I was in two minds whether or not to do this film as I do hope to also do the “A Nightmare On Elm Street” franchise in the future. So I decided to do this based on a F13/Jason point of view and then if I do the ”A Nightmare On Elm Street” I can do it from a Freddy point of view (Which you can read HERE.)
With the release of “Jason X” alot of fans were confused as they’d thought the next Jason film would be this film, after waiting over ten years it finally happened and the Horror genre exploded with excitement.
As much as I was excited about this film I was very disappointed when I heard that Kane Hodder had been replaced by Ken Kirzinger. I wasn’t the only one disappointed by this but director Ronny Yu had stated he wanted a taller, bigger Jason.
Another thing that got me was the replacement of Betsy Palmer as Pamela Voorhees. Paula Shaw was the actress to take her place and even though it annoyed me she did do a good job as did Ken Kirzinger.
From a Jason fans point of view this film is great, we see Jason in his prime, getting brought back to life by Freddy, he is back doing what he does best, slaughtering horny, drugged, drunk teenagers.
The kills are as great as always and a little more thought seems to have gone into them, the film also shows off more of his strength (think of the bed death and the head twisting death).
We also see Jason’s vulnerabilities, the scared little child inside of him that gets brought out by Freddy, it’s a strange site to see but also a refreshing one. It’s great to see inside the mind of Jason.
Also the final battle between Jason & Freddy is great for a Jason fan, throwing Freddy around like a rag doll and depending on your own view of the ending, Jason fans were truly happy.
It is an enjoyable film for a Jason fan to watch, there are F13 elements in it (not as many as you’d like) and well worth a watch for any Horror fan.
Miscellaneous facts about the film (Jason/F13 only):