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‘Friday the 13th’ (1980) Vs. ‘Friday the 13th’ (2009)

Friday the 13th Vs. Friday the 13th
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Happy Friday the 13th everyone! We are lucky enough to get three of these glorious days in 2015, and this is the third and final one. After all of the feedback from our Halloween Vs. Halloween post a few weeks ago, we thought we would pit two of the franchise greats against each other and take a look back at the original 1980 Friday the 13th and its 2009 remake. For an alternate perspective on this debate, check out check out episode 49 of our Double Murder podcast with Danny and Tim right here.

***MAJOR SPOILERS for both films to follow***

Directing

Original: Friday the 13th doesn’t exactly have a unique directing style. Sean S. Cunningham’s direction is very straightforward, but the POV shots of the killer are nice. There aren’t any special camera tricks or cool shots in the film, but Friday the 13th doesn’t pretend to be anything it isn’t Made on a budget of $550,000, the money went straight to the gore effects (more on that later). It was also the first movie of its kind to secure distribution in the USA by a major studio, Paramount Pictures.

Cunningham directs the POV shots with aplomb, but what I love about what he does is that there are moments when you think you are in Mrs. Voorhees’ point of view, only to realize you are not. It’s a nice little trick that Cunningham pulls and it’s quite effective.

He also uses shadows effectively, specifically with the axe in Marcie’s death scene and Mrs. Voorhees’ shadow in her final confrontation with Alice. It’s not masterful by any means, but it’s a cool technique. It is interesting to note that Friday the 13th feels different than all of the films that feature Jason (so….all of the sequels). It doesn’t really matter in relation to this post, since I’m discussing the movie on its own merits, but it’s interesting nonetheless. I think the fact that it wasn’t intended to be a franchise-starter helps the viewing experience. Still, the fact remains that the original Friday the 13th is a very plainly shot film. There’s absolutely nothing special about it. There’s a reason you don’t hear Sean S. Cunningham’s name mentioned along with the likes of John Carpenter and Wes Craven.

Friday the 13th

The remake, on the other hand has a very stylish look to it. Marcus Nispel is no stranger to stylized shoots. After directing a ton of music videos in the 90s, he was hired to direct the remake of the Texas Chain Saw Massacre in 2003. That film was a very pretty gritty film (and arguably the best of the horror remakes of the 2000s), but Nispel didn’t bring that same sense of grittiness to Friday the 13th, which is disappointing. Rather than make a dark, scary film, Nispel spends most of the middle chunk of the film in the daylight, which is par for the course in a Friday the 13th film. As weird as it may sound, it feels light-hearted. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, it’s just different.

The best way to describe the remake is “slick.” That isn’t exactly the first thing you think of when it comes to Friday the 13th, but it is what it is. The film certainly looks great, and while it doesn’t have Cunningham’s POV shots, it is a much better-made film.

I may get a lot of shit for this, but between Sean S. Cunningham and Marcus Nispel, the latter is the better director. He’s no auteur, but he produced a solidly directed film.

Winner: Friday the 13th (2009)

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  • James

    I have to say the best death in the remake was chewie. That was an excellent and intense death sequence.

  • eli

    I found myself watching the remake quite a few times since it came out. Hated it the 1st time, but it’s really grown on me. It’s fun & well made. & the 1st 20 minutes are practically a Friday the 13th film all on its own. Downside: It has one of the biggest douchebag characters in film history.

    I’d still probably side with the original…. but the remake is solid.

    • James

      I didn’t care for it the first time I watched it either but I found myself loving it more and more every time I see it. It’s hard to beat the original (though the second is my favorite) but I love the remake and I agree it wins in most of these categories.

  • I Am Colossus

    The original wins out for not being overtly fake. So much of the death scenes in the remake looks like rehashed special effects than actual death scenes. Savini is the reason the original works, plus the ending of the original made it an instant classic.

  • I think Friday The 13th (1980) is a movie that certainly shows it’s age, unfortunately. But I’ll take Mrs. Voorhees over 09 Jason any day!

  • Adam Paquette

    I loved the remake. Fuck all the haters out there. We really needed a good Friday the 13th movie after all the bullshit like parts 8, 9, and 10. The remake definitely delivered all the goods. Derek Mears was an incredible Jason and I really hope he returns for the next one. Today is Friday the 13th and in honor of my favorite horror franchise I will be watching the remake tonight.

    • I Am Colossus

      Your opinion, but it sucks man. Sorry…….

    • James

      The remake was excellent and blew many of the sequels away.

    • Halloween_Vic

      100% agree, except I loved F13th part 8 lol but all in all I have to agree with you the remake was great and does not deserve all the hate it gets! Derek is Jason, he played him soo dammm well I can’t see nobody else being him for future films.

      • Angela M Campany

        “100% agree, except I loved F13th part 8”

        YES !!!!!

        • Halloween_Vic

          Such a classic!! The kills, the humor, the acting some of the cheesiness and jason was a bad ass!!! One of the few who actually loves that one!

        • Shadow914

          I love part 8 as well, I only agree with him that Jason Goes to Hell is complete trash.

    • I have a huge soft spot for Jason X. I think it’s a lot of fun!

      • Angela M Campany

        Love that one too !

      • Halloween_Vic

        Me too lol!!! Face smash kill just classic!!!

      • Shadow914

        While I get the sci-fi angle didn’t sit well with others, it’s probably in my top 3 of franchise. Jason kills like 12 people in the first 5 mins and the liquid nitrogen face smash and sleeping bag kill are some of the best in the series.

        • The virtual reality sequence makes me giggle every time.

          • Shadow914

            “We love pre marital sex.” So cheesy it’s hilarious.

    • Trelo Leipsano

      fuck the haters of the remake ??? be careful with your tongue dont you have manners please ??? The original is much better than the remake !! the remake is being done in a found foutage place !!! The original was created in a real place in a real camp in the whole than the remake which had the camp only for a few scenes of the movie !! The killing in the remake were very bad !! and the plot was very silly and not intriguing for most of the movie !! the old jason the GOD KANE HOODER is THE BEST JASON AND HORROR STAR along with the other god the MIGHTY BRUCE CAMBELL OF THE EVIL DEAD MOVIES AND TV SHOW !!! the Gore and its kills, the Mystery and the Suspense in the remake was not very interesting so much at all like the original friday the 13th been !!!!! Even the final girl Clay and Whitney were so annoying and very silly and boring in most of the movie remake than Alice ever was !!! And the effects were badly performed !!! Tom Savini does best special practical and make up effects !!! the scens were very fast , not mysterious and suspenceful and with no Scares and many of them very silly and useless and the music of the remake was so mysterious and a little scary but the friday the 13th of 1980 music is the best and the best horror masterpiece in horror music and horror movies and i saw many times Halloween of john carpenter and i found it boring and not so entertaining as Scream or Texas Chainsaw Massacre the leatherface remake of 2003 !!!Betsy Palmer is much better Pamela Voorhees than the remake ACtress who played Pamela Voorhees !!!!! All in all the best killer and Horror Icon is Jason and the best horror actor who plays it is KANE HOODER and the best horror movie franchise is FRIDAY THE 13TH FOREVER !!!!! THAT’S WHY RESPECT TO JASON AND HIS MOVIE !!!

  • billbixby219

    i have to admit i love the 2009 remake and was pretty disappointed for awhile that it never received a follow up. glad to see it getting some props in this competition. i hope to find it on netflix/hulu/amazon this evening and give it a spin.

  • Angela M Campany

    No contest …the original !

  • shawna

    I really love the remake too, but I don’t rate it over the original. You have to be able to appreciate both. One thing, the blu ray of the original really shows some bad effects, especially the spear in the neck. You can see the different color skin and everything lol

  • diapers

    I enjoy both films, but its not easy to compare the two. The 2009 version is more of a love letter & recap of the first 3 or 4 entries in the original series, end really focuses on plot points from part 2 and later for the most part.

  • I’ve always felt the original was kind of WAH WAHHH. Part 2 is my hands down favorite in the series. And the original is more a rip off of Bava’s “Bay of Blood” through the lens of “Halloween”. If you haven’t see BoB check it out. It’s far better than F13 with even some of the same kills and a wicked sense of humor (and I believe it’s still on Netflix so…no excuses).

    I had a blast with the remake the first time I saw it in a crowded midnight screening. I feel it falls apart after the opening upon repeated viewings though. So, can we just say Part 2 is the winner?

    • shawna

      Part 4 is my favorite

      • Angela M Campany

        Solid entry ! Still don’t see what’s so great about Bay Of Blood personally,Zach .

    • eli

      Part III & The Final Chapter all the way. Part 2 was so censored it felt like a TV movie.
      And yes, love Bay of Blood <3

    • I feel exactly the same. The opening 25 minutes are always great every time I watch them, but on a repeat viewing I didn’t care for the rest of the film as much as I did the first time I watched it. I still enjoy it though.

    • Halloween_Vic

      Part 2 has always been my favorite in the whole franchise!!! It is definitely the winner, the most original and honestly should have been the original film and not the 2nd. What I love most about the remake was that they included Jason’s hacky sack mask first which was such a huge nod to part 2 so that alone already gave it major points. And I love the chase scenes in Part 2 such a classic 80’s slasher and easily in the top 3 as one of the best F13th films ever!!!

      • Yeah I appreciated the potato sack.

        • Halloween_Vic

          It fit in perfectly!!!

  • Let_there_be_rock

    the only thing i hate about the remake is the annoying asian kid. the remake also has one of the greatest nude scenes in movie history, Julianna Guill, your tits are stupendous

    • eli

      Really? You find Chewie more annoying than Trent? Never have I wanted to punch the TV screen more than when Trent was in a scene.

      • Angela M Campany

        Trent was a class ‘A’ douche… he was in Transformers too !

  • Blade

    I agree with this 100%. Especially about Alice being a bad final girl, I really didn’t like that character that much, Marcie was much better. I also love remake Jason, Derek Mears is perfect for the roll and I hope he continues to play the character in future installments. I like him a lot better than Hodder tbh. He is still large and menacing, but without looking like a swollen tree trunk injected with roids, so please bring him back lol

    • Halloween_Vic

      I agree with you 100% especially on Derek being a better Jason I think I’m one of the few who likes his Jason look and feel much more, he really engraved in being Jason something about the way he portrayed him was bad ass and in true Jason-form.

      • Blade

        See that’s how I feel about his Jason too. I really cant put my finger on what it was, but something about his Jason was just perfect to me lol I have a feeling they will probably try to get Hodder for any new movies but I would much rather Mears return for the role, after seeing the remake multiple times throughout the years since its premier I think he is the perfect Jason lol

        • Halloween_Vic

          I agree bro, 100% I can’t put my finger on what it was but even the way he ran, the way he just stood their, and his presence was just JASON! Like he did much more then just deliver in size, and to be honest Kane was a great jason not gonna lie but after seeing Mears as him I can’t see anybody being a better Jason then him. He is Jason. They probably would try to have Kane return as Jason especially with the new game and all, but I hope they ask Derek to return!

          • Angela M Campany

            That game looks sweet BTW!

          • Halloween_Vic

            God it is, I can’t waitttt!!!!! 🙂

          • Blade

            Exactly, it wasn’t just his size, just how he moved, ran and carried himself all around that was fantastic to me lol I don’t have anything against Hodder (except that I have heard more than once he is kind of a prick, and a cheap skate) but I think Mears is much better for the role lol

            Kane did do good though, and I also cant forget he played the character in some of the movies most people consider pretty bad compared to the rest, so to be able to leave such an impression on the fan base even though the movies he was in weren’t the best, is a bit impressive lol

          • Halloween_Vic

            LOL exactly you got a point their. But compared to Mears Kane is smaller he is just bulkier, and I like Kane but after Mears lol it’s like dude Mears takes the cake as Jason! I think Kane did the best in part 7 and Jason X but Mears just has that Jason vibe and the fuckerrrr runssss!!!

          • Blade

            Exactly lol Hodder’s bulkiness looks a little silly to me sometimes to be honest, that’s why I love Mears as Jason, he is huge, but he doesn’t look like he is sitting in the back of the campground using a bowflex and drinking protein shakes in his spare time lol

          • Halloween_Vic

            LOL that last line had me dying!!!!!

  • Halloween_Vic

    I agree the remake is a better film in general, though I was never to fond of the original but was still entertained enough to like it. The original is what is like you stated clearly was made to be in competition and comparison to Halloween but failed. Had some decent kills and overall isn’t a bad film but the remake delivered much more as far as intensity, kills, acting and overall feel. Jason was a bad ass and it’s just more of a enjoyable film. I love Marcus Nispel directing he’s pretty great and knows how to capture the look and feel of a Horror film. And I love the re imagining of parts 2-4 having jason open the film in his sack mask was brilliant and such a great nod to F13th part 2 and is actually my 2nd fav film from the franchise so major points on that. And clearly the first 22 minutes of the opening is one of the best openings ever and took a shit on the original film itself. REMAKE takes the cake.

  • Halloween_Vic

    I agree the remake is a better film in general, though I was never to
    fond of the original but was still entertained enough to like it. The
    original is what like you stated clearly was made to be in
    competition and comparison to Halloween but failed. Had some decent
    kills and overall isn’t a bad film but the remake delivered much more as
    far as intensity, kills, acting and overall feel. Jason was a bad ass
    and it’s just more of a enjoyable film. I love Marcus Nispel directing
    he’s pretty great and knows how to capture the look and feel of a Horror
    film. And I love the re imagining of parts 2-4 having jason open the
    film in his sack mask was brilliant and such a great nod to F13th part 2
    and is actually my 2nd fav film from the franchise so major points on
    that. And clearly the first 22 minutes of the opening is one of the best
    openings ever and took a shit on the original film itself. REMAKE takes
    the cake…

  • Angela M Campany

    I think what killed the remake for me was the tone of the film being to overly vulgar in many scenes ! And i’m an atheist lol !

    • eli

      The sex scene towards the end was practically a porno without the explicit detail. I’m no prude, it was just super out of place & ridiculous for a Friday film.

  • Barry El Beardo

    I thought the remake was terrible! Friday 13th HAS to be set at a functioning Camp Crystal Lake. Crystal Lake is a character, not just a setting

    • Shadow914

      Like everyone, I’m a bigger fan of part 2 and Beyond when Jason became the killer but still respect the original for it’s influence and legacy. I hated the remake, Jason doesn’t run and chuck machetes at people, he walks and stalks and pops up out of nowhere and kills you. What’s worse is the asinine cast/kids in the film and their wretched sex scene (that was more cringe worthy than b grade porn.)

      • He runs in Parts 2-4, just FYI. I re-watched them last night and he definitely runs. He doesn’t “walk and stalk” until Part 6, when he rises from the dead.

        • Jim

          Also, it is a different director’s interpretation. It wouldn’t be that great if was a move for move remake. I like it, I like the old and re-watch em all. To each his/her own though.

          B grade porn or not…that gal in the remake had killer funbags.

        • Shadow914

          True, he chases in the original few installments but it’s just that scene in ’09 with Jason running and jumping and throwing his machete seemed like something out of Rambo and is not what I expect Jason to do. Would you expect Myers to pull something like that? probably not.

          • I think 2009 Jason is a LOT better than 2009 grunty-grunt Michael Myers.

          • Shadow914

            Agreed, while I hate the F13 remake, don’t get me started on Zombie’s Halloween.

          • I hate both of those films. Just…ugh.

          • James

            He doesn’t throw his machete in the remake. He throws an axe once.

      • J Jett

        Shadow914, i think you are majorly forgetting parts 1-5 (i know not Jason). you need to re-watch them. Jason runs and is a fast brutal killer in all of them. it’s only lame “zombie” Jason that barely walked after his victims yet he was able to catch up with the fastest runner? that’s the epitome of lame.

        • Shadow914

          I’ve already acknowledged that he chases in 2-5 and that he doesn’t always walk and stalk. It’s the way it was executed in the remake that made it feel like a joke and not genuine. The kids in the movie also make for a painful experience that I simply cannot enjoy.

          Pity you don’t enjoy zombie Jason but that is your opinion.

    • James

      I agree. The one thing missing from the remake was camp and that was I was really hoping we’d get a sequel with the new Jason stalking counselors during the reopening of camp crystal lake.

    • J Jett

      the first movie didn’t have a functioning camp. it was in the process of being repaired/fixed up. i hope they never have children in another F13 movie. it’s one of the god awful aspects of part 6.

  • THGrimm

    Awesome! I love the remake and feel it’s a great homage to the originals while putting its own spin on things. Derek Mears’ Jason was the most lethal version yet. I LOVE Kane Hodder’s version, don’t get me wrong, but the slightly trimmed down, sprinting Mears is a force to be reckoned with.
    How cool would it be to see a short of both of those Jasons duking it out? lol.

  • Angela M Campany

    Great debates guys nonetheless ….but for the love of Mrs. Voorhees can we get the next installment made soon and in the can lol ? Take care ,have fun with the debate !

  • Darnell

    Trace another great editorial as always. I agree with you 100%. Friday The 13th isn’t a very good movie. It wasn’t back in 1980, and it definitely isn’t now. It was never scary, it was poorly made, it’s boring for long parts of the movie, and other then the final 15 minutes is totally forgettable.

    If not for the the sequels this movie would be seen no better than Happy Birthday to Me, He Know’s You’re Alone, and other forgettable slasher films of the 80s.

    The remake is flawed and isn’t very scary either. The unfortunately issue with the remake is the best characters in the movie were the first set of kids. They all felt like they would be in a 1980s F13 film. The later mid 20s something people didn’t.

    I watch the remake pretty often. It’s a fun film, and while it’s not great it has a number of things in it that I like. I rarely ever watch the original because I find it cheesy, and far to slow in pace.

    The acting in the original is very poor, and everyone seems to be completely brain dead. I feel the same way about the remake of F13 as I do the remake of the TCM. I feel the mid 2000s remake of the TCM is far better than the original which I feel is totally overrated.

    • I will say this, and it’s something I’m always afraid to say: I LOVE the TCM remake and totally prefer it to the original. The F13 remake is a meh movie overall, but I think the TCM remake is an outstanding film. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go hide from commenters with pitchforks coming after me.

      • Darnell

        I will protect you lol! I am in full agreement with you. TCM remake is a really great take. It improves on the original in so many ways. The original TCM is poorly made film. I mean i understand totally why it was scary back in the 70s but it’s just not very good.

        TCM remake has so many great scenes. My favorite is when Jessica Beal’s character sees Leatherface for the first time and he is wearing her boyfriend’s face…like omg..

      • Shadow914

        I completely disagree in regard to the Friday the 13th remake, it sucks and was a chore to get through. The TCM remake however stands as one of the best remakes of all time. I love the original as well I just find myself watching the remake more than the original.

      • eli

        A buddy of mine HATED the TCM remake because it was “a bunch of running around & screaming”. I politely asked him, isn’t that what the original was? He shut up after that hahaha. Love both versions.

        • I need to re-watch the original because it’s been a few years since I’ve seen it (I re-watch the remake at least once a year), but while I like it, and can respect it, it’s just not one I particularly enjoy watching. I love its grittiness and how it exhausts you, but it’s never been my favorite.

      • James

        The TCM remake is exactly what all remakes should strive for. It took an old flick and turned into a serious horror film. Great characters, great atmosphere, great fx, and a solid story. While I don’t think the Friday remake hit that same level, it is still an excellent horror film.

    • J Jett

      i LOVE He Knows You’re Alone and Happy Birthday To Me! 🙂

  • Will Seamon

    I agree with pretty much all of the category winners, and Clay really was a Final Girl in the remake. Great editorial.

  • Harley Mitchel Dirk

    I’m definitely in agreement with Trace here. I’ve never understood the praise for the original film and thought the remake made for a solid by the numbers slasher flick. Even if it’s still not my favourite Friday the 13th film.

  • rocketjaz

    Yeah, I’m not in the camp that the 2009 movie was a remake. For me, it was a reboot with some death scene homages to the original series of films.

  • Joe Burkett

    love both films, but i have to say my fav jason movie is jason X it has arguably some of the best kills in any movie, nothing can touch the sleeping bag kill its just funny and plain wrong….i chuckle thinking about it now Jason with 2 girls stuffed in sleeping bags !!!! hah!

    • To be fair, Part VII also has a sleeping bag kill, which is why they put it in Jason X, but I do love Jason X! It’s a lot of fun and if taken a pure comedy, it’s actually pretty great.

      • Joe Burkett

        it has that Evil dead 2 feel to it with the humor! also how awesome Ash vs Evil dead Bruce never misses a beat even now loving it. And yes I know about part VII but it was handled better in X…

  • Joe Burkett

    one of my fav parts of the remake was how they explained how the heck Jason could move so fast at camp crystal lake with that intricate tunnel system i totally loved all of that and how that was done…. i dunno how many times watching the originals and i am like how the heck did he get there so fast… haha

  • J Jett

    i love F13’s parts 1-5 and the 2009 movie. part 2 is my fave though. i hate and don’t even acknowledge any zombie Jason films. lol. i just can’t stand them. give me human, vicious running Jason or none at all.

    • Aw I love Jason Lives lol.

      • J Jett

        LOL! i wish i liked the zombie Jason films. lol.

        • Jason Lives is so meta about its ridiculousness. “I’ve seen enough horror movies to know that an weirdo wearing a mask is never friendly!” Sort of a precursor to New Nightmare and Scream. It’s a blast! But to each their own. =)

  • J Jett

    oh i forgot, since we’re talking about summer camp horror….THE FINAL GIRLS is out on DVD/BR (i re-watched it again last night!). anyone who likes/loved F13 needs to watch that movie. it even has the “ki ki ki ma ma ma” in it! it’s a brilliant nod of the hat to F13.

    • Tim Gosnell

      LOVED that movie. Another fun fact. Alexander Ludwigs real life mother played Tamara in Jason Takes Manhattan.

      • J Jett

        Tim i didn’t know that about gorgeous Alex Ludwig’s mom!! that is so cool! 🙂

  • G.A. McGillivray

    In the Texas Chainsaw remake – I appreciated that Nispel made even the daylight scenes… unsettling… and tense….

    Just didn’t get that in the F13 remake which I guess I was hoping for. Regardless I hope they make another. Can never have too many F13 movies 🙂

  • James Packman

    The original Texas massacre needs to be removed from film history. It’s so pathetic, dull and boring. End of. The remake however is everything the original wanted to be and more. Tobe Hooper is a hack, who can only watch the remake and cry about what his shit effort should gave been. Yes.

    • Erick Lorinc

      ummm. no

      • James Packman

        Um mm. Yes.

        • scooby279 .

          Bullshit, the original Texas is a classic, the remake is good but in way as good as the original, years later people still talk about the original more then the remake.

    • eli

      Yes you’re right…. Poltergeist, Invaders From Mars & TCM 1 & 2 were all awful. Tobe Hooper is such a hack. *rolls eyes over & over*

      That being said, he hasn’t done anything worthwhile in a couple decades.

      • James Packman

        exactly .. ALL his films are shit .. the worst being TCM .. I cannot believe people give that boring turd two minutes of their time. The definitive film based on Ed Gein is DERANGED, NOT that vile Hooper shit film .. it’s so ridiculous people like you worship it, you all make me sick.

        • eli

          I’m glad you’re not taking this too seriously.

      • turk

        Don’t forget thee criminally underrated “Funhouse”.

    • Jeff Loomis

      If you think the original TCM is “dull,” you need to check your pulse.

      Tobe Hooper, a “hack?” ha, ha… okay Troll…

    • Jeff Loomis

      and If you prefer the effects heavy remake… that just proves that your brain is too small to be stimulated by truly visceral horror.

      I’ll bet you think that Wes Craven was overrated– and that the Elm Street remake was a work of art, huh?

      • James Packman

        Ba haha see, an over zealous little fan boy, who has a keyboard meltdown because I state my opinion. What a clown. Deal with the facts that not everyone is brainwashed into thinking Hooper most dull and overated film is the holy grail of horrors. It never has been and never will be. For the record, I find Elm St dull and boring as well. Thanks, your welcome, please come again.

        • Dennis Portz

          More copy pasta….from a douche who thinks Pieces is cinematic splendor. What s cocksucker.

  • Jason’s disciple

    Mr.Kane Hodder is the king of Friday the13th and he portrayed one of the best Jason Voorhees in horror film and cinema history and he earned the right to be called one of the best Jason Voorhees of all times so you all need to bow down to the king all hail king Mr.Kane Hodder the Don of Jason Voorhees period and to all of you zombie lovers out there please show your support for Mr.Kane Hodder to make it back to camp crystal lake as Jason Voorhees in2017 because he is the ultimate killer zombie calling all zombie lovers we need your help to get Mr.Kane Hodder back to camp crystal lake as Jason Voorhees for2017 i would be in touch with the information at a later date for you all!

    • wehoaks

      Say whaaaaaaaaa?

    • James Packman

      Kane hodder is a hack. His portrayals of Jason and dull and plodding, in the worst entries in the series. So pleased he never returned.

      • Jason’s disciple

        Ok so why did Mr.Sean S.Cunningham himself have so much confidence in Mr.Kane Hodder?

        • James Packman

          Haha that’s hilarious. He didn’t give a shit who played Jason, all he cared about was the $$$ the films made. If he was so passionate about him, why didn’t he push the case for Jason and Freddy
          ? Pfffttt.

          • Jason’s disciple

            I know because he had sold the rights to the franchise to new line cinema and warner brothers and he had given up to much leverage so he was outnumbered and out voted in the dicission process of whom will be the one to portray Jason Voorhees.

          • Jason’s disciple

            Check out Going to Pieces:The Rise and Fall of The Slasher Film documentary and it will tell the truth on the whole entire nature of the deal between Paramount Pictures and Warner Brothers for the Friday the 13th franchise back in the’80s and they were in competition with each other for the right to have the Friday the13th franchise but it was Paramount Pictures Mr.Frank Mancuso Jr who beat Warner Brothers out for the right to have the Friday the13th franchise check it out.

        • Scott Baiowulfgang Amadeus

          You do realize Kane Hodder didn’t start playing Jason until Friday the 13th part 7, right? By then Sean Cunningham had nothing to do with the franchise other than collecting checks.

          • scooby279 .

            He played Jason in 2 of the best entries in the series, part 7 and 8.

          • Scott Baiowulfgang Amadeus

            hahahahahahahahahahahahahhahaaaaa

          • Jason’s disciple

            Arnold Schwarzenegger is65 but they let him come back and portray the terminator again so why not let Mr.Kane Hodder back to portray Jason Voorhees for Friday the13th and plus Mr.Kane Hodder is much younger than Mr.Arnold Schwarzenegger so what is your point now?

          • Jason’s disciple

            Mr.Sean S.Cunningham and his son Mr.Nole Cunningham was involved with Jason Goes To Hell and Jason X so I asked you again what is your point?

      • scooby279 .

        Love Kane Hodder! part 7 and 8 are the best ones in the whole series, he was Jason, the best Jason.

    • Darnell

      Kane was awful. Final Chapter and Part 2 had the best Jason portrayal. New Blood had terrible acting and Jason looked a mess. Manhattan was just weird. I did really like Jason Lives and while I never enjoyed zombie Jason much it is the best movie post Final Chapter.

      • Jason’s disciple

        Jason Voorhees died as a boy but he came back as a man only to die off again and come back as a indestructible force in zombie fashion thanks to Mr.C J Graham and Mr.Kane Hodder and I do believe that you need to face the music that Jason Voorhees always was and still is a zombie and you also need to bow down to the king all hail king Mr.Kane Hodder Jason Voorhees didn’t have any swagger until Mr.Kane Hodder portrayed him and he will always be admired for that and you can believe that he will always be a legend to bad you can’t say the same about yourself and even bloody disgusting.com would agree with me and not you so ha ha ha nice try though!

  • wehoaks

    The original hands down. Had two friends watch recently for the first time and they LOVED it. Every sequence worked on them. As for the remake, reboot, regurgitation, whatever they call it I feel it is such a laaaaaaaaaaazy film. I’d be curious to see how old the camp is with the people who prefer the 2009 film. Seems like a generational thing to me. Which is a-okay.

    • How old are you again? I’m 26, so I’m Gen-Y, as opposed to being a millennial.

      • wehoaks

        Gen X’er here. I am betting my generation on average prefers 1980 and yours/millennial prefer 2009. But at the end of the day who cares right? Just an interesting theory.

        • SugarShane333

          If I’m 30 am I gen X or gen Y?

          • wehoaks

            probably y. Most experts say gen y starts with those born in 85.

          • SugarShane333

            85 is me. Thanks man. I was just curious.

          • wehoaks

            You got it man.

    • Danny Joseph

      Saw the original at the movies when I was 9, no babysitter so I got to go with my parents. Anyways, I liked the reboot better, overall was a better movie IMO. I’m not one to be blinded by nostalgia.

  • Scott Baiowulfgang Amadeus

    I enjoyed the 2009 remake overall. To me Friday the 13th isn’t some scared cow above being remade. It was near impossible to put out a product any worse than the last handful of movies had been. The two main problems I had with it were it totally blew it’s load with the opening sequence before the title card. I found myself in the theater thinking “Oh man, they’re going for it and nailing it.” Nothing that follows over the next 80 minutes is anywhere near as good as the first 10 minutes. It also bothered me that Jason got the hockey mask from a random redneck in a barn, when not long after, he kills the black guy in the shed which is chalk full of hockey equipment. Seems like that would be the logical place to get the hockey mask.

  • Skrub Tre

    I liked the 2009 remake, didn’t love it, but liked it very much, but to me the movie never felt like a remake or a reboot, it felt like just another sequel in the franchise. Regardless, the remake of Friday the 13th has at least one positive; it’s certainly much better than the Nightmare on Elm Street remake

    • A movie that is just a big turd sitting in the grass is better than the NOES remake.

      • Skrub Tre

        Watching an actual real turd just sitting there in the grass is better than watching the Nightmare remake.

    • Jay Brezzy

      The NOES remake was Sooooo bad for one main reason to me: nothing happened. That movie was so boring. There was no horror. No Freddy kills. Just a bunch of wake up screaming girl scenes and a lion faced Freddy Krueger. Weird experience….

      • Skrub Tre

        Yeah, I feel asleep watching it in the theater…think about that for a minute, a NOES movie that makes someone actually makes someone want to sleep.

  • TheSlitheryDee

    I love ’em both but I wouldn’t compare the original considering all the differences (mainly the lack of Jason in the original and Camp Crystal Lake in the reboot). Happy Friday the 13th to all anyhow!

  • Firefly15

    Original hands down. Hated the remake.

  • horrorexpert10

    Love both films, but I agree with you. I’ll give the 2009 remake the win. That film is just a better film. I loved it!!

  • scooby279 .

    The original hands down! screw the remake, its good but you cant compare it to the original, I love the original!

  • Sam Murphy

    The remake is completely awful, the characters are all unbelievable and boring, Jason acted out of character (kidnapping, seriously!). Yeah the original isn’t the best out of the series, but it sure beats the hell out of the remake.

    Jason X is better than the remake….

    • diapers

      Hmm, Jason X vs Friday 2009… I might watch them as a double feature. The kidnapping in 2009, imo, is lifted from part 2, but definitely overdone.

    • Blade

      Well this was a new take on the character, so him doing something he wouldn’t in the old series isn’t that big a deal. Also, we saw in part 2 that he isn’t above being tricked/mesmerized by a woman that resembles his mother, so I don’t think its that far fetched, especially if Whitney looked like his mother. (Which her BF said she did)

  • RidleyScott

    F6 is on a tier unto itself. Tom McLoughlin is a real filmmaker.
    F4
    F3
    F1
    F2
    F8. Ok, ok, ok. This was my first Jason movie, I have such a huge fondness for it. There’s a bit of an adventure element to it. There’s just something about our group of five survivors in the lifeboat finally seeing Manhattan in the distance! I love movie moments like that. I would’ve been actually really happy with those five people surviving. Too often it’s just the final girl or the final person + their romantic interest. I just like it.
    F5
    FvJ. Jason folds a guy in a fucking BED after spilling his GUTS everywhere. Fuuuuuck me.
    Reboot. Mears was a vicious performer.
    F7. I have a soft spot for this movie too despite it being so low. When I was younger, I used to love keeping tracking of who died and who hadn’t in a F13th movie, and in this one Jason was just killing people EVERYWHERE and there were SO many people and I just loved that he kept going back and forth and knocking ’em down one by one.
    X
    Hell. The only Jason movie I’ve seen once and I think I fast forwarded through a good deal of it anyway. A bonafide piece of shit that has ONE cool kill. The. Surgeon. Just. Fucking. Bites. Into. Jason’s. Heart. Wait. What. Why. Why do all the characters look and act so weird? Where’s the straight man? Everybody gave off a creepy, weird vibe.

    5, Hell and X had the weirdest characters.

  • Jeremy Stewart

    I honestly think zombie Jason is completely overrated. I much prefer alive Jason. Part 2 is my favorite.

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    • Darnell

      Final Chapter is my favorite but I definitely agree that zombie Jason is where the franchise went to the toilet.

  • Peter Huntley

    Just got home from a Friday marathon (Parts 1-8) out here in LA…. made it to my favorite in the series, Part 5. Danny Steinmann knew how to deliver the sleazy goods.

    • Darnell

      yeah maybe that is why The New Beginning was one of my least favorite films. Something about it felt dirty and the amount of white trash was to much. It felt like a movie Rob Zombie would direct.

    • Adam Clifton

      yeah, especially that slight camera movement downwards during Debbie Sue Voorhees’ nude scene. The crotch shot

  • David Angle

    I highly recommend everyone who loves Friday the 13th to watch THE FINAL GIRLS (2015)!!! It’s a film for 80s slasher fans! Particularly those who love FT13!

    • It is a great film! I could have done with more playing with slasher tropes, but overall it was pretty solid.

      • Carlo S.

        I read online somewhere that distributors made the filmmakers choose between making the film R rated and more horrific and deleting the mother/daughter story, or toning down the horror elements and keeping it. I thought the movie was excellent, but I would be curious as to how it would look with some added R-rated fun while keeping the story as it is lol

  • Darnell

    I would say you have the maturity of a two year old but that would be insulting two year olds everywhere.

    • Jason’s disciple

      You are just jealous of good old JD and you need to stop hating on the king Mr.Kane Hodder because I do believe that you are going to be seeing a lot of him lately because Paramount Pictures and Platinum Dunes have already rehired him for the next Friday the13th movie set for2017 and if there’s anybody who is acting like a little child well than that would be you and surly not me ok so you need to grow the hell up and stop hating on other people who do not share your views alright nice try though!

      • Darnell

        you have serious mental health issues. You obviously went off your meds.

  • KLD

    Nice call, David. The Final Girls was a blast!! As for the 1979 and 2009 versions of Friday the 13th… 2009, really? The originals of most horror movies are generally the best. Better pacing, characters, scares, etc. They do not rely on cheap scares and boobs the way current horror remakes go. Granted, this is the nostalgic me typing here ( saw the original in ’79) yet in this case, it was a better movie. The twist at the end was genius, for it’s time. The remake killed it for me when they immediately went to the stiff melons some call breasts. Just not a very good movie.