann Wilbourn)
Shawn Williams .... office assistant
Timothy Wright .... intern
Mark Alan Yates .... assistant: Mr. Nispel
Edward Albolote .... assistant: Michael Bay (uncredited)
Ronald C. Briggs Jr. .... inventory services (uncredited)
Ryan Oley .... intern (uncredited)
Blake Reigle .... assistant: Mr. Cunningham (uncredited)
Reneau Skinner .... second assistant accountant (uncredited)
Jordan Strassner .... stand-in: Willa Ford (uncredited)
Tony Fussell .... the producers wish to thank
Randy V. Michna .... the producers wish to thank

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Rated R for strong bloody violence, some graphic sexual content, language and drug material
97 min | 106 min (extended edition)
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | Australia:R | Austria:16 | Belgium:KNT | Brazil:18 | Canada:18A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Chile:14 | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-18 (self applied) | France:12 | Germany:18 | Hong Kong:III | Iceland:16 | Ireland:18 | Italy:VM14 | Japan:R-15 | Malaysia:18PL | Mexico:C | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:15 | Peru:18 | Philippines:R-18 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:M18 | South Africa:16LV | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #44908) | USA:R (certificate #45352) (killer cut)

Did You Know?

Released over the Presidents Day weekend in February 2009, Friday the 13th earned a stunning $40 million opening weekend, $43.5 million 4-Day Presidents Day opening. This remains among the biggest openings for a horror film, but while that's the good news the bad news is that no film which has made that much money its opening weekend has ever dropped as much Friday the 13th did in its second weekend. Return to the Blue Lagoon (80.8%), Bad Moon (81.5%), Gigli (81.9%), Slow Burn (84.7%), and Undiscovered (86.4%). Among those films, only Blue Lagoon and Gigli's opening weekends had even risen above $1 million. You have to drop down to #'s 22 (The Devil Inside) and 26 (The Purge) on the list to find films whose opening weekends had at least been above $30 million.See more »
Factual errors: (at around 9 mins) Wade explains that GPS unit works by sending a signal to the satellites which in turn respond; in reality, GPS units only receive signals from various satellites and never transmit any signals.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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Movie Connections:
References Friday the 13th (1980)See more »
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On which previous Jason(s) did Derek Mears base his interpretation?
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103 out of 198 people found the following review useful.
A whole lot of fun if you know what you are in for, 13 February 2009
Author: DonFishies from Canada


The hockey mask.

The machete.

That ominous theme that sounds a lot like "Kill, Kill, Kill."

Anyone with any knowledge of the horror genre has undoubtedly come across this villainous icon who practically sprayed theatres with blood throughout the 1980s. Although he pretty much became a parody of himself in Jason X and then was basically (and wrongly) turned into a psychologically tormented Frankenstein's Monster-style creature in Freddy vs. Jason, the beast was always remembered for who he originally was.

And that is what makes the new remake/reimagining of Friday the 13th such a success (for the most part). Despite being written by Damian Shannon and Mark Swift, the same guys who brutalized Freddy vs. Jason, they wisely went back to the basics that made the character so popular. Sure, he runs now, but he is a hulking beast again. There is a bit of added development in the relationship Jason has with his mother, but the story remains the same. He is still taking revenge on sex-crazed teenagers stupid enough to want to camp on Crystal Lake.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Halloween and to an extent, The Hills Have Eyes, all went down the route of making their deranged killers need to have parental issues in order to establish their motives as adults. For some reason, there seemed to need to be a reason for these killers to be the way they are. They simply could not exist as being demented and totally sick-in-the-head. Friday the 13th does not bother with any of that. Sure, there is a plot twist that will make any devotee or fan squirm with repulsion, but it still makes sense in the grand scheme of who Jason was and is now. The character has no added dimension completely taking away from how terrifying he is, and making him into a misunderstood infant. For that alone, the movie is more than worth the price of admission.

Another wise choice is sticking to the formula. The filmmakers here (including director Marcus Nispel of Texas Chainsaw remake fame) have made what is basically an homage to the series. Instead of trying to completely redo and rebrand the character for a 2009 audience, the film amalgamates everything everyone loved about the series that made them come back for ten sequels. Remember the gratuitous amount of breasts and graphic sex scenes? They are here, and just as graphic as ever. Remember the goofy dialogue, and total lack of any knowledge shown by the characters in trying to combat themselves against this machete-wielding maniac? Its back too. And remember all those ridiculously violent kills?

Well, they are back too.

The film knows its genre, and it knows its audience. It throws plenty of cheap scares at a moment's notice, and offers just enough laughs (both intentional and unintentional) to keep the audience invested in the movie. And when the actual scares come, the film manages to keep the audience transfixed at those moments too (whether they are screaming in fear or laughing from how ridiculous the scene is). Rather tastefully, the deaths are gruesome, but not to the point of overkill like in the Saw series or even within The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Sure, there are some points where it may be hard not to wince, but it never seems like the filmmakers want to push the audience to the limit. They ground themselves in reality (for as real a situation as this story seems), and very rarely do they cross that barrier. They know which buttons they want to push, and which they want to stay well away from. And instead of exploiting the genre, they embrace it and somehow do not make things too disgusting for themselves. None of them may look innovative, but they work for the type of movie it is trying to be.

But for all the praising, the film is obviously imperfect. Leaving aside the ridiculous twist in the middle of the film and the total lack of character development (albeit, totally expected, but upsetting nonetheless), the film drags its heels getting to the finale. There is a very dry spot as the film nears its third act that borders on boring, and seems more like a forced narrative device to stretch the running time out. I have more than enough faith to see that they clearly could have added more running and screaming to some scenes, and still could have gotten a better effect. Some scenes seem marred by trying to be tense and failing as well. But of course, it is pretty hard for a scene to be tense when you are cheering for the killer as opposed to the victim.

The film also suffers from the slapdash editing that plagues modern horror and action films. In some instances, it is almost impossible to be scared because we barely see what is going on in the scene. It merely shows Jason show up, the person make their movie, and then a quick cut of what Jason does. Some scenes linger on the aftermath, but some happen and disappear quicker than you anyone would think. The fact that the film is not incredibly gory only makes it seem all the sillier to be so horrendously edited in some areas.

Some of the actors could have tried a little harder too, but that is just a nitpicking gripe.

In the end, Friday the 13th is a whole lot of fun. I did not think I would enjoy it at all, but I ended up being surprised at how reverent the film was to the series. Granted you know what to expect from a film featuring Jason Voorhees as the main character, than you should not go home disappointed.

And coming from a remake, that is saying quite a lot.


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