In the year 2455, space explorers come to the now inhabitable Earth and find Jason Vorhees frozen. They bring his body onto their ship, where he is brought back to life to kill some more. As is the tradition with the past few movies, there is no tie in to the movie before it. Some of the things in the movie are REALLY bad, the acting being the first thing to come to mind--go ahead and throw in plot holes, awful dialogue, and unfunny humor to boot. The whole outer space thing adds too much sci-fi to the horror based film—it actually feels more like a science fiction movie with a splash of horror. The special effects are horrible, but really cool if you are into old horror (think Ed Wood here). Jason's new look, which thankfully only came at the end of the movie, is laughable.
There are a ton of killings in this one, but the death scenes, for the most part, are really lame. There are a couple good things here. The first kill on the space ship is a classic. The scene towards the end with the campers is awesome, as it will remind fans of the series of one of the most popular killings in the series. All in all, it is a lot of bad stuff to sit through to get to a few bright spots. Other than the scenes I just mentioned, there is nothing great here. This movie essentially killed the series, which, given this and part 9, may not have been a bad thing. The only reason to own this movie is to finish your collection of the series.
On A Scale Of One To Ten: 3