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Was Deborah Voorhees cast due to her surname?

While she wasn't cast due to her name, she certainly got to the auditions part due to the name as per this interview: (DAN PETERS): Being that you share the last name of the infamous killer Jason ...
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Why doesn't the regeneration power make the deformed face of Jason like before in Jason X?

Why doesn't the regeneration power make his face like before? Because his regenerates to heal, not to recreate. He was born deformed. That's how he looked before he presumably died for the first time:...
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The date of Pamela Voorhees' murders in 1979

The exact year is not really and clearly mentioned. No timeline for this series will ever be perfect, as there are many contradictions present in the films and the spin-off media. Some say the ...
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Why does Tommy wear a hockey mask in the end of Friday the 13th: A New Beginning?

Actually, more is explained in the previous film, Friday the 13th part IV: The Final Chapter. Tommy Jarvis has a hobby of creating and customizing masks even before he meets Jason Voorhees. The first ...
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How did they come up with the idea of using a hockey mask for Jason Voorhees?

Friday The 13th creator Sean S. Cunningham revealed that actually. From this article, I think Steve had done a whole bunch of hockey documentaries, when he was learning the editing craft, and I think ...
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Did Jason drown?

If Jason drowns in a summer camp; and his next appearance shows (or talks about) him living in a forest, it seems fair to assume that Jason never returned home after surviving the drowning. Therefore ...
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How to film this particular aspect in the film Freddy vs Jason of setting someone on fire?

Looks like a guy in a (thick) fire-resistant suit to me! It may seem as though he's on fire for a very long time in the film, but there are actually several separate shots, probably shot hours apart. ...
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Is there a hit list or a specific way that Freddy goes about how he kills people?

The wiki and the fandom wiki are both slightly vague, but they do give enough details to build a working hypothesis. During the backstory revealed through the series of films, Freddy was raised by an ...
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Why didn't Jason kill his last victim?

This was mentioned in the comments, but needs to be an answer. The scene described was just a dream sequence, and had no real bearing on the 'facts' of the movie, which were that Jason wasn't ...
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Does Friday the 13th have the highest box office to budget ratio?

There are a few 'freaks' in the film industry, where films were made on a shoestring as festival films, but then managed to secure a cinematic release. El Mariachi is the poster child for this. It had ...
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Does Friday the 13th have the highest box office to budget ratio?

Two questions there. At face value, Blair Witch is often cited with a good ratio, with production budget of 600k, box office of 250m; Mad Max budget about 250k, box office of 100m; Paranormal Activity ...
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Did Jason ever have the pattern of picking his target or was it always random?

Jason will stalk and pick off his victims that would 1. Not alert others to his presence 2. Seperated from the group, one-two victims at a time with little exceptions Reasons for survivors making ...
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Why is the cut on the wrong side of Jason's hockey mask?

The effect is purely psychological. Whoever made the poster went for 'effect' without realising the fan-base would see it as 'wrong'. The image takes the same space either way round - that is, in &...
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What is the chronological order of Friday the 13th franchise?

According to the Friday the 13th Wiki, only Jason X is out of order. They list the years that each film took place: Friday the 13th - 1979 Friday the 13th Part 2 - 1984 Friday the 13th Part III - ...
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What happened to Paul in Friday the 13th, Part 2?

From the Friday the 13th Wiki: Paul's fate was more explained in an interview with Peter Bracke, author of Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th, in the Friday the 13th ...
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How did the Lori-Gibb gang bring Freddy to life?

How did the Lori-Gibb gang bring Freddy to life? Because that's how the rules work in A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise: In A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984): She plans to take Fred into the real ...
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