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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

Writers:

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 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Bad luck? ...You don't know the half of what you're in for. See more »

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

MySpace | Official site [Australia] | See more »

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:

$43,585,449, 15 February 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$65,002,019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$91,379,051
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended edition)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Jason's most notable nemesis, Tommy Jarvis, didn't come around until Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, but he got to stick around for 3 films and was never killed off. So, Mark Swift and Damian Shannan's Freddy Vs. Jason script included Tommy as a significant player in the film's climax, but it was cut out prior to casting or filming by David S. Goyer and director Ronny Yu. In early 2007, Platinum Dunes producers let it slip that they were talking about using Tommy as a major character. See more »

Goofs

(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 »

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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Crazy Credits

The opening New Line Cinema and Paramount Pictures logos are tinted blood/crimson red and are accompanied by Jason's theme. See more »


Soundtracks

Sister Christian
Written by Kelly Keagy
Performed by Night Ranger
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

 
This is what a horror movie should be
15 February 2009 | by rwunderSee all my reviews

Hands down, excellent remake. This movie had absolutely everything that you could want in a horror movie.

This story was told in two parts and both parts were linked. The kills were awesome; much better than expected. The characters were nothing new, but they were perfect for the story (especially the girls ;).

The first part begins with some twenty-somethings on a hike in the woods looking for a field of marijuana when they unknowingly stumble on Camp Crystal lake and its lone, evil, inhabitant.

Part two takes place six weeks later where we meet a group of young people out to take advantage of a weekend home. We are introduced to the brother of one of the hikers from part one who is searching for his missing sister. The weekend home is situated on the same lake as the camp and Jason shows us that in the first part he was only warming up.

Every aspect for this horror movie was well done. Jason is badder than ever. The director holds no punches and just lets loose with everything he had. The on screen talent was great (for a horror movie - don't expect an award winning performance, we are talking about Friday the 13th here). The story was good and it moved along, the sex and nudity were top quality, the kills were awesome as well.

With Rob Zombie's remake of Halloween and this remake of the classic, I'm pleased to see Hollywood going down this route. Both of these movies were very well done and they breathed new life into a stagnating and over saturated genre/series. I love it, bring me more!


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