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 Voorhees, do you think that helped you secure your role in the franchise?
(DEBI SUE): It certainly helped me get the interview. That was one of the first things ...
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:
Plus, his healing and other powers become more powerful after Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives, where Tommy Jarvis's action accidentally revived him and, ...
Jason Voorhees and his mother Pamela Voorhees are both portrayed as villains in the first movie. Mrs. Vorhees as the actual villain, revealed at the end of the movie to be the person who commits the actual murders. Jason appears at the end in a dream like sequence seen through the eyes of Alice, the lone survivor.
Jason was brought back in the sequel at ...
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 time that we actually see Tommy, he is wearing a mask of his own creation:
TOMMY'S MOTHER: That's a nice mask. You're getting terrific at making
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 that just out of that, he just said, ‘Let’s just try this,’ and that was the choice for ‘Friday 3’, and it just stuck
And every movie since then, there’s ...
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 Jason's mother had no way of knowing that Jason survived; so she kept working under the assumption that he was dead.
Now, as to why he would choose to stay in ...
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. The actor (most likely a stunt person) may not have been on fire for more than 10 seconds at a time -- just long enough to film one shot. Then, the safety crew ...
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 abusive alcoholic, whom he eventually killed with no repercussions. He later married, fathered a daughter and lived on Elm Street, where he murdered 20 ...
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 actually even alive in this movie, and that the killings ended with the death of his mother.
Until Part II that is!
Wikipedia explains it:
Many ideas were suggested for the sequel to Friday the 13th, including making the title part of a serialized franchise, where each succeeding film would be its own story and not related to any previous film under the Friday the 13th moniker. It was Phil Scuderi, one of the producers for the original film, which suggested bringing ...
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 it to the end.
1. Safey in numbers.
2. Aware of things around them
If you look at the films Paramount were responsible for (1-8) you would find this pattern ...
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 - 1984 (A direct continuation of part 2)
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter - 1984 (A direct continuation of part III)
Friday the 13th: A New Beginning - 1989
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 Part II DVD features. There he reveals
that there was an unused ending in the movie. After Ginny questions
where Paul is, the scene switches to Mrs. ...
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 world, and sets up booby traps in her house. Concerned over her influence, Glen's parents prevent the two from meeting. Glen falls asleep at their appointed hour,...