After watching all the Jason films awhile ago, I have to ask. What happened between the events of Freddy vs. Jason and Jason X?
Freddy vs. Jason ends with Freddy Krueger being decapitated and Jason carrying Freddy’s head out of the lake where Freddy winks at the audience. Jason X shows Jason being captured in 2008 where he was held captive till 2010 at a facility built on Crystal Lake where he escaped and is frozen for 445 years. What happened between that? Did Jason go back to his cabin where he was captured and left Freddy’s head behind, or was Freddy’s head captured as well? Maybe for a sci-fi Freddy Krueger film? Kidding.
There was also a comic book written, Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash where the two icons are challenged by Evil Dead’s chainsaw handed Ash. It was written based on a treatment of a planned movie but was shut down after negotiations broke down between New Line and Ash creator Sam Raimi. Jason Goes to Hell also referenced Evil Dead a lot with the Necronomicon being in the Voorhees house and the dagger used to kill Jason was one from Evil Dead. The comic was very good, it even got a sequel that was just as good, even brought in characters from the original movies: Tina (New Blood), Alice (Dream Master), Tommy Jarvis (Fridays 4-6), Maggie (Freddy’s Dead), and others. Anywho, as great as the comic books were, they still didn’t explain the gap between Freddy vs. Jason and Jason X. The 2nd comic ends with Tommy decapitating Jason, Freddy absorbing Jason’s soul and the Necronomicon being sucked into a vortex where Freddy loses his powers and is gunned down by Ash. With nothing left of Jason but his hockey mask, you hear Jason’s mother’s voice being spoken saying, “You can not die. You can never die.” And a government agent who had been sucked through the vortex to arrive in the past in Springwood where Krueger is about to be arrested, and the agent signs the arrest warrant the judge forgot to sign. Don’t get me started on the fact that, he may be an government agent and has the authority to sign it, he probably don’t count in the past because he probably doesn’t exist yet. Did he jumpstart the events of Nightmare on Elm Street causing the technicality that would lead to Freddy’s release and creation?
But that’s neither here nor there. The point is, how does this lead into Jason X? Jason was absorbed leaving nothing but his hockey mask. How do you come back from that? Do they plan a Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash 3 some day? Or was it cancelled? Did they just simply retcon Jason X?
Another good question, how did Jason get back to Crystal Lake after hitching a ride of Manhattan? Did he wash down the sewers all the way back to Crystal Lake? Also, in Jason Goes to Hell, Steven Freeman said they tore down the cabins, yet in Freddy vs. Jason we see it’s still standing. Was it rebuilt? Was Steven wrong?
I read online that, “apparently” the camp in Freddy vs. Jason was was a reconstruction, they must’ve rebuilt the cabins. I had assumed that cabins were old derelicts of the camp from the previous movies. But I recall seeing construction, I thought they were building something over it. But I can buy that it was them rebuilding the camp.