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Friday the 13th


Friday the 13th is a 2009 American slasher film directed by Marcus Nispel and written by Damian Shannon and Mark Swift. It is a reboot of the Friday the 13th film series,[4][5] which began in 1980 and the twelfth Friday the 13th film in total. Nispel also directed the 2003 remake of Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), while Shannon and Swift wrote the screenplay for the 2003 crossover Freddy vs. Jason. Friday the 13th follows Clay Miller (Jared Padalecki) as he searches for his missing sister, Whitney (Amanda Righetti), who while camping in the woods at Crystal Lake is taken by Jason Voorhees (Derek Mears).

The concept for the 2009 film originally started as an origin story, but the film evolved into a reimagining of the first four Friday the 13th films. Along with bringing the film back to its tonal roots, Jason was designed as a leaner and faster killer, with a backstory that could provide a little sympathy for the character, but not enough that he would lose his menace. Although this film reboots the continuity, Jason’s iconic hockey mask,[6] which was not introduced until the third film in the series, is acquired through the progression of the film. In keeping with the tone of the film, Jason’s mask was also brought back to its roots, created from a mold of the original mask used for Part III; though there were subtle changes. Friday the 13th incorporated some of Harry Manfredini’s music score from the original Friday the 13th film series, as the producers recognized its iconic status.[7]

The film was released on Friday, February 13, 2009, to the most theaters of any of the Friday the 13th films. Although the film was met with primarily negative reviews, it earned approximately $19 million on its opening night and $40 million for its opening weekend. With its opening weekend, Friday the 13th broke two records, having the largest opening day for the film series and the largest opening weekend for any horror film. It is currently the second-highest grossing film in the Friday the 13th franchise with $65 million, and has earned over $91.3 million worldwide.

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Freddy vs. Jason


Freddy vs. Jason is a 2003 American slasher film directed by Ronny Yu. The film is the only crossover between the A Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th franchises. It is the eighth and eleventh entries in their respective series, pitting their antagonists, Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees, against each other.

In the film, Freddy (Robert Englund) has grown weak, as the citizens of fictional Springwood, Ohio have suppressed their fear of him. In order to regain his power, Freddy resurrects Jason (Ken Kirzinger) and manipulates him into traveling to Springwood to cause panic and fear. However, while Jason succeeds in causing enough fear for Freddy to haunt the town again, he continues to intrude on Freddy’s territory and steal his potential victims. This ultimately sends the two monsters into a violent conflict.

This film marked Robert Englund’s final appearance to date as Freddy Krueger, having portrayed him in all seven previous Nightmare films and the 1980s TV series, as well as the first movie since Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood not to feature Kane Hodder as Jason Voorhees.

Chronologically, the film is set after the events of Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday and “Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare”, but before “Jason X. “Jason X” was released first because Freddy vs. Jason was stuck in development hell at the time.[citation needed] This film was the debut of R&B singer Grammy-winner Kelly Rowland as an actress.

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Jason X


Jason X is a 2002 science fiction horror slasher film directed by James Isaac. It is the tenth in the Friday the 13th film series and stars Kane Hodder as the undead mass murderer Jason Voorhees, the film made $16,951,798 worldwide with a budget of $14 million.[1] Thus far, it is the last appearance of Kane Hodder in the role of Jason Voorhees.

The film was conceived by Todd Farmer and was the only pitch he gave to the studio for the movie, having suggested sending Jason into space as a means to advance the franchise while Freddy vs. Jason was still in development hell[2] and is set in the future so as not to confuse the continuity of the series.

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Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday


Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday is a 1993 slasher film. Released August 13, 1993, it is the ninth, and ostensibly final installment of the Friday the 13th film series and the first to be distributed by New Line Cinema. New Line intended the film to be the last in the stand alone series and to set up Freddy vs. Jason, a film that had already been in development hell for 6 years at the time this film was released and would not come to fruition for another 10 years. Nine years after the release of this film Jason X was released to theaters.

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Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan


Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan is a slasher film released on July 28, 1989. It is the eighth film in the Friday the 13th film series, and deals with Jason Voorhees stalking a group of high school graduates on a ship en route to (and later in) New York City. It was the last film in the series to have been distributed by Paramount Pictures in the United States (the 2009 reboot of the first film was distributed by Paramount in non-US countries). According to New York Has A New Problem: The Making of Friday The 13th VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan, this was going to be the final film, in the series. The film’s tagline is, “New York has a new problem.” It took in just $14.3 million at the domestic box office, making it the lowest-grossing film in the series.

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Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood


Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood is the seventh installment in the original Friday the 13th series, released in 1988. It also marked the first appearance of Kane Hodder in the role of Jason Voorhees.

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