So my friend, who had never watched a Friday the 13th movie before, is watching them all now. He’s up to seven.
One thing him and I disagree with is the following question, which I’m going to bring here for you all to weigh in on with your own answers. That question is:
When did Jason actually die?
Like, when is he officially dead in the series?
Me, I say it was at the end of four, he’s killed by Tommy and is dead from there on, starting with six (in five, it wasn’t Jason killing people)
I think, before that moment, he’s alive and basically a regular human (although deformed).
My friend disagrees. He points out the fact that it’s said, many times, that Jason dies as a boy. That he drowns in the lake while the counselors are having sex.
And yep, this is the main premise behind the entire series, that is true.
But I just can’t see Jason being dead all that time…from a boy onward. I mean, in 2, 3 and 3, he looks and moves and acts like a normal (alive) human). It’s only in 6, that he’s dug up from his grave, hit by lightning, and TRULY back from the dead, I feel.
So what say you? What do you think? Was Jason dead all that time, from when he drown as a kid (which would make him dead throughout the whole series) or, if not, at what point, in the movie series, did Jason really die and become the walking dead from then on?