Kane Hodder has been the official "Jason" since this entry. He's
played Jason 4 times so far including "Jason X".
The following scenes
were removed from the film in order to get an "R" rating rather
than an "X"
Jason's face is constantly masked in
shadows to avoid shots of his moldy, decomposing face. The complex make-up
was made to conform to actor Kane Hodder's face, but was later deleted
from nearly the entire movie when the MPAA deemed it "a bit too
Judy's sleeping bag death was cut to
absolutely no gore. In the original version, Jason hits her against the
tree and her body explodes, spurting blood and guts from all sides of the
Maddy's death, which is off-screen in
the wide-release version, but in original prints a scythe is jammed into
her neck and bursts from the other side.
Ben's death is much grislier. In
uncut versions, Jason smashes his head into a mushy pulp and blood pours
down his face.
Eddie's death was cut. In the
original version, we see his head drop to the floor, but in the theatrical
version, we only hear it.
Russ's head splits open as Jason
hits it with an axe. This scene was also cut.
Amanda Shepard's death is virtually
unseen in the wide release, which only shows her get stabbed from behind
for a second and then cuts to Doctor Crew's shocked face. Uncut, she is
impaled on the blade, which juts violently from her chest. Jason then
lifts her off the ground on it and waits until she finally dies.
Dr. Crews was killed with a
tree-trimming saw. Originally, Jason tore into his gut, spilling out a
fountain of entrails and blood that spurted up into the air.
Melissa's death has an ax violently
cleaving her face in two, splitting it down the middle in a gruesome
close-up that left her eyes still wiggling in their sockets. Jason then
tossed her aside, which is all we see in the cut release.
Stan's death was also cut. There was
a shot of Jason's hand ripping through the front of his body with guts
Tina Shepard has a vision of her
mother's demise at Jason's hands while driving a car. Buechler originally
wanted the vision to be of Jason holding the severed head of Mrs.
Voorhees, but Gulf Western wouldn't allow it.
A denouement scene was filmed
in which a fisherman in a boat on Crystal Lake hooks a largemouth bass,
but as he's reeling it in, Jason rises from the lake and pulls him under.
The scene was removed from the final cut, because it was deemed too close
to the ending of the original Friday the 13th and Part 3.
Arrow interviews Kane Hodder here
Arrow interviews John