Jason X

April 26th, 2002


Jason X

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Jason Voorhees returns with a new look, a new machete, and his same murderous attitude as he is awakened on a spaceship in the 25th century.

Release Year: 2001

Rating: 4.3/10 (22,886 voted)

Critic's Score: 25/100

Director: James Isaac

Stars: Kane Hodder, Lexa Doig, Jeff Geddis

Set way in the future, Earth is no longer inhabitable, so humans have colonized in outer space. One colony receives two cryogenically frozen bodies, and when they defrost them, one of the bodies turns out to be.....who else? Jason Voorhees. No longer in the forest or Camp Crystal Lake, Jason stalks the colonists in a whole new environment.

Writers: Victor Miller, Todd Farmer

Kane Hodder - Jason Voorhees / Uber-Jason
Jeff Geddis - Johnson (Soldier #1)
Lexa Doig - Rowan
David Cronenberg - Dr. Wimmer
Markus Parilo - Sgt. Marcus (as Marcus Parilo)
Jonathan Potts - Professor Lowe
Lisa Ryder - Kay-Em 14
Dov Tiefenbach - Azrael
Chuck Campbell - Tsunaron
Melyssa Ade - Janessa
Boyd Banks - Fat Lou
Barna Moricz - Kicker
Dylan Bierk - Briggs
Todd Farmer - Dallas
Peter Mensah - Sgt. Brodski

Taglines: Welcome to the Future of Horror.


Official Website: New Line (prod co.) (distributor) | e-Pipoca [Brazil] (Portuguese)- synopsis, wallpaper, trailer |

Release Date: 26 April 2002

Filming Locations: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Box Office Details

Budget: $11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $6,649,006 (USA) (28 April 2002) (1878 Screens)

Gross: $16,951,798 (Worldwide)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  | Germany: (TV version)

Did You Know?

The space debris floating in space has "Cunningham Reality" written on the side. This is a reference to the name of producer Noel Cunningham, the son of executive producer and maker of the original Friday the 13th, Sean S. Cunningham.

Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Rowen is asking Tsaunaron why he said "whoops", she first says "whoops", then she says he said "oops".

[first lines]
Pvt. Johnson: [to Jason] Why don't you stare at this for a while, you ugly bastard?
[he covers Jason with a rag]

User Review

Big, dumb and stoopid, but fun

Rating: 5/10

Let's face it, if you're going to rent one of the later movies in a slasher movie series, you'd be an idiot to expect high art. The fact that this is the tenth movie in the Friday the 13th franchise, the most knuckle-draggingly, ball-scratchingly cretinous 'horror' series of all time AND it's set in space doesn't exactly suggest that this'll be an all-time classic, but it's a good fun way to kill an hour and thirty minutes nonetheless.

Okay, the plot is so thin even a slight breeze would make it disintegrate and the horror element is practically non-existent but then Jason movies abandoned that long ago in favour of just providing dumb escapism with inventive and bloody death scenes, which this film certainly provides. People are sliced in half, impaled on large spikes, blown up, one poor woman even getting her head dunked in liquid nitrogen and shattered on a desk, but the characters are so one-dimensional and it's so cheesy you're more likely to laugh than scream. And I defy you to watch the scene when Jason gets transformed into 'Uber Jason' for the first time and not have a colossal grin traverse your face. There's even a later scene which pokes fun at the earlier movie's clichés with a hilarious "beating one camper to death with the other" sequence.

This is not The Exorcist, it's not The Omen, it's even a very long way away from the original Friday The 13th, but as director James Isaac has said, "it's just fun." Get your mates round, pop open a beer, disengage brain and you've got a very entertaining ninety minutes.


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