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Friday the 13th

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Friday the 13th

Marcus Nispel (2009)

101min
18 Certificate
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Horror icon Jason Voorhees is relaunched in the 12th movie to feature the unstoppable killing machine. However, unlike the shrewd upgrade that director Marcus Nispel gave The Texas Chainsaw Massacre revamp in 2003, it's stale slasher basics that prevail here. A bullet-point compression of the original two movies establishes Jason's past and then it's on with the plot, as a lone traveller (Jared Padalecki from TV's Supernatural) searches abandoned Camp Crystal Lake for his missing sister just as Jason (Derek Mears) begins to terrorise another group of randy students. The supernatural elements in later episodes of the franchise are sidelined here as Jason acts more like a deranged Rambo figure who's fiercely guarding his "territory". While longtime fans will love the reasons behind the machete-wielding madman donning his distinctive hockey-mask disguise, the intense splatter and inventive murders are all that really matters in this mindless makeover.

Summary

A man searching for his missing sister heads for a disused campsite on the edge of a lake, where a horrific massacre took place years ago. At the same time, a group of students goes to the camp for a party, only to find a masked maniac lurking in the woods with murder in mind. Horror remake, starring Jared Padalecki, Danielle Panabaker, Amanda Righetti and Derek Mears.

Cast & Crew

Clay Miller Jared Padalecki
Jenna Danielle Panabaker
Chewie Aaron Yoo
Whitney Miller Amanda Righetti
Trent Travis Van Winkle
Jason Voorhees Derek Mears
Lawrence Arlen Escarpeta
Director Marcus Nispel
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Guidance: Violence and sex scenes. Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 13 Feb 2009

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