Line Home Video | Review by Dan Taylor
one of the few people who actually liked JASON GOES TO HELL (F13IX), even I wasn't sure
that lovers of low-brow junk cinema
needed a F13X. After watching this delightfully
empty-headed entry, I stand corrected.
Starting at the Crystal Lake
Research Facility, we find that Jason has
been placed in a state of cryogenic suspension.
Which, I guess, means that we're suppose
to forget that he went to Hell at the end
of JGTH and Freddy Kruger's hand came up
through the ground and snatched his hockey
mask in order to set up the not-so-anticipated
FREDDY MEETS JASON big-screen extravaganza.
As if we needed more proof
that freezing the masked one was a bad idea,
David Cronenberg shows up as a know-it-all
doctor and THAT never leads to anything
good. (See NIGHTBREED) Sure enough, all
hell breaks loose and the Jasonsicle ends
up getting discovered by a bunch of researchers
in the year 2455. Where belly shirts are
apparently still ALL the rage! Woo-hoo!!
From there it's FRIDAY THE
13TH IN SPACE as somebody gets the fool
idea that the body of the world's most infamous
killer will bring a hefty chunk of dough
on the open market in 2455. What they fail
to realize is that even in the 25th century,
sex still equals death and Jason will be
forced to dispense his own brand of twisted
Fans of the series won't want
to miss the brilliant sequence featuring
the Virtual Reality Camp Crystal Lake, and
So Bad It's Good Fans will enjoy the concept
of using hand-to-hand combat on a 455-year-old
mass murderer who has the power to regenerate
and has already survived the 500 bullets
you've pumped into him.