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FRIDAY THE 13TH


Year: 2009
USA: Warner Bros Pictures
UK: Paramount Pictures UK
Cast: Jared Padalecki, Danielle Panabaker, Aaron Yoo, Amanda Righetti, Travis Van Winkle, Derek Mears, Arlen Escarpeta, Jonathan Sadowski, Julianna Guill, Ben Feldman, Ryan Hansen, Willa Ford, Nick Mennell, America Olivo, Kyle Davis, Nana Visitor
Director: Marcus Nispel
Country: USA
USA & UK: 97 mins
USA Rated: R for strong bloody violence, some graphic sexual content, language and drug material
UK Certificate: 18 contains strong bloody violence and strong sex
USA Release Date: 13 February 2009
UK Release Date: 13 February 2009


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Synopsis

Welcome back to Crystal Lake in a chilling re-imagining of the classic horror film FRIDAY THE 13TH.

Searching for his missing sister, Clay Miller (Jared Padalecki) heads up to the eerie woods of legendary Crystal Lake, where he stumbles on the creaky remains of rotting old cabins behind moss-covered trees.

And that's not the only thing lying in wait under the brush.

Against the advice of police and cautions from the locals, Clay pursues what few leads he has in the search for his missing sister, Whitney (Amanda Righetti), with the help of Jenna (Danielle Panabaker), a young woman he meets among a group of college kids up for an all-thrills weekend. But they are all about to find much more than they bargained for.

Little do they know, they've entered the domain of one of the most terrifying spectres in American film history - the infamous killer who haunts Crystal Lake, armed with a razor-sharp machete... Jason Voorhees.

FRIDAY THE 13TH is directed by Marcus Nispel and stars Jared Padalecki, Danielle Panabaker, Aaron Yoo, Amanda Righetti, Travis Van Winkle, and Derek Mears as Jason.

The movie is produced by Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller, who together produced THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE and THE AMITYVILLE HORROR, and original FRIDAY THE 13TH producer/director Sean Cunningham.

The Legacy...

On Friday, June 13, 1958, two Camp Crystal Lake counsellors slip away from the campfire gathering of friends for an illicit rendezvous, where they are discovered and murdered by an unseen assailant. More than two decades later, the refurbished camp is preparing to reopen. The town loon warns that "Camp Blood," as he calls it, has a death curse, but the caretaker and his young counsellors ignore the mysterious lore, only to be gruesomely murdered by Pamela Voorhees, a woman whose young son, Jason, drowned in 1957. Only one counsellor would survive to tell the tale of their 24-hour nightmare of terror that shocked and horrified audiences in the 1980 film FRIDAY THE 13TH.

The stark, in-your-face violence of the movie broke the mould as one of the forerunners of a new and different age of horror film and quickly became an instant classic as well as a box office sensation. The subsequent franchise, one of the highest-grossing horror franchises of all time, expanded beyond the big screen to include a television show, novels, comic books, video games and more. The film's iconic villain and the visage of his trademark hockey mask became part of modern pop culture.










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