Friday the 13th
I was under the misimpression that the new
Friday the 13th was a remake of the original 1980 horror classic. It
isn't. It is actually just another sequel, although they didn't give it a
part number or sub-title. If anything, it is a compression of the first
The first two minutes of the film actually
does recap the original story, where in 1980 a distraught mother blames
the counselors at Camp Crystal Lake for letting her handicapped son drown,
so Pamela Vorhees kills them all. But just as Pam is about to off the last
counselor, the girl picks up a machete and cuts off good ole' Pam's head.
Unknown to anyone, young son Jason, not dead at all, watches from the
trees and later retrieves his mother's body and the machete.
Now we move to present-day where a group of
friends is camping in the woods near Camp Crystal Lake, looking for a
field of pot that is supposed to be growing there. They find the pot, but
unfortunately, Jason finds them.
After a few weeks, a new group of young friends comes to a luxury vacation
home at the lake owned by one guy's father. They are planning to seriously
party, but a guy on a motorcycle, brother of a girl from the first group,
shows up with missing flyers, looking for his sister. That doesn't dampen
the group's enthusiasm, but Jason does.
Despite the hype, this effort is no different
from the many sequels that have come out since 1980. It is fun, bloody
horror, but no trails are blazed here. It did have some nice nudity,
however, more than most of the "Friday" flicks. The caps are from the Blu-ray