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.
Still haunted by his past, Tommy Jarvis - who, as a child, killed Jason Voorhees - wonders if the serial killer is connected to a series of brutal murders occurring in and around the secluded halfway house where he now lives.
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
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The film contains numerous references to other horror films and/or people connected with them. Megan mentions Cunningham Road, a reference to Sean S. Cunningham, director of Friday the 13th (1980) and creator of the series, while Tommy mentions a grocery store called Karloff's, an homage to famous horror actor, Boris Karloff. As well as this, Sheriff Garris mentions a town called Carpenter, a reference to filmmaker John Carpenter, director of Halloween (1978), while the name Sissy is perhaps a reference to Sissy Spacek, who starred in Brian De Palma's Carrie (1976), which is based on a novel by Stephen King. Also, Sissy wears a jacket with the name "Baker" on the back, possibly a reference to Angela Baker from Sleepaway Camp (1983). See more »
When the survivalist Roy first trips, he drops his paint-ball gun and it hits the ground, but the next shot shows a close up of the gun flying through the air again. See more »
I say we stop the car, get out and start screaming for help.
[Lizbeth stops the car abruptly]
I was just kidding, Lizabeth.
Darren, we better turn around.
Because I've seen enough horror movies to know any weirdo wearing a mask is never friendly.
[reveals Jason standing in front of the car]
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During the end credits, actor Corey Feldman's name is misspelled "Cory". See more »
This part is one of my personal favorites. It has less suspense, that is true, but offers a lot of other things to enjoy. First of all, Jason Voorhees is back and he's on the road of revenge again. It is interesting that "Jason Lives" strictly follows the classic plot structure (which was introduced in the very first part of "Friday the 13th"), but at the same time film manages to incorporate new elements into the basic story. This is possible mainly because of returning of Tommy Jarvis, who is now actually steals the show sometimes. The subplot of Tommy and Jason's clash is the basic story driver here, and it's working pretty good to keep your attention. Secondly, most of death scenes are remarkable for one reason or another: Jason is on the killing spree, and there will be no mercy for anyone who tries to stop him. Thirdly, this part has a very catchy soundtrack, including not only Harry Manfredini's famous tunes, but also some portions of good old 1980's hard rock (most notable song is, of course, Alice Cooper's "He's Back" which plays during the end titles). So, I could say, this is a perfect example of a slasher flick from golden age of such films. Take your popcorn, open your Pepsi and have fun. Camp Crystal Lake is open again.
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