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Jason's immortality may be explained in the next Friday the 13th movie

02.17.2015

Through a dozen films, Jason Voorhees has been like a cockroach. No matter how many times he gets squashed, the hockey mask-wearing killer always seems to pop back up again. Each film ends with what audiences perceive to be the killer meeting his demise, but that is where the cliche jump scare comes into play and it all begins anew in the next film.

Platinum Dunes used that same trick at the end of the 2009 reboot of the FRIDAY THE 13TH franchise. For the last six years, we have not seen a sequel but continue to hear buzz that it is on the way. Now, producer Brad Fuller has shed some ideas being bounced around for the follow-up, one of which would answer that mystery as to how Jason keeps coming back.

Here is what Fuller told Esquire.

"There's always been this supernatural aspect to these movies. It defies logic that, you see Jason get killed in every movie, including ours, the 2009 one. And then he comes back and no one's ever really investigated what that is. So that's something that I think about a little bit. Like it is supernatural, but what is he? Those are the things that we're toying with. Nothing has been decided. But those type of things: How does he always come back?"

Personally, I never questioned how or why Jason came back. Part of what made him so frightening was not knowing and being forced to theorize all sorts of ghoulish and horrible explanations for his evil. When HALLOWEEN 6 tried to explain Michael Myers, it was met with disdain. Maybe boogeyman don't need to have a rationale; they just exist and cannot be stopped. That is what makes them scary.

Despite that, I still want to see what the writers can come up with to explain the source of Jason's power. At the very least I am curious.

Source: Esquire

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