A poster for Jason X
Film,  Podcast

Hops and Box Office Flops: ‘JASON X’

Jason Gonna Give It to You

Jason X was probably ahead of its time. In that, it deviates from the series traditionally serious horror roots, replacing traditional scares with unchecked campiness.

When it was released in 2001, people were not pleased. Critics didn’t know what to make of it either, slicing it down to a paltry 19% on Rotten Tomatoes.

With a $14 million budget, a series high at the time, its $17.1 million gross was also box office murder.

Over time, though, its unapologetically goofy premise—taking the titular Jason Voorhees to space—has grown on people. It seems the less serious audiences take Jason X, the more fun they have.

And make no mistake, that is what Jason X is all about. Come for the gory kills; ignore the terrible acting and bafflingly cheap set; and stay for Jason turning into a futuristic version of himself, who bashes some horny holographic teens into a tree.

Seriously, it’s glorious.

Now, sit back, carve the top off a Voodoo Ranger Xperimental IPA from New Belgium Brewing, and leave Jason’s frozen ass on Earth 1! I, the Thunderous Wizard (@WriterTLK) and Capt. Cash are hiding in our sleeping bags! Wait … is that a good idea?

This Week’s Segments:

  • Introduction/Plot Breakdown – Welcome to the future of horror! (00:00)
  • Lingering Questions – The Double Turn Podcast wins the Cryogenic Chamber Match, and then we open the Super Slash Bros field for the ultimate showdown. (34:14)
  • Recommendations – After a word from our brothers in beer at Hop Nation USA, we offer our picks for the week and next up: We kick off “Hops and Heartthrob Flops” with True Romance! (48:02)

And, as always, hit us up on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram to check out all the interesting factoids—the legacy of Jason and more—from this week’s episode!

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Thomas Kelly

Writer, Superman aficionado, lover of odd and underperforming sports teams, and co-host of the film adoring podcast, Hops and Box Office Flops

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