Synopsis: In Friday the 13th, a group of young adults discover Camp Crystal Lake and its notoriously deadly resident, Jason Voorhees.
Release Date: February 13, 2009 MPAA Rating: PG-13
Friday the 13th is an appalling addition to the horror genre. It spends an incredible amount of time on a storyline that is boring and predictable and even less time giving meaning to why Jason kills any of the characters. Friday the 13th goes against the standard horror movie format and by doing so delivers nothing to the audience that is entertaining, scary, or new. It instead offers an absurd plot and acting that goes beyond bad, even for a horror movie.
To even consider Friday the 13th as being scary is impossible. The timing of the murder sequences is completely off with the music, a key ingredient in mounting anticipation and fear in the audience. The scenes where you should have jumped out of your seat give you a little, if any, jolt. This is mostly due anyways to the shear shock you feel after having been half asleep while the plot painstakingly progressed. As for the actual murder sequences in Friday the 13th…lifeless.
Cast and Crew
- Director(s): Marcus Nispel
- Screenwriters: Damian Shannon, Mark Swift
- Cast: Jared Padalecki (Clay Miller), Danielle Panabaker (Jenna), Amanda Righetti (Whitney Miller), Travis Van Winkle (Trent), Aaron Yoo (Chewie), Derek Mears (Jason Voorhees)
- Other Crew: Ken Blackwell, Daniel C. Pearl, Jeremy Conway
- Country Of Origin: USA