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Friday the 13th (2009)

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A group of young adults visit a boarded up campsite named Crystal Lake where they soon encounter the mysterious Jason Voorhees and his deadly intentions.


Marcus Nispel


Victor Miller (based on characters created by), Damian Shannon (story by) | 4 more credits »
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2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »





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


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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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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Did You Know?


Clay and Whitney's last name is Miller. This is a reference to Victor Miller, the creator of the Friday the 13th (1980) series. See more »


(at around 24 mins) It is illegal for patrons to pump their own gas in New Jersey. By law there would have been an attendant on duty and gas would not be paid for inside. 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 opening New Line Cinema and Paramount Pictures logos are tinted blood/crimson red and are accompanied by Jason's theme. See more »

Alternate Versions

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

Welcome to Crystal Lake
15 February 2009 | by moviewizguySee all my reviews

Groups of beautiful people go camping to have themselves killed by the infamous Jason Vorhees in predictable, uninspired, bloody ways.

So you're a fan of slasher films? Or are you one of those people who wonder why this franchise has inspired eleven sequels, reboot, spinoffs, or what have you? Well, I can say now: People just love, love, love Mr. Vorhees so you know he's not going anytime soon. Right off the bat, I have to say this film looked exciting and fun by its publicity. The hype around it is amazing, although not as big as "Twilight" or "High School Musical" but it's pretty big. That's just the problem. The film is not good. It's not even a good slasher film and if you know me, I love slashers. I love the clichés and the camp and the ridiculous over-the-top death scenes but this one is different.

How is it different, you ask? First of all, it's boring. The movie moves surprisingly slow and the pace was uneven all around. Second, the movie is not entertaining. The film takes itself way too seriously with the lame jokes flying over peoples' head as if they were bad dialogue. Third, most of the characters are one dimensional and so unsympathetic that you want them to die the second you lay eyes upon them. Fourth, the death scenes aren't too great either. They're rather uncreative. Fifth, the film is just too predictable that the movie bores you. The movie, as a whole, is just lifeless.

Everything that makes a good slasher movie is not here. The scares are just way too average. The only things that actually scare are the pop up scenes but those get old after being done several times in just the first few minutes. So what's good about the movie? Well, I can say, technically, the film is fantastic. This film knows how to get the camera at the best angles and the use of sound is just fantastic. However, I doubt that's what people are looking for in this type of film.

Jared Padalecki doesn't have much to work with because, after all, it's just a slasher. Everyone else either plays a character who loves sex or either loves drugs and that's such a shame. Yes, there are movies out there where they wink at the audience because of the clichés, as if poking fun of the genre, which is totally fine by me, but this film felt like the clichés were just there because of the bad script. The filmmakers also took some characteristics of Jason Vorhees in the previous films but also added elements of their own and some, I will say now, is laughable while others are surprising, although it doesn't do much.

Overall, the film is a huge disappointment. "My Bloody Valentine 3D," which came out like a month ago, was better and more entertaining than this and also had more to offer. This film is just a list of ongoing clichés and predictability that does not have fun with itself and doesn't know how to entertain an audience. The film should have been good but what can you say? You can't always get what you want.

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Release Date:

13 February 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$40,570,365, 15 February 2009

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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