Friday The 13th is a 2017 slasher horror film and the second remake of the 1980 original with the same name. It is the 13th installment in the Friday The 13th franchise and will adhere much closer to the source material than 2009's take. The film stars Naomi Watts, Taissa Farmiga, Jessica Madsen, Michael Bailey Smith, Jordan Pressler, Jensen Ackles, Portia Doubleday, Douglas Smith, Kirby Bliss Blanton, Keir Gilchrist, Max Deacon, Shelley Hennig, Amber Tamblyn, Chris Pine, David Born, Brian Cox, Levi Miller, Tim de Zarn, Trevor Wright, Stefanie Scott, Ken Sagoes and Jessica Makinson.
Pamela Voorhees, a local resident at Crystal Lake, New Jersey, has been stuck in an abusive relationship with her husband since she was 16 years old. Feeling helpless as she continues to suffer through more beatings and verbal taunts from her other half, Pamela decides to take justice for herself; she murders her abusive husband in his sleep, dumps his corpse and never looks back. Only one more issue; she has discovered she is pregnant. Now a single mother, Pamela gives birth to her son, a physically deformed little boy whom she names Jason. Raising her invalid son all by herself, Pamela has no choice but to take him with her to her job at the nearby summer camp, Camp Crystal Lake. Unfortunately, the other kids don't accept Jason for his differences and harass him, leading all the way to his demise under the lake. After years go by, Pamela once again takes justice into her own hands, killing the counselors who neglected her son and having no choice but to summon him back to life through prayer. Now angry and vengeful, Jason and Pamela are back to spread more fear as a group of young counselors arrive for a summer of fun, preparation and mutilation.
Opening at a trailer near Crystal Lake, New Jersey in 1946, sixteen-year-old Pamela Voorhees (Taissa Farmiga) is a married and pregnant recluse preparing for the arrival of her baby. She is peacefully sewing dresses to make herself look prettier while talking aloud to her unborn baby. Pamela uses a soothing, calm voice to communicate with the child inside of her, telling him that she's going to take good care of him once he's born and promises to never let anything happen to him. Pamela's husband, Elias (Jensen Ackles) arrives home after working a rough day at the mine and drinking at the nearby roadhouse. He screams for Pamela to greet him, and she quickly rushes to his aid. In an excited manner, Pamela brags to Elias that their son has been talking to her. Elias brushes off Pamela's claims and insists that she's making up stories, since it's impossible for an unborn child to communicate with their mothers. Pamela insists that she's telling the truth, but Elias goes into the kitchen and prepares to eat dinner. He asks Pamela what she made him, and she brings out a platter of baked chicken, brown rice and dinner rolls.
The couple sit across from each other at the table and quietly eat their dinner. Pamela asks Elias how his day went at the mine, and he reveals a bandage wrapped around his finger because of an accident involving a pickaxe. She asks Elias if he's alright, and he coldly rebuffs her concern and continues eating. Pamela points out that she's wearing a new dress that she made earlier, and Elias comments that her food tastes a little cold. Pam offers to reheat the food in the oven, and Elias declines her offer, saying that the oven is too old to function properly. Pam asks her unborn baby if the food she's feeding him tastes good, and Elias slams his fists on the table, ordering Pam to quit talking aloud to her stomach. Frightened and wordless, Pamela follows Elias' order and remains silent. Elias apologizes to Pam for yelling at her, saying that his job as a miner gets under his skin and makes him lose patience sometimes. Pamela accepts Elias' apology and returns to her meal.
After dinner, Elias retires to his bedroom and falls asleep with an open can of beer. While putting on her robe, Pamela talks quietly to her unborn child while gently stroking her pregnant belly. She informs her baby that she will be the greatest mother and do whatever she has to in order to protect him. Pamela then goes inside her bedroom and lays down next to Elias, who is mumbling in his sleep. He drunkenly tells Pam that he loves her, and the two cuddle together before falling asleep in each other's arms.
The following morning, Pamela is woken up out of her sleep by the bright sunrise. She gets out of bed and makes breakfast in the kitchen. While cooking, Pamela prepares herself a drink made out of egg yolks, cinnamon, herbs and ginger. Upon taking a sip, Pamela begins to feel an ache in her stomach. She lifts up her shirt and observes her enlarged stomach, just as the baby kicks. Overwhelmed with joy, Pamela breaks down into tears while laughing out of excitement. She sits down slowly onto the floor and begins another conversation with her child, telling him that soon enough, he will be born and will come out perfectly. Pamela then strips out of her clothes, steps into her bathtub and takes a bath. She relaxes herself in warm water while gently scrubbing her stomach with a bar of soap, telling her unborn child that she will keep him clean and healthy for his arrival.
At the mine, Elias is dressed in his mining uniform and chopping at the concrete ground with his pickaxe in order to find coal. Overstressed by the excessive exercise, Elias takes a breath before going back to chopping. After work, Elias heads down to the nearby roadhouse where he orders a large mug of beer. While sitting at a booth, Elias drinks an entire one liter beer mug and thinks uncertainly about where his life is headed. Once he finishes, Elias gets up from the booth and leaves the manager some change. The manager comments that Elias doesn't have a lot of money to spend, to which Elias responds that his boss doesn't pay him enough. He then exits the roadhouse and hobbles toward his car, without considering the dangers of driving under the influence. Elias drives home and manages to make it there safely, but not without crashing into a mailbox along the way.
Upon entering his trailer, Pamela informs Elias that she's aware he was drinking. He tries to defend himself, saying that he had another rough day at the mine with low pay. Pamela asks Elias to take it easy with his drinking for the sake of their child, to which he assures her that his habit will dissipate once his child is born. Pamela continues to lecture Elias about his reeking breath, and he slaps her across the face. Elias abrasively notifies Pam that he's going to do whatever he pleases and threatens to hurt her more if she tries to stop him. He then retires to his bedroom and leaves Pam standing in the kitchen, crying and gently rubbing her cheek.
Pam gets into bed with Elias, who apologizes for his aggressive behavior that he blames on drinking. Pam sleeps on her side with her back turned toward Elias. He cuddles up against Pamela in an attempt to reconcile, promising he will be better for their baby. Pamela quietly asks Elias if he's going to hit their child whenever he misbehaves, and Elias promises her that he would never lay a finger on their baby. Pamela lays in bed stolidly, staring off into space without feeling any discernible emotion. Elias begins kissing Pam on her neck and shoulders, but she remains silent and turned on her side.
In the middle of the night during a thunderstorm, Pamela is woken up out of her sleep by the loud noises outside, and goes to the kitchen where she fixes herself a glass of milk. As she's drinking her milk, Pamela speaks quietly to her unborn child and comforts him, believing that he's frightened of the thunder. While talking to her child, Pamela hears a creaking noise coming from the hallway and calls out for Elias. When he doesn't respond, Pamela slowly walks over to the bedroom and sees that he's no longer in bed. Once she turns around, Elias appears and punches a startled Pamela in the face, knocking her down. Pamela briefly loses consciousness, but begins to squeal out of pain and drag herself across the floor. While she's crawling away, Elias kicks Pam in the ribcage and stomps on her leg. Pamela cries for help as her nose bleeds profusely, and Elias turns her around, kneels down and lectures her for continuing to talk with their child. Pam is too injured to even speak, so as a consequence, Elias smacks her across the face. He goes on to accuse Pam of hiding his packs of beer, and threatens to bury her in the yard if she ever commits the offense again. Elias then exits the trailer and leaves Pamela bleeding and barely conscious on the floor. Her vision becomes blurry and she starts spitting up blood. Pam attempts to stand up, but her legs are unable to function properly. She softly rubs her stomach and whispers to her child, begging him to not leave her alone. Pamela bravely stands herself up and staggers over toward the telephone. She dials 911 but just as someone picks up, Elias comes back inside and Pamela quickly hangs up the phone. Terrified and in fear for her life, Pamela stands still and quiet, without muttering a word. Elias walks by Pamela and suggests that she make herself another dress to feel better. He then returns to his bedroom as Pam remains motionless, too shaken up to even let out a breath.
Early the following day, Pamela paints the walls in her nursery. She promises her unborn son that she's going to make his room paradise so that he feels like a king, referring to him as her "special boy". While painting a streak of periwinkle blue across the wall, Pamela feels a sharp pain in her stomach. She crouches down and allows the pain to pass, when suddenly her vision becomes blurry and shaky. Pamela wobbles around the room trying to catch her balance, when suddenly she begins to experience a hallucination involving a blurred image of a woman standing in front of her. Pamela falls to her knees and hyperventilates in panic, as the vision becomes clearer. The woman in her hallucination is revealed to be herself, standing with an axe in her hand. Pamela blinks repeatedly to make the visual disappear, but to no avail. In her hallucination, Pamela swings her axe down on an indistinguishable man and hacks him to pieces. She screams in horror as her vision abruptly concludes, and Pamela remains on the floor while sobbing. She rushes over to the bathroom and vomits uncontrollably, severely disturbed by what she has just seen.
At the mine, Elias and his gang chop up blocks of cement when their boss provides them with their salary. Elias is upset once he receives a mere $21.59, and complains to his boss that he isn't making enough money to support his wife and soon-to-be-born son. Elias requests a raise, but is denied one. Angry and bitter, Elias storms off and drives home while slamming the wheel and mumbling profanities. He kicks open the front door and childishly rushes to the kitchen. Pamela is concerned and asks Elias if he's alright, to which he explains that he hates his job and desperately needs to make more money. While the two eat their dinner, Pamela offers to reach out to her parents and ask them to give Elias a job, but this makes him angry and he accuses her of calling him a failure. Pamela denies Elias' absurd accusation, but his temper continues to shorten. He informs Pamela that he can hear her every night talking to her stomach, and claims that her delusions are making him go insane. Pamela asserts that their son is making contact with her, causing Elias to snap. He flips over the table, slaps Pam across the face and pins her against the wall. Pamela sobbingly pleads with Elias to let her go, but her begging goes unheated and Elias punches her in the stomach. He forces Pam down onto the floor and brutally sodomizes her, leaving her to scream hopelessly in anguish.
Once Elias finishes, he drinks a few bottles of liquor and goes inside his bedroom. Pamela lays crying on the floor, holding her stomach and praying to God for help. She suddenly hears mysterious noises in her head and begins to slowly crawl herself across the floor, attempting to follow the direction of the voices. Pam unexpectedly finds herself inside of Elias' truck outside, where she discovers an axe lying in the backseat. Carefully, Pamela picks up the axe and stares at it while quietly asking her son what he wants her to do.
As a heavy rainstorm sets in, Elias falls asleep after finishing his beer. Pamela quietly sneaks her way into the bedroom while wielding the axe in her hand. Elias mumbles in his sleep and appears to be fully unconscious from intoxication. Pam stands above her sleeping husband and simply observes him for a moment, looking down at him with sorrow and regret. She then raises the axe above her head, swings down and decapitates Elias. His head rolls off of the bed and onto the floor, while his body remains on the mattress. In a vengeful, unsatisfied state, Pamela hacks Elias to pieces with her axe, cutting into his stomach, chopping off his arms and legs, and reducing him to severed parts scattered in blood all over the bed. She places his body parts inside of trash bags and carries them outside, where she dumps Elias' corpse into a lake. Pamela then pours gasoline all over her trailer and leaves a trail of it outside the door, before lighting a match and setting the trailer ablaze. She watches as her trailer burns to the ground while smiling out of relief and caressing her stomach.
Jumping forward 11 years to 1957, 27 year-old Pamela (Jessica Madsen) has given birth to a mentally handicapped, physically deformed son whom she named Jason (Jordan Pressler). She raises him in their house at 42 Cars Crash Road and apart from other children. Pamela is cooking a special breakfast for her son since it's his eleventh birthday. She calls for him to come downstairs once breakfast is ready. Jason, afflicted with severe facial deformities, Hydrocephalus, an enlarged head and mental disabilities, waddles down the steps and joins his mother in the kitchen. Pamela gives Jason a warm, tight hug and serves him breakfast at the table. Jason is typically quiet while Pamela proclaims how proud she is of him, and how in awe she is that he's soon going to be a year older. Jason remains silent as he awkwardly consumes his meal, and Pam assures him that his father would've been so proud of him. She tells Jason that she's been offered a job at Camp Crystal Lake as the cook by David and Louise Christy, therefore he is going to have to deal with being alone for a few hours. Jason becomes slightly upset, but Pamela promises him that once she gets home, they're going to celebrate his birthday. As Jason eats, Pamela stares at him with passionate focus as she sips her coffee.
Pamela drives over to Camp Crystal Lake and upon arrival, she meets fellow camp counselors Barry (Trevor Wright) and Claudette (Stefanie Scott). She heads into the kitchen and begins cooking meals for the adolescent campers while Barry and Claudette hang out in the cabin. Barry asks Claudette to have sex with him in the barn where no one would find them, but Claudette rejects his offer insisting that they watch over the kids like they're supposed to. The two make out for a little while simultaneously looking after the kids. Barry asks about Pamela and where she came from, and Claudette mentions that she lives in seclusion with a son who's rumored to have major deformities. Barry laughs and makes a joke out of this information, and Claudette defends Pamela saying she admires her for looking after a child with special needs. Barry eagerly brings out a bong and insists that they smoke while the kids are out playing. Claudette tries to reason with Barry to fool around later, but Barry refuses to take no for an answer. Claudette gives into Barry's charm and agrees to smoke with him, and the couple sneaks off into a private room where they proceed to smoke marijuana.
Later that night at the Voorhees home, Jason celebrates his birthday with Pamela. Pam, who's dressed up in her polka-dotted homemaker dress, presents him with a cake made from scratch and sings "Happy Birthday". After Jason blows out his 11 candles, Pamela claps and embraces him warmly. She calls Jason her "special boy" and brings out a present on the dining room table. Jason frenetically opens up the box and rummages through the wrappings, where he uncovers a hockey stick. Smiling out of overexcitement, Jason picks up the implement and plays around with it while Pamela films him on a coronet 44 vintage camera. She mentions that she bought it for him after noticing how much he loves watching hockey. Pamela assures Jason that once she makes enough money, she'll be able to afford lessons for him to take in hockey. She then cuts the cake and serves a slice to Jason and herself. While the two sit and enjoy their cake, Jason begins eating briskly and ends up getting frosting all over his lips, which makes Pamela laugh. She wipes Jason's mouth with a napkin and playfully asks him to eat slower.
In the middle of the night, Pamela is in her bedroom talking on the phone with babysitters. She's begging them to come over and watch her son while she's at work, but because of Jason's disabilities, nobody is interested in taking care of him. Pamela becomes stressed out as people continuously reject her offerings. After the last hang-up, Jason carefully steps inside her room and Pamela asks him what's wrong. He implies that he had a nightmare and is too afraid to sleep alone, so Pam compassionately allows Jason to sleep with her for the night. Jason giddily jumps in bed with his mom, and the two lie beside one another while staring into each other's eyes. Pamela caresses Jason's forehead and tells him she loves him more than anything in the world. Jason has trouble falling asleep, so Pamela quietly sings "Over the Rainbow" to him. Thanks to her soothing voice, Jason slowly begins to sink into a calm, peaceful relaxation. He finally falls asleep in Pamela's arms as she continues to softly sing her lullaby.
At Camp Crystal Lake, Pamela is back in the kitchen cooking meals for the campers. She puts on her hairnet and attempts to work the oven, but it short-circuits due to old age. Meanwhile, Barry is searching for his weed when he comes across Pamela, who's sitting by herself in the lobby. He kindly sits beside Pam and asks her if she's okay, and Pam says she's feeling a bit stressed. She asks Barry if he has a lighter, and he offers one to light her cigarette. Barry and Pamela engage in a friendly conversation as they each smoke a cigarette, and Pam opens up about how hard her life has been taking care of Jason without a father. Though he's a little too immature to fully understand her struggles, Barry empathetically listens to Pam and compliments her for being strong enough to take care of a special needs child all by herself. Pamela thanks Barry for talking to her, then hands over his weed. Barry is surprised upon learning that Pam borrowed his weed, and she humorously explains that even though she's a mother, she still enjoys getting stoned once in a while.
During a homeschooling session, Jason becomes frustrated that he can't understand basic algebra. Pamela tries walking him through it, explaining the different functions of symbols and how to manipulate them. Growing more discouraged, Jason shoves his books aside and rests his head on the table. Pam comforts him and assures Jason that he's smart enough to work out the problems. After showing some examples, Jason manages to write down and solve an equation accurately. He begins to smile and feel better because of his accomplishment, giving Pam a sense of achievement herself. She congratulates and embraces Jason, rewarding him with self-worth and hope. Jason then begins to play around with his word blocks and spells out a message: "Why can't I play with other children?" Staggered by the question, Pamela explains to Jason that she's afraid to let him interact with other kids because they may hurt him on account of his disabilities. Jason conveys his sadness through facial expressions, making Pam feel guilty that she's sheltered him from the world his entire life.
Unable to find a babysitter and ready to expose Jason to the outside world, Pamela takes him with her to Camp Crystal Lake. Jason is wearing dark blue jean overalls with a blue plaid button shirt with 2 buttoned flap pockets and black worker-style boots. Once they arrive, Pamela introduces Jason to Barry and Claudette, who both react uncomfortably. Jason is too shy to even stare directly at the counselors, and Pamela promises Jason that he's going to enjoy summer camp. Claudette and Barry begin to warm up and welcome Jason to the camp, reassuring him that they're going to make sure he has the best summer ever. Jason hugs Pamela goodbye and goes with Barry to check out the cabin he'll be staying in. Pamela gives Claudette some final instructions, telling her to make sure Jason keeps his distance from the other kids and that he's watched closely because he doesn't know how to swim. Claudette agrees to Pam's demands and informs her that she and Barry are going to take good care of Jason. Pam thanks Claudette and heads into the kitchen where she begins cooking.
Jason settles into his cabin and unloads his bags consisting of clothes, swim trunks, a tent, sleeping bag and toothbrush. Barry informs Jason about the activities of the camp and mentions that the lake is always available to swim in, but Jason remains stolid as he's given the rundown. Barry officially welcomes Jason to the camp and leaves him to finish getting warmed up. Jason places a photograph of himself and Pamela on his bureau for emotional comfort. He stares out the window watching as the other kids socialize with one another near the lake, desperately wanting to join in with them but too timid and insecure to do so.
Because of Jason's appearance, which consists of hazel brown, crossed eyes, yellowish deformed teeth, a hairless, bloated cranium and several bloated skull deformities on the right side of his face, he decides to give himself a disguise. Jason places a pillowcase over his head and cuts out a single eyehole on his left side. Taking a deep breath, Jason courageously leaves his cabin and goes outside onto the campground. He sits by himself on a tire swing and avoids making contact with any of the other campers. Gabriel Evans (Levi Miller), a judgmental, unsympathetic bully watches Jason while he's swimming in the lake. He signals his friends to look over and stare at Jason, and they all wonder aloud who he is and why he's hiding his face under a sheet. Gabe calls Jason a "freak show" and asks him to reveal his true face, but Jason ignores his taunts and continues to swing peacefully on the tire.
Barry and Claudette run into the woods and begin making out. Claudette worries that something is happening with the kids and that they should be watching them, but Barry brushes off her fret and continues kissing her. Unable to resist, Claudette takes her clothes off and has sex with a naked and inflamed Barry around the wooded area.
While the campers are going inside for dinner, Gabe pushes Jason and demands that he take off the pillowcase. Jason timidly turns away and powerwalks while keeping his sheet on, and Gabe grows more aggressive. He shoves Jason, pins him down on the ground and forcefully removes the pillowcase from his head, revealing Jason's grotesque, deformed face. Gabe and the other children scream out of fear and call Jason a monster. Jason remains lying on the ground, ashamed and humiliated as the children stare at him. Gabe gives Jason back his pillowcase and leaves him in his lonesome, but not without telling Jason that he looked prettier with the sheet covering his face.
As the campers eat their dinner cooked by Pamela, she sneaks off into Jason's cabin and gives him food to eat privately. Jason pushes his food aside and appears upset, prompting Pamela to ask him what's wrong. Unable to communicate properly, Jason shrugs his shoulders and continues sulking over the torment he suffered through earlier. Pamela attempts to increase Jason's confidence, giving him a profound speech about how he's beautiful on the inside and no matter what people say, he will always have the strength to resolve. Jason rests his head on Pamela's lap and she holds him tightly in her arms, promising that things will get better. Pam kisses Jason on his enlarged head and he proceeds to calmly eat his dinner in bed.
Barry and Claudette hold swimming lessons down by the lake. While the kids perform their strokes back and forth in the water, Jason is standing fearfully near the edge. He dips his foot in the water to test the temperature, but stops short of jumping in. Claudette blows her whistle and instructs Jason to get in the water, but he remains standing still. Realizing that Jason doesn't know how to swim, Claudette offers to teach him. She guides Jason into the lake and helps him to feel more comfortable, allowing Jason to get a feel for the water. However, once he gets his entire body underneath, Jason struggles to keep himself afloat. He flails his arms around and kicks frenetically, so Claudette lifts Jason up and sits him down. She commends Jason for trying, then leaves him to decompress. Having witnessed Jason's ordeal while chilling on the dock, Gabe smiles sadistically upon recognizing that he can't swim.
On a sunny day at the campground, Jason is sitting on the field by himself sniffing fresh flowers and holding insects in his hand to observe them. Suddenly, Gabriel and the other campers gather around Jason and begin harassing him, calling him ugly, grotesque and monstrous. Jason tries to remain calm and ignore the kids' taunts, but Gabe escalates the bullying by pouring dirt on Jason's head before placing a sack over his face. Jason removes the sack from his head and runs away from his tormentors, whimpering all the way to the dock while the other kids pursue him. Once Jason approaches the dock, he freezes out of fear of falling into the water. The campers catch up to Jason on the dock and gather around him, leaving him to cry out of helplessness. Gabe and the others resume their name-calling and form two groups; one group gets behind Jason while the other stays in front of him. Together, Gabe and the campers grab onto Jason and throw him into the lake. Jason struggles to keep afloat and screams for help, but no one else is around. Cruelly, the campers laugh at Jason in his helpless state and happily rush back to the campground. Jason screams and cries aloud for his mother while keeping himself above the water by flailing his arms around and moving his legs back and forth. As Jason's strength begins to weaken and his arms and legs give out, he sinks underneath the lake and drowns.
Meanwhile, Barry and Claudette are having sex in the woods. Though in a great deal of pleasure, Claudette asks Barry if they should get back to the campground and check on the children, but Barry ignorantly dismisses her concern and continues humping. Though she's slightly worried, Claudette finds herself so intoxicated by Barry's lovemaking that she completely forgets about her responsibilities.
Later that night, helicopters and police cars are swarming the vicinity of Camp Crystal Lake in an attempt to recover Jason's body. Scuba diving teams swim beneath the depths of the lake but report that no body has been discovered. Sergeant Jack Tierney (Brian Cox), a patrolling policeman in Crystal Lake, assumes full involvement in the missing persons case. Pamela is beside herself with anguish, crying so uncontrollably that she can't catch her breath. She sits in a police station while sobbing endlessly, waiting to be interviewed. Claudette leaves the interrogation room after being interviewed about what happened to Jason, and she uneasily approaches Pamela to apologize. As she's giving her sincere condolences, Pamela slaps Claudette across the face, blaming her for not watching Jason and letting him drown. Claudette battles through tears as she repeatedly apologizes to Pam, saying that she wishes she could go back and fix what she did. Sergeant Tierney excuses Claudette from his custody and invites a grieving Pam to join him in the interrogation room.
While being questioned, Pamela dabs her teary eyes with tissues and explains that she was in the kitchen cooking meals at the time of Jason's drowning. Sergeant Tierney sympathizes with Pamela and assures her that he and his men will work incessantly to find Jason, whether he's alive or dead. Unable to stop sobbing, Pamela struggles to answer Tierney's questions articulately. She believes that Jason was bullied by the other campers because of his disabilities, and they must've exploited his inability to swim by pushing him in the lake. Tierney offers Pam his condolences but disregards her accusations, telling her that she shouldn't put the blame on children who haven't been proven guilty. Still shedding tears, Pamela insists that her son was murdered by the cruel children at camp. Tierney comforts Pam as she continues to grieve for her son, but she can't overcome her sense of hopelessness that Jason is dead.
Back at home, Pamela goes into her bedroom and puts on a silent video recording of her 16 year-old self cradling Jason as an infant in her arms. She then regresses to a fetal state; curling up in bed and crying hysterically. Pamela lets out her wails while begging God to give Jason back to her. She covers herself under a blanket and attempts to fall asleep, though her tears continue to pour all over the fabric. Hours later, Pamela wakes up after successfully getting some sleep and walks into her bathroom where she obtains some painkillers. Staring at herself for a moment in the mirror, Pamela can feel her mental state deteriorating. She quietly gets back into her bed and lies down, falling back to sleep as the videos resume. On the television, footage shows Jason and Pamela laughing and embracing one another as they celebrate Jason's tenth birthday.
After losing touch with reality, Pamela spends the next six months in a mental institution. She sits in a group circle populated by other patients suffering from mental/emotional scarring. A psychiatrist asks everyone to share their experiences but Pam remains stolid in her seat. She stares off into space, looking directly at the white floor and walls while blocking out the sound of everyone speaking. Suddenly, Pam's snapped out of her trance once her name is called upon to speak. She explains that her son went missing six months ago and still hasn't been found. Breaking down into tears, Pam expresses her grief over her child and how he was all she had. The psychiatrist compassionately asks Pam what her son's name was, and while struggling to catch her breath, Pam says "his name was Jason."
While lying in her bed at night, Pamela turns over on her side and visualizes Jason lying beside her. She begins sobbing silently and tells Jason how much she's missed him. Jason whispers to Pam that he doesn't want to live under the lake anymore because it's too cold down there. Pam quietly begs Jason to tell her what she has to do in order to bring him home, and Jason explains that she must make things right by killing the counselors who let him drown. Feeling both sad and angry, Pamela promises Jason that she'll get justice for his death. Jason whispers to Pam that he loves her and she returns the sentiment before he suddenly disappears.
Following her release from the hospital, Pamela resumes her position as the cook at Camp Crystal Lake. On July 4th, 1958, the counselors throw themselves a party; drinking, smoking weed and participating in sing-alongs. Meanwhile, Pamela is serving the children dinner and watching them as they happily interact with one another. While the kids are sleeping, Pamela quietly sneaks into their cabins and checks up on them to ensure that they're safe. She tucks in the young campers and turns out the lights. Unable to stop thinking about Jason, Pamela drops to the floor and silently breaks down into tears while watching the children sleep. As she cries hysterically, Pam hears the group of counselors singing at the campfire. Her emotion suddenly changes from sadness to anger. Pam picks herself up and obtains a hunting knife from the kitchen before making her way to the counselors' cabin.
At the campfire, the counselors are sitting in a circle and singing "Michael Row the Boat Ashore". Barry and Claudette stare at each other romantically while they sing, with Barry signaling her to ditch the event and go have sex. After the song concludes, Barry and Claudette hold hands and stroll around the cabin. Barry suggests that they run over to the barn because no one will find them there, but Claudette is apprehensive and wishes to stay with the others. Insisting that he's horny and in dire need of "alone time", Barry pleads with Claudette to have sex with him. Though reluctant, Claudette gives in to Barry's needs and the two run off together. Arriving at the vacant barn, Barry and Claudette eagerly rush upstairs and head into an empty room. They begin to undress themselves and make out, while Pamela silently climbs the stairs in pursuit of the hormonal teenagers.
While the two are on top of one another kissing, Claudette informs Barry that she hears someone walking up the stairs. Barry doesn't take Claudette's warning seriously and proceeds to grope and kiss her. During their passionate makeout, Pamela hides the knife behind her back and solemnly approaches the frightened pair. Barry and Claudette instantly get off of each other and begin to re-dress themselves in a frenzy of panic. Trying to pull up his shorts, put on his Crystal Lake counselor's t-shirt and explain himself to his fellow employee, Barry is stabbed in the stomach with a hunting knife by Pamela. Clutching the bleeding hole in his abdomen as he spits up blood, Barry drops to his knees and lifelessly descends onto the floor.
Claudette screams in terror as she witnesses the attack, then hurriedly zips up her skirt and throws on her Crystal Lake counselor's t-shirt. She staggers to her feet and pleads with Pamela not to hurt her, but Pam slowly walks toward her with a vengeful hatred. Claudette runs out of the room and attempts to hide inside some of the other rooms, but they're all locked. She bangs on the doors begging for help, but no one is around to hear her. Finally, Claudette finds an unlocked door and rushes inside of the empty cupboard to hide. As she stands silently inside the closet, Claudette attempts to hold back tears and shakes uncontrollably in fear. She carefully opens the door just slightly, noticing that Pamela isn't anywhere nearby. Claudette quietly closes the door and remains silently in the confined room. After a prolonged moment of silence, Pamela's blade punctures through the wooden door and pierces Claudette's stomach. She grips her bleeding stomach, falls out of the closet and drops onto the floor. Pamela hovers over a bleeding Claudette while wielding her hunting knife in dominance. Crying and gushing blood, Claudette begs Pam not to kill her. Pamela lectures Claudette about letting her son drown while she and her boyfriend were off making love. Claudette sobs in agony while spitting up blood, and apologizes for not paying attention and watching over the kids. She repeatedly and sincerely expresses remorse for neglecting Jason while he was being bullied, and for having sex with Barry instead. Pamela berates Claudette for being a "slut" and breaking her promise to protect Jason, especially knowing that he couldn't swim. She kneels down and uses her hunting knife to cut open Claudette's shirt, exposing one of her breasts. Pam claims that she forgives Claudette, but that the decision to let her live isn't up to her. She hallucinates Jason standing beside her, and asks him what she should do with Claudette. Jason whispers in Pam's ear, and Claudette, realizing that Pam is insane, screams in vain for help. Pamela informs Claudette that Jason has decided she must die, and she slashes Claudette across the throat with her hunting knife. Claudette lies on the floor clutching her bleeding throat and choking on her own blood, slowly dying. Pamela laughs insanely while expressing her love to Jason, before calmly vacating the premises.
Another young couple giddily rushes inside the barn and runs upstairs with the intention of having sex. As they approach the top of the stairwell, the counselors witness Claudette's dead body lying on the floor. Both teens are petrified, and the young girl screams aloud in sheer horror while Pamela happily walks home in satisfaction and disappears into the night.
During a heavy rainstorm, Pamela wanders naked into Camp Crystal Lake's woods. Falling onto her knees and becoming drenched in the rain, Pam conducts a séance beside the lake and reads passages from "Necronomicon Ex-Mortis", a mysterious book that supposedly possesses the power to bring life back to the dead. She recites lines, phrases and offers of human sacrifice aloud to the skies, praying for Jason to rise from the grave. Tremendous flashes of lightning begin to occur as the rain grows stronger. Pamela lays flat on the muddy ground while smearing Claudette's blood all over her nude body and soaking in the rain. As the blood washes away from Pam's torso and progresses into the lake, ripples appear in the water followed by bubbles. Pamela simultaneously giggles and sobs as she rolls around in the mud, when she suddenly notices a figure curled up next to the lake. Pamela rises and deliberately walks over to greet the figure. She gasps upon realizing that it's a living being, and she carefully turns the figure over on its back. Driven to tears of joy, Pam discovers that the deformed figure is Jason - adorned with detritus from the lake and curled up in the fetal position. Pamela smiles and laughs as tears pour down her cheeks, and she cradles Jason in her arms while smothering him with kisses. As Jason lays immobile on his mother's lap, Pamela assures him that nothing will ever separate the two of them again.
21 years later, 1979: Camp Crystal Lake has been closed and damaged by several fires while Pam was never suspected of the murders. Steve Christy (Chris Pine), the son of former Camp Crystal Lake owners David and Louise, has decided to renovate the camp and reopen it. He's invested $25,000 into the project, thus convincing most of the townsfolk that he's insane. Steve and a group of repairmen are fixing up the cabins just as Pamela (Naomi Watts) drives up in her Jeep and observes the scene. Pamela furiously storms out of her car and confronts Steve, demanding that he abandon the project to reopen the camp. Steve orders his men to continue working and kindly approaches the enraged Pam, softly informing her that he plans to have the camp up and running by summertime. Pamela tries to persuade Steve not to open the camp because it's caused too much trouble in town, starting with the drowning of her son. Steve sympathizes with Pam and offers his sincere condolences for what happened to Jason, but insists that it's time to bring back the joint in order for children to enjoy their summers and to clear the rumors that Camp Crystal Lake is haunted. Pamela reminds Steve of the double-homicide that occurred in 1958, the poisoned water supply in 1962 and the numerous fires that have spread through the area, but he still dismisses her complaints. In an attempt at compensation, Steve offers to rehire Pam as the cook, but she abrasively declines. After Steve finalizes that he's pursuing his goal to reopen the camp, Pamela, feeling bitter and defeated, returns to her car and drives off.
At a nearby public restroom, a middle-aged, overweight African-American named John Farrin (Ken Sagoes) is urinating inside of a stall. Pamela suddenly enters the bathroom and casually walks over to John's stall, where she knocks calmly on the door. John informs the woman that he's taking a piss and will be finished shortly, but Pamela rudely opens the unlocked door and frightens John. While initially annoyed, John quickly zips up his pants and greets Pamela amicably. In an ingenuous fashion, Pamela apologizes for waking in unannounced, but claims she really needs to relieve herself. John assures Pamela that he's not mad at her, and is in fact pleased that it was a woman who walked in on him instead of a man. Sticking to her innocent act, Pamela begins flirting with John, claiming that bathrooms are her favorite spot to hook up. Both confused and infatuated, John finds himself turned on to Pam's odd flirtations. Speaking in a robust tone, John flirts back with Pam, and she leans in for a kiss. The two proceed to make out inside the stall, the sound of their kissing emanating through the restroom. As they continue to kiss, Pamela unexpectedly stabs John in his groin with her hunting knife. His screams echo loudly against the restroom walls as he holds on tightly to his hemorrhaging genitals. John drops to his knees before dying a bloody death on the floor. Pamela searches through John's pants pockets and steals the keys to his Jeep, before exiting the stall and leaving John's mutilated corpse in place.
Hidden inside of another stall, Debbie (Jessica Makinson) overheard John being murdered and finds herself cowering in fear and shedding tears. She quietly unlocks the door and peeks outside through the crack, seeing Pamela standing nearby drenched in blood. Debbie closes her door and keeps quiet while standing still in her stall, covering her mouth in shock. After hearing the front door close, Debbie assumes that Pamela has left. To be safe, Debbie stands on top of the toilet, lifts herself up to the window, unlocks the pane of glass and crawls through. While she's halfway through the outside, Pamela bursts through the stall door and grabs Debbie's arm as she's climbing out. Debbie screams for help and holds onto the window pane, but Pamela manages to yank her down and Debbie lands headfirst onto the toilet seat before falling on the floor. Her head starts gushing blood and she dies instantly from blunt force trauma, while Pamela nonchalantly makes her way out of the restroom. She gets inside John's jeep, puts his key in the ignition and drives off, leaving her broken-down jeep behind in the parking lot.
Early morning of Friday, June 13th, Annie Phillips (Amber Tamblyn) stumbles into the Crystal Lake diner after getting drenched in the pouring rain, dressed in a raincoat and carrying bags on her back. She asks around for someone to give her a ride to Camp Crystal Lake, receiving a series of surprised faces in the process. Annie approaches the counter and uncomfortably asks the patrons how she can obtain a lift to the camp since she doesn't feel like hitchhiking in the rain any longer. While enjoying his breakfast, Enos Tucker (David Born), a trucker employed by Elston Oil Supply, volunteers that the nearest bus station is over a mile away. He offers to give Annie a ride so that her distance will be shortened by half a mile, and she graciously accepts. Out of nowhere, a crazed old man named Ralph (Tim de Zarn) approaches Annie and warns her to stay away from "Camp Blood", claiming that it's cursed and anyone who goes there dies. Enos dismisses Ralph's warning and threatens to send him out in the rain if he continues to bother people. Annie becomes frightened and backs away while Ralph continues to urge her to turn around and go home. Ralph insists that he's a messenger of God and that Annie is doomed if she pursues her trip to the camp. Enos pushes Ralph away and aggressively grabs ahold of him, forcing the manager to dial for the police. After being released from Enos' grip, Ralph leaves the diner and rides away on his bicycle. Annie is confused and shaken up, so Enos offers to get her a warm cup of coffee.
Annie and Enos sit across from each other at a booth and engage in friendly conversation over coffee. Annie asks Enos who Ralph is and why he thinks Camp Crystal Lake is haunted, and Enos begins by explaining that Ralph is a well-known alcoholic who rides around town on his bicycle rambling about nonsense. Enos goes on to mention that he himself believes that the camp is jinxed because it was the site of many unexplained disasters. He informs Annie that in 1957, an 11 year old child drowned and his body was never recovered. In 1958, two counselors were murdered in cold blood while no perpetrator was ever caught. In 1962, the water was mysteriously poisoned and fires were set subsequently. After explaining Camp Crystal Lake's morbid history, Enos urges Annie to quit her summer job. She takes in Enos' words but ignorantly asserts that she doesn't believe in superstitions, nor will she give up her job that she's looking forward to starting. Annie plans on cooking for 50 kids and 10 staff, and also mentions that she doesn't want to return home. Enos comments that her boss, Steve Christy, is insane for investing $25,000 into reopening the camp and will probably end up broke like his parents. Annie subtly laughs off his suspicions and peacefully drinks her coffee as she and Enos sit and stare out the window, listening to the thunder and watching the rainfall.
Ned (Keir Gilchrist), Jack (Max Deacon) and Marcie (Kirby Bliss Blanton), three counselors hired by Steve to help renovate Camp Crystal Lake, carpool to the camp. While Ned is driving along the Crystal Lake roadside, Marcie and Jack are making out with each other in the passenger seat. Ned comments that he hopes to hook up with someone at the camp as pretty as Marcie, which makes her feel honored while Jack rolls his eyes out of jealousy. Marcie asks Ned to stop off at a convenience store to pick up some snacks, and he pulls over into the parking lot. Ned stays in his car while Jack and Marcie hop out and walk around the joint. Together, Jack and Marcie purchase some bags of chips and tasty cakes while discussing how junk foods will probably be prohibited once the summer starts. To take advantage of their last few weeks of freedom, Jack stocks up on treats and snags a slice of pizza at the counter.
While Ned is patiently waiting in his car, Ralph makes a surprise appearance outside of his window and frightens Ned. Ralph abruptly asks Ned if he's going to Camp Crystal Lake, to which Ned backs away toward the passenger seat and implores Ralph to step away from his car. Ralph informs Ned that he's doomed if he and his friends go there, but Ned is too startled to listen. Finally, Ned threatens to call the police if Ralph doesn't go away, and Ralph insults Ned, calling him a fool and claiming that he will die. Ned retaliates by insulting Ralph back and threatening to kill him if he comes any closer to his vehicle, resulting in Ralph getting back on his bicycle and riding off into the hills. Ned catches his breath and lays back in his seat, and while he's finally starting to relax, Jack and Marcie suddenly get back inside the car and accidentally surprise Ned, causing him to jump and let out a frustrated scream. Jack and Marcie laugh in amusement and apologize to Ned for scaring him, but because he's too tense to explain, Ned disregards his frustration and hastily speeds away in his truck. Jack eats his pizza while Marcie snacks on her chips. Ned mentions that a crazy old man startled him and warned him to stay away from their destination, and Jack and Marcie confidently dismiss the story, asserting that every town has its crazy residents. Ned concentrates on his driving but is still slightly bothered by Ralph's ominous warning.
In front of the camp, Steve is chopping up a rotting tree stump with an axe just as Ned, Marcie and Jack arrive. They introduce themselves to Steve and he gives them a warm welcoming to the camp and thanks them for helping him out. Jack assists Steve in uprooting the tree stump while Marcie observes the area, admiring the open land and its beauty. Steve is unable to find his assistant so he excuses himself and goes to look for her.
Inside the main cabin, Comanche Lodge, Alice (Portia Doubleday) is drawing sketches in a scrapbook. Steve finds Alice and questions her as to why she isn't helping out, and she apologizes claiming that she didn't hear him. Alice puts her pens and paper away and grabs ahold of a broom and bucket. Steve decides to look through her drawings and compliments Alice upon finding some impressive sketches. He discovers a sketch of himself and is slightly insulted by his appearance, but Alice humorously claims that's the way he looked last night. Steve informs Alice that she truly has a talent in art and should pursue it. While watching Alice obtain her cleaning utensils, Steve notices she isn't happy and asks Alice what the problem is. She confides in Steve that she may have to go back to California and work something out with another man she left behind. Desperate for help around the camp, Steve implores Alice to change her mind and stay with him for at least a week. Reluctantly, Alice agrees to stay as long as the camp is fully renovated by next Friday, and Steve asserts that it will be. Out of gratitude, Steve caresses Alice's cheek but it makes her slightly uncomfortable, so Alice backs away and quietly apologizes.
While Bill is chopping up the grass with a machete near the lake, Alice approaches him and introduces herself. As the pair becomes acquainted, someone appears to be lurking in the woods, watching them. Alice and Bill begin to flirt with each other as they discuss their feelings over how their summer will go as counselors. After their brief conversation, Alice walks back to the main cabin while Bill resumes his chopping. As Alice is walking through the woods, she feels as though someone is following her. She turns around and calls out for someone, but no one responds and the only noise is coming from the wind blowing against the leaves. After a moment of silence, Alice continues her stroll back to Comanche Lodge.
Brenda (Shelley Hennig) is carrying heavy, cushion-filled targets over to the archery range and hooks them around wooden poles. She takes a moment to relax and suddenly hears a crackling noise coming from the woods. Brenda calls out for somebody, thinking that Steve is secretly observing her work from behind the trees. She wanders into the forest and looks behind a tree, but realizes no one is present. Upon returning to the archery range, Brenda notices that one of her targets is lying on the ground. She becomes slightly frightened and picks the target back up, when suddenly an arrow is shot into the cushion. Brenda screams and jumps back, before turning around and discovering that Ned shot off the arrow. He laughs and comments that Brenda is beautiful when she gets scared, making her feel both angry and amused. Brenda takes a deep breath and playfully threatens to kill Ned if he ever scares her like that again. Ned asks Brenda to show him how to properly shoot an arrow into the bullseye, and she reluctantly agrees to teach him. Brenda stands upright with feet shoulder width apart, and feet at 90 degrees to the target. She keeps a relaxed grip on the bow handle and places the arrow on the bow. Brenda positions her fingers on the string, pulls back the string, looks down the arrow and aligns it with the target, and finally releases the arrow into the bullseye. Ned is clearly impressed and attempts to follow in Brenda's steps. After Ned places the arrow on the bow and aims it toward the target, Brenda puts her arms around Ned's shoulders and straightens his body upright. She then guides Ned's hand when he's positioning his fingers on the string, and they both stare at each other romantically. As Brenda guides his hand, Ned successfully shoots his arrow into the bullseye. Brenda congratulates Ned and he mentions that he's still having trouble with his aim. Ned focuses his arrow at Brenda and jokingly threatens to shoot, so she laughs and runs away while Ned playfully chases after her around the field.
Steve gets inside his car and starts the engine, preparing to drive into town for the rest of the day. Alice, Bill, Jack, Marcie, Ned and Brenda gather around as Steve gives them some final instructions. He mentions that it's supposed to rain later and that they must inform Annie to start cooking as soon as she arrives. The counselors agree to Steve's demands and he rides off into town, leaving his employees to finish working by themselves. Ned reveals to everyone that downtown, people refer to this place as "Camp Blood". The six remaining counselors then part from one another and return to their assigned tasks.
After dropping Annie off on the main road, Enos wishes her good luck and says his goodbyes before driving off. Carrying her luggage on her back, Annie walks alongside the landscapes while holding her thumb out with the intention of hitchhiking to Camp Crystal Lake. As many cars drive by and refuse to stop, a jeep suddenly pulls over and the driver gestures to Annie to get inside. Thrilled that someone has stopped for her, Annie throws her bags in the backseat and slides into the passenger seat next to the driver, who is revealed to be Pamela. As per Annie's request, Pamela drives off in the direction of the camp. During the drive, Annie makes friendly conversation with Pamela, telling her how excited she is to be cooking all summer for children and spending her days outdoors. Pamela keeps quiet and focuses on her driving, which begins to increase in speed. Suddenly, Pam shifts her car into low, pops the clutch and floors it. Annie becomes nervous and asks Pam to slow down, but she stubbornly accelerates and insists that she won't let the camp reopen because it will only cause more trouble for those who inhabit it. Annie turns her head around and sees a hunting knife, axe and arrows in the backseat. In a panicked state, Annie opens the door and jumps out of the speeding vehicle, landing on the street and breaking her leg.
With the bone in her leg sticking out through skin, Annie slowly drags herself across the street while whimpering in pain. She screams for help just as Pamela steps out of her jeep and slowly moves toward her. Annie grovels on the ground, begging for mercy. Pamela kicks Annie in her broken leg, followed by another kick to her stomach, causing Annie to scream in agony. Pamela kneels down and punches Annie in the face repeatedly, accusing her of being just as neglectful of a counselor as they all are. Annie manages to pick herself up and limps into the nearby woods, while Pamela remains standing in the road. While holding her injured leg, Annie hobbles around and hides herself behind trees. As she roams further into the forest, Annie realizes that Pamela is nowhere near her. While stumbling through the bushes, Annie runs straight into Jason (Michael Bailey Smith), who's fully grown and dressed in scavenged clothes. She collapses onto the ground and pleads with Jason not to harm her, and Jason places his hand firmly around Annie's neck before lifting her up in the air. Annie gasps for air and grips Jason's arm before he snaps her neck and tosses her body onto a bed of leaves. Pamela then joins Jason in the woods and together, they hover over Annie's corpse. Pam congratulates Jason for accomplishing his first kill and informs him that there's many more counselors at the camp who need to be taken care of.
At the camp, the counselors decide to take a break from working and relax at the lake. Alice, Marcie and Brenda lay under the sun to get a tan while Jack, Ned and Bill swim in the calm, refreshing water. After tying a rope around a large tree, Bill and Jack grab on together and swing over the lake before dropping under the water simultaneously. Ned climbs on top of the tree and arrogantly orders everyone to watch him as he performs a backward dive into the deep end. While the counselors hang out and enjoy the sunny day, Jason and Pamela watch them from behind the woods. In another attempt to impress everyone, Ned sits on top of a go-kart he made out of wood, a bicycle seat and wheels, and rides straight into the lake. After a moment, everyone notices that Ned hasn't come up for air and no bubbles are rising to the top of the water. They begin to panic and call out for Ned, but receive no response. Jack and Brenda run off of the dock and dive into the water while Bill and Marcie step inside a canoe and use the paddles to row over to the deep end. Brenda finds Ned unconscious and lifts him above the water as Alice comes running onto the dock with a life preserver. Brenda grabs onto the flotation device, Jack gets out of the water and, with help from Alice, raises Ned out of the water and lays him on the dock. Brenda gives Ned mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, but he remains unresponsive. Suddenly, as Brenda continues performing CPR, Ned grabs ahold of her and starts kissing Brenda. Everyone playfully screams at Ned after realizing he was pranking them, and even though Brenda's annoyed, she gleefully pushes Ned away and laughs off her annoyance. Ned stands up and apologizes to everyone for pretending to drown, but they ignore him and disperse.
As the song, "Hot Blooded" plays on the boom box, Bill, Jack and Ned sit on the dock and pervertedly watch Alice, Brenda and Marcie while they sunbathe. Alice notices the guys from the corner of her eye, and she alerts her friends that they're being watched. Brenda and Marcie giggle and decide to tease the boys, so Marcie turns over on her stomach while Brenda seductively rubs lotion on Marcie's back, making orgasmic noises and faces in the process. Bill, Ned and Jack continue to watch the girls in awe as their jaws drop, while Alice lightheartedly rolls her eyes and continues working on her tan. Brenda and Marcie then share a kiss on the lips, and Bill, Jack and Ned humorously moan in excitement as Alice sarcastically gags in disgust.
Alice, Marcie, Brenda, Ned, Jack and Bill swim together in the lake while laughing, splashing water at each other and enjoying themselves. Marcie asks Brenda what Vitamin C is good for, and she uncertainly explains that it neutralizes the nitrates. As she's treading water to keep afloat, Brenda looks out at the nearby woods and notices that someone is watching her. She looks straight into the forest and squints her eyes in an attempt to see what's out there, when suddenly Ned jumps out from underneath the water and playfully clasps Brenda's arm, frightening her. Brenda jumps, punches Ned on his arm and tells him she thinks someone's watching her. Ned breezily dismisses Brenda's concern and assures her that it's probably Steve, suggesting that he likes watching the young girls who he hires. Brenda takes one more look at the woods but sees nothing, leaving her slightly unsettled.
Back at Alice's cabin, she steps out of the shower with a towel wrapped around her body and brushes her hair in front of a mirror. As she's brushing, Alice hears sharp knocking sounds emanating from her bedroom and becomes suspicious. Slowly, Alice exits the bathroom and searches around her room for the source of the noise. She carefully opens her drawers and looks underneath her bed, but finds nothing out of the ordinary. The rattling noise increases and Alice kneels down on the floor and looks underneath her bureau, where she discovers a garter snake slithering around. Alice screams and jumps back quickly, rattled by the snake's presence. She rushes to her door and screams out for Bill to come help her. As Bill is painting the lifeguard stand, he hears Alice's cries for help, grabs his machete and hastily runs into her cabin. With the machete tightly gripped in his hand, Bill cautiously approaches the bureau and tells Alice to stay quiet. Marcie, Jack, Brenda and Ned eagerly rush into Alice's cabin and stay still, scared but also excited to get a taste of the action. Bill wonders aloud how he's supposed to get the snake to come out, and Alice thoughtlessly demands that he calls for it. Marcie then screams that the snake is wriggling out through the other end, and it slides under the bed as everyone shouts in gleeful panic. The counselors huddle together and check underneath the bed, quietly whispering to each other about where it might've gone. After accidentally knocking over a nightstand, Jack pounces on the bed and irritates the snake into slithering elsewhere. Marcie, Brenda and Ned energetically whack the snake with pillows, and as Bill gets a clear shot of the reptile, he brings his machete down and chops the snake in half. Everyone takes a moment to decompress as they observe the snake's mangled body. Ned comments jokingly that they should eat the snake for dinner, and the girls playfully pummel him with pillows.
In the kitchen, Alice is cleaning the pots and pans. She carries a load of stockpots over to the pantry, and once she opens the door, Ralph is revealed to be standing inside. Alice drops her pots, jumps backward and screams in shock. Ralph steps outside of the closet and proclaims that he's a messenger of God, sent to warn the counselors that they're going to die if they stay at the camp. Alice remains in place and stays quiet, just as Ned and Marcie run over to Alice's aid and stop short upon seeing Ralph. Crazily and sincerely, Ralph insists that Camp Crystal Lake is plagued by a death curse. Alice and Marcie ask Ralph who he is and what he wants, but he simply repeats that God sent him to warn them that they're in grave danger. Ned abrasively commands Ralph to get out of here, and before exiting the cabin, Ralph makes a final dramatic plea for the youngsters to leave while they still can. Ned continues eating his sandwich while Alice and Marcie take a deep breath. Outside the cabin, Ralph approaches his bike as Alice steps outside to watch him go. Before getting on his bike, Ralph turns to Alice and creepily informs her that "you're doomed, you're all doomed!" He then bestrides his bicycle and rides away from the campsite while Alice watches. Alice, who is deeply crept out, slowly walks back inside and closes the door.
In preparation for dinnertime, Jack cooks burgers on the grill, Marcie makes a platter of sandwiches and Brenda concocts a healthy vegetable dish, mixing celery, zucchini, spinach and cucumbers to get the right amount of protein. However, Brenda makes it clear to everyone that she doesn't plan on cooking all summer just because Annie hasn't shown up. Alice tugs on the switch to the light bulb, but it doesn't turn on. Jack suggests that they use the emergency generator because town power lines are supposed to be lousy. Ned jokingly mocks Jack for his macho talk, which faintly annoys Brenda. Jack, Bill and Brenda head over to the generator room while Alice, Ned and Marcie stay in the kitchen and watch over the burgers.
Once Jack, Bill and Brenda arrive at the dilapidated shed, they take notice of how old and run-down the generator appears to be. Jack connects the generator cord to the transfer switch, turns off all the circuit breakers in the transfer switch to the off position and starts up the generator. All the light bulbs suddenly turn on, impressing Brenda and Bill immensely.
At the Voorhees home, Jason vigorously makes his way upstairs and into his childhood bedroom. He abruptly stops and looks around at his former belongings, staring at them with a childlike sense of nostalgia. Jason then stares at himself in a mirror, taking notice of his grotesque appearance which includes a bald, enlarged head, crossed eyes, protruding teeth and several bloated skull deformities. Feeling ashamed of his hideous appearance, Jason pounds the mirror with his fist. Pamela enters Jason's bedroom and presents him with a gift box for his thirty-third birthday. Still retaining some of his childlike wonder, Jason slowly approaches Pamela in curiosity and excitement. He removes the lid from the box and carefully pulls out a goaltender mask, which has a red arrowhead triangle between the eyes and two red triangles on either side of the nose that both point in upward diagonally towards the eye holes. Jason straps the mask onto his head and stares at himself in the cracked mirror, admiring his new look. Pamela stands beside Jason in front of the mirror and sincerely assures him that he looks more beautiful than ever.
At the archery range, Alice, Brenda and Marcie shoot bows and arrows together at the targets. They amicably discuss their individual crushes with whom they hope to share a summer relationship. Marcie talks in great detail about her love life with Jack and believes that she feels ready to finally sacrifice her virginity for him. Brenda reveals that she likes Ned despite his sometimes annoying and immature antics, and can't resist his boyish charm. Alice has harbored romantic thoughts about Bill ever since she met him earlier, but is unsure about what to do about her former relationship in California. As their girl talk progresses, Alice reluctantly admits that she was involved in a brief affair with Steve Christy. Marcie and Brenda relish Alice's confession and giddily beg her to explain in more detail, and Alice simply clarifies that she liked Steve, but broke up with him because he wanted to have sex and she wasn't ready. Marcie asks Alice if she wants to have sex with Bill, and Alice uncomfortably confesses that she's a virgin. Brenda and Marcie crack up and playfully tease Alice for being so pure, then she shrugs off their jokes and concludes their conversation as the three resume shooting bows and arrows.
Jack approaches the girls and asks Marcie to join him down by the pier, and she enthusiastically runs off with him and leaves Alice and Brenda at the archery range. Jack and Marcie hold hands and stroll around the lake while Ned sits by himself on the dock skipping rocks. Feeling bored and lonely, Ned turns around and sees Jack and Marcie passionately holding each other and making out. He watches them for a brief moment and begins to feel jealous, but turns his attention back to the lake and continues chucking stones into the water. Brenda encounters Ned in his lonesome and sits beside him on the dock, where she begins skimming rocks into the lake. Brenda and Ned peacefully talk to each other and agree that there isn't much to do once the sun goes down. Ned grows silent and distant as though something's upsetting him, and Brenda concludes that he secretly has a crush on Marcie. Ned denies Brenda's assertion and confides in her that the reason he jokes around a lot is because he wants people to like him and pay attention to him. Brenda compassionately leans in and kisses Ned on the lips, which provides him with an instant flash of joy. Quietly, Brenda and Ned sit closely next to one another on the dock and stare out into the sky, watching as the sun becomes shielded by clouds.
As storm clouds begin rolling in, Jack and Marcie walk down to one of the other lodges. Marcie wraps her arms around Jack's neck and the two kiss each other. Marcie voices her complaints about Ned's behavior and how he's been acting like a jerk, and Jack jokingly screams out for Ned so Marcie can lecture him. Jack asserts that Ned is going to do whatever he wants, and he accepts that because Ned is their friend. A flash of lightning occurs and it reminds Marcie of a recurring dream that she's had since childhood. The couple sits down on a wood log while Marcie explains her childhood nightmare that's rendered her afraid of thunderstorms since she was a little girl. In the dream, Marcie was trapped in a thunderstorm and the rain sounded like pebbles as it hit the ground. She tried blocking out the sounds with her hands but it didn't work. Suddenly, the rain turned into blood and washed away in little rivers. Jack comforts Marcie and assures her it was only a dream. After hearing this tale, the two are inundated in a thunderstorm and run off to seek shelter in a cabin.
Brenda flees from the lake while Ned follows behind her. As he's walking back to Comanche Lodge, Ned briefly spots a shadowy figure standing in front of the window of another cabin. After the figure moves away from the window, Ned decides to go inside in case someone needs help. Once inside, Ned calls out to see if anyone is there and begins sauntering around the seemingly deserted cottage. During his stroll, Ned briefly spots a figure moving upstairs and proceeds to follow it. He softly asks who is there and what they want, and once Ned reaches the top of the stairs, the stranger is nowhere to be found. Ned quietly walks down the hallway and opens the door to a bedroom, but the interior lighting is too dim to see anything. As soon as Ned turns around after shutting the door, he's greeted by Jason, who slashes Ned across the throat with his machete. Ned collapses on his knees whilst blood gushes out of his open neck wound. He sinks onto the floor while Jason stands over him and watches as Ned chokes on his own blood before dying a slow, painful death.
Jack and Marcie come across the same cabin and quickly run inside after getting soaked in the rain. They skittishly run upstairs and find shelter in a bedroom, where Jack lights a candle while Marcie lies down on the bottom of a bunk bed and takes off her panties. After Jack places the candle down on the nightstand, he slowly climbs on top of Marcie and they commence French kissing. As they're making out passionately, Jack unbuttons his shirt and Marcie vigorously removes his undershirt before stripping off her own top.
Inside Comanche Lodge, Bill is playing the Swedish song, "Dear Old Stockholm" on the guitar, Brenda is baking apple pie and Alice is staring out the window and watching the storm hit the lake. She worries that Marcie and Jack are going to get soaked, but Bill assures her that they're probably having sex inside of another cabin. To pass the time, Brenda suggests that they play Strip Monopoly, where instead of paying rent, they pay clothes. Alice and Bill are both intrigued by the idea and gather around the table, where they set up the board game, smoke weed left by Marcie, drink beer and eat Brenda's apple pie.
After Jack and Marcie finish having sex, they hold each other in their arms and lay on their sides. Jack puts his clothes back on, kisses Marcie and walks inside the bathroom where he takes a shower. Marcie remains in bed, lying under the covers and smiling out of joy that she's finally made love.
As Bill, Alice and Brenda continue playing Strip Monopoly, Alice rolls the dice and moves up 8 spaces onto Baltic Avenue, resulting in Bill giving her one of his boots. While the game progresses, Bill goes to the refrigerator and brings back more beer. Alice begins to really enjoy Brenda's gleefully twisted game and takes another hit off of Marcie's joint. Before Bill returns to the table, Alice and Brenda playfully whisper to one another about hustling him into making all the wrong moves so he can end up naked by the end of the night.
Marcie goes into the bathroom to pee while Jack is showering, but upon lifting up the toilet seat, she finds multiple flies buzzing around in the water. She disgustedly shuts the lid and gags in repulsion as she exits the facility. Though annoyed that she has to go out in the rain, Marcie reluctantly throws on a raincoat over her shirt and panties and runs over to a nearby washroom, dodging raindrops as she rushes inside. Marcie hangs her coat up and proceeds to the stall, while Jason watches her from outside through the window. While urinating in the toilet, Marcie reads over some of the graffiti written on the walls by other children. As she's washing her hands in the sink, Marcie suddenly hears footsteps coming from an undisclosed section. Thinking Jack is hiding somewhere in the washroom, Marcie calls out for him and starts looking in the stalls but finds nothing. Jason is standing directly behind the window watching Marcie, but she has her back turned toward him. Marcie steadily pulls back shower curtains, and after pulling back the third and final shower curtain to find no one else in the washroom cabin, she disregards the sounds as her imagination.
During Strip Monopoly, Bill is shirtless and Brenda ends up taking her shirt and pants off, clothed only in her bra and underwear. As Alice is about to remove her shirt, a loud bang is heard from outside, startling the three. Bill thinks that a tree branch is hitting the roof, but Alice fears that it might be something else. After a moment of silence, three knocks are made at the door. Bill, Brenda and Alice tense up and contemplate opening the door. Slowly, Bill walks toward the front of the room and asks who's there while Alice and Brenda quiver in fear. No one responds on the other end, and Bill calmly opens the door to find nobody there. He then shuts the door and assures Brenda and Alice that it's probably Ned playing another joke on them. As the three return to their game, Alice uncomfortably lifts up her shirt when the front door abruptly blows open and a gust of wind blows the game material around the room. Bill, Alice and Brenda run after the game pieces and retrieve them in a frenzy before slamming the door shut. Brenda remembers that she left the windows in her cabin open, so she puts on her raincoat and calls it quits. After Brenda runs out in the storm on her way back to her cabin, Bill and Alice finish picking the tokens off of the floor before returning the board game to its shelf spot. Bill asks Alice if she actually planned on following through with stripping, and she reveals she hadn't made up her mind.
After taking off, Brenda stops by the washroom and brushes her teeth. She hears a rustling noise and feels as though someone's watching her, but continues brushing her teeth. Suddenly, Marcie pops out from the other end of the room and accidentally scares Brenda. Marcie tells her she heard someone in the washroom with her but couldn't find Jack or Ned doing it. Brenda insists that the storm must be playing tricks on them, but Marcie seriously feels that someone else is deliberately messing with them. Brenda comforts Marcie and assures her that they're all alone, though suggests that if she's too afraid, she should wait for the rain to die down before going back. Taking Brenda's advice, Marcie stays behind in the washroom while Brenda goes back to her cabin.
Getting comfortable in her cabin, Brenda strips off her soaking wet clothes and changes into a white nightgown dress. Before going to sleep, Brenda does some bedtime reading when she suddenly hears the plaintive cry of a child echoing from outside. She gets out of bed and tries to get a closer look through her window, but sees nothing except for pouring rain and blowing tree leaves. Brenda closes her shades and attempts to return to her bed, but once again hears what sounds like a little boy's voice calling for help outside. She goes out into the raging storm with an umbrella and a flashlight to see what's going on, and the mournful cry reverberates around the campground. Pamela turns on the floodlights and effectively blinds Brenda, who drops her umbrella and stumbles backward into Jason. Jason is standing behind Brenda, but she has her back to him and cannot see that he's waiting. Jason firmly grabs hold of Brenda's neck with both of his muscular hands and squeezes, causing her to quickly run out of breath. She helplessly struggles against her assailant in vain. After a short struggle, Jason drains the life from the teenage girl with his greatly superior physical strength. Jason then gently drops her corpse on the ground, taking a moment to examine her dead body. Jason then lifts Brenda's body up and carries her away into the darkness.
Once Jack finishes his shower, he wraps a towel around his waist and steps outside into the foggy, steam-saturated lavatory. While brushing his hair, Jack realizes he cannot see his reflection clearly enough because of the excessive steam. He wipes the fog off of the mirror to gain a better view of himself and suddenly Jason appears behind him. Before he can react, Jason grabs Jack's head and bashes him face-first against the mirror, shattering the surface into pieces and causing Jack to collapse on the floor. After observing the half-naked teen's unconscious body, Jason picks up a shard of glass from the sink and moves in on Jack, who slowly begins to regain consciousness. Unaware of what hit him, Jack grovels on the floor in vain. Jason stabs Jack repeatedly in the back with the glass shard, spraying his blood all over the floor tiles and walls. Jason then turns Jack over on his back and plunges the shard into his stomach, dragging the shard upward through Jack's sternum. For further sadistic pleasure, Jason stomps Jack's face in with his heavy boot five times, crushing his skull.
Seeing as the rain is slowing down, Marcie takes a deep breath, puts on her raincoat and makes a run for it back to the cabin. Once she steps through the door, Marcie notices that Jack isn't waiting for her in bed and hears the water running in the bathroom, making her believe that he's simply taking an extended shower. Marcie gets comfortable in her bed and reads a magazine while waiting for Jack to return, but suddenly smells a wretched odor. She looks around the room and sniffs at the air, but eventually returns to her reading after seeing nothing out of the ordinary. Unbeknown to Marcie, Ned's bloody corpse is lying in the bed directly above her.
At the Crystal Lake diner, Steve is sitting at a booth and eating a quiet dinner by himself. He reads through the local newspaper and scrutinizes the small print detailing Jason Voorhees' drowning in 1957 and the pair of unsolved murders that occurred one year later at the camp. While reading the article and sipping his coffee, Steve is suddenly approached by Ralph, who's sitting at a nearby table eating some pancakes and bacon. Ralph informs Steve that he was riding around the camp earlier and talked to his young employees, warning them about the death curse of Camp Crystal Lake. Steve quickly becomes agitated by Ralph's typically insane ramblings and implores him not to scare his counselors any further. Ralph subsequently insults Steve, calling him a lunatic for reopening the camp and risking the lives of young people for the sake of business. As the two continue to quarrel, Steve rudely rebuffs Ralph's lecture and accuses him of deliberately spreading fear to ruin his business. Ralph insists that he's merely looking out for the townsfolk by keeping them away from the camp, and that he's not the 'crazy old man' people think he is. Steve accuses Ralph of being the murderer who killed Barry and Claudette 21 years ago, and after laughing at Steve's preposterous remark, Ralph tells him he deserves what's coming to him before turning his attention back to his table. Steve is visibly disturbed by Ralph's words, but decides to stay calm and carry on with his night in peace.
Feeling worried by Jack's absence, Marcie gets out of bed and knocks on the bathroom door, calling out for him and asking if he's okay. After receiving no response, Marcie opens the door and finds the water still running and the shower curtain closed. She slowly walks over to the shower and upon pulling back the shower curtain, she discovers Jack, who's completely naked and his face hideously caved in, hanging from the shower head with an intestine wrapped around his neck as a rope noose. Marcie freezes in shock before letting out a blood-curdling scream, and without putting her pants on, she runs out of the cabin and back into the pouring rain in her underwear. Marcie begins sprinting through the cloudburst while screaming for help, and after running past a slew of bushes, Jason jumps out from behind a tree and stabs Marcie in her right side with an axe, striking her down. Now Jason eyes the incapacitated girl's floored, half-naked body with the chance for a juicy kill and even the use of torture. Jason grabs the wooden handle of the axe and drags the helpless young girl across the road surface to her punishment. While being taken away, Marcie begins to scream and cry in agony, as the steel blade is cutting deeper through her flesh.
Alice and Bill hear the sounds of a woman screaming and look outside the window, noticing the archery lights have been turned on and off. Alice concludes that the sounds are coming from Marcie, so Bill volunteers to check it out while Alice follows behind him. Taking with them candle lanterns and wearing hooded raincoats, Bill and Alice rush over to Brenda's cabin and find her room deserted. Alice dries her hair off with a towel and Bill comes across Brenda's bed, which appears disheveled as though it's been slept in. The couple sets off to Jack's cabin, but nobody is opening the door. Alice and Bill break inside and realize Jack is also missing, but his clothes are laid out on his bed. Now going inside the washroom cabin, Alice and Bill search for their friends and call out for Ned, Jack, Brenda and Marcie, but receive no answers. Alice insists that they should call someone, and Bill is taking the matter lightly. They attempt to get inside Steve's office, but it's locked. Alice grabs a wooden plank and smashes the window to unlock the knob from outside. Once in the office, Bill and Alice both try to make phone calls on a rotary dial and a payphone, but the phone line has been cut in half. Bill and Alice subsequently get inside Ned's truck and attempt to drive away, but the engine won't start. Bill lifts up the hood and finds the engine wet, so Alice suggests they hike out of the area and never look back. Bill strongly recommends against the idea since it's 10 miles to the nearest crossroads, but insists that they wait for Steve to return. Alice feels edgy and unsettled, and Bill assures her that there's got to be a reasonable explanation for this. During this moment of uncertainty, Alice and Bill share their first kiss before holding hands and running back to Comanche Lodge. As they're running in the rain, Bill and Alice come to a stop once they discover a trail of blood leading across the road. They both become frightened and quickly resume their journey back to shelter, running with more purpose and urgency.
On the way back to Camp Crystal Lake, Steve runs his jeep off the road on account of the thunderstorm. As he aimlessly tries to start his vehicle up, Sergeant Tierney drives by in his squad car and picks Steve up. While driving to the campgrounds, Tierney makes small talk with Steve, mentioning how it's Friday the 13th and a full moon, a bad combination which can make people act crazy and indulge in more crime. Steve scoffs at this old superstition and Tierney informs him that Crazy Ralph was lurking around the woods earlier, to which Steve mentions the disturbing encounter he just had with Ralph at the diner. Tierney gets a call from dispatch reporting a car accident with possible fatalities/casualties a short distance away. Needing to go to the scene, Tierney drops Steve off a short distance from the lake and heads to the crash site. While Steve is walking back to the camp, he hears a slight crackling noise coming from the woods. After looking over his shoulder and asking if someone's there, Steve continues his stroll while keeping an eye out for a culprit.
Back at Comanche Lodge, Bill and Alice begin to make out on the couch. Just as they're becoming so engrossed that they desire to have sex, the power goes out, necessitating Bill to go check on the generator. Before leaving, Bill lights a candle for Alice and recommends that she stay behind and get some sleep. Annoyed that her romance has been interrupted, Alice curls up on the couch under some covers and tries to fall asleep. Bill grabs hold of a candle lantern, slips into his raincoat once again and heads for the generator shed where he finds the machine out of gas.
As Bill goes to work refueling inside the shed, the electricity successfully turns back on and he unknowingly bumps into Jason. Bill starts to run, but only gets a few steps when Jason grabs him, spins him around, yanks off his raincoat and throws Bill up against the door. Jason grips Bill's neck and presses his palm strongly into the teenager's throat, causing Bill to quickly run out of oxygen while he struggles aimlessly to release himself from Jason's hold. Jason transfixes Bill through the stomach, groin, left eye and right side of his neck with arrows, pinning him to the door of the generator shed. For the purpose of adding insult to injury, Jason slashes Bill across the throat with his machete. Afterward, he opens the door with Bill's body still pincushioned and wanders out into the darkened forest.
Alice awakens from her nap and notices that the lights have been turned on but Bill hasn't yet returned. Still feeling tired and a little lethargic, Alice goes into the kitchen and fixes a pot of coffee for herself and Bill when he comes back. After heating up the stove and fetching some sugar from the pantry, Alice becomes increasingly paranoid that something happened to Bill and decides to go outside looking for him.
While strolling around the woods, Alice calls out for Bill and makes her way inside the generator shed, where she comes across Bill's raincoat lying on the floor with no sign of his whereabouts. Alice quickly grows frustrated and hopeless, and is suddenly given a severe jolt by the sound of the door slamming shut. Upon turning around, she finds Bill impaled to the door with several arrows. Alice screams in sheer terror and races back to the lodge, shouting for help as she begins sprinting through the bushes. As she's racing at full speed, Alice runs straight into Steve, who grabs ahold of Alice and tries to calm her down. Alice breaks down crying hysterically in Steve's arms, battling through tears as she notifies him that she found Bill dead and that the other counselors are missing. Steve comforts Alice and takes in what she's telling him, deeply concerned by her claims but unsure about whether he believes her or not. Without further ado, Alice and Steve quickly run back to the camp together in pursuit of finding help.
Once the couple arrives at the main lodge, Steve runs into his office and tries to dial the police, but there's no dial tone. Alice tells him that all the phones are dead, and Steve discovers the telephone wire has been cut. As the realization of danger begins to sink in, Steve rushes to an amateur radio and attempts to reach out to someone in the area for help. He desperately begs for someone to hear his voice and respond, but static overwhelms the frequency and prevents any responding voices from being heard. Steve continues communicating his pleading message, informing whoever's out there that he and his friends are being targeted and are in desperate need of assistance. While Steve is calling out for help on the radio, Alice waits outside the office and catches a glimpse of something strange in the archery range. She runs over to the field and stops short at the sight of Brenda's dead body, which is tied to a wooden board with bruises on her neck. Alice gapes at her fellow counselor's corpse in utter dismay, before letting out a high-pitched scream to alert Steve that the killer is here. As soon as Steve acknowledges Alice's cry, he's whacked on the head with a wooden baseball bat by Pamela. Alice races back to Steve's office while screaming her head off, and at the moment she steps in the doorway, Pamela whacks Alice in the stomach with her bat. While Alice is recumbent on the floor trying to catch her breath, she looks up at her attacker only to be clobbered over the head and knocked unconscious.
In the living room of the Voorhees home, Alice begins to regain consciousness and finds herself sitting on a couch with her hands tied behind her back, her ankles tied together, her mouth taped shut and a noose tied around her neck dangling down from the ceiling rafter. She desperately wriggles her sweaty hands, trying to break free from her ties and notices Steve sitting on an adjacent couch. Steve's ankles are tied together, his hands are tied behind his back and a roll of tape is wrapped around his lips with a sock crammed into his mouth. Alice squeals while tears drip down her cheeks, and Steve slowly begins to wake up and realizes he's bound and gagged. The two stare at each other helplessly from across the room and hear a sudden screeching noise. Pamela, who's sporting a beige turtleneck sweater and black jean leggings, enters the living room and drags a machete across the floorboard, creating a piercing resonance. She confronts the incapacitated couple and vigorously rips the tape off of Steve's mouth, resulting in him wincing in pain. Steve spits out the sock and begs Pam to let him and Alice go, but she scoffs at him and revels in the irony of him being the one who's now begging to her. Pamela slashes Steve's legs with the machete and Alice whimpers as she struggles to release herself, shaking back and forth on the cushion and yanking her legs up. Pamela walks over to a framed photograph of Jason as a child and explains how she lost her mind the day he drowned in the lake. Steve and Alice continuously struggle to untie themselves while listening to Pamela as she voluntarily describes her backstory. She explains how she was abused by her husband, Elias, when she was 16 and hacked him to pieces with an axe in order to protect herself and her unborn son. After Jason was born, Pam finally found happiness and something to love and hold onto. The two of them lived in isolation with only each other, and after Jason was taken from her, Pam took her revenge on Barry and Claudette, the counselors who abandoned Jason in his time of need. Subsequently, she did whatever it took to keep Camp Crystal Lake closed because it serves as the embodiment of her eternal pain and suffering.
Pamela grips the rope that's hanging down from the rafter and pulls on it, tightening the noose around Alice's neck. Alice wheezes and stands up off the couch, but Pamela shoves her back down. Steve pleads with Pamela in tears to leave Alice alone, and Pam complies with his request and refocuses her attention on Steve. While Pam's lecturing Steve on reopening the camp that's ruined her life, Alice aggressively yanks her legs up until the tape tears off of her ankles. Now in control of her legs, Alice wiggles her head out of the noose while Steve distracts Pam by talking to her and apologizing for his stubborn refusal to listen. Alice quietly sneaks into the kitchen and walks over to a knife block, where she pulls out a large blade. With her hands tied behind her back, Alice cautiously cuts the ties off of her restrained wrists with the kitchen knife and removes the tape from her mouth. In the living room, Steve is still voicing his sincere apologies to Pam and promises to give her anything she wants in return for letting him and Alice go freely. As Pamela raises her machete and prepares to bring it down on Steve, Alice sneaks up behind her and strikes Pamela on the back with a fireplace poker. While Pam is knocked out on the floor, Alice quickly rips off the tape from Steve's ankles and hands. Because of his slashed legs, Alice wraps Steve's arm around her neck and starts dragging him along to the outside of the house. After running away from the homestead and onto the parkway, Alice and Steve take a moment to catch their breaths and contemplate where they should go.
Steve leads Alice down an alley trail that runs behind several cabins, and they suddenly stop at an equipment shed. Steve uses his elbow to smash through the window, reaches inside, unlocks the window and pushes it up. Alice climbs inside and starts frantically searching for weapons while Steve climbs in after her. While Steve is crawling through the window, he manages to get halfway inside when he's suddenly stabbed in the back with a hunting knife by Pamela. Alice grabs onto Steve's hands and tries pulling him inside, but Pamela stabs her knife deeper into Steve's back. He begins bleeding internally out of his mouth and whimpers in pain to Alice, begging her to release him, but she holds onto him with all her strength while crying profoundly. Realizing that Steve is seconds away from death, Alice reluctantly lets go of him and his body tumbles backwards, outside of the shed and onto the ground. Pamela puts on a devilish smile as she stares at Alice from the other side of the broken window. Alice rummages through the excessive equipment and loads up a compound bow, aiming the arrow at the window but realizing that Pamela has disappeared. Alice pulls back the arrow prepared to shoot, and after hearing a rustling noise coming from the forest, her fingers release the arrow and it plows through the window. Alice looks outside and sees nothing except tree branches and leaves blowing in the wind, so she drops the bow, runs out of the shed and breaks into a sprint.
Alice sprints all the way back to Comanche Lodge and storms inside, but after slamming the door shut, she notices there isn't a lock secured to it. Furiously, Alice tugs the door handle inward and runs over to the window to make sure Pamela is nowhere nearby. After realizing nobody is outside, Alice closes the window curtains and begins barricading herself into the cabin, pushing several chairs and an oak blanket chest up against the front door. Hyperventilating and holding back tears, Alice runs into the kitchen and frantically searches inside of drawers to find a weapon, and ultimately pulls out a carving fork with which to arm herself. She grabs a wooden baseball bat from behind a desk and closes the window curtains in the back of the room. With the fork and bat clutched tightly in her hands, Alice stands immobile in the center of the cabin, watching the front door in complete concentration without uttering a sound. Suddenly, Pamela steps outside of a closet and silently moves up behind a vigilant Alice, who's facing the door and unaware of her attacker's presence. As Pam raises her hunting knife in preparation to stab, Alice turns around just in time and ducks while Pam swings the blade over her head. Alice pops back up and swings her bat against Pam's knife, knocking it out of her hand. Alice then elevates her fork, Pamela raises her hand to cover her face, and Alice sticks the tines through Pamela's hand. Pamela screams in pain as she yanks her palm out of the fork, and subsequently backhands Alice across her face. Upon crashing down on the floor, Alice drops both her weapons. Pamela picks Alice up off the floorboard and throws her across the room, where she lands safely onto a couch cushion. While Alice is lying motionless on the sofa, Pamela rushes over and slaps Alice repeatedly across the face. Alice digs her fingernails into Pamela's cheek and drags down, creating severe scratch marks on Pam's regal face. Alice grabs Pamela's head and begins pulling her hair, then proceeds to yank her down and flips Pamela over onto the carpet. Alice runs straight to the front door, and after realizing she ironically barricaded herself inside with the killer, she starts pushing away the numerous chairs and chest blocking the exit. Pamela rushes up on Alice before she finishes clearing the doorway, and wraps her arms around Alice in a tight embrace. Alice struggles to break out of Pam's grip, and while she's stuck in the bear hug, Pamela pulls her backwards into the kitchen. Alice stomps her heel on Pamela's foot, causing her to lose her footing and consequently release Alice from her arms. Pamela lunges at Alice with a rolling pin, Alice evades, snatches a frying pan from the sink, and whacks Pamela on the side of the head. Alice gently turns Pamela on her side with her foot, revealing droplets of blood dripping down from Pam's head. Alice slowly moves past Pamela's unconscious body and plods back to the front door. While tossing aside the remaining chairs in front of the exit, Alice constantly looks over her shoulder to make sure Pamela's still knocked out. After moving the final chair out of her way, Alice bolts out of the lodge and makes a run for it down by the lake.
Once she arrives at the lake, Alice sits down on the shore and stares out at the murky water, allowing the wind to blow the tears off her cheeks as the full moon illuminates the black sky. While Alice is relaxing on the sand, she turns her head around and stares into the blackness lurking behind the forest, feeling as though something is out there watching her. She hears a little splash in the water and turns back with a gasp, only to find out it's just a little fish. Alice takes a deep breath and calmly turns her attention back to the peaceful, crystal blue water. When Alice looks back down at the water, she sees the reflection of a distorted masculine figure wearing a hockey mask, and quickly turns around to find nobody there. Alice starts hyperventilating as she backs away from the water, but stumbles and falls backward on her rear end. She hugs her knees to her chest, frozen with fear as Pamela emerges from the fog. Alice turns around and instantly jumps off of the sand, struggling to catch her footing as she gazes at Pamela in astonishment. Pamela, with five fingernail scratches across her face and a machete gripped in her hand, calmly recommends that Alice surrender and promises "it'll be easier for you than it was for Jason." Alice begins to weep as she slowly backs away from the insane murderess, but Pamela suddenly lashes out and slashes Alice's hand with the machete. Alice falls back down on her butt and grasps her bleeding hand. As Pam becomes more unhinged, she goes off on a tangent about her beloved son's drowning and accuses Alice's personality of killing her son. Alice promises Pamela that she had nothing to do with Jason's drowning and assures her that killing innocent people isn't what Jason would've wanted. Something snaps in Pamela's expression and her eyes begin to water, knowing that Alice is right. While Alice is still sitting on the sand, she communicates with Pamela and sympathizes with her predicament, imploring her to put an end to this senseless violence and allow her son to rest in peace. Pamela takes in Alice's insightful words and drops her machete to the shore, sniffling back tears as she apologizes for her actions. Alice slowly stands up off the sand and quietly tells Pam she forgives her, thinking that her compassion and understanding has helped Pam recover. After the two women stare at each other silently for a moment, Pamela abruptly punches Alice in the head and knocks her back down. She picks up the machete and attempts to stab Alice, but right as the blade is about to plow into her chest, Alice grabs Pam's arm, grits her teeth and uses all her strength to lift Pam's arm upward. After expending too much energy, Alice kicks Pam in the groin and grapples with her for the machete. When both women accidentally throw the machete on the ground, Alice crawls over to retrieve it when Pamela pounces on her and turns Alice over on her back. She grips her hands firmly around Alice's neck and starts strangling her, while Alice extends her arm desperately trying to grab the machete. Pam presses her thumbs deeper into Alice's throat, causing her to lose more oxygen as she struggles to wrap her fingers around the handle. As the choking progresses, Alice starts to shut her eyes, rests her fingers in the sand and lets out a croaking noise. Once Pamela loosens her grip on Alice's neck, Alice promptly opens her eyes, clasps the handle and slashes Pamela across the throat with the machete. Pam stares off in shock as blood spills profusely out of her gash and splashes onto Alice's face. Alice watches with horror-stricken eyes as Pamela's head loosens from her neck and falls off, landing on Alice's chest while her slack body collapses to the sand. Alice crawls away from Pam's corpse and stumbles as she rises to her feet, feeling herself recoil at the thought of what has just happened.
Alice goes back inside Comanche Lodge and rushes over to the dial phone, but after dialing for the police, she realizes the line is dead. Once she hangs up the phone, Alice walks at a leisurely pace into the front of the cabin and hears the squeaking sound of a door opening. She freezes in place and stands still, listening for where the noise is emanating from. Suddenly, Marcie comes crashing through the window in her underwear with pieces of glass implanted in her skin and a gaping axe wound in her side. Alice rushes over to Marcie and cradles her battered friend in her arms, sobbing aloud and promising to find her some help. Unable to move or barely speak, Marcie uses her fainting breath to beg Alice to leave and save herself, but Alice sticks by Marcie's side and gently pulls glass out of her flesh. Jason arrives at the outside of the shattered window wielding his axe and viewing his mother's killer as she comforts Marcie. Alice, who can feel the presence of someone watching them, turns around slowly and stares face to face with the hockey-masked murderer. Stupefied at the sight of her former attacker's son, Alice becomes paralyzed with shock and finds herself unable to move. Jason steps over the debris from the broken window pieces and climbs inside the cabin, deciding which counselor he wants to slaughter first. Marcie, with only a shred of life left in her bloodied body, implores Alice to run away while Jason raises his axe above his head and behind an overhead light. As Jason brings the axe downward, he oscillates the overhead light and swings the axe into Marcie's forehead, killing her.
Alice screams in horror as she witnesses a puddle of blood oozing out of Marcie's skull, and rises from the floor just as Jason grips his axe ready to take another swing. He lunges at Alice with his axe, but Alice evades and drops back down to the floor, where she crawls away from Jason who breaks into a frenzy of rage and begins swinging his axe into everything in sight. While Jason's smashing up the walls, furniture and floorboards with the axe, Alice frantically crawls into the kitchen and obtains a small knife from a drawer, gripping it tightly in her hand. As Alice turns around prepared to flee, Jason whacks her in the temple with the end knob on the axe's handle. Alice collapses to the floor but still maintains a solid hold on the knife, Jason picks her up and pins her against the wall. He places his hands against both sides of Alice's head and starts to crush her skull, but Alice sticks her knife in Jason's neck deeply enough to force him into releasing her. While in a courageous and enraged condition, Alice violently brandishes her knife at Jason's face and he backs up while Alice scratches his mask. After Jason raises his arms up, Alice cuts up his forearms and plunges the knife into his kneecap, causing Jason to stumble backwards onto the floor with the knife lodged in his leg. Jason groans in pain and pulls the knife out of his knee while Alice makes a run for the door. At the moment Alice reaches the door, Jason throws the knife at her but misses and the blade sinks into the wooden door frame. Alice grabs the knife handle and pulls, the wood creaks but the blade doesn't budge. Jason rises on his wounded leg and teeters after Alice, and she summons all her strength, pulls the knife free and dashes into the woods. Jason follows after Alice as she bounds through the forest, and while she's screaming for help and sprinting through brushes, Jason loses track of her and stops to look around.
Jason dawdles to the shore and encounters his mother's headless corpse lying on the sand and her severed head inches away from her body. He reaches for Pam's head with his large, bulky hands and picks it up, staring into her dead eyes as her face is looking up. Throwing Pam's body over his shoulder and carrying her head in one hand and the machete in the other, Jason wanders off into the forest and disappears into the trees and bushes.
In the deeper end of the woods, Alice is crouched on the ground lying against a large tree. She's sobbing silently with the kitchen knife grasped tightly in her hand, listening for ominous sounds but hearing only the peacefulness of owls hooting. While keeping her back propped up against the tree, Alice moves her head sideways and turns around, where Jason is now standing idly amid a cloud of mist while wielding his machete. Alice quickly jerks her head back behind the tree and clamps her free hand over her mouth to stop herself from gasping. Tears pouring down her face and heavy breathing pumping through her breath, Alice remains stock-still. After an extended moment of silence, Alice begins to hear the thudding of Jason's heavy, blood-stained boots walking toward her. As anxiety floods Alice's expression, she folds her hands in a praying position and begins praying under her breath that Jason doesn't walk by her. Once the footsteps come to an end, Alice takes a deep breath in relief and slowly rotates her head once more to check for Jason, but he's no longer in sight. Once she twirls her head back behind the tree and turns forward, Jason is revealed to be standing directly in front of her. Alice lets out a horrified scream just as Jason makes an attempt to grab her, but Alice frantically kicks at Jason's legs. Jason swings his machete at her, but Alice evades and starts crawling away while simultaneously screaming for help. Jason lunges at Alice and manages to grab her by the ankle, pulling her backward when Alice lashes out with her knife and stabs Jason in the shoulder repeatedly. Overpowered by the pain, Jason lets go of Alice and gives a moan of agony. Alice drops her weapon, leaps to her feet and takes off into the deeper neck of the woods. Jason starts rising up and gives chase, following after Alice as she pushes through the woods. While running across the woodland, Alice slides down a muddy incline and sprains her ankle. She holds her foot and gives a small whine of discomfort, peering up the incline and noticing Jason move past. He quickly disappears and continues his search, leaving Alice to struggle as she catches her breath and clumsily staggers to her feet. She shambles off down the path and ultimately stumbles out of the woods, slathered with blood and filth.
While Ralph is riding along the street on his bicycle, he abruptly slams on his brakes after catching sight of Alice, who's lying insensible on the side of the road. She's drenched in blood, both her own as well as Pamela's, smeared with dirt and suffering from a seemingly catatonic state. Ralph immediately pushes his bike aside and hustles over to Alice's aid, holding her in his arms and struggling to get her attention. Ralph assures Alice that he's going to get some help for her and promises she will be okay, but Alice, unable to move a muscle, merely stares at Ralph in shocked befuddlement.
Ralph and Alice sit next to each other on a curb just as Sergeant Tierney arrives in his police car. Ralph calmly speaks to Alice while she stares off into the sky, still recovering from the shock and too scarred to engage in a conversation. Ralph explains that for all these years, people have thought of him as an insane, irrational drunk who has nothing better to do than go around spreading his gospel, while in reality he has only been trying to warn people to stay away from the danger that lurks in the Crystal Lake woods. Though she's still overwhelmed by the horror and sadness, Alice looks over at Ralph and apologizes to him for not believing in his caution. Sergeant Tierney walks over to the pair and carries Alice into his car, where he carefully sits her in the passenger seat and offers to take her home. Before leaving, Tierney commends Ralph for courageously saving Alice's life and gives him an honorable handshake, apologizing for previously believing that he was nothing more than an alcoholic lunatic. Ralph accepts Tierney's apology and gives a smile of pride, feeling as though he's finally made a difference and helped someone before it was too late. He maintains his smile and stands by in the road, watching with accomplishment as Tierney and Alice ride off into the night, far away from Crystal Lake.
Driving through the forested hills in the crack of dawn, Tierney stops the car at a stoplight while Alice begins to slowly awaken from her catatonia. While waiting for the light to turn green, Tierney reflects with disbelief on the heinous crimes Pamela Voorhees has committed merely for the purpose of keeping Camp Crystal Lake closed. As she listens carefully to Tierney's inaccurate assertion, Alice grows horrified with confusion realizing that Tierney has no idea it was Jason who carried out the majority of the murders. Her eyes going insane and lips trembling, Alice apprises Tierney that it was Pamela's son, Jason who attacked and nearly killed her out in the woods. Tierney becomes bewildered by Alice's statement and claims that none of his men found any evidence of a man out near the campground at all, leaving Alice with the impression that Jason is still out there. As Alice shakes her head in panic and repeats "he's still out there", a pickaxe suddenly obliterates the windshield. Alice screams in terror while Tierney screams for help on his emergency radio, and Jason relentlessly smashes the car windows and destroys the headlights with his pickaxe. Alice and Tierney take cover under their seats as the glass showers over the inside of the vehicle. After breaking through the passenger window, Jason pulls Alice out of her seat and begins dragging her back to the woods. Tierney quickly runs out of his car armed with a gun and demands Jason to let Alice go. As Jason ignores the sergeant's warning and continues dragging the hysterical Alice into the forest, Tierney fires a shot at his back, but Jason doesn't go down. Tierney repeatedly pulls his trigger and shoots Jason in the legs and upper shoulder. Jason lets go of Alice for a moment and directs his next attack towards Tierney: while Tierney hopelessly fires multiple bullets into Jason's body, Jason impales him through the chin and penetrates his head with the pickaxe. Jason then yanks the pickaxe forward through Tierney's flesh, ripping off his entire face and jawbone. Alice watches in horror as Tierney's mutilated corpse collapses to the ground, and she rapidly picks herself up before darting into the woods.
With Jason following after her, Alice runs off into the woods and stumbles upon a dilapidated shack. Running inside the shack searching for aid, Alice takes a look around the rusting, decaying and battered metal place and realizes nobody is currently inhabiting it. Entering a room in the shack and barricading the door, Alice is horrified at the sight of a rustic shrine dedicated to Jason's deceased mother; consisting of Pamela's severed head, her turtleneck sweater and jean leggings placed on an altar surrounded by a large number of lit candles along with the machete that killed her. After hearing Jason's footsteps as he enters the building, Alice develops a method to trap and hopefully kill the relentless monster once and for all. While Jason whacks at the barricaded door with his pickaxe, Alice puts on Pamela's sweater, takes off her own jeans and squeezes uncomfortably into Pamela's jean leggings. Breaking down the door with his pickaxe, Jason successfully gains entrance into his shrine room and prepares to kill Alice, but she uses her gift of psychology to manipulate Jason into believing she is his mother. Jason, gripping his pickaxe tightly, halts in confusion and listens to Alice while she hides the machete behind her back. Speaking in the role of Pamela, Alice calmly communicates with Jason and applauds him for killing in the name of his mother. Though hesitant about whether his mother is truly speaking to him, Jason stands still and tilts his head while Alice continues to cosplay. She pleads with Jason to stop what he's doing, asserting that killing innocent people won't fix anything and is only causing others to suffer the way he did as a child. Jason finds himself moved by Alice's words and lowers his pickaxe, feeling almost ashamed by his actions. Submitting to Alice's commands as she speaks in her soft, soothing voice, Jason kneels down and drops his weapon on the floor. Alice compliments Jason for his obedience, when he suddenly sees his mother's head still on the shrine. Jason realizes the ruse, snaps out of his trance and seizes his pickaxe, but Alice swings the machete into his pickaxe, knocking it out of Jason's hands. Alice then drives the machete into Jason's left shoulder, severely injuring him and knocking him unconscious on the floor. Unconvinced that Jason is dead, Alice picks up the pickaxe and plunges it into Jason's chest and stomach repeatedly. She then drops the pickaxe and, while still donning Pamela's sweater and leggings, casually leaves the shack.
Physically and mentally exhausted, Alice leisurely strolls along the shore and climbs into a canoe, where she hand paddles out to the middle of the lake. As the brushes and tree leaves soothingly blow in the wind, Alice contemplates her safety and takes a final look out at the deserted cabins, staring at them with conflicted feelings of relief and melancholy. While she rows further out into the lake, Alice peacefully lies down and falls asleep in the canoe.
Inside Jason's ramshackle cabin, Pamela's rotting decapitated head -- surrounded by candles and her neatly arranged clothing -- remains on the altar. Beneath the table, Jason's bloodied machete and pickaxe appear lying on the floor, whereas Jason himself has mysteriously vanished.
Naomi Watts as Pamela Voorhees - Pamela Voorhees (nee Sue) was born circa 1930. As a teenager, Pamela met and married Elias Voorhees, a miner from Ohio. As the couple lived in a trailer near Crystal Lake, Elias would often abuse Pamela verbally and physically for any perceived misdeed, be it real or imagined. In 1946, sixteen-year-old Pamela became aware that she was pregnant with a son. She became convinced that the unborn boy was speaking to her. One day, Elias arrived home from work after a rough day at the mine, and he became tired of Pamela's psychotic ramblings and savagely beat and raped her. Enraged, Pamela went to her husband as he was sleeping and hacked him to pieces with an axe, convinced that this was the only way to protect herself and her son. Pamela then blew up their trailer and dumped Elias' body in the lake. Soon after, Pamela moved into 42 Cars Crash Road after she imagined her son exclaiming how beautiful the house was, despite warnings from the real-estate agent that the building was haunted. Pamela's son, Jason was born on June 13th, 1946 at Wessex County Marshall. Pamela proceeded to raise her son apart from the other children in their new house. In the summer of 1957, Pamela is offered the job as a cook at Camp Crystal Lake by David and Louise Christy. Taking Jason with her, Pamela attempts to keep her son sheltered from the other children, but her attempts are in vain. One day, the other campers harass Jason and chase him onto the dock, where they proceed to throw Jason into the lake where he drowns. After Jason's drowning, Pamela loses touch with reality and spends the next six months in a mental institution. Following her release from the hospital, Pamela is rehired as the cook at Camp Crystal Lake in 1958. Pamela finds that she is unable to stop thinking about Jason's drowning, and each night, she goes to the children's cabin while the occupants are sleeping to ensure that they are safe. On July 4th, Pamela suffers a break down while watching the children sleep and goes into a fit of rage. She starts crying hysterically as she thinks about Jason while watching the children peacefully sleep in their beds, and hears the group of counselors singing at the campfire. Convinced that it is the counselors' fault that her son has died, Pamela gets a hunting knife from the kitchen and follows counselors Barry and Claudette to the barn, where they commence sexual foreplay. Pamela sneaks upstairs and catches the teenagers off guard before murdering them both with the knife. Pamela is never suspected of the crime and Camp Crystal Lake is soon closed. In the years that follow, Pamela continues her vendetta to keep the camp closed. In 1962, Pamela poisons the water and sets several fires around the campground to prevent the camp from opening. In 1979, David and Louise's son, Steve Christy begins fixing up the abandoned camp. Pamela tries to persuade him not to open the campground, but Steve is determined to end the story of the curse of Camp Blood. On June 13th, 1979, what would have been Jason's thirty-third birthday, the camp is almost ready for reopening, and Pamela decides to take matters into her own hands. Taking with her a hunting knife, axe and arrows, Pamela makes it her mission to kill all of the new counselors at Camp Crystal Lake to prevent another child-drowning tragedy and ultimately avenge her son's death.
Taissa Farmiga as Young Pamela Voorhees
Jessica Madsen as Young Pamela Voorhees
Michael Bailey Smith as Jason Voorhees - Jason Voorhees was born in the small town of Crystal Lake on June 13th, 1946 to Elias and Pamela Voorhees. Jason was afflicted with severe facial deformities, Hydrocephalus, enlarged heart and was mentally disabled. Raising Jason on her own, Pamela kept the boy isolated from the community, not letting him attend school and educating him in their home on the outskirts of Crystal Lake. In the summer of 1957, Pamela, unable to get a babysitter for Jason, resorted to bringing him to Camp Crystal Lake where she worked as a cook. While being bullied by the other campers, Jason attempted to escape from his tormentors and ran onto the dock on the lake, but the cruel children caught up to him on the dock and they threw Jason into the lake where he drowned. The counselors were supposed to be watching the children, but instead they were talking and having sexual intercourse in the woods. Decades later, Jason mysteriously resurrects as a full-grown, gruesome monster with protruding teeth and crossed eyes and he makes it his mission to kill anyone who enters "his" lake in an act of vengeance against society for his mistreatment as a child. Physically, Jason is ogre-like, bald with some facial and skull deformities. He wears a Big Mac-styled dark green worker shirt with long sleeves and 2 pockets (the left one is a buttoned flap pocket while the right one is a simple buttoned patch pocket), a white sweatshirt underneath, a black leather belt, silvery-grey cargo work pants, black security boots/shoes and his trademark hockey mask with the 3 Detroit Red Wings signs. While Jason is able to murder his victims using a variety of methods such as strangling with his bare hands, ripping someone apart or killing with whatever is handy, his favorite weapon is his machete which he uses for stabbing, gutting or slashing throats. Jason is able to survive any kind of injury, can be brought back to life, and possesses a unique ability to regenerate any lost and damaged tissue. Jason is shown to be extremely intelligent and high-functioning, while possessing some tactical sense and strategic planning despite his hydrocephalic deformities. Jason can seemingly appear near his victims through means of walking, and he can easily slip in and out of areas undetected. Jason can use anything at his disposal as a weapon, he can create improvised weapons, and instantly use them effectively. He needs only to pick up a weapon before he instantly becomes proficient in it.
Jordan Pressler as Young Jason Voorhees
Jensen Ackles as Elias Voorhees - Elias Voorhees is a stoic, intimidating man who meets and marries Pamela Sue when she is 16 years old. Elias works as a coal miner in Ohio and shows little love or respect for his wife, spiraling into fits of rage whenever she rambles about hearing their unborn child speaking to her. He constantly attacks, beats and berates Pamela for any perceived misdeed, be it real or imagined. After working a rough day at the mine, Elias will often snap into a brutally abusive, powerful savage. He spends much of his time drinking at a roadhouse and ultimately proves to be an alcoholic. Though Elias is intelligent enough to control his anger for the sake of his upcoming baby, he chooses to give in to it, relentlessly torturing Pam when all she wants to do is make him happy.
Portia Doubleday as Alice Hardy - She is a budding artist and one of the counselors hired at Camp Crystal Lake in 1979. Hailing from California and studying to be an artist with a minor in Psychology, Alice has abandoned her previous life as well as her relationship with another man to help out Steve Christy. Steve and Alice become involved in their own romantic affair - one that makes Alice uneasy as she still has problems to deal with back home. She is a simple, mature adolescent who's struggling to find herself and prefers to remain pure over everything else. During her stay, Alice forms a romantic bond with Bill Brown. Despite her values, she still knows how to have a good time and make the most of her summer. Alice is sometimes shy and stilted, but is just strong enough to put up a fight when she needs to.
Douglas Smith as Bill Brown - He is one of the counselors hired by Steve Christy to help renovate Camp Crystal Lake in 1979. Bill is a macho jock-type individual who's very easy to get along with. Like everyone else, he enjoys drinking beer, smoking weed and playing Strip Monopoly. Bill does not frighten easily nor does he believe in the "curse" of Crystal Lake. After getting settled into his surroundings, Bill forms a close bond with fellow counselor, Alice, and becomes very protective over her. He is also exceptionally talented in playing the guitar.
Kirby Bliss Blanton as Marcie Stanler - She is one of the counselors hired by Steve Christy to help renovate Camp Crystal Lake in the summer of 1979. When Marcie was a little girl, she had a nightmare where she got caught in a rainstorm and the raindrops turned into blood, thus traumatizing her and making her afraid of storms. Marcie works alongside her boyfriend, Jack Burrell, in fixing up the camp. She's stunningly attractive but also sensitive, kindhearted and a bit of a wuss when it comes to fighting Jason. A fun spirit looking for a way to spend her summer right, Marcie enjoys working with her co-counselors and is sexually active with Jack.
Keir Gilchrist as Ned Rubenstein - He is a freewheeling, screwball counselor who's hired by Steve Christy to help repair and reopen Camp Crystal Lake. Ned is an unabashed prankster; playing jokes on his friends such as pretending to drown in the lake so that they will rush to his aid. His absurd antics often annoy his friends, but he's almost incapable of taking anything seriously. Ned has a sweet-natured soul and simply wants to be liked, though sometimes he displays a perverted style of interaction and takes it one step too far. Ned often flirts with the women he works with whether they have boyfriends or not.
Max Deacon as Jack Burrell - He is hired by Steve Christy to help renovate Camp Crystal Lake, is romantically tied to Marcie Stanler, and is close friends with Ned Rubenstein. Jack is a hardworking talent who proves very handy, able to fix wiring problems and uproot a rotting tree stump. He puts up with, and defends, the immature actions of his friend and fellow co-counselor Ned due to sheer loyalty. Though he's still young, Jack feels very much attached to Marcie and grows more sexually active with her as time goes on.
Shelley Hennig as Brenda Jones - She is hired by entrepreneur Steve Christy to fix-up Camp Crystal Lake in 1979. Brenda seems to know a bit about nutrition and food values such as what Vitamin C does for the body, and describes how foods can be combined to get the right amount of protein from it to her friends. Despite this knowledge, Brenda has no intention of being the chef of the camp. She helps set up the archery range and develops a romantic interest in Ned, who annoys yet somehow charms her with his jokes.
Amber Tamblyn as Annie Phillips - She is hired to work as a cook at Camp Crystal Lake in 1979. Annie is a cheerful and optimistic girl who has love for both the outdoors and children. Greatly excited about the opportunity to spend her summer doing what she loves, Annie leaves home and hitchhikes all the way to Crystal Lake with the highest of expectations. She's warned about the dangers surrounding the area, but Annie simply dismisses any complaints with optimism and ignorance.
Chris Pine as Steve Christy - He is the son of David and Louise Christy and grew up at his parents' resort Camp Crystal Lake. After his parents were forced to shut down the campground because of its negative reputation, Steve decided to renovate the camp and reopen it in the summer of 1979. He invests all of his time as well as $25,000 into this project, thus causing many of the townsfolk to believe he's crazy. Steve's sole determination is to prove to everyone that the campsite is nothing but a fun resort for children, and is not haunted.
David Born as Enos Tucker - He is a trucker employed by Elston Oil Supply. Enos possesses the figure of your average truck driver, with a big and stocky build and greasy complexion. While on his usual route, Enos consistently stops for a bite to eat at a diner in Crystal Lake. He constantly argues with Ralph to stop annoying people about the evil curse of Camp Crystal Lake, though can't help but believe some of the rumors himself.
Brian Cox as Jack Tierney - He is a patrolling policeman who works in the vicinity of Crystal Lake. Jack is a superstitious man, believing that Friday the 13th and a full moon are a deadly combination that cause people to act insane, crazy and nuts. He stays up late driving around the streets, making sure everyone is safe. Because of the town's horrid history, there isn't much for Jack to smile about, but he's a helpful sergeant who honors his job with conviction.
Levi Miller as Gabriel Evans - He is a 15 year old bully who becomes a camper at Camp Crystal Lake in the summer of 1957. Gabriel behaves in a physically aggressive manner and gets along well with most of the other campers his age, but displays a harsh prejudice toward people who are different. He bullies 11 year-old Jason because of his physical and mental handicaps, even manipulating other children to join in on his cruel antics. Gabe is charmingly deceptive, manipulative and unsympathetic to Jason's disabilities. He harasses Jason constantly out of sheer distaste for his appearance and socially awkward graces. Heartlessly, Gabriel stares at Jason, calls him ugly, spits on him and shoves him. Once Gabe realizes that Jason cannot swim, he uses this to his advantage and sadistically throws Jason into the water where he drowns.
Tim de Zarn as Ralph - He is a long time resident of Crystal Lake, and is well known for drunkenly wandering around the town on his bicycle rambling about the death curse on Camp Crystal Lake. After the supposed drowning of Jason Voorhees at Camp Crystal Lake in 1957 and the murder of a pair of camp counselors on the campground a year afterward, Ralph becomes convinced the camp is cursed and begins to warn the townsfolk to stay away from it, claiming God tells him to ward others away from the accursed area. Due to his alcoholism, Ralph is largely ignored by his neighbors.
Trevor Wright as Barry Jackson - He works as a camp counselor at Camp Crystal Lake in the summer of 1957. Barry works alongside his girlfriend, Claudette Hayes, and the two are left in charge of young Jason Voorhees. Though slightly immature and thoughtless at times, Barry is empathetic enough to listen to others when in dramatic circumstances. He enjoys smoking weed and having a fun time, even if it means neglecting his obligations to the children he's supposed to be looking out for. Barry is suave and persuasive enough to convince Claudette to sneak off with him, whether it's to have sex or get high.
Stefanie Scott as Claudette Hayes - She is hired to work as a camp counselor at Camp Crystal Lake alongside her boyfriend, Barry. Claudette and Barry are left in charge of young Jason Voorhees in 1957, and Claudette is determined to take care of him due to understanding that the child is physically deformed and subjected to bullying from the other campers. She keeps a watchful eye over the children and caters to their every need. Because of Barry's charm and persuasiveness, Claudette often runs off with him to either have sex or smoke weed.
Ken Sagoes as John Farrin - He is a local resident of Crystal Lake without much of a concern for the town's supposed haunting. As a middle-aged, overweight African-American individual, John still manages to provide glimmers of personality; he's cocky, sexually active and easily infatuated. John will take sex anywhere he can get it whether it's in a sanitary location or elsewhere. He harbors a strong romantic desire for typically younger women.
Jessica Makinson as Debbie - She is a local resident of Crystal Lake. Not much is known about Debbie's background, but she presents herself as an average-American, reasonably content individual. Debbie finds herself prone to panic when stuck in unstable conditions and isn't the fastest or sharpest thinker on the spot. She's young and attractive, 39 years old, enriched with glowing facial features.
Elias Voorhees - As a heavy rainstorm sets in, Elias falls asleep after finishing his beer. Pamela quietly sneaks her way into the bedroom while wielding the axe in her hand. Elias mumbles in his sleep and appears to be fully unconscious from intoxication. Pam stands above her sleeping husband and simply observes him for a moment, looking down at him with sorrow and regret. She then raises the axe above her head, swings down and decapitates Elias. His head rolls off of the bed and onto the floor, while his body remains on the mattress. In a vengeful, unsatisfied state, Pamela hacks Elias to pieces with her axe, cutting into his stomach, chopping off his arms and legs, and reducing him to severed parts scattered in blood all over the bed. She places his body parts inside of trash bags and carries them outside, where she dumps Elias' corpse into a lake.
Jason Voorhees - On a sunny day at the campground, Jason is sitting on the field by himself sniffing fresh flowers and holding insects in his hand to observe them. Suddenly, Gabriel and the other campers gather around Jason and begin harassing him, calling him ugly, grotesque and monstrous. Jason tries to remain calm and ignore the kids' taunts, but Gabe escalates the bullying by pouring dirt on Jason's head before placing a sack over his face. Jason removes the sack from his head and runs away from his tormentors, whimpering all the way to the dock while the other kids pursue him. Once Jason approaches the dock, he freezes out of fear of falling into the water. The campers catch up to Jason on the dock and gather around him, leaving him to cry out of helplessness. Gabe and the others resume their name-calling and form two groups; one group gets behind Jason while the other stays in front of him. Together, Gabe and the campers grab onto Jason and throw him into the lake. Jason struggles to keep afloat and screams for help, but no one else is around. Cruelly, the campers laugh at Jason in his helpless state and happily rush back to the campground. Jason screams and cries aloud for his mother while keeping himself above the water by flailing his arms around and moving his legs back and forth. As Jason's strength begins to weaken and his arms and legs give out, he sinks underneath the lake and drowns.
Barry Jackson - While the two are on top of one another kissing, Claudette informs Barry that she hears someone walking up the stairs. Barry doesn't take Claudette's warning seriously and proceeds to grope and kiss her. During their passionate makeout, Pamela hides the knife behind her back and solemnly approaches the frightened pair. Barry and Claudette instantly get off of each other and begin to re-dress themselves in a frenzy of panic. Trying to pull up his shorts, put on his Crystal Lake counselor's t-shirt and explain himself to his fellow employee, Barry is stabbed in the stomach with a hunting knife by Pamela. Clutching the bleeding hole in his abdomen as he spits up blood, Barry drops to his knees and lifelessly descends onto the floor.
Claudette Hayes - Claudette screams in terror as she witnesses the attack, then hurriedly zips up her skirt and throws on her Crystal Lake counselor's t-shirt. She staggers to her feet and pleads with Pamela not to hurt her, but Pam slowly walks toward her with a vengeful hatred. Claudette runs out of the room and attempts to hide inside some of the other rooms, but they're all locked. She bangs on the doors begging for help, but no one is around to hear her. Finally, Claudette finds an unlocked door and rushes inside of the empty cupboard to hide. As she stands silently inside the closet, Claudette attempts to hold back tears and shakes uncontrollably in fear. She carefully opens the door just slightly, noticing that Pamela isn't anywhere nearby. Claudette quietly closes the door and remains silently in the confined room. After a prolonged moment of silence, Pamela's blade punctures through the wooden door and pierces Claudette's stomach. She grips her bleeding stomach, falls out of the closet and drops onto the floor. Pamela hovers over a bleeding Claudette while wielding her hunting knife in dominance. Crying and gushing blood, Claudette begs Pam not to kill her. Pamela lectures Claudette about letting her son drown while she and her boyfriend were off making love. Claudette sobs in agony while spitting up blood, and apologizes for not paying attention and watching over the kids. She repeatedly and sincerely expresses remorse for neglecting Jason while he was being bullied, and for having sex with Barry instead. Pamela berates Claudette for being a "slut" and breaking her promise to protect Jason, especially knowing that he couldn't swim. She kneels down and uses her hunting knife to cut open Claudette's shirt, exposing one of her breasts. Pam claims that she forgives Claudette, but that the decision to let her live isn't up to her. She hallucinates Jason standing beside her, and asks him what she should do with Claudette. Jason whispers in Pam's ear, and Claudette, realizing that Pam is insane, screams in vain for help. Pamela informs Claudette that Jason has decided she must die, and she slashes Claudette across the throat with her hunting knife. Claudette lies on the floor clutching her bleeding throat and choking on her own blood, slowly dying.
John Farrin - At a public restroom, John is urinating inside of a stall. Pamela suddenly enters the bathroom and casually walks over to John's stall, where she knocks calmly on the door. John informs the woman that he's taking a piss and will be finished shortly, but Pamela rudely opens the unlocked door and frightens John. While initially annoyed, John quickly zips up his pants and greets Pamela amicably. In an ingenuous fashion, Pamela apologizes for waking in unannounced, but claims she really needs to relieve herself. John assures Pamela that he's not mad at her, and is in fact pleased that it was a woman who walked in on him instead of a man. Sticking to her innocent act, Pamela begins flirting with John, claiming that bathrooms are her favorite spot to hook up. Both confused and infatuated, John finds himself turned on to Pam's odd flirtations. Speaking in a robust tone, John flirts back with Pam, and she leans in for a kiss. The two proceed to make out inside the stall, the sound of their kissing emanating through the restroom. As they continue to kiss, Pamela unexpectedly stabs John in his groin with her hunting knife. His screams echo loudly against the restroom walls as he holds on tightly to his hemorrhaging genitals. John drops to his knees before dying a bloody death on the floor.
Debbie - Hidden inside of another stall, Debbie overheard John being murdered and finds herself cowering in fear and shedding tears. She quietly unlocks the door and peeks outside through the crack, seeing Pamela standing nearby drenched in blood. Debbie closes her door and keeps quiet while standing still in her stall, covering her mouth in shock. After hearing the front door close, Debbie assumes that Pamela has left. To be safe, Debbie stands on top of the toilet, lifts herself up to the window, unlocks the pane of glass and crawls through. While she's halfway through the outside, Pamela bursts through the stall door and grabs Debbie's arm as she's climbing out. Debbie screams for help and holds onto the window pane, but Pamela manages to yank her down and Debbie lands headfirst onto the toilet seat before falling on the floor. Her head starts gushing blood and she dies instantly from blunt force trauma.
Annie Phillips - Annie manages to pick herself up and limps into the nearby woods, while Pamela remains standing in the road. While holding her injured leg, Annie hobbles around and hides herself behind trees. As she roams further into the forest, Annie realizes that Pamela is nowhere near her. While stumbling through the bushes, Annie runs straight into Jason, who's fully grown and dressed in scavenged clothes. She collapses onto the ground and pleads with Jason not to harm her, and Jason places his hand firmly around Annie's neck before lifting her up in the air. Annie gasps for air and grips Jason's arm before he snaps her neck and tosses her body onto a bed of leaves.
Ned Rubenstein - As he's walking back to Comanche Lodge, Ned briefly spots a shadowy figure standing in front of the window of another cabin. After the figure moves away from the window, Ned decides to go inside in case someone needs help. Once inside, Ned calls out to see if anyone is there and begins sauntering around the seemingly deserted cottage. During his stroll, Ned briefly spots a figure moving upstairs and proceeds to follow it. He softly asks who is there and what they want, and once Ned reaches the top of the stairs, the stranger is nowhere to be found. Ned quietly walks down the hallway and opens the door to a bedroom, but the interior lighting is too dim to see anything. As soon as Ned turns around after shutting the door, he's greeted by Jason, who slashes Ned across the throat with his machete.
Brenda Jones - She goes out into the raging storm with an umbrella and a flashlight to see what's going on, and the mournful cry reverberates around the campground. Pamela turns on the floodlights and effectively blinds Brenda, who drops her umbrella and stumbles backward into Jason. Jason is standing behind Brenda, but she has her back to him and cannot see that he's waiting. Jason firmly grabs hold of Brenda's neck with both of his muscular hands and squeezes, causing her to quickly run out of breath. She helplessly struggles against her assailant in vain. After a short struggle, Jason drains the life from the teenage girl with his greatly superior physical strength. Jason then gently drops her corpse on the ground, taking a moment to examine her dead body. Jason then lifts Brenda's body up and carries her away into the darkness.
Jack Burrell - While brushing his hair, Jack realizes he cannot see his reflection clearly enough because of the excessive steam. He wipes the fog off of the mirror to gain a better view of himself and suddenly Jason appears behind him. Before he can react, Jason grabs Jack's head and bashes him face-first against the mirror, shattering the surface into pieces and causing Jack to collapse on the floor. After observing the half-naked teen's unconscious body, Jason picks up a shard of glass from the sink and moves in on Jack, who slowly begins to regain consciousness. Unaware of what hit him, Jack grovels on the floor in vain. Jason stabs Jack repeatedly in the back with the glass shard, spraying his blood all over the floor tiles and walls. Jason then turns Jack over on his back and plunges the shard into his stomach, dragging the shard upward through Jack's sternum. For further sadistic pleasure, Jason stomps Jack's face in with his heavy boot five times, crushing his skull.
Bill Brown - As Bill goes to work refueling inside the shed, the electricity successfully turns back on and he unknowingly bumps into Jason. Bill starts to run, but only gets a few steps when Jason grabs him, spins him around, yanks off his raincoat and throws Bill up against the door. Jason grips Bill's neck and presses his palm strongly into the teenager's throat, causing Bill to quickly run out of oxygen while he struggles aimlessly to release himself from Jason's hold. Jason transfixes Bill through the stomach, groin, left eye and right side of his neck with arrows, pinning him to the door of the generator shed. For the purpose of adding insult to injury, Jason slashes Bill across the throat with his machete.
Steve Christy - While Steve is crawling through the window, he manages to get halfway inside when he's suddenly stabbed in the back with a hunting knife by Pamela. Alice grabs onto Steve's hands and tries pulling him inside, but Pamela stabs her knife deeper into Steve's back. He begins bleeding internally out of his mouth and whimpers in pain to Alice, begging her to release him, but she holds onto him with all her strength while crying profoundly. Realizing that Steve is seconds away from death, Alice reluctantly lets go of him and his body tumbles backwards, outside of the shed and onto the ground.
Pamela Voorhees - Once Pamela loosens her grip on Alice's neck, Alice promptly opens her eyes, clasps the handle and slashes Pamela across the throat with the machete. Pam stares off in shock as blood spills profusely out of her gash and splashes onto Alice's face. Alice watches with horror-stricken eyes as Pamela's head loosens from her neck and falls off, landing on Alice's chest while her slack body collapses to the sand.
Marcie Stanler - Suddenly, Marcie comes crashing through the window in her underwear with pieces of glass implanted in her skin and a gaping axe wound in her side. Alice rushes over to Marcie and cradles her battered friend in her arms, sobbing aloud and promising to find her some help. Unable to move or barely speak, Marcie uses her fainting breath to beg Alice to leave and save herself, but Alice sticks by Marcie's side and gently pulls glass out of her flesh. Jason arrives at the outside of the shattered window wielding his axe and viewing his mother's killer as she comforts Marcie. Alice, who can feel the presence of someone watching them, turns around slowly and stares face to face with the hockey-masked murderer. Stupefied at the sight of her former attacker's son, Alice becomes paralyzed with shock and finds herself unable to move. Jason steps over the debris from the broken window pieces and climbs inside the cabin, deciding which counselor he wants to slaughter first. Marcie, with only a shred of life left in her bloodied body, implores Alice to run away while Jason raises his axe above his head and behind an overhead light. As Jason brings the axe downward, he oscillates the overhead light and swings the axe into Marcie's forehead, killing her.
Jack Tierney - As Jason ignores the sergeant's warning and continues dragging the hysterical Alice into the forest, Tierney fires a shot at his back, but Jason doesn't go down. Tierney repeatedly pulls his trigger and shoots Jason in the legs and upper shoulder. Jason lets go of Alice for a moment and directs his next attack towards Tierney: while Tierney hopelessly fires multiple bullets into Jason's body, Jason impales him through the chin and penetrates his head with the pickaxe. Jason then yanks the pickaxe forward through Tierney's flesh, ripping off his entire face and jawbone.
- (Pamela and Elias sit across from one another, eating at the dinner table)
- Pamela: How...how was work today?
- (Elias ignores Pamela, continues eating)
- Pamela: Elias?
- (Elias holds up his arm, revealing a bandage wrapped around his finger)
- Pamela: My goodness! Are you okay? What happened?
- Elias: It's nothing. Goddamn McCallister swung his fucking pickaxe and almost took my entire face off.
- (Elias stuffs his face with dinner rolls and baked chicken)
- Elias: I swear, Pammy. That lucky son of a bitch ain't going to be working at that mine come Monday. I'll see to it.
- Pamela: I'm sure it was an accident. I'm sure he didn't mean to.
- Elias: (snickers ironically) See, there you go again defending the other side.
- Pamela: No, no I wasn't. I was just saying...
- Elias: (cutting Pamela off) Pam, can't you see I don't want to talk about it. Enough. Drop it. Your cute little justifications, just knock it off and shut up. I don't need any goddamn assistance and I don't need to think about how my fucking finger almost flew south today. Now I'm trying to enjoy this delicious dinner you made for us, baby. Please.
- Pamela: Okay. I'm sorry. You're right. I'm sorry. I didn't mean to pry.
- (Elias and Pamela sit in silence for a moment, eating their food)
- Pamela: Do you...notice anything about me?
- Elias: (smiling and chewing on chicken) Besides that beautiful face of yours? Nope.
- Pamela: My dress. I made it earlier while you were at work.
- (Elias seems distant, continuing to gorge on rice and bread)
- Pamela: I made it for you. Wanted to look pretty. I know how hard it's been for you down there.
- Elias: You know, now that I think about it, this rice tastes a little cold.
- (Pamela fixates a disheartened look on Elias)
- Pamela: Um...do you want me to put it back in the oven? I could heat it up longer.
- Elias: (giggling) In that thing? You kidding me? It's so old you'd have a better shot teaching calculus to a retard.
- Pamela: (baby-talking to her stomach) What do you think? Do you like Mommy's food? Huh?
- Elias: Pam, I wish you'd stop doing that.
- Pamela: What? He likes it.
- (Elias rolls his eyes)
- Pamela: (returning to her baby talk) Baby, is this food too cold for you? What do you think? Huh? Tell mommy. Do you love her cooking? Isn't her chicken the bestest there ever was?
- (Elias slams his fists on the table, frightening Pamela and snapping her out of her merriment)
- Elias: (yelling) Pamela! I said stop talking to your damn stomach! Do you hear me when I talk? Huh?
- (Pamela sits still and in shock, unable to utter a word)
- (Elias sighs)
- Elias: Pam, I...I'm sorry. Okay? It's just that damn job, okay. Being a miner, making shit money. Having to support you and then (motions to Pam's pregnant stomach). Slamming that fucking pickaxe into the concrete everyday. It bothers me. I'm sorry.
- Pamela: (softly) It's okay. I understand.
- (Elias faintly smiles and touches Pamela's hand)
Pamela confronts Elias about his drinking
- (Elias walks inside his trailer, and Pamela is standing there waiting for him)
- Pamela: Why are you home so late?
- Elias: I had a meeting. Took longer than I expected. What's it to you?
- Pamela: A meeting with who?
- Elias: (sarcastically speaking) A very potential client. Lovely man. He goes by the name, "mind your own fucking business!"
- Pamela: You were drinking!
- (Elias lets out a mocking chuckle)
- Elias: Yes, Pam. I was drinking. I had another rough day at the mine. My payment was low as shit. My finger is still killing me. So forgive me for wanting to have a little fun and forget about what a piece of shit I am. Okay?
- (Elias moves past Pamela and walks into the kitchen. He opens the refrigerator and pulls out a beer can)
- Pamela: Elias, please.
- Elias: (in imitation of Pamela's plea) Elias, please.
- (Elias guzzles the beer)
- Elias: Tell you what, Pam. I'm going to do whatever I want, whenever I want. Okay?
- (Elias sets his beer down and closes the refrigerator door)
- Pamela: Can you just please take it easy with the booze and talk to me? For the sake of our child?
- Elias: Jesus, Pam. I'm not going to drink like this when the baby comes. You know that.
- Pamela: No, I don't. You're always drinking. And when you're not drinking, you're yelling and smashing things and feeling sorry for yourself.
- Elias: That's enough, you hear me?
- Pamela: (raising her voice) No! For once, you hear me! I'm not going to put up with this anymore. I'm sick of it. I'm sick of you treating me like a dog. I'm sick of you coming home with alcohol on your breath. You smell disgusting. And I'm sick of being trapped in this place, slaving over the oven and sewing dresses you don't even notice.
- Elias: (raising his voice) I know! I'm sorry, alright? I'm sorry I have a terrible job that doesn't pay me anything. I'm sorry it leaves me feeling angry and bitter. I'm sorry I come home reeking of beer because going to the bar is the only shred of decency I have left.
- Pamela: (tears welling in her eyes) You have me. We're about to have our son. Aren't we enough for you?
- Elias: (continuing his rant) And I'm sorry I don't always notice your stupid little dresses. I wake up every morning feeling like garbage, I go to work literally digging up garbage, and I come home to a wife who, thank all that is holy, has a new dress to show off. So, I'm sorry.
- Pamela: I hate what you've become. I hate that no matter what I do, it'll never be enough to satisfy you. You don't even fucking touch me or look at me anymore. You think drinking is going to fix that? The only thing making you feel bad is you. And your filthy, reeking breath. I could smell it before you even came inside...
- (Elias slaps Pamela across the face. She stumbles, freezes in shock and rests her palm against her face)
- Elias: Now you listen to me! I love you. I'm dedicated to you. You're all I got and I'd hate to lose you. But you give this a rest. Never tell me what I can and can't do! (beat) It'd be awful if something happened to that pretty face. Damn shame it would be.
- (Elias walks away and retires to his bedroom. Pamela remains standing in the kitchen, crying quietly and gently massaging her cheek)
Pamela tries to dissuade Steve from reopening the camp
- (Pamela storms out of her jeep and hurtles toward Steve)
- Pamela: Steve! You order those men to get down from there! You hear me?
- Steve: (whispering under his breath) Shit.
- (Steve's repairmen stare at Pamela with bewildered expressions)
- Steve: (to his repairmen) Just keep working, guys. You're doing great.
- Pamela: I want all these walls taken down this instant! And I want that sign demolished with it!
- (Steve fixes himself a smile and walks over to Pam)
- Steve: Good to see you too, Pam. You look great.
- Pamela: Cut the bullshit! You had no right renovating this place without telling me. How could you even invest this much money into reopening this...this...filth?
- Steve: It isn't much right now. But this camp is going to be up and running by summertime.
- Pamela: You can't! Okay? You just can't do this. There's been too much trouble here. Bringing this place back to the public is only going to make things worse.
- Steve: Look Pam, it's been 20 years. What happened was a long time ago and I think it's time we move past it. This place isn't the problem. People thinking Camp Crystal Lake is haunted, that's what's been spoiling it for everyone.
- Pamela: You don't give a damn about the people or the children of this town! This is just a paycheck for you! You have no idea what it's been like to wake up every morning without him! Knowing everyday that I failed him! And this place...this place is the cause of it.
- Steve: Pam, I can't imagine how hard it's been for you. And I'm not going to pretend that I know what you go through. I'm sorry about what happened to your son.
- Pamela: Jason! His name was Jason!
- Steve: Jason. I'm sorry.
- (Pamela folds her hands into a prayer position)
- Pamela: I am begging you. Please. Do not open this camp. I can give you some money. I'll do whatever you want. Just don't let this place open up again.
- Steve: Pam, with all do respect, this is my decision. I invested $25,000 into this project. I've been working hard for months trying to get it together. All I'm trying to do is bring this place back so the kids can enjoy their summers and not walk by here thinking it's a Nazi prison camp. We've been holding a cross up to this place for too long. Enough is enough.
- Pamela: Have you forgotten about everything else that's happened here? Did you forget about those two who were killed a year after my son drowned? Steve, do you remember what happened when they tried to open this place in '62? Oh, right. The water was bad. All those fires that came after. How could you do this to me? This is not what your parents would've wanted.
- Steve: My parents poured their blood, sweat and tears into running this place. They spent decades trying to reopen it and put back its reputation. I'm going to make this right. For them. I've got 7 kids from out of town coming up here to help me finish fixing it all up. I'd have no problem giving you your job back. We're going to have about 50 campers who I'm sure would love to taste that world-famous meatloaf of yours.
- Pamela: How dare you! I would never step foot back in that disgusting kitchen. Steve, if you open up this camp, something bad is going to happen. Don't do this.
- Steve: Pam, I'm sorry. My decision's final.
Barry and Claudette gossip about Pamela's life
- Barry: What's the deal with the new cook?
- Claudette: What do you mean, "her deal"?
- Barry: I don't know. She seems...weird and distraught.
- Claudette: Figures you'd judge a girl the second she walks through the door.
- Barry: I'm not judging. She just looks sad.
- Claudette: Barry, she's spending her summer working in the kitchen of a summer camp. I would be sad too.
- Barry: No, but this feels different. Did you see the look she had on her face?
- Claudette: Yeah. The look that said, "I'm going to be cooking for thousands of little shitfaces for three months. Please, kill me now!"
- Barry: I heard she lives in a hut or something in the outskirts. Like some hermit crab.
- Claudette: It's just "hermit" genius. And she doesn't live in a hut. She actually owns a really beautiful home a few blocks away from camp.
- Barry: No husband in the picture, I can tell.
- Claudette: Nope. But she has a son, though.
- Barry: How would you know?
- Claudette: Come on, Bear. This stuff spreads like a forest fire. You haven't heard the stories?
- Barry: What stories?
- Claudette: Okay, so rumor has it she and her son live in complete isolation. No family or friends or anybody. Just each other.
- Barry: What's so shameful about that?
- Claudette: I think...there's something wrong with her son. His name's Josh or something that starts with a J.
- Barry: Don't tell me her son's secretly the Elephant Man.
- Claudette: No. Shut up. It isn't like that. He has deformities on his skull. I guess he was born with a chromosomal disorder. It's so sad. And his head is the size of a watermelon because of all the fluid built up in there.
- Barry: No way.
- Claudette: I'm telling the truth. Her son doesn't even go to school. She homeschools him. He's so frightened of people that he stays inside all day, and his mom doesn't want to risk him getting hurt. So she kind of hides him away like an illness.
- (Barry starts laughing, and Claudette smacks him on the shoulder)
- Claudette: Barry! It's not funny.
- Barry: (continuing to laugh) Come on, babe. What the hell is she doing working here as a chef? She could be making way more money entering her kid in the circus.
- (Claudette starts giggling along with Barry)
- Claudette: Come on. That is so not cool. I kind of admire her.
- Barry: Why? I feel sorry for her. Being here isn't going to make her life any better.
- Claudette: At least she's trying. She spends all her time taking care of a kid with special needs.
- Barry: (sardonically) Yeah. Really special needs.
- Claudette: And she's probably working here so she can make more money for the two of them to live. That boy is her whole world. Think about it. Every grease stain on her apron is all for her son. I don't think I could survive if I had her life.
- Barry: Yeah, but I mean, thank God you don't.
- Claudette: I'm just saying. It's nice to know there's people like that in the world.
Sergeant Tierney interrogates Pamela about Jason's disappearance
- Tierney: Mrs. Voorhees, my name is Sergeant Jack Tierney. Let me begin by saying I am immensely sorry for what's happened tonight. I understand this is difficult for you. Now, I'm going to ask a series of questions and you just answer in any way that you feel capable. Anything that you feel will help us find out what happened, please do tell. Are you ready to begin?
- (Pamela dabs her teary eyes with tissues)
- Pamela: (sniffling) You haven't found him.
- (Tierney sighs)
- Tierney: No, ma'am. I'm afraid we haven't found your son. Not yet, anyway. His name is, um, Jake?
- Pamela: Jason. His name's Jason.
- Tierney: Right. Jason. My apologies. And how old is Jason?
- Pamela: He's only 11. He's out there, somewhere. He needs me to find him.
- Tierney: You just let us worry about that. I have some of the strongest men on the force doing everything in their power to find your son. We've got dozens of scuba divers searching every inch of the lake, every SWAT team in Jersey swarming the vicinity of Crystal Lake. We're going to find him.
- Pamela: I could hear him calling for me. His voice was...running through my head. I could hear him dying. I didn't want to believe it, but...
- (Pamela starts weeping)
- Tierney: (handing Pamela a tissue) Here you are, ma'am.
- (Pamela blows her nose)
- Pamela: (continuing to cry) I'm sorry.
- Tierney: Mrs. Voorhees, can you tell me where you were earlier today? Say, late morning and early afternoon?
- Pamela: In the kitchen, preparing meals.
- (Tierney writes this information down)
- Tierney: Were you in the kitchen all day? Did you have a morning shift or anything like that?
- Pamela: No. I was in the kitchen all day. Why are you asking me this?
- Tierney: We need as much detail as you can possibly give. Before we can even begin to understand what happened, we first need an account of everyone's whereabouts. Including your own. Miss Hayes stated that she was with her boyfriend at the time Jason went missing...
- Pamela: That's an understatement.
- Tierney: Come again, ma'am?
- Pamela: She wasn't just with her boyfriend. I know what those two were doing. They were supposed to be watching the children to make sure they were safe. They were making love while my poor boy drowned.
- Tierney: I see. Do you know this for a fact? Because according to you, you were in the kitchen all day preparing meals. How could you know for sure exactly what happened?
- Pamela: I already know what happened.
- Tierney: (looking uncertain) You do?
- Pamela: (sobbing and gasping) They hurt him. They did something to my son. They killed him. I know it.
- Tierney: Ma'am, please. You have my deepest sympathies, I assure you. I can't even begin to imagine how this must feel for you. But I need you to speak more clearly so I can help you.
- Pamela: Those children tortured my little boy! They taunted him, they harassed him because he was different. They chased him into the lake and pushed him in the water. I know it. Those children murdered my son. I want to see them brought in here right now!
- Tierney: Mrs. Voorhees, that's a very serious allegation. We have no proof those other kids had anything to do with your son's disappearance. Believe me, I offer my sincere condolences but we cannot go around accusing children of committing some...hate crime against your child.
- Pamela: I don't care. I know it in my heart...that they did this to him. They knew he couldn't swim. My beautiful, special boy.
- (Pamela begins choking back tears)
- Tierney: I'm going to get to the bottom of this. My men and I, we're going to explore every corner, every last section of the woods. It's very possible he didn't drown. He might've found his way out of the water and ran into the forest. Wouldn't be the first time I encountered a case like that. He's 11 years old, so he may be scared and confused and he's waiting for us to rescue him. Either way, we're going to find him. That much, I can promise you.
- Pamela: (crying) It doesn't matter. It doesn't matter.
Barry and Pamela engage in a friendly conversation
- Barry: Hey, are you okay?
- Pamela: Yeah, just a little stressed out right now. Hope you don't mind.
- Barry: No, it's cool. I won't tell if you won't.
- Pamela: You got a light?
- (Barry hesitates)
- Barry: Yeah, sure.
- (Barry takes out a lighter and lights Pam's cigarette. She takes a long drag off the smoke and inhales deeply)
- Pamela: Thanks.
- Barry: Don't mention it.
- (Barry lights a cigarette for himself and inhales)
- Barry: So, how you liking it here so far?
- (Pam shrugs her shoulders)
- Pamela: It's fine. Takes a little getting used to. I'm really only used to cooking for my son, not hundreds of other little kids.
- Barry: Tell me about it. These kids are like monsters. Say no to them, and you wake up the next morning with a freshly shaved head.
- (Pamela giggles)
- Pamela: Can't relate to you, there.
- Barry: You have it easy with your kid?
- Pamela: He's a blessing, but I'd hardly say I have it easy.
- Barry: I'm just here to make good money for the summer and because my girlfriend talked me into it.
- Pamela: She's a cute girl. Can't say I blame you.
- (Barry giggles)
- Pamela: You treating her right?
- (Barry takes in the question)
- Pamela: (chuckling) Sorry. Didn't mean to catch you off guard.
- Barry: It's fine. But yeah, I care about her a lot. She's actually the first girl that I've ever really...
- Pamela: Signed up to be a camp counselor for?
- Barry: Yeah, something like that.
- Pamela: She's lucky to have you. Someone who cares so much for her.
- Barry: Do you have anyone taking care of you?
- (Pamela hesitates as she takes another drag off the cigarette)
- Barry: Sorry. Now I'm the one who's prying.
- Pamela: It's okay. I did...have someone. Long time ago.
- Barry: Things just didn't work out between you two?
- Pamela: Something like that. When we first got married, I was 16.
- Barry: Jeez. That's young.
- Pamela: I was young, dumb and in love. Probably the same as you.
- (Barry appears stupefied)
- Pamela: Truthfully, I really thought the best thing I could be in life was a housewife and a homemaker. That must sound a little ancient to you.
- Barry: Uh, yeah. Like, a thousand centuries ago.
- Pamela: (sarcastically) Thanks.
- Barry: So did this husband of yours not treat you right?
- Pamela: He used to be sweet. When I first met him, he swept me off my feet. I did everything for him. I cooked, I cleaned, I gave him his only child. My whole world revolved around making Elias happy. I gave up my entire adolescence just to be Elias Voorhees' wife.
- (Barry nods, concerned and unnerved)
- Pamela: Then something happened to him. After I got pregnant, he started changing...he became mean and hurtful and abusive. He started drinking nonstop and there was nothing I could do to make him happy anymore. He always put the blame for his anger on me, saying I wasn't being a supportive wife and I wasn't taking care of him the way a wife should.
- Barry: Jesus. This guy sounds like a grade A douchebag. How did you live with him?
- Pamela: I thought one day, he would change. I prayed to God that he would come home from work one day and just pick me up and make me feel like the only girl in the world. I just fooled myself. All he gave me were punches to my face. I knew I couldn't stand to live with him any longer. I was just too scared to leave.
- Barry: So, what did you do? Put rat poison in his soup?
- Pamela: (smirking) You got yourself a twisted mind.
- (Barry smiles)
- Pamela: To put it mildly, I did what I had to do. And I got out. Then I had Jason and everything was okay again. He gave me my life back. But it's been rough raising him without a father. The day he was born, the doctors told me something was wrong with him. His head was a little larger and he had these distortions on his face. But I fell in love with him the second our eyes locked. Sometimes I feel like I'm drowning, no matter how hard I try...I never feel like what I can give him is enough.
- (Barry is staring at Pamela, visibly dumbfounded)
- Barry: That's...boy, that's...got to be tough. That's a...rough life to have.
- (Pam takes another hit off her smoke)
- Barry: But hey, you're doing a great job. You're here making money and looking after all these animals. You should be really proud of yourself.
- Pamela: You mean it?
- Barry: Absolutely. You're still here. You had the guts to get out of an abusive relationship with that asshole.
- (Pam laughs)
- Barry: (continuing his praise) You put your life back together all by yourself, you're taking care of a kid with special needs and no husband in the picture. Honestly, you should give yourself the credit. Not too many people are that strong.
- Pamela: (smiling) Thank you.
- (Barry smiles)
- Pamela: Oh, before I forget...
- (Pamela pulls a packet of weed from her pocket and hands it over)
- (Barry hesitantly reaches for his weed)
- Barry: Is that...is that my...
- Pamela: Hey, I'm a 27 year old camp cook raising an 11 year old son all by myself. I still need to get stoned once in a while.
Enos clues Annie in on Camp Crystal Lake's lore
- Enos: I'm sorry about that. Probably not what you were expecting on your first day in our hamlet, huh? But, Crystal Lake does have some of the best coffee in Jersey.
- Annie: Who was that guy?
- Enos: Please, don't pay him any attention. That's just what he wants. He stops by here about once a week trying to convince people the apocalypse is near. Damn drunk.
- Annie: But what's his deal? Why does he think there's some sort of spell on the camp?
- Enos: Look, before I tell you anything else, understand that Ralph is a town-famous alcoholic. He does nothing but ride around on his bicycle rambling about nonsense and frightening the poor townsfolk. His own wife probably sends him up here so she can have some peace and quiet to herself. Believe me, he's a real prophet of doom.
- (Annie takes a sip of her coffee)
- Annie: So this Ralph guy, he just has nothing better to do than ride around town freaking people out?
- Enos: Put it this way. If it was legal to run someone over with your truck just because they had a reputation for annoying every last individual who stepped foot in this little town, don't think I would hesitate!
- Annie: Are you sure there isn't just something you're not telling me?
- (Enos hesitates)
- Annie: Come on. There is, isn't there?
- Enos: Look, you seem like a nice girl. I don't want to fill your head with anymore nonsense than that lunatic already put in there.
- Annie: I can handle it. Come on, what is it? Ghosts? I'm not afraid, I promise.
- Enos: No, it's nothing like that. Just...
- (Enos stops himself and takes a sip of his coffee)
- Annie: Just...?
- Enos: Alright. You want to know the truth about where you're going?
- Annie: I definitely think I should. Especially since I'll be working there all summer.
- Enos: Alright, here it is. You want my advice? Don't go!
- Annie: I'm sorry?
- Enos: Quit! Quit now!
- Annie: (giggling) Quit? Why would I do that?
- Enos: Camp Crystal Lake is jinxed. That's why.
- Annie: Oh, terrific. Now you sound just as crazy as he is.
- Enos: Well, I've just been around. You ride a truck all day around town, you learn things.
- Annie: Okay, mister "American original". What should I be afraid of?
- Enos: That depends. How much has your boss told you?
- Annie: Who?
- Enos: Your boss. Steve Christy. Did he tell you anything?
- Annie: (shaking her head) No.
- Enos: It started in 1957. An 11 year old boy drowned in the lake. His body was never recovered. 1958, two counselors turned up dead, stabbed to death. They never caught the guy who did it. In 1962, they were going to open the camp back up. The water was bad. A whole bunch of fires were started and no one knows who did any of them. I'll tell you this. The only person crazier than Ralph is that boss of yours. Christy invested $25,000 into reopening that place. He'll end up just like his parents: crazy and broke. Ask anybody. For your own sake, quit now!
- (Annie takes in Enos' words)
- Annie: I...I can't. I appreciate the coffee and all. But, I don't believe in those kind of superstitions. Doesn't every town have its history? Besides, I've been looking forward to this job for months. I'm going to be cooking for 50 kids and 10 staff. I can't just turn around and go home. Any supernatural shenanigans around here, I'd rather put up with them than go back there. Campers are going to be inner-city kids mostly, and I love working with children. So, I'm staying.
- (Enos sighs)
- Enos: Well, I certainly can't say I support your decision. But, I guess I can't talk you out of it either, huh?
- (Annie snickers)
- Annie: No. But don't worry about me. I can take care of myself in the big bad woods.
- Enos: Damn know-it-all. Just like my nieces.
- (Annie and Enos share a laugh, then continue sipping their coffee)
Steve implores Alice to stay with him
- Steve: Earth to Alice. How come you're not helping out? All the others just got here.
- Alice: Sorry, Steve. I couldn't hear you. You know how intense I get when I'm sketching.
- Steve: Yeah, well that may be. But I need your help around here. The kids are coming in just a couple weeks. Last thing I need is to be shut down in a week from incompetence.
- Alice: Okay, okay. I'm coming. Chill.
- (Alice puts her pens and paper away and grabs ahold of a broom and bucket. Steve picks up Alice's scrapbook and flips through pages)
- Steve: Wow! These are some impressive sketches. You've got talent.
- Alice: Thanks. Just wish I had more time to do it.
- Steve: (after flipping through a sketch of himself:) When did you draw this one?
- Alice: (catches a glimpse of the drawing:) Last night.
- Steve: Do I really look like that?
- Alice: You did last night. So, do you always drool in your sleep?
- Steve: Okay, that's off limits.
- (Alice giggles)
- Steve: I'm serious, though. Despite this...less-than-glamorous caricature of myself, you're very talented. You should pursue a career in art. There's plenty of great art schools here in New Jersey.
- Alice: Maybe. If I can afford it.
- Steve: This really isn't your cup of tea, is it? Something wrong?
- Alice: (shrugs) It's just a problem I have back home. Nothing personal.
- Steve: You want to leave?
- Alice: I'm not sure. I may have to go straighten some things out.
- Steve: Back in California?
- Alice: It's a relationship thing. We both said some things we didn't mean, and I'm not so sure I'm ready to leave on those terms.
- Steve: (sighs) Come on. Give me another chance. Hang around for a week.
- Alice: Steve, I don't...
- Steve: Just help me get the place ready. By next Friday, if you're not happy, I'll put you on the bus myself. If this guy's smart, he'll wait for you. If he's not, then, you let me worry about that too.
- Alice: (chuckling) Alright, I'll do it. On one condition.
- Steve: You name it.
- Alice: Promise me this camp will be finished and ready to go by next Friday.
- Steve: Alice, I give you full permission to take a nail and hammer my hand into the gutter if this place isn't spotless.
- (Alice and Steve chuckle)
- Steve: Just, promise me no more surprise drawings in my sleep. Okay?
- Alice: (laughs) Deal.
- (Alice and Steve shake hands)
- Steve: (gently rubbing his hand against Alice's cheek) Thanks, Alice.
- (Alice steps back)
- Alice: (quietly) I'm sorry. Sorry.
Ned and Brenda have a warm, romantic moment on the dock
- Ned: Did you come over here to one up me in rock skipping?
- Brenda: Ah, you know. I'm just so much better than you at archery. Figured I should make a habit of beating you at everything.
- (Brenda and Ned laugh)
- Ned: I cannot believe in two weeks, we're going to be supervising 50 troublemaking, snot-nose little fuckers. I mean, how the hell are we going to do it?
- Brenda: (laughs) Tell me about it. We've been here for one day, and I feel like we're the ones who need counselors.
- Ned: Those kids are not going to be well-protected, man. Not by us.
- (Brenda laughs)
- Brenda: Kind of sucks, doesn't it? The sun goes down, nothing left for us "grown-ups" to do.
- Ned: Totally. How could I possibly pretend to drown in the nighttime?
- Brenda: You're such an ass sometimes.
- Brenda: Hey. You okay?
- Ned: (nodding his head) Yeah. Perfect.
- Brenda: Ned, I've known you for an entire evening. That's like, 8 or 9 hours. I can tell when something's bugging you.
- Ned: Come on, bullshit.
- Brenda: Ned, seriously. Just spit it the fuck out.
- (Ned remains silent and stares out at the sunset)
- Brenda: You have a thing for her, don't you?
- Ned: What? Who?
- Brenda: Marcie.
- (Ned hesitates, unsure of what to say)
- Ned: Alright, that is so messed up. Like, you are so screwed-up in the head for saying something like that.
- Brenda: Oh really? Because I saw the way you were looking at her. Or was it Jack you were lusting after?
- Ned: (laughs) Shut up.
- Brenda: Hey, I get it. She's beautiful. If I was a dude and my hormones were raging...
- Ned: No, just...no! Look, Jack is, like, my best friend. I would never do that to him.
- Brenda: Ned Rubenstein, are you being sincere for a change?
- Ned: What? Me? Never.
- Brenda: Wow. Beneath all the pranks and immaturity, there's a real person in there. Who knew?
- Ned: Well, brace yourself for another surprise.
- Brenda: Go for it, man. I'm intrigued. I love this humanized Ned.
- Ned: The reason I joke around a lot and pull a bunch of stupid pranks all the time is because...
- Brenda: Is because...? Come on, I'm trembling!
- Ned: Is because...I want people to like me.
- Brenda: Whoa! I did not see that coming.
- Ned: I know it's crazy, right. You probably look at me and think, "holy shit! He's gotta be the coolest, most attractive guy I've ever seen!"
- (Brenda cracks up)
- Ned: But, shockingly, not a lot of people feel that way.
- (Brenda leans in and kisses Ned on the lips)
- Ned: (hesitates) What...what was that for?
- Brenda: (shrugs) Because I felt like it. I guess you are...kind of cool.
- (Ned smiles)
- Ned: Don't forget attractive as fuck.
- Brenda: (smiles, exhales through her nostrils and shakes her head) Don't push it.