When a series has run it's course but you still want to siphon the moviegoers wallet, what do you do? Well, you go back and start all over again by remaking the original, hoping it will generate interest for a younger viewer. And in that spirit New Line Cinema has regenerated the Friday The 13th series by remaking the original Camp Crystal Lake slasher film to be released on February 13, 2009. Directed by Marcus Nispel, this film, much like the original features a cast of mostly unknowns, including Jared Padalecki, Amanda Righetti, Danielle Panabaker, Travis van Winkle, Aaron Yoo, Jonathan Sadowski, Willa Ford, Derek Mears, and Arlen Escarpeta.
The synopsis of the film, according to IMDB.Com is as follows:
Whitney (Amanda Righetti), Clay (Jared Padalecki), Mike (Nick Mennell), Jenna (Danielle Panabaker), Trent (Travis VanWinkle) and other young adults end up exploring the old Camp Crystal Lake (made famous by the original 1980 film). Soon enough however their seemingly fun weekend turns into a nightmare when each one finds themselves hunted down by a machete wielding maniac known as Jason Voorhees (Derek Mears).
If you have never seen the original, you may enjoy this one. If you have seen it (I saw it at a drive-in theater in Lucasville, Ohio with my sister) you might enjoy it for the sake of nostalgia.