A hallmark of the "Friday the 13th" series is that none of the movies make much sense.
That's certainly true of the fancy (by franchise standards) new remake/sequel hybrid, which takes place at a vacation home next to the notorious Camp Crystal Lake.
That's right: a vacation home next to Camp Crystal Lake, site of some 4,000 horrific unsolved murders. Is there a less desirable piece of real estate in America, outside of Amityville? At least the cursed homeowners who bought in the "Poltergeist" development were largely unaware they had built atop a burial ground.
But grisly events at Crystal Lake are well known, and are in fact discussed by the group of hikers who, at the movie's outset, venture near the lake in search of a large field of untended marijuana that is said to be there. ( All that water, all that marijuana - maybe Michael Phelps could be persuaded to relocate.)