Wednesday, October 26, 2022

2K Replay: JASON X

 by Adam Riske

Nominated for a “Cinescape Genre Face of the Future” award (for Lexa Doig as Andromeda) at the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Film Awards.

• Best Scene/Moment: Jason freezes a head in liquid nitrogen and then smashes it to pieces.

• Best Song: Nothing really to choose from so I’ll cheat and say “Bodies” by Drowning Pool because it was the song in the Jason X trailer.

• Best Merch: A “Jason X bust” for $750.00. It’s a little pricey but…actually there’s no but; it’s just pricey.
• Director Check: Jason X was directed by James Isaac who, before directing, started his career in special effects on such films as Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, Gremlins, Enemy Mine, Virtuosity, and David Cronenberg’s eXistenZ, to name a few. Isaac’s first film as a director was 1989’s Lance Henriksen/ Brion James vehicle, The Horror Show. Isaac also worked with Cronenberg on The Fly (1986) and Naked Lunch and was mentored by him. Isaac didn’t direct a film between The Horror Show and Jason X. After Jason X, he made two more films (a Jason Behr werewolf movie called Skinwalkers in 2006 and 2008’s action-thriller Pig Hunt). Sadly, Isaac passed away in 2012.

• Double It with This 2002 Movie: Halloween Resurrection

• Year 2002 Movies to Trailer Before It: Blade II, Ghost Ship, Resident Evil

Draft Day or Jason X? Draft Day

• Mall Movie? Slasher movies are always mall movies.
• Only in 2002: All the clothing and hairstyles which is kind of charming since the movie is supposed to take place well into the future.

• Scene Stealer: David Cronenberg.

• I Miss: Paramount Friday the 13th movies.

• I Don’t Miss: New Line Cinema Friday the 13th movies.

• 2002 Crush: Lexa Doig.

• 2022 Crush: Melyssa Ade.
• What I Thought in 2002: I’m a bit embarrassed by this but I once said Jason X was my favorite movie in the Friday the 13th franchise, which seems insane to me now. I loved how campy this one was.

• What I Think in 2022: I mean, I give them credit for trying something different, but Jason X isn’t anywhere close to one of my favorites of the franchise anymore. Nowadays, I think the movie is just ok.


  1. i've never been a super fan of slasher franchises. i like the movies fine, but not more than that. but i really like Jason X and it has always lived in my brain. i was pissed when i realised the blu-ray didn't exist for just this movie (or maybe it was quickly put OOP before i got the chance to buy it). i imported the german release, which is paired with Jason Goest To Hell (i don't love it).

  2. I know I’m the easiest mark, and I love this. I apologize to nobody! Lol