With Halloween on the brain, thought I'd ask: what is your favorite version of Jason? The child of part one? The cyborg of part ten? The creepy remake redneck? The imitation Jason of part five?
For the makeup and nostalgia, I'd have to say part seven. But I'm going to have to give my final vote to FvJ Jason. Though I don't like the shiny black skin, I love that his costume went beyond generic coverall, and though I give respect to Kane Hodder where it's due, the FvJ actor gave an air of childishness and tragedy that KH's heaving-thug Jason just couldn't muster. The costume also adds to that child-like aspect, pulling off an almost torn pajama look with its soft fabrics and textures.
I loathed the tightly wrapped, buttoned up Jason of eight. I thought the mask was great in nine, and the remake Jason had a sweaty, grimy realism that hadn't been achieved before to my mind. But like I said, final vote to FvJ.