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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 »
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An Excellent,Thrilling And Entertaining Sequel. One Of The Best Films In The Friday The 13th Series. See more (298 total) »


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

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?

The scenes where Jason's neck is sliced by the propeller were shot in the director's parents' swimming pool.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When Deputy Cologne comes in to the station, he is supposedly bringing in some take-out food. When he has to deal with Tommy and the boxes hit the ground, they sound like they are empty foam boxes.See more »
Darren:We should just stop the car right now and start calling for help.
[Lizbeth stops the car abruptly]
Darren:Lizbeth I was joking.
Lizabeth:Darren, I we should turn around right now.
Lizabeth:Because I've seen enough horror movies to tell that any man wearing a mask is never friendly.
[Reveals Jason standing in front of the car]
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Hard Rock SummerSee more »


In Part V, the mayor says that Jason Voorhees was cremated, yet Tommy digs up Jason's grave. How is that possible?
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
An Excellent,Thrilling And Entertaining Sequel. One Of The Best Films In The Friday The 13th Series., 8 October 2014
Author: jcbutthead86 from United States

Friday The 13th Part VI:Jason Lives is an excellent and thrilling sequel and is one of the best films in the series that is filled with great atmospheric direction,a good cast and a memorable score and soundtrack. All of those elements make Jason Lives my favorite movie in the series and a classic in the Friday The 13th franchise.

Friday The 13th Part VI:Jason Lives finds Tommy Jarvis(Thom Matthews)is still haunted by the events in part IV and V wants cremate and burn a dead Jason Voorhees(C.J Graham)at his grave site but things go wrong when Jason is brought back from the dead by a bolt of lighting and is ready to kill again at his old stomping ground Camp Crystal lake(renamed Camp Forest Green). With the help of feisty Camp Counseler Megan Garris (Jennifer),Tommy vows to destroy Jason once and for all.

Friday The 13th Part VI:Jason Lives is a brilliant Friday The 13th sequel and is one of the best and better films in the franchise that was my introduction to Friday The 13th and Jason Voorhees and to this day remains my favorite Friday The 13th film. After the unintentionally hilarious Friday The 13th:A New Beginning left a bad taste in Friday fans mouths,Jason Lives was seen as a return to form for the series and has become a fan favorite since it's release in 1986. What makes Jason Lives very entertaining and memorable is the way writer-director Tom McLoughlin approaches the material giving the series a shot in the arm giving fans a movie that is stylish and atmospheric as well as very explosive and thrilling with intensity and fun. And while Jason Lives has most of the trademarks that are associated with the Friday The 13th series and other Slasher movies there are thing Jason Lives that feels fresh and creative with an energy and pace that never stops until the very end. One of the things that makes Jason Lives such a great sequel is the Humor that is hilarious and nonstop with lines and characters that are funny which makes JL light but not too light. The Humor and laughs are also funny because the pop culture references and self aware thinking that the characters have which predates the Humor and style that Scream(1996)would do 10 years later. Although the film is funny there is a creepy and intense atmosphere with white hot suspense that hangs over the film with fog,dark clouds,rain and wind which is a homage to the universal Horror films of the the 1930s and 40s and when Jason is around the atmosphere is more intense. Where most characters in Friday The 13ths and other Slasher films are lined up to be killed and slaughtered the main characters in JL are likable and memorable to the point we feel bad for them when things start to go haywire. What's interesting about JL is the fact that little kids are at the camp which raises the stakes of the movie even higher because when you watch the movie you will wonder would Jason go after the kids? Watch the movie and find out. By the sixth film in the series Jason not only became a Horror icon but also a pop culture icon and antihero and with Jason Lives Jason is the star of the movie. When Jason comes back from the grave he is stronger and more powerful than he was before because guns,knives or any other weapon will stop him from killing people in a brutal fashion. While Jason in 2,3 and 4 was running a lot in Jason Lives he is in some cases a Zombie who walks really fast and no matter how far the victims run Jason will catch up with you. The blood and gore are on full display here with Jason doing what he does best and that's sneaking up on his victims and killing them in gory ways with some of the biggest body count in the series and while the blood and gore is light compared to some of the other films in the franchise the red plasma is still there. Jason Lives is Jason at his brutal and bloody best. The ending in Jason Lives is amazing and one of the finest endings in the entire series with tons of thrills and excitement with a few surprises that will stay with Friday The 13th fans. An incredible ending.

The cast is wonderful. Thom Matthews is terrific as Tommy Jarvis with Matthews bringing the right emotion to the role. Jennifer Cooke is wonderful and sexy as Megan Garris,a camp counselor and sheriff Garris' daughter that helps Tommy. C.J Graham is outstanding and menacing as Jason Voorhees and is a great precursor to Kane Hodder's Jason. David Kagen is fantastic as Sheriff Michael Garris,a tough sheriff with a heart of gold and Megan's Father. Renee Jones(Sissy),Kerry Noonan(Paula),Tom Fridley(Cort),Nancy Mcloughlin(Lizbeth)and Tony Goldwyn(Darren)do fine jobs as the other camp counselors. Vincent Guastaferro(Deputy Rick),Courtney Vickery(Nancy),Darcy DeMoss(Nikki)and Ron Palillo(Hawes)give good performances as well.

The direction by Tom Mcloughlin is amazing and stylish,with Mcloughlin always moving the camera and giving the movie an atmospheric and stunning look. Great direction,Mcloughlin.

The score by Harry Manfredini is sensational,creepy,intense and is one of the best scores in the series matching the tone of the movie perfectly. Incredible score,Manfredini. There is also great Rock songs in the movie from Alice Cooper(He's Back-The Man Behind The Mask,Teenage Frankenstein,Hard Rock Summer)and Felony(Animal).

In final word,if you love the Friday The 13th series,Jason Voorhees,Horror films or Slasher movies in general,I highly suggest you see Friday The 13th Part VI:Jason Lives,an excellent and thrilling sequel that is one of the best films in the franchise. Highly Recommended. 10/10.

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