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Was Jason intending to kill Darren and Lizabeth, or was he giving them a chance to leave. Maybe he was just standing there to scare intruders, before eventually having to kill the two when they didn't heed his silent warning.
Some have theorized that the reason Jason was particularly brutal to Paula was because she bore a pretty good resemblance towards Alice, the woman who killed his mother.
Surprisingly Improved Sequel: Jason's return, Thom Mathews' performance, the self-referential humor and a more coherent plot combined to make this one a major fan favorite. Even professional critics gave it good marks - a rarity for this franchise.
Win Back the Crowd: Jason was explicitly brought back to make up for the fifth movie, which had received overwhelmingly negative fan reaction.