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.


Danny Steinmann


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Barrile Anthony Barrile ... Vinnie
Suzanne Bateman Suzanne Bateman ... Nurse Yates / Receptionist
Dominick Brascia ... Joey
Todd Bryant ... Neil
Curtis Conaway Curtis Conaway ... Les
Juliette Cummins ... Robin
Bob DeSimone ... Billy / Male Nurse (as Bob De Simone)
John Robert Dixon John Robert Dixon ... Eddie
Corey Feldman ... Tommy at 12
Jere Fields ... Anita (as Jeré Fields)
Tiffany Helm ... Violet
Melanie Kinnaman ... Pam
Richard Lineback ... Deputy Dodd
Carol Locatell ... Ethel
Ric Mancini Ric Mancini ... Mayor Cobb


Five years after killing the goalie hockey-masked killer Jason Voorhees, Tommy Jarvis has grown up in various mental hospitals unable to get over the nightmares about Jason's return. When Tommy is sent to a rural halfway house in New Jersey for mentally disturbed teenagers, a series of grisly murders begin anew as another hockey-masked killer begins killing off all people at and around the residence. Has Jason returned from the dead to re-start his killing spree? Has Tommy decided to take over the reign of Jason, or has someone else? Written by matt-282

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Did You Know?


The film was originally written to have Corey Feldman as the star, reprising the role of Tommy Jarvis. However, he was already working on The Goonies (1985), therefore the script was rewritten to have Feldman's appearance limited to a cameo. See more »


(at around 1h 16 mins) As Jason approaches the smashed barn door, some of the wooden planks in the left side of the door disappear between shots. See more »


Pete: Alright, either you got the car started for you're a dead man.
[while humming a tune, he tries to start the car]
Pete: It ain't starting, man. You fucked up again. It ain't startin'. I'm gonna kick your ass... Kick your ass. Come on now. Come on now, everybody... It ain't starting. Come on, motherfucker... Fix the fucking car! You fucked up again, you asshole... Hey what you doing out there Vinnie?
[the car finally starts]
Pete: Whoo! Alright, and we're off! Let's go!
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Alternate Versions

There is an alternate version of the film which runs 91 minutes and contains several small and mostly inconsequential differences. These are:
  • "Version 2" is in the lower right hand corner throughout the movie.
  • There is no close-up of Jason pulling the machete out of Neil's stomach during the opening sequence.
  • Duke's (the paramedic) line is altered when he sees Joey's body. In the original version he says "Bunch of pussies..." while in Version 2 he says "I'll be damned...".
  • There is a different angle briefly used in Pete's death.
  • The scene in which Ethel yells at Junior as he is eating his stew is re-edited to remove the profanity, and uses some different angles.
  • When Demon is about to open the outhouse door, an alternate camera angle is used and some of the profanity he uses is cut from the scene.
  • After Junior is decapitated there is an alternate angle of Ethel in the kitchen, and her dialog is slightly altered.
  • The scene of Robin going to bed is re-edited to exclude some of her nudity and some dialog.
  • Before the above scene is a scene of Violet in her room which originally was part of a scene which occurred a few minutes later. When the scene happens a few minutes later, the footage that was previously used is not present.
  • When Pam fights off Roy with the chainsaw, she hits him twice in shoulder. Only the second hit appears in the original version.
  • When Roy dies, the camera stays on Pam, Tommy and Reggie instead of showing Roy falling on the spikes.
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The Drowning - Part I
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User Reviews

What a waste
8 November 1999 | by drumSee all my reviews

What a waste of a film. This was more like the Scooby-Doo type of movie where Fred says "let's see who this really is, behind the Jason mask". For those who have not seen this could watch it for interest, but Ii must say that it was a waste of a film. If you pay close attention to the film, the killer practically gives himself away.

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Release Date:

22 March 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Repetition See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »


Box Office


$2,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,032,883, 24 March 1985

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Sound Mix:

Mono | Dolby (DVD re-release)


Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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