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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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2:54PM on 02/19/2015

Neat

So basically Jason is gonna die a lot in this movie
So basically Jason is gonna die a lot in this movie
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8:40AM on 02/19/2015
It's the spiritual embodiment of pure evil - just won't die? That close enough?
Not sure you need to join the dots for the audience be over explaining Voorhees.
He is what he is, he does what he does.
It's the spiritual embodiment of pure evil - just won't die? That close enough?
Not sure you need to join the dots for the audience be over explaining Voorhees.
He is what he is, he does what he does.
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10:06PM on 02/18/2015
Absolutely not
Absolutely not
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12:59PM on 02/18/2015
Who cares? It's another Jason movie, just enjoy.
Who cares? It's another Jason movie, just enjoy.
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12:32PM on 02/18/2015
As a child, he was bitten by a radioactive mongoloid, DUH!
As a child, he was bitten by a radioactive mongoloid, DUH!
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3:19AM on 02/18/2015
I would rather watch the new cast of ghostbusters fuck each other with machete tipped strap ons.
I would rather watch the new cast of ghostbusters fuck each other with machete tipped strap ons.
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11:29PM on 02/17/2015

Ugh...

I'm all for a new Friday the 13th film. I kinda dug the reboot. But this IS ground that has been tread before. Jason Goes to Hell already tried to explore this. Even Jason X noted that his cells regenerate. I don't need to know why Jason comes back. Just bring him back.
I'm all for a new Friday the 13th film. I kinda dug the reboot. But this IS ground that has been tread before. Jason Goes to Hell already tried to explore this. Even Jason X noted that his cells regenerate. I don't need to know why Jason comes back. Just bring him back.
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8:03PM on 02/17/2015

sigh...

The guy at platinum dunes say they are fans of these horror icons and that they respect them. All I've seen from them has been polished glossy turds. I'm starting to think Fuller is full of crap. They've brought nothing good to all the franchises that they've rebooted. I don't care why jason keeps coming back. It's scary that he does for no real reason other than some hate. The only interesting idea I've seen is a treatment that involved Ash and the book from Evil Dead. I hate what platinum
The guy at platinum dunes say they are fans of these horror icons and that they respect them. All I've seen from them has been polished glossy turds. I'm starting to think Fuller is full of crap. They've brought nothing good to all the franchises that they've rebooted. I don't care why jason keeps coming back. It's scary that he does for no real reason other than some hate. The only interesting idea I've seen is a treatment that involved Ash and the book from Evil Dead. I hate what platinum dunes does to these horror franchises.
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7:41PM on 02/17/2015
Since this is the 13th film of the franchise, they should try to bring back Tommy Jarvis again into the storyline.
Since this is the 13th film of the franchise, they should try to bring back Tommy Jarvis again into the storyline.
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7:02PM on 02/17/2015
Jason Goes to Hell already did this. So this is just treading water that no one cares about.
Jason Goes to Hell already did this. So this is just treading water that no one cares about.
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6:28PM on 02/17/2015
Box Office dollars will be my guess.
Box Office dollars will be my guess.
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6:06PM on 02/17/2015
Jason's immortality secret was revelead in the novelization of F13th6.It has a link with his father Elias and the necronomicon or stuff like that.And again who gives a fuck about Jason's powers?Let him be just what he is,a psychokiller hunting down kids in the woods.Nowadays everything seems to need an explanation.Can't wait for the Jaws remake where they'll explain why the shark's so mean.
Jason's immortality secret was revelead in the novelization of F13th6.It has a link with his father Elias and the necronomicon or stuff like that.And again who gives a fuck about Jason's powers?Let him be just what he is,a psychokiller hunting down kids in the woods.Nowadays everything seems to need an explanation.Can't wait for the Jaws remake where they'll explain why the shark's so mean.
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7:06PM on 02/17/2015
Wait, are you telling me there are novelizations of the Friday the 13th movies? That is by far the funniest thing I've heard all week.
Wait, are you telling me there are novelizations of the Friday the 13th movies? That is by far the funniest thing I've heard all week.
7:37PM on 02/17/2015
Yes man there are novelizations of the F13TH flicks! At least 6 books where written based on scripts for F13TH 1,2,3,6 + FVSJ & JasonX. There's also a few novels which are based on the Jason character.Marketing's a bitch.
Yes man there are novelizations of the F13TH flicks! At least 6 books where written based on scripts for F13TH 1,2,3,6 + FVSJ & JasonX. There's also a few novels which are based on the Jason character.Marketing's a bitch.
8:38AM on 02/18/2015
thats also no including the comic books, which include "Jason vs. Leatherface" and "Freddy vs Jason vs Ash" where it ties in with "The Evil Dead"
thats also no including the comic books, which include "Jason vs. Leatherface" and "Freddy vs Jason vs Ash" where it ties in with "The Evil Dead"
4:35PM on 02/17/2015

Freddy Vs Jason 2

All the F13 movies have been cannon, from the first to part 8. Including Jason goes to Hell, Jason X, and Freddy Vs. Jason. They have all been the continuation of the same story. The 2009 reboot stands out alone. but in the original history line, there is a missing sequence. At the end of Freddy Vs Jason, Jason is considered the winner, but Freddy is not completely finished. It ends with Jason back at Crystal Lake alone. Next we see Jason captured by the government and in captivity in the
All the F13 movies have been cannon, from the first to part 8. Including Jason goes to Hell, Jason X, and Freddy Vs. Jason. They have all been the continuation of the same story. The 2009 reboot stands out alone. but in the original history line, there is a missing sequence. At the end of Freddy Vs Jason, Jason is considered the winner, but Freddy is not completely finished. It ends with Jason back at Crystal Lake alone. Next we see Jason captured by the government and in captivity in the beginning of Jason X. What happens between those movies. Jason fights Freddy again and this time ends up getting captured by the Government. Is Freddy also captured? this is the movie i wanna see. Freddy Vs Jason 2, finish the franchise and then reboot or whatever.
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5:00PM on 02/17/2015
Jason X takes place during the 25th century. Freddy vs Jason takes place in present day. I wouldn't call a 400 year period a "missing sequence." Your idea for this FVJ2 would also require acknowledgement of the existence of Jason X, which is a terrible idea. The further they stay away from that disaster of a film, the better.
Jason X takes place during the 25th century. Freddy vs Jason takes place in present day. I wouldn't call a 400 year period a "missing sequence." Your idea for this FVJ2 would also require acknowledgement of the existence of Jason X, which is a terrible idea. The further they stay away from that disaster of a film, the better.
8:20PM on 02/17/2015
Jason X actually starts in the year 2010 (it came out in 2001). And they mention somewhere that Jason was captured in 2008.

Also, most of the movies were bad. But each somehow none of them were trying to be good. I enjoy them all for the campy goodness of low budget 80s slasher films. Jason X was stupid in all the right ways. I enjoy that movie, i find it funny
Jason X actually starts in the year 2010 (it came out in 2001). And they mention somewhere that Jason was captured in 2008.

Also, most of the movies were bad. But each somehow none of them were trying to be good. I enjoy them all for the campy goodness of low budget 80s slasher films. Jason X was stupid in all the right ways. I enjoy that movie, i find it funny
4:26PM on 02/17/2015

Wonderful

I love how the people in charge of a new F13 movie have no knowledge of the mythology of the films. His immortality has never been explored? Haven't they seen 'Jason Goes To Hell'? And as everyone has already said below me, who cares? He's a masked killer who hacks people up. It's not fucking science.
I love how the people in charge of a new F13 movie have no knowledge of the mythology of the films. His immortality has never been explored? Haven't they seen 'Jason Goes To Hell'? And as everyone has already said below me, who cares? He's a masked killer who hacks people up. It's not fucking science.
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4:17PM on 02/17/2015
The reason is cause they Frankinstiened him in the 6th one. He gets killed in 4, its an impostor in the 5th and in the 6th his corpse gets struck by lightening and he comes back to life. Pretty simple. I'm more concerned about his ability to teleport which is show cased in Jason takes Manhattan.
The reason is cause they Frankinstiened him in the 6th one. He gets killed in 4, its an impostor in the 5th and in the 6th his corpse gets struck by lightening and he comes back to life. Pretty simple. I'm more concerned about his ability to teleport which is show cased in Jason takes Manhattan.
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4:14PM on 02/17/2015

Jason Goes To Hell

What about the demonic kind of explanation in Jason Goes To Hell ?
What about the demonic kind of explanation in Jason Goes To Hell ?
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4:11PM on 02/17/2015

Jason Goes To Hell

What about the demonic kind of explanation in Jason Goes To Hell ?
What about the demonic kind of explanation in Jason Goes To Hell ?
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3:45PM on 02/17/2015
all jason fans want is to see him bump off dumb teenagers

No wifi
no phone signal

Let tgethe killing commence
all jason fans want is to see him bump off dumb teenagers

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Let tgethe killing commence
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3:33PM on 02/17/2015

Friday the 13th ≠ Supernatural

It's (supposed) to be "real", in the woods, in the flesh and scary. When you start to do the "souls of my children give me strength", Freddy Krueger stuff they pulled, it's just, weird. Wh cares. I agree, the mystery and WTF moments are what make it scary (and fun).
It's (supposed) to be "real", in the woods, in the flesh and scary. When you start to do the "souls of my children give me strength", Freddy Krueger stuff they pulled, it's just, weird. Wh cares. I agree, the mystery and WTF moments are what make it scary (and fun).
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3:22PM on 02/17/2015
Jason's from South Park. He's Kenny's cousin.
Jason's from South Park. He's Kenny's cousin.
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4:14PM on 02/17/2015
Ho my God, they (tried and failed to) killed Jason...
You bastards !
Ho my God, they (tried and failed to) killed Jason...
You bastards !
3:21PM on 02/17/2015
Just keep it simple. These films aren't rocket science.
Just keep it simple. These films aren't rocket science.
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3:19PM on 02/17/2015

Villains don't need an excuse to be evil

A nightmare on Elm Street 2010) was a poor reboot, and failed to give an origin story that we were lead to believe. It sounds like the producers are going with the Paranormal Activity route. hopefully without the found footage synopsis.
A nightmare on Elm Street 2010) was a poor reboot, and failed to give an origin story that we were lead to believe. It sounds like the producers are going with the Paranormal Activity route. hopefully without the found footage synopsis.
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3:11PM on 02/17/2015

I know it's

Midichlorians
Midichlorians
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2:58PM on 02/17/2015

"they just exist and cannot be stopped. That is what makes them scary."

Amen. Explaining their immortality removes the mystery, and the mystery is part of the fear. So explaining why he never dies is a bad idea. Don't humanize. Jason, much like Freddy and Michael and the others, is a legend. Personally I don't think they need any explanation. Don't make the mistake Maleficent made. Making villains understandable, or even worse- relatable - is almost always a bad idea.
Amen. Explaining their immortality removes the mystery, and the mystery is part of the fear. So explaining why he never dies is a bad idea. Don't humanize. Jason, much like Freddy and Michael and the others, is a legend. Personally I don't think they need any explanation. Don't make the mistake Maleficent made. Making villains understandable, or even worse- relatable - is almost always a bad idea.
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