I agree it makes no sense. It could have been a dream, but if that was the case, the creators should have included some kind of indicator of such. Still, I'm used to illogical things in this series so it didn't really bother me. I don't think this film is nowhere near as good as the first 2, or even the Final Chapter and Part 6, but I don't think it's shit. It's dumb and stupid, but I like it. I don't go into these films looking for things to make sense. If that was the case then I would have ditched this series after the first film. As long as there is the big guy killing people, drugs, and T&A, I'm satisfied. I guess that's why I even like the much hated films like 8 and JGTH. It's funny you brought up the TCM remake because exactly what you're saying happened to you with Friday the 13th happened to me with that. Who knows, maybe down the road I will hate the Friday remake, but as it stands right now after viewing it multiple times, I'm chalking it up to individual taste.