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Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986)

Tommy Jarvis goes to the graveyard to get rid of Jason Voorhees' body once and for all, but inadvertently brings him back to life instead. The newly revived killer once again seeks revenge, and Tommy may be the only one who can defeat him.

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Tommy Jarvis returns to the graveyard to make sure Jason Voorhees is dead and accidentally brings him back to life. Now it's up to Tommy to stop Jason's mindless killing and put him back where he belongs. Written by Michael Silva <silvamd@cleo.bc.edu>

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,750,837, 3 August 1986

Gross USA:

$19,472,057
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The little girl who keeps having nightmares is called Nancy, which has been interpreted by many fans as a nod to the name of the protagonist in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), played by Heather Langenkamp. However, director Tom McLoughlin actually named the little girl after his wife, Nancy McLoughlin, who plays Lizbeth in this film. See more »

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When Tommy runs into the sheriff's office to tell him Jason's alive, the sheriff recognizes him and asks about Tommy's family, to which Tommy replies, "Yes, Jason killed them." This is inaccurate. Tommy's sister was not killed by Jason. Only his mother was. See more »

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Sheriff Garris: That's my daughter's car.
Officer Pappas: How do you want us to proceed?
Sheriff Garris: With extreme care, asshole! If the kid's with her, there's every good chance he'll try to do something crazy.
Tommy: [in the car, to Megan] Please don't do anything crazy.
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During the end credits, actor Corey Feldman's name is misspelled "Cory". See more »


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Written by Jeffrey Spry and C.J. Spry (ASCAP)
Performed by Felony
Master Recording © 1985 Em-Hi Records
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Jason really LIVES...
19 December 1999 | by See all my reviews

With the exception of part 9, ALL of the "Jason" movies just keep getting better! In my honest opinion, this sequel comes in third as far as Jason "sequels" go (ps:part 1 will always rule) and this sequel comes in right after parts 2 and 4. Part 1 is simply a classic.

Director/Writer Tom McLoughlin has literally recreated Jason after the turn of events in part 5, replacing the character's once-human figure from parts 2-4 with a better, more menacing, grosser, unkillable, zombie-like figure. In this installment, it seems that Jason has stopped chasing his victims and has become a little more quiet and subtle about his "kills".

Most of all, McLoughlin really makes "Jason Live" in this movie. Jason thrives!! McLoughlin, in my opinion, has directed what is probably the most "scary" Jason of them all. I've seen them all a hundred times, and I still jump when he appears in the window in front of Sissy. The acting is extremely acceptable from its predecessors, especially the roles of Tommy Jarvis (Thom Matthews) and Sheriff Garris (David Kagen). Even the camp counselors liven up their roles a bit. Though it was inevitable for them to be slaughtered, I still thought that it was cool that I still remember their characters. There is just something about this one. Jason Lives has an excellent story line that delivers, however, the gore is relatively low at certain times, but McLoughlin never fails to bring it all back with shots of that very very bloody machete of Jason's.

This sequel contains many of my favorite death scenes so far in the series. What McLoughlin did in this movie that previous directors didn't was he actually made Jason unpredictable. I mean, you KNOW he's gonna kill the counselors, but you don't know when or where. I absolutely LOVE that feeling of uncertainty. McLoughlin has Jason lurking out of windows, behind doors, and the scariest part is when Jason is unknowingly in the motor home as the teenagers pull away from camp. There is also a lot of the usual CH CH CH HA HA HA and deep black darkness to enhance Jason's (CJ Graham's) menacing figure.

For once I didn't want any of the characters to get killed. I enjoyed all of their roles. I especially didn't want Paula (Kerry Noonan) to die, and her responsible, soft-spoken, motherly role had me rooting for her to be the lone survivor. That was a first for me...except for Chrissy in part III I never really cared much for the campers. However, my hopes were mutilated in the cabin when Paula dies probably Jason's most notorious kill to date. My God, that cabin is bloody!

Overall, I recommend this installment to any hardcore Jason fan. It is a real horror movie, this time it's for real. Rent it, buy it, do whatever! It's great! Jason Lives...he breathes...he can never die


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