Lexa Doig, Peter Mansah and Kane Hodder
Director: James Isaac
Running Time: 93 mins
to buy on DVD 21st April
Trying to escape
from a high-security research centre at Crystal Lake, Jason Voorhees (Hodder)
and Dr Rowan (Doig) are accidentally cryogenically frozen. Over four hundred
and fifty years later, a college archaeological party, looking for historical
artefacts on a now desolate Earth, revive Rowan from her enforced cryo-sleep.
The problem is that they have also bought Jason's body on board and it is
starting to thaw.
long dead franchise and injecting a science fiction into the mix, Jason
X is a no-brainer slasher movie that hits more times than it misses.
Having only seen
the original movie, which Jason wasn't even in, the tenth film of the teen
killing series comes as quite a surprise. The futuristic setting and Alien-esque
type marines add a much-needed hint of invention into a very clichéd genre.
The sight of the hockey-masked killer taking on trained soldiers and not
just the usual screaming teenagers (which still does happen later in the
film for old times sake) must be ever horror fan-boy's dream.
Yes the dialogue
is awfully cheesy, the score is appalling and the movie is filled with C-list
actors but the women are gorgeous, especially Lexa Doig, the men are hunks
and most of them end up dead in very graphic but quite inventive ways.
Fans of the series
will rejoice at the return of Jason's blood soaked machete and the rest
of can enjoy a piece of cheesy rubbish that is quite fun.
'The Many Lives Of Jason Vorhees' documentary, 'By Any Means Necessary:
The Making Of Jason X' documentary, Theatrical trailers, Interactive menus
& 'Jump To A Death' scene selection feature
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