No, this isn't some battle-style entry comparing the two film franchises, but merely a comparison of the films' trailers. Say wha? Yeah, I know!
I just watched the newly-released trailer for the Marcus Nispel's Friday the 13th remake/reimagining/restart/rewhatever (courtesy My New Plaid Pants) and was struck by how similar it was to that of Nispel's first horror remake, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre in 2003. Now, I am a big fan of the remake for reasons I think I've gone into before and I think the trailer is a thing of beauty. The trailer for Friday the 13th, however, is - while good - worrying. It appears that the two films are identical! As I sat and watched Jason Vorhees cut his way through two and a half minutes of exposition, I could point out a whole bunch of similarities. And not just similarities in the way that most horror movies have similar setups and characters, I mean shot-for-shot copies from the 2003 horror remake. It's as if they merely took scenes from Chainsaw and inserted them into Friday the 13th.
Here are but nine examples - I got over taking screencaps after a while - with Texas on top and Friday on the bottom.
Nispel really needs to get some new tricks into his repertoire.