Director Marcus Nispel’s remake/reboot of the classic slasher horror Friday the 13th was released on this day in 2009. This means it’s been 12 years since Jason Voorhees graced silver screens. With two lawsuits keeping the franchise ensnared in a legal quagmire, it’ll likely be many years more before Jason returns.
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Against the advice of locals and police, Clay (Jared Padalecki) scours the eerie woods surrounding Crystal Lake for his missing sister. But the rotting cabins of an abandoned summer camp are not the only things he finds. Hockey-masked killer Jason Voorhees lies in wait for a chance to use his razor-sharp machete on Clay and the group of college students who have come to the forest to party.
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Including the 2009 remake, Jason has killed around 200 people throughout the Friday the 13th series. (Source)
One can see a wheelchair and a sweater in Jason’s tunnels during the film if looking closely. The character Mark (Tom McBride) was a paraplegic who was killed by Jason in Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) and Mrs. Voorhees wore the sweater in the original version of Friday the 13th (1980). (Source)
A follow up to 2009’s Friday the 13th was slated for release on October 13, 2017, and was all set to go into production in a matter of weeks. But in February 2017 it was announced that Paramount had pulled the plug on the project to move forward with Darren Aronofsky’s horror film mother! (2017). (Source)