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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Entertainment Fact and Fiction - Jason X (2001) - Movie Trivia

ENTERTAINMENT FACT AND FICTION MOVIE TRIVIA


Jason X  or Friday the 13th Part X

When Stony opens the door and gets stabbed and his blood sprays in Kinsa's face, she screams. According to the audio commentary, the effects guys weren't supposed to spray the blood into her face. She was screaming not because she just saw her boyfriend die, but because the fake blood was burning her eyes

The "virtual '80s" scene was originally meant to be much more detailed, including a number of topless women playing volleyball. One idea even included the appearance of Pamela Voorhees, Jason's mother, and even went so far as to have Jason attack her, showing the extent of just how evil he had become. The latter idea was dropped.

In the scene where Dallas is smashed against the wall by Jason, the stuntman who did this actually broke his nose.

Jason murders 28 people, more than any of the other Friday the 13th movies.

Jason Voorhees' eyes never blink when they are shown.

During a Q&;A, screenwriter Todd Farmer joked that there were probably about 20,000 people aboard the Solaris space station when Grendel inadvertently crashed into and destroyed it.

Screenwriter Todd Farmer based much of the film on Alien (1979), even naming one of the characters (whom he also played) Dallas, after Tom Skerritt's character in the Ridley Scott film.

Betsy Palmer was doing a play in Toronto at the time Jason X was filming. According to Palmer, one of the producers contacted her about possibly reprising her role as Pamela Vorhees. They did not come to an agreement, and the character was not included in the film.

The music played during Jason's first look at the virtual reality Camp Crystal Lake is the same musical score as the one in Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981).

The name of the primary ship in the film is the "Grendel" which is the name of a monster in the Old English poem "Beowulf". Grendel was a direct descendant of Cain from the Book of Genesis, a monster described as half-troll, half-ogre. Like Jason, Grendel rose from a lake in search of victims and seemingly could not be killed. Also, in their fight, Beowulf rips Grendel's arm off, and in the movie, when Kay-Em shoots up Jason, the first thing he loses is his arm.

Several of the characters in the film are named after screenwriter Todd Farmer's online friends in the PC game EverQuest (1999).

The space debris floating in space has "Cunningham Reality" written on the side. This is a reference to the name of producer Noel Cunningham, the son of executive producer and maker of the original Friday the 13th (1980), Sean S. Cunningham.

Brodski mentioned a gun while the soldiers were suiting up called the "BFG". This sci-fi gun is well known to players of the PC games Ultimate Doom (1993) and Quake II (1997) as the most powerful weapon. "BFG" is an acronym for "Bio Force Gun" or "Big Fucking Gun", as some called it.

The character Adrienne is a reference to Adrienne King, who played Alice Hardy in Friday the 13th (1980) and Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981).

The name "Tiamat" comes from Babylonian mythology. She is a dragon/goddess of the sea, who was slain by the god Marduk who then formed the land from her carcass.

The film takes place in 2008, 2010 and 2455.

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