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Savini Jason
Statistics
Male
Devil's Pitchfork
Shift
Weapon Strength
Destruction
Weaknesses
Water Speed
Can't Run
Grip Strength

Savini Jason is one of the variations of Jason Voorhees, and one of the two variants that weren't based upon any of the films; the other being the [[Retro Jason]] Savini Jason skin.

He was originally one of the rewards for donating to the Kickstarter, but due to popular demand, he was available on the Backerkit store as well for $6.99. He is an exclusive DLC that was only sold on the Kickstarter and Backerkit store.

  • 2Characteristics, Appearance, and Weapons
    • 2.1Strengths and Weaknesses

Gameplay[editedit source]

Savini Jason seems to be designed with more vanity than he can feasibly use in the hands of a casual player. That aside, his primary playstyle seems to border on the 'slasher' archetype, in which Jason benefits from attacking and pursuing counselors outright as opposed to grabbing them and diversifying his kills.

Savini's strengths include Shift, allowing him to use it longer, as well as reducing his cooldown, Weapon Strength, which causes his attacks to deal more damage, and Destruction, which enables him to break down doors in a reduced number of hits. Combined with a starting total of five bear traps and two throwing knives (alongside the two available in the shack), as well as a 50% longer weapon reach, Savini has all the tools necessary for a very aggressive and hostile method of playing.

Savini Jason's weaknesses are either negligible or very situational. His inability to run can be worked around via careful use of his heightened Shift ability, as well as his Morph ability. Also encouraged is the use of aggressive trap placement, however playing it safe and trapping key locations is equally beneficial. His poor grip strength can be negligible in most cases, and completely irrelevant if the grabbed counselor is carrying a pocket knife. Lastly, his poor water speed is very situational and can only really pose an issue if a boat spawns in the map.

Counselors are encouraged to act quickly when faced with this Jason. Kill Jason strategies are somewhat discouraged, as Savini's heightened damage output and longer weapon reach can easily shut down any such idea in only 3-5 attacks. A viable tactic against this Jason is working in small groups and having plenty of high-stun weaponry to keep Savini at bay while performing tasks such as vehicle repair and contacting the police or Tommy. Ultimately, a counselor capable of staying on the move has a far greater chance of surviving an encounter with Savini Jason, as he excels in situations where counselors are at a stand still.

Overall, Savini Jason is a powerful antagonist and one of the better Jasons to use in the game. However, with that said, his playstyle is not the easiest to master. In fact, one could argue that his greatest weakness, is being in limited quantity, creating a niche playerbase as a result.

Characteristics, Appearance, and Weapons[editedit source]

Unlike the other Jasons - which were modeled after the films they were in - this Jason is not from any of the Friday the 13th movies and was instead created as a different variation of Jason by Tom Savini (hence the name), who created the gory special/make-up effects for the first and fourth installments. Savini Jason was created to reflect what Jason may look like if he had survived the events of Part 9 and returned to Crystal Lake after escaping hell.

Savini Jason's appearance is visualized with the hockey mask blackened with the top red chevron existing, the right side completely damaged much like in Part 7, and has visible claw marks. However, the mask oddly no longer has the axe cut on the mask. He is shown to have been cuffed with a chain that trails around his neck similar to Part 7, and wears the Big-Mac-esque worker shirt with pockets; aside from it being now completely black, the left side is completely torn to show the shoulder, now molten-like with small spikes. Parts of the shirt on the back are also scratched to show the molten appearance, and he leaves a small ash-particle trail behind whenever he walks. Lastly, his pants are now black with some tears at the thigh and the knee pad, and he wears black boots.

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Savini Jason's appearance does not seem to include many canon features from previous films. Starting with his head, his skin compared to Part 9 now remains less bloated and rather smoothed. Underneath his mask, his eyes are glowing orange and he has scratches on his face which the insides show to be also glowing orange. The left side skin appears to be a bit stretched, and his mouth - while opened a bit - is shown to be sewed with his skin as the inner mouth glows orange like the scratches and the eyes. The top right side of his eye is decomposed to show the bone around the eyeball. Feudalismbuddhist games. With his body appearing to be very muscular, his skin appears in a color like dark ash, and shows the molten appearance a bit. Finally, he appears to have his fingernails blackened and long, much like in Part 4.

Currently the only weapon he appears to be using is the Devil's Pitchfork (in-game simply called a Pitch Fork).

Strengths and Weaknesses[editedit source]

The stats for Savini Jason, revealed on the 26th April 2017.[1]

Strengths[editedit source]

  • Shift - The cooldown for this ability is shorter, and can move at a faster speed.
  • Weapon Strength - This Jason can deal more damage with his weapon.
  • Destruction - This Jason can destroy barricaded doors with only three hits. Non barricaded doors take 2 hits.

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Weaknesses[editedit source]

  • Water Speed - This Jason is very slow to move in the water.
  • Can't Run - This Jason can only fast-walk, and cannot run like Part 2 Jason, Part 3 Jason, Part 4 Jason and Part 5 Jason.
  • Grip Strength - Counselors will have an easier time breaking out of this Jason's grasp.
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Trivia[editedit source]

  • Savini Jason was teased first on the 20th of February 2017 in a teaser video on Gun Media's official YouTube channel.[2]
    • He was then teased with a clear image of his shoulders and head at the PAX East 2017 panel, which was uploaded on Gun Media's official YouTube channel.[3]
      • Savini Jason was finally revealed fully with a gameplay teaser on the 19th April 2017, uploaded to the Gun Media official YouTube channel.[4]
      • On July 27th, 2017 Microsoft accidentally released skin for free on the marketplace, Gun Media was quick to address the issue, and took it down later that same day.
        • Shortly before this, he was released accidentally onto the PlayStation Store for $6.99 (Which brings the developer's claims of not releasing it as DLC later into question). It has since been taken down, leaving PC players as the only ones without a second chance at the Savini Jason.
  • The developers have been adamant about keeping this skin as an exclusive reward for backers of the game. This has proven to be somewhat controversial among the game's fans.
    • Due to the nature of how he was implemented into the game, it's relatively easy to modify the game so that he is playable. As such, numerous players have taken to unlocking him in this way.
    • Due to backers not being able to purchase backer exclusive content for the then non-existent Nintendo Switch version, he is completely unavailable in that version, making it the only version of the game not to legitimately feature him in any way.

Gallery[editedit source]

From Left to Right:

  • Savini Jason Concept Art, revealed by Wes in the Official Discord on the 20th April 2017. Tweeted out by the Official Twitter account the same day.[5]
  • One of the teaser images revealed at the PAX East 2017 panel. This picture is of him with his mask on. (Front View)[2]
  • One of the teaser images revealed at the PAX East 2017 panel. This one is of him unmasked. (Front View)[2]
  • The final image of a full body-image of Savini Jason.
  • Savini Jason's Weapon, named the 'Devil's Pitchfork', revealed by Wes in the Discord and on his Twitter.[6]
  • The teaser Wes Tweeted on the 11th April 2017. Savini Jason can be seen on the hill in the background.[7]
  • An image from the full reveal teaser, captured by Wes and captioned with: 'Oh..and show some love to Boltz for making sure Jason's Fire/Ash particles were on point.'[8]
  • An image taken by Rainskull, owner of the Discord. It shows Savini Jason using one of his unique weapon kills to kill AJ. Captured from a teaser trailer.[8]
  • An image of Savini Jason revealed by Ronnie on his Twitter account on the 22nd April 2017. It shows Savini Jason's back. Captioned with: 'But when the sun goes down.. something stalks the forest'[9]
  • An image of Savini Jason posted on the official Gun Media Twitter account. Posted on the 26th April 2017. Captioned with: 'Hello, miss. Do you have a moment to talk about our lord and savior?'[10]
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  • Xbox's Store Background
  • Physical Edition Bloody Skin
v·d·eCharacters
Jason Voorhees / Roy Burns
Part 2 • Part 3 • Part 4 • Part 5 • Part 6 • Part 7 • Part 8 • Part 9 • Uber Jason • Savini Jason • Retro Jason
Counselors
Adam Palomino • A.J. Mason • Brandon 'Buggzy' Wilson • Chad Kensington • Deborah Kim • Eric 'J.R.' LaChappa • Fox • Jenny Myers • Kenny Riedell • Mitch Floyd • Sheldon 'Shelly' Finkelstein • Tiffany Cox • Vanessa Jones • Victoria Sterling
Other
Pamela Voorhees • Thomas 'Tommy' Jarvis • Rob Dier
  1. Jason Stats
  2. First Savini Jason Teaser Trailer
  3. PAX East 2017 Panel - Gun Media
  4. Savini Jason Full Reveal Gameplay Teaser
  5. Savini Jason Concept Art Tweet - Official Account
  6. Wes' Tweet of Savini Jason's Weapon
  7. Wes' Tweet of the Teaser Image
  8. Friday the 13th: The Game Official Discord
  9. Ronnie's Tweet with Savini Image
  10. Lord & Saviour Official Gun Media Twitter Tweet.
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A powerless Freddy Krueger manipulates behemoth Jason Voorhees (from the Friday the 13th series) to carry on gruesome killings in Freddy’s hometown of Springwood. However, Freddy quickly loses control of the unstoppable Jason, which results in the two horror icons battling to the death in Freddy vs. Jason. Several scripts are available here: the final draft by Damian Shannon and Mark Swift, and rejected drafts submitted by various screenwriters. All of these scripts are available in PDF format.

Freddy vs. Jason languished in development for almost ten years. New Line Cinema tried on multiple occasions to develop the film but could not find a concept that worked. Many of Hollywood’s elite screenwriters took a stab at writing a script, but none of them were able to capture what New Line was looking for.

Newcomers Damian Shannon and Mark Swift proposed a premise that New Line could finally get behind. “We worked on another project for New Line and they brought us in to pitch our take [of Freddy vs. Jason],” recalled Mark Swift. “I knew it had been in development for ten years, so I think we just came at it a little bit differently than the rest of the other [screenwriters]. We didn’t really change the histories of the characters. We wanted to take both histories of both characters, as they were in the movies, and start from there.” (“Genesis: Development Hell”)

“Keep it all intact. Make it all count. Don’t discount the other movies. And the fans will love you for it,” remembered Damian Shannon of their pitch to New Line Cinema. “New Line never gave us any marching orders. They just said, ‘Come in with what you guys think the movie should be,’ and we did. We started imagining where the story should go from the point where Freddy grabs Jason’s mask [in Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday]. We asked ourselves what that meant—why was Freddy grabbing the mask? A lot of the stories [from the other screenwriters] had kind of crisscrossed their backstories. We wanted to maintain what had been created originally for these characters. We wanted to take Freddy and Jason back to their roots. We wanted to see these characters restored to their former glory.” (“Genesis: Development Hell” and Fangoria)

“There were things we wanted in the story,” explained Swift. “We wanted the fights to take place in the real world and in the dream world. But the trick was making that happen without violating established mythologies and backstories of the characters. The script definitely wound up less gory as we went along. We started off writing what was probably the bloodiest film ever made, and that was because Bob Shaye at New Line told us to make it as violent as possible. It became less bloody, but it stayed essentially the same story all the way through.” (Fangoria)

The writing duo wrote “nine or ten” drafts but the script ran too long for New Line’s taste. They passed Shannon and Swift’s latest drafts to screenwriter David Goyer to revise. “The goal was to obliviously make the film as short as possible,” Swift said of Goyer’s involvement. “The task he had was to cut it down without losing any of the scenes. So, a lot of the dialogue was changed. I think he combined two characters at one point. He did a good job at keeping it short without losing the story.” (“Genesis: Development Hell”)

With Freddy vs. Jason’s basic premise out of the way, another problem presented itself: How should the film end? The creative team proposed numerous epilogues including Freddy and Jason’s fight continuing in Hell, with Pinhead (from Hellraiser) breaking up the fight; a giant CGI demonic hand reaching out of Crystal Lake to drag the two monsters down into oblivion; and Will’s possession by Freddy during an intimate moment with Lori. The last scenario was filmed but didn’t seem quite right. “Another writer wrote an epilogue where, six months later, Will and Lori are having sex for the first time,” Swift wrote. “Will’s hand turns into Freddy’s claw, and he slashes at Lori, and we cut to black. To be perfectly honest, I never liked this ending. It didn’t make sense to me, and it raised too many questions (Does this mean Freddy won? Where’s Jason? Is this a dream? Is Will turning evil and is now some sort of Son-of-Freddy?) I must admit that I was relieved when audiences disliked this epilogue at the first test screening. Thankfully, it was cut from the film. But the movie still needed an ending! Bob Shaye came to the rescue. They told us what he had in mind, and I thought it was perfect. They shot it locally, and that’s what’s in the final film.” (Friday the 13th: The Website Forum Chat)

Freddy vs. Jason
Script by Damian Shannon and Mark J. Swift

Courtesy of Shivers of Horror.

Excerpt

INSERT — NEWSPAPER FRONT PAGE

The headline reads: “Child Killer Set Free.” There is a PICTURE of Fred Krueger walking down the court steps, smiling. We HEAR: the screams of a mother, the outrage of a father. And then, the familiar laugh of Fred Krueger. But then, the edges of the newspaper start to cinder… and burn.

EXT. SPRINGWOOD — ABANDONED BOILER ROOM — SUNSET

Flames crawl up the side of an old Industrial building. A window explodes. We hear Fred Krueger SHRIEKING inside.

PULL BACK TO REVEAL: PARENTS gathered around the building. One sets a GASOLINE CANNISTER on the ground. Others hold hands as the tortured screams crescendo inside…

NANCY’S MOTHER (VO)
(taken from “A Nightmare on Elm Street”)
He can’t get you now. He’s dead, honey… because Mommy killed him.

INT. BEDROOM — NIGHT (CLIP: “A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET”)

Nancy Thompson asleep in a bed. Over the bed, Freddy literally stretches through the wall. Coming for Nancy in her dream…

I/E — VARIOUS (CLIPS: “A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET”)

Distorted images fly by… Not too clear… but terrifying and familiar. Freddy stalking in the Boiler Room… his arms stretching across an alley… those eyes… that skin. Horrible screams mix with Krueger’s evil cackling…

But then, the tide turns. Freddy getting beaten. He’s put down with a flash of light. Sent back to where he came from.

FEMALE WHISPER (VO)
…Freddy’s dead…

Blackness. But we hear a faint, labored breathing…

FREDDY KRUEGER (VO)
They tried to forget their fear. Lock Me away like a dirty secret.

CLOSE ON — Freddy’s Krueger’s eye. Fire is reflected in it. We don’t know where he is, but we can feel his anger.

FREDDY KRUEGER (VO) (CONT’D)
But I found someone. Someone that’ll make ’em remember.

BLACKNESS: And then… Through the eye holes of a HOCKEY MASK. We see now the mask is lying on the ground…

FREDDY KRUEGER (VO) (CONT’D)
I’ve searched all of Hell for someone like you. You’re my ticket home…

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Next to the mask, Freddy’s claw breaks through the earth, grabs the hockey mask and yanks it down.

Select Unused Scripts

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  • Freddy vs. Jason by Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger
  • Freddy vs. Jason by Peter Briggs
  • Jason vs. Freddy by Brannon Braga and Ronald D. Moore
  • Nightmare 13: Jason Meets Freddy by Lewis Abernathy