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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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Marcus Nispel

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Damian Shannon (screenplay), Mark Swift (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jared Padalecki ... Clay Miller
Danielle Panabaker ... Jenna
Amanda Righetti ... Whitney Miller
Travis Van Winkle ... Trent
Aaron Yoo ... Chewie
Derek Mears ... Jason Voorhees
Jonathan Sadowski ... Wade
Julianna Guill ... Bree
Ben Feldman ... Richie
Arlen Escarpeta ... Lawrence
Ryan Hansen ... Nolan
Willa Ford ... Chelsea
Nick Mennell ... Mike
America Olivo ... Amanda
Kyle Davis ... Donnie
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Storyline

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 weeks 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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Prepare for the day everyone fears... See more »


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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Ukrainian

Release Date:

13 February 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Friday the 13th See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$40,570,365, 15 February 2009

Gross USA:

$65,002,019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$91,379,051
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Runtime:

| (extended edition)

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Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Two films producer Michael Bay recommended to screenwriter Mark Wheaton to watch as "inspiration" were the 1974 TV-movie "Bad Ronald" and Rolf de Heer's controversial 1993 film, "Bad Boy Bubby." See more »

Goofs

(at around 6 mins) You can clearly see two s reflected in the geek's glasses when he looks up during the campfire scene where he tells them about the Camp Crystal Lake murders. 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 movie's title does not appear until 23 minutes and 50 seconds into the film. See more »

Alternate Versions

Also available in a so-called Killer Cut, which includes story extensions, extra violence and more sexual content. See more »


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Written by Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart
Performed by The Kills
Courtesy of Domino Recording Company Ltd.
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3 movies in one, plus an awesome reboot!!!!
11 July 2015 | by exterminateallSee all my reviews

It's surprising to me how many people give this movie so many bad reviews. It's got everything a slasher should have, plus more.

I LOVED this reboot. It starts off with bag face Jason worshiping his mothers decapitated head, which is wicked cool. His mask which he eventually finds, looks really awesome and grittier than normal. It's basically the first 3 movies (minus the boring parts) rolled into one. And the overall look of Jason may be one of my favorites in the entire franchise. Jason really is a MASSIVE lumbering maniac.

Now, why people hated this movie really makes no sense to me. One of the things you always hear from slasher films is "How does the killer catch up to them?" or "How did he know they were there!?". Well, this reboot explains all of that, which I thought was seriously amazing. We've got this big giant maniac of a creep, with underground tunnels and caverns, with booby traps all over the camp to know at all times where these stupid kids are. I love that. I also loved how they used the whole summer camp thing in this as well. His archery skills and his axe throwing, I thought were really neat and pretty brutal really.

We get some great kills in this movie, as well as some iconic scenes. The whole wood chipper chain necklace scene is in this one, and done really well.

For me, this movie nailed it. It had the gore. It had the stupid kids, and the one scummy kid that you couldn't wait to see die, a girl getting steamed alive in a sleeping bag. What's not to like? And one of my absolute FAVORITE things ever, was just the beastly-ness of Jason. Him RUNNING around, added to his horrifying size, made this a Jason that you'd truly be afraid of if you were in these kids shoes.

I recommend this one, ESPECIALLY if you're a fan of the old movies. Give this one a shot.


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