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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Jay Huguely (story) and
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Release Date:
13 August 1993 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The creator of the first returns to bring you the last See more »
Plot:
Serial killer Jason Voorhees' supernatural origins are revealed. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
This Is Not A "Friday" Film See more (304 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Directed by
Adam Marcus 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Jay Huguely (story) and
Adam Marcus (story)

Dean Lorey (screenplay) and
Jay Huguely (screenplay)

Produced by
Sean S. Cunningham .... producer
Debbie Hayn-Cass .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Harry Manfredini 
 
Cinematography by
Bill Dill 
 
Film Editing by
David Handman 
 
Production Design by
Whitney Brooke Wheeler 
 
Set Decoration by
Natalie Pope 
 
Costume Design by
Julie Rae Engelsman 
 
Makeup Department
Kimberly Greene .... makeup department head
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John W. Hyde Jr. .... second second assistant director (as John 'Crash' Hyde Jr.)
Kelly Kiernan .... second assistant director
Francis R. Mahony III .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Ron Churchman .... stand-by carpenter
Jeffrey Lynch .... storyboard artist
Robert A. Maisto .... construction coordinator
Manuel Baca .... property assistant (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jed M. Dodge .... dialogue supervisor
Phillip Seretti .... post-production sound supervisor
Phillip Seretti .... sound re-recording mixer
Janja Vujovich .... post-production sound coordinator
 
Special Effects by
Karrie Aubuchon .... effects crew: K.N.B. Effects Group
Jason Bakutis .... effects crew: K.N.B. Effects Group
Charles Belardinelli .... mechanical effects
Thomas L. Bellissimo .... mechanical effects
Howard Berger .... effects supervisor: K.N.B. Effects Group
Howard Berger .... special makeup effects artist: K.N.B. Effects Group
John Bisson .... effects crew: K.N.B. Effects Group
Rob Hinderstein .... effects crew: K.N.B. Effects Group
Bill Hunt .... effects crew: K.N.B. Effects Group
Garrett Immel .... effects crew: K.N.B. Effects Group
Robert Kurtzman .... effects supervisor: K.N.B. Effects Group
Robert Kurtzman .... special makeup effects artist: K.N.B. Effects Group
Susan Mallon .... effects coordinator: K.N.B. Effects Group
Todd Minobe .... effects crew: K.N.B. Effects Group
Greg Nicotero .... effects supervisor: K.N.B. Effects Group (as Gregory Nicotero)
Greg Nicotero .... special makeup effects artist: K.N.B. Effects Group (as Gregory Nicotero)
Scott Oshita .... mechanical designer: K.N.B. Effects Group
Jeremy Padow .... effects crew: K.N.B. Effects Group
Ron Pipes .... effects crew: K.N.B. Effects Group (as Ron Pipes II)
Brian Rae .... effects crew: K.N.B. Effects Group
Chris Robbins .... effects crew: K.N.B. Effects Group
David E. Smith .... effects crew: K.N.B. Effects Group
Mark Tavares .... effects crew: K.N.B. Effects Group
Wayne Toth .... effects crew: K.N.B. Effects Group
T.C. Williams .... effects crew: K.N.B. Effects Group
 
Visual Effects by
William Koshowany .... optical line-up
Al Magliochetti .... visual effects
James W. Kristoff .... executive in charge of production: MetroLight Studios (uncredited)
Dobbie Schiff .... visual effects executive producer: MetroLight Studios (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Bruce Paul Barbour .... stunts
Kenny Bates .... stunts
Thomas L. Bellissimo .... stunts (as Tom Bellissimo)
Sandy Berumen .... stunts
Richard L. Blackwell .... stunts
Keith Campbell .... stunts
Kiante Elam .... stunts
Kate Gianopulos .... stunts
Gary Guercio .... stunts
Dick Hancock .... stunts
Kane Hodder .... stunt coordinator
Tommy J. Huff .... stunts
Barbara Anne Klein .... stunt double: Erin Gray
Alan Marcus .... stunts
Conrad E. Palmisano .... stunts
Chuck Picerni Jr. .... stunts
Charlie Picerni .... stunts
Steve Santosusso .... stunts
Warren Ross .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Emmerichs .... Steadicam operator
Rudy Harbon .... first assistant camera
Benjamin Lehmann .... second assistant camera
David Parks .... additional photographer
David Parks .... director of photography: second unit
Philip Alan Waters .... additional camera operator
Mark Fellman .... still photographer (uncredited)
Greg Hewett .... electrician: dimmer board operator (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Scott Oshita .... mechanical designer
 
Casting Department
Julie Hughes .... additional casting (uncredited)
Barry Moss .... additional casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Maria Grieco .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Noel Cunningham .... first assistant editor
Patrick J. Don Vito .... assistant film editor
Melissa Kent .... assistant editor
Geoffrey Rowland .... additional editor
Shaaron Murphy .... apprentice editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Jerry Lambert .... music mixer
Bobby Muzingo .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Stephen Reece .... driver
 
Other crew
Howard Berger .... effects supervisor
John Bisson .... effects crew
Bundy Chanock .... set medic
Adam Cranner .... security supervisor
Joe Everett .... unit publicist
Robert Kurtzman .... effects supervisor
Greg Nicotero .... effects supervisor (as Gregory Nicotero)
Anna-Lisa Nilsson .... production coordinator
Ronald C. Briggs Jr. .... inventory services (uncredited)
Linda Giffin-Citron .... script supervisor (uncredited)
John Grant .... location manager (uncredited)
Don Wyse .... fire safety (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Friday the 13th Part 9: Jason Goes to Hell - The Final Friday" - USA (DVD title)
"Jason Goes to Hell" - USA (DVD box title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violence and gore, and for sexuality and language
Runtime:
87 min | USA:91 min (director's cut)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:MA | Canada:R | Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) (R-rated and unrated versions) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) (R rated version) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) (unrated version) | Finland:K-18 | France:-16 | Germany:18 | Iceland:16 | Italy:T | Mexico:C | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:18 (video premiere) | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 (video premiere) | USA:R
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Trivia:
According to actress Rusty Schwimmer, most of the dialog between her character, Joey B, and Shelby (Leslie Jordan) was improvised on set. "They just rolled the cameras and let us go," she said.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Jessica first picks up the note out of the box.crib, it says "I have what you want...", when Steven reads the note, it says "I have your baby..."See more »
Quotes:
[after witnessing Jason being blown up and the FBI thinking he's finally dead]
Creighton Duke:I don't think so.
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FAQ

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When Deborah and her guy start to make love in the tent, she throws the condom aside, and then the coroner steps on a condom outside. What was that about?
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46 out of 63 people found the following review useful.
This Is Not A "Friday" Film, 12 August 2007
Author: jonathon_naylor from Manitoba, Canada

If longtime fans of the "Friday the 13th" saga have anything to say about it, the people behind this film will burn in the same place as its hockey-masked star. "Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday" is completely preposterous, out of place and an affront to what had been a dependable horror series.

Admittedly, director and co-writer Adam Marcus deserves credit for his boldness. He seemed inexplicably convinced that the wheel of the "Friday" series needed to be drastically reinvented, even though fans had lined up for basically the same plot eight times prior. But the brainwave of having Jason possessing one body after another alters the very fabric of what made these films good. Suddenly it's like we're watching an "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" rip-off. Throw in Jason's newfound grunting, a far-too-heavy plot and a magical dagger (!) and you have something completely unworthy of the "Friday" moniker.

"Jason goes to Hell" is also incredibly lazy. All "Friday" films, by their very nature, require a leap of faith, but this is really too much. Firstly, this marked the first time that no explanation was given for Mr. Voorhees' reemergence. Were we all dreaming when we watched him get melted down to goo in the sewers of New York City? And what about Jason's rebirth toward the end (the most ridiculous moment of any "Friday" film)? How can a little slimy demon be reborn into a man already wearing ripped clothing and a hockey mask? And what about bounty hunter Creighton Duke? It's never explained how he knows so much about Jason and the mythical circumstances surrounding his life. In each of these instances, there seemingly are no easy answers. So rather than be inventive, the writers just threw all of this at us and hoped we would lap it up like thirsty kittens at a milk dish. This sequel completely ignores the continuity of the Jason legend that had been meticulously built up over the years.

What's equally tragic about "Jason goes to Hell" is its insistence on mocking the series. At one point, John D. LeMay's character sarcastically asks a trio of teens headed for Camp Crystal Lake whether they plan to smoke dope, engage in premarital sex and then get slaughtered. Har har. The transformation of Jason into some kind of media star is just as unnerving. Jason is a legend, a mythical figure whispered about in wildly imaginative campfire stories. Yet this movie turns him into a serial killer so well known he makes the TV tabloids and is targeted by the FBI. This is not the Jason we know, and "Jason goes to Hell" is not the "Friday the 13th" we love. It essentially breaks the fingers of the hand that feeds it.

The failure of "Jason goes to Hell," both in terms of concept and box office revenue, inevitably draws comparisons to the much-panned "Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning." That film drew plenty of boos for its Jason-less gimmick, but at least it had the feel of a "Friday" flick. "Jason goes to Hell" is substantially worse than any other entry, mainly because it is completely unrecognizable. Like "Part V," it probably would have worked better as a horror film independent of the Jason saga, rather than dragging Mr. Voorhees into a place he has no business being.

Clearly, Adam Marcus was wrong. The "Friday the 13th" wheel did not need reinventing. The failure of this film (and "Jason X" years later) shows that fans want a return to simpler times when horny teens in cabins were afraid to look out their windows. As the saying goes, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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