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Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI -- As a child, Tommy Jarvis did what many others died trying to do. He killed Jason Vorhees, the mass murderer who terrorized the residents of Crystal Lake. But now, years later, Tommy is tormented by the fear that maybe Jason isn't really dead.


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Release Date:
1 August 1986 (USA) See more »
Evil Lives Forever (Deluxe Edition DVD) See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
2 nominations See more »
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Highly-Charged Jason, Highly-Charged Movie See more (304 total) »


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Directed by
Tom McLoughlin 
Writing credits
Tom McLoughlin (written by)

Sean S. Cunningham  characters (uncredited)
Victor Miller  characters (uncredited)

Produced by
Don Behrns .... producer
Original Music by
Harry Manfredini 
Cinematography by
Jon Kranhouse (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Bruce Green 
Casting by
Pamela Basker 
Fern Champion 
Production Design by
Joseph T. Garrity 
Art Direction by
Pat Tagliaferro 
Set Decoration by
Jerie Kelter 
Costume Design by
Maria Mancuso 
Makeup Department
Phyllis Temple .... hair assistant
Phyllis Temple .... makeup assistant
Denise Van Arsdale-West .... hair stylist (as Denise Van Arsdale)
Denise Van Arsdale-West .... makeup artist (as Denise Van Arsdale)
Production Management
Iya Labunka .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cathy Gesualdo .... second assistant director
Anthony Smoller .... second second assistant director
Martin Walters .... first assistant director
Art Department
Charles Armstrong .... carpenter
Ken Deubel III .... carpenter
Wayne Frost .... set dresser
Patrick Graham .... carpenter
David Jennings .... carpenter
Robert Klander .... carpenter
Irby Langley .... propman
Robert Lucas .... lead man
Angela Riserbato .... carpenter
Guy H. Tuttle .... property master
Larry Clark .... paint foreman (uncredited)
Sound Department
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist (as Greg Barbanell)
Barbara Barnaby .... dialogue editor
Margaret Carlton .... foley editor
Dane A. Davis .... supervising sound editor (as Dane Davis)
Laura Graham .... assistant sound editor
Stephen Halbert .... boom operator (as Steve Halbert)
Wayne Heitman .... sound re-recording mixer
Matthew Iadarola .... sound re-recording mixer
Greg Jacobs .... dialogue editor
Blake Leyh .... supervising sound editor
Joan Rowe .... foley artist
Steve Shearsby .... sound effects editor
Greg Steele .... sound recordist (as Gregory Steele)
James Thornton .... sound mixer
Jerry Trent .... foley artist
Special Effects by
Gabriel Bartalos .... special effects makeup assistant
Martin Becker .... special effects
R. Christopher Biggs .... special effects makeup assistant (as Chris Biggs)
John Blake .... special effects makeup assistant
Barbara Anne Bock .... special effects makeup assistant (as Barbara Bock)
Gary Crawford .... special effects mechanical assistant
Thomas Floutz .... special effects makeup assistant (as Thomas Flountz)
Bill Forsche .... special effects makeup assistant (as Bill Foertsch)
Jim Gill .... special effects makeup assistant
Tom Hartigan .... special effects mechanical assistant (as Thomas Hartigan)
Steve Jordon .... special effects mechanical assistant
Bettie Kauffman .... assistant to special effects coordinator
Richard Mayone .... special effects makeup assistant
James McLoughlin .... special effects makeup assistant (as Jim McLoughlin)
Ken Sher .... special effects mechanic
William Stoneham .... special effects makeup assistant
Steven Summerfield .... special effects makeup assistant
Christopher Swift .... special effects makeup (as Chris Swift)
Gail Taylor .... special effects makeup assistant
Brian Wade .... special effects makeup
David Wells .... special effects mechanic
Bill Wysock .... special lightning effects (as William Wysock)
Visual Effects by
Mark Wolf .... visual effects: title sequence (uncredited)
Diane Hetfield .... stunts
Perry Husman .... stunts
Mike Nomad .... stunt coordinator (as Michael Nomad)
James Reeves .... stunts
Lonnie R. Smith Jr. .... stunts (as Lonnie Smith)
C.J. Graham .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Daniel Aguar .... grip (as Dan Aguar)
John Allen .... first assistant camera
James H. Armfield .... still photographer
J. Patrick Daily .... additional photographer
J. Patrick Daily .... key grip
John L. Demps Jr. .... electrician (as John Demps)
Irl Dixon .... electrician
Hugh Esco .... rigger gaffer
J. Barry Herron .... underwater photographer (as Barry Herron)
David Holt Jr. .... rigging grip (as David Holt)
Kent H. Jorgensen .... dolly grip (as Kent Jorgensen)
Brett Laumann .... electrician
Charlie McIntyre .... electrician (as Chuck McIntyre)
James Neilan .... generator operator
Randy Nolen .... steadicam operator
David Pence .... electrician
Ronald J. Pure Jr. .... electrician (as Ronald J. Pure)
Lane Russell .... second assistant camera
John 'Fest' Sandau .... best boy electric
James 'Brandy' Spear .... camera apprentice (as Brandy A. Spear)
James R. Tynes .... gaffer (as Jim Tynes)
Tom West .... best boy grip
Eric Whitehead .... grip
Casting Department
Kay Allison .... extras casting coordinator
Debra Rubinstein .... casting associate (as Debra Rubenstein)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Melissa Gleason .... assistant costumer
Shari Griffin .... seamstress
Donna O'Neal .... costumer
Editorial Department
Susan Kurtz .... apprentice editor
Stephen R. Sheridan .... color timer (as Steve Sheridan)
Jonas Thaler .... assistant editor
Music Department
Ron Capone .... music recording engineer
Alice Cooper .... composer: songs
Christopher Kennedy .... music editor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Steve Brazeale .... driver
Perry Husman .... transportation coordinator
Dale Johnson .... driver: honeywagon
Dennis Jorgenson .... driver
Darla Judd .... driver
Derrick Lumpkin .... driver
John P. MacQuilliam .... driver
James Neilan .... production van driver
Jim O'Keefe .... transportation captain (as James T. O'Keefe)
James Reeves .... driver
Joe Stout .... driver: honeywagon
Other crew
Gretchen Armstrong .... craft service
Dan Curry .... title designer: main titles
Jennifer Zolten Freed .... assistant production accountant (as Jennifer Zolten)
Fred Gabrielli .... caterer (as Alfred Gabrielli)
Beth Lilly .... craft service
Hank McGill .... paramedic
Ian McVey .... production associate
Jennifer Nicholson .... assistant to visual consultant
Paul Nickel .... assistant caterer
Pam O'Har .... visual consultant
Connie Papineau .... script supervisor
Jim Randall .... production assistant
Wanda Shaw .... teacher
Andrew Sherman .... production assistant (as Andrew L. Sherman)
Constance Talley-Sherman .... production accountant (as Connie Talley-Sherman)
Vikki Williams .... production coordinator
Don Wyse .... fire safety (uncredited)
Norman Bielowicz .... special thanks: Director of The Georgia Film Commission (as Norm Bielowicz)
Charles Bornstein .... special thanks: editorial services
Crew believed to be complete

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial Effects
  • Reel Efx (special effects) (as Reel EFX, Inc.)
Other Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives" - Belgium (English title) (video title)
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86 min
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R | Brazil:14 | Canada:R | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 (2002) | Finland:(Banned) (1988) | France:-12 | Germany:18 (re-release) (JK/SPIO) (uncut) | Ireland:18 | Italy:T | Italy:VM14 (VHS rating) | Mexico:C | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:18 (video premiere) | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | UK:15 (video re-rating) (2002) | USA:TV-MA (cable rating) | USA:R (certificate #28260) | USA:X (original rating) | West Germany:18 (video premiere) (cut)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Jason murders 18 people, which was the highest body count of all the films, until Jason X (2001) topped it with 28 kills.See more »
Continuity: (at around 35 mins) Cort's shirt rolls itself down inside the motorhome.See more »
Sissy Baker:[Dealing cards] Let's play another game; it's called "Camp Blood"
Paula:[unenthusiastically] Great.
Paula:See, each face card represents a counselor. The Queen of Hearts is me. Now which one do you want?
Paula:Sissy, I don't want to play.
Sissy Baker:Okay, you can be the Queen of Diamonds. Now, we take this Jack, which is Jason and shuffle him into these piles which represent cabins. The goal of the game is to find out which cabin Jason is in!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Halloween: 25 Years of Terror (2006) (V)See more »
He's Back (The Man Behind The Mask)See more »


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31 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
Highly-Charged Jason, Highly-Charged Movie, 10 June 2006
Author: jonathon_naylor from Manitoba, Canada

From its spectacular, squirm-in-your-seat opening to its exciting finale, "Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives" delivers. Still haunted by his killing of the masked maniac two films ago, our hero Tommy Jarvis (Thom Mathews) ventures to Jason Voorhees' grave just to be sure he's really dead. When a lightning bolt strikes the metal fence post Tommy uses to puncture the corpse, Jason is resurrected (remind you of someone?) and ready to hack his way through another terrified group of campers and innocent bystanders. But with no one ready to believe that Jason is indeed back, it again falls to Tommy to put evil in its place.

The "Friday the 13th" series got back on track with this installment following a Jason-less fifth entry that remains a bitter disappointment for many horror buffs. Director Tom McLoughlin struck a magnificent balance between breathing a new life into the franchise and maintaining the look and feel of what fans have come to expect. The picture is fast-paced, smart and, at times, legitimately scary. Jason suddenly seems more evil and terrifying given his newfound strength as a member of the Walking Dead Club. McLoughlin's oft-praised attempts at humor are rarely successful, but at least he chose (wisely) not to mock the zombified star, as the most recent Jason films have.

"Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives" is not Hitchcock, but it is a highly-entertaining effort that never once reveals its low-budget limitations. Horror fans and those looking for a good scare will be pleased.

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