Friday the 13th (2009)
March 13, 2020 1:46 AM - Subscribe

Ignoring the warnings of the locals, a group of teenage camp counselors takes on the job of reopening Camp Crystal Lake on Friday the 13th no less, and raise the ire of Jason Voorhees, a masked, homicidal maniac.
posted by Literaryhero (9 comments total)
I saw this back in 2009 on one of the first dates I ever had with my now wife, so I remember it fondly. I haven't had a chance to rewatch it yet, and I might not, because I wouldn't want to tarnish those early dating memories. :)
posted by Literaryhero at 1:48 AM on March 13, 2020 [1 favorite]

So, interestingly enough, I am 99% sure we saw this at the Podo Mall in Sillim-dong, which only opened in February of 2009 (I just Googled it) - the same month this movie was released, so not only was it one of our first dates, it had to have been one of the first movies shown in the new shopping complex. Wild.
posted by Literaryhero at 1:52 AM on March 13, 2020

Nice timing.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 4:42 AM on March 13, 2020 [1 favorite]

I have a fondness for this remake but I couldn't tell you why exactly. Slasher movies are my romantic comedies: they all sort of blend into a trope-y miasma of memories. This one I've watched a few times and I remember feeling like it was worth the watch each time. Time for a rewatch, I think.

This does make for a nice Supernatural-adjacent horror remake double bill with My Bloody Valentine that came out the same year, starring Padalecki's co-star from the show, Ackles.
posted by slimepuppy at 5:14 AM on March 13, 2020 [1 favorite]

The 2009 version of Friday the 13th is streaming in the US via Netflix and DirecTV.

Other movies in the franchise are currently streaming in the US via SyFy (through Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan) and DirecTV (except the 1980 original); Freddy vs. Jason is also streaming in the US via Starz.
posted by Etrigan at 6:44 AM on March 13, 2020 [1 favorite]

Nice timing.

I have been posting Friday the 13th movies on Friday the 13th since 2015. :)
posted by Literaryhero at 5:55 PM on March 13, 2020 [2 favorites]

Jensen Ackles' My Bloody Valentine remake is, IMO, much better.
posted by Pope Guilty at 9:34 AM on March 14, 2020

I saw this for the first time (!!!) a month ago, when Netflix added it. It's a weird one, in that it's a more...well...Hollywood film than most in the series, but it's also schlocky in most of the same ways the '80s movies were, just without the amateurish charm. I don't hate it, I actually like it, I just feel like it was just good enough for me to wonder why it wasn't even better. It felt like seeing a lot of professional musicians doing a Sex Pistols cover album with expensive, high gloss production. My only question is, and brace yourself if you haven't thought about it:

Was Jason feeding his victims to Whitney?
posted by kittens for breakfast at 3:48 PM on March 14, 2020 [1 favorite]

it's a more...well...Hollywood film than most in the series, but it's also schlocky in most of the same ways the '80s movies were, just without the amateurish charm

Not really related to the movies, but I live in a planned city in the greater Seoul metro area, and it is out near the airport so was planned as an "international city". There are economic policies to attract foreign businesses and stuff, but they also wanted to model it in the way of the best European or American cities so that (I guess?) foreign people would feel comfortable living here. Anyway I think the goal was to combine the best parts of a dense urban environment with the best parts of like suburban America. Of course, what happened is they have huge tracts of apartment complexes with tons of green space and parks which makes nothing really walkable (except going to the park) and since everyone lives in apartments it isn't like people have the privacy of single family homes. So what I am saying is that instead of the best of both worlds, we kind of got the worst.
posted by Literaryhero at 12:46 AM on March 15, 2020 [1 favorite]

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