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  • Enforced Method Acting: When Jason kills Stoney, his blood splatters onto Kinsa, who screams. The scream is genuine: The fake blood burned her actress's eyes.
  • Franchise Killer: The film put the final nail in the coffin of an already-near-dead franchise. Despite Freddy vs. Jason being a legit box office hit, the franchise needed a total reboot—six years later—to start up again.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: In a sense. While standard definition DVD copies of the film are plentiful, high definition Blu-ray copies of the movie are extraordinarily difficult to find these days.
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  • The Shelf of Movie Languishment: The movie was finished in 2000, but did not see release in the United States until 2002 due to a management shakeup at New Line Cinema.
  • Troubled Production: During production, writer Todd Farmer and director Jim Isaac did not get along at all. The film saw constant, heavy rewrites during production that required Farmer to be on set at all times; by his account, the entire crew hated him. Of particular note was tension over the tone of the film: Farmer wanted something more serious, but Isaac wanted something goofier. On the commentary track for the film, they barely try to hide their animosity for one another, taking potshots at each other all the way through.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • One intended plan for the film was to set Jason in Camp Crystal Lake during the winter and have him stalk and kill teens in the snow. The idea was dropped as many of the crew, including producer Sean S. Cunningham, felt it wouldn’t have worked.
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    • Original plans for the virtual reality segment called for a Pamela Voorhees cameo where Jason—now Uber Jason—would have attacked the virtual Pamela to prove how evil he had become. Betsy Palmer was contacted about doing the scene; when she declined, the filmmakers dropped the idea.

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