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Tagline : "Welcome to Crystal Lake"

Friday the 13th (2009)Since the "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" remake took the cinemas by storm in 2003, a veritable flood of horror remakes came out in its wake. So I guess it was only a matter of time before their attentions turned to 80's classic "Friday the 13th".

This latest "re-imagining", if you will, uses plot elements that will be familiar to fans of the original series, revolving around a group of obnoxious teenagers who are partying at one of the new cabins on the shores of Crystal Lake.

But when a lone backpacker named Clay Miller (Jared Padelecki) shows up looking for his sister, who went missing in the area months before, it sets off a chain of events that turns their weekend break into a bloodbath.

They discover that someone is still inhabiting the old ruins at the nearby disused summer camp, which closed down in the wake of a series of grisly murders years earlier. However, the camps occupant proves to be anything but friendly, as they find themselves face to face with a psychotic killer named Jason Voorhees, who proceeds to bring their party to an abrupt end.

Directed by the same guy who did the "Texas Chainsaw" remake and written by the same people who scripted "Freddy vs Jason", this remake combines elements of the first 4 "Friday the 13th" films, with Jason portrayed here more as a demented backwoodsman, much as he was in the earlier films in the original series.

Quite entertaining, fans of the original will probably enjoy this, though mainstream horror fans may not be so thrilled.

But either way, I'm sure this won't be the last we see of Jason...

Overall Marks : 8/10.

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