Jason X (2001) - Synopsis
The time is the near future. A team of government scientists working at the Crystal Lake Research Facility have finally captured the notorious and seemingly indestructible killer Jason Voorhees (Kane Hodder). In order to at least contain Jason, the plan is to freeze him in cryogenic suspension; but, as usual, things go horribly wrong and he breaks free to resume his murderous ways. The sole survivor of this latest rampage, Rowan (Lexa Doig), manages to lure Jason into the cryogenic chamber, but before she can complete the process and escape, she is mortally wounded and frozen in time along with Jason.
Flash forward over four hundred years to 2455…
The place is Old Earth, now a contaminated planet abandoned for centuries, a world of violent storms, toxic land masses and poisoned seas. Yet humans have returned to the deadly place they once fled – not to live, but to research the artifacts of the lost civilizations that caused this enormous environmental disaster. Little does the most recent landing party of interplanetary explorers realize the fate that awaits them when they stumble upon an unusual find from a primitive technological age.
The student explorers, led by Archaeology Professor Lowe (Jonathan Potts) and their tech-droid KAY-EM 14 (Lisa Ryder) enter the ancient underground remains of the Crystal Lake Research Facility. There, they make a major archaeological discovery: two frozen ancestors – a beautiful young woman and a large man wearing a strange mask. There’s only one problem: the auto-regeneration procedure has somehow been triggered. The frozen cryo-jell is melting like a block of ice and soon the two bodies will thaw and deteriorate! With time running out, the young explorers return to their starship and blast-off for Earth II, where they are surprisingly able to revive Rowan, the young woman. But very soon, these students will come face-to-face with a shocking, totally new form of evil as Jason comes back to life as well and begins to silently stalk them through the corridors of the spacecraft.
From executive producer Sean S. Cunningham, Jason X is the tenth film in the classic Friday The 13th film series, one of the most prolific, enduring and successful series in the history of motion pictures. An extraordinary motion picture using revolutionary new technologies, Jason X is directed by Jim Isaac, written by Todd Farmer and produced by Noel Cunningham.
The film stars Kane Hodder in the infamous role of Jason Voorhees (marking the 4th consecutive time he has portrayed the character) and co-stars Lexa Doig, Lisa Ryder, Chuck Campbell, Jonathan Potts, Peter Mensah, Melyssa Ade, Melody Johnson, Philip Williams, Derwin Jordan and Dov Tiefenbach.