10. Jason X
Instead of letting the property cool off while it waited for Freddy Vs Jason to be ready, New Line opted to pump out a sci-fi take on Jason's slaughtering ways.
The result is a futuristic tale of Voorhees, captured by the government for study, ending up frozen until the year 2455, when he's defrosted by a group of students on a field trip to the polluted, ruined Earth.
Once on their ship, he naturally starts to kill everyone. Because that's how he rolls, even if it leads to him becoming an extra-powerful cyborg version of himself.
Todd Farmer was the man in charge of writing the script (plus playing a role in the movie) and brought his love of Alien to the story, including a character - his, funnily enough - named Dallas. Oh, and others are named after mates he played with in the online game Everquest. Nyerd!
Loaded with references to the other films and boasting even a virtual reality recreation of Camp Crystal Lake (which was also to have included Mrs Voorhees, who Jason would kill before the idea was dropped), it tried its hand at satirizing the series. And there's a callback to part seven's sleeping bag kill.
Director James Isaac became the first of the Friday helmers to use digital effects to create some of the kills, but it was also the least edited of all the series. And that's despite the highest body count of all, with JV taking out 28 victims.
Unfortunately, it also marked a new box office low for the series, earning just $13.1 million and earning a review from Roger Ebert that included a quote from the script - "this sucks on so many levels."
Bring on Freddy!
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