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.


Tom McLoughlin


Tom McLoughlin
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Thom Mathews ... Tommy
Jennifer Cooke ... Megan
David Kagen David Kagen ... Sheriff Garris
Kerry Noonan Kerry Noonan ... Paula
Renée Jones ... Sissy (as Renee Jones)
Tom Fridley ... Cort
C.J. Graham ... Jason
Darcy DeMoss ... Nikki
Vincent Guastaferro ... Deputy Rick Cologne
Tony Goldwyn ... Darren
Nancy McLoughlin ... Lizbeth
Ron Palillo ... Allen Hawes
Alan Blumenfeld ... Larry
Matthew Faison Matthew Faison ... Stan
Ann Ryerson ... Katie


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 Michael Silva <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Evil always rises again. See more »


Horror | Thriller


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Did You Know?


Tom McLoughlin wanted to start with a "classic Gothic opening, to try and hit the ground running." His love of Hammer horror films fueled his desire to open with moonlight and fog. See more »


(at around 52 mins) The amount of blood on the machete and the position the little girl is holding it change as she shows it to Paula. See more »


Cort: Nikki, listen to this.
[as Cort turns up the volume, Jason stabs a hunting knife in Cort's head]
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Crazy Credits

First end credits to feature a song and not the Friday the 13th theme music. See more »

Alternate Versions

An additional scene that has occasionally made its way onto television airings features deputy Rick locked in the jail cell, banging on the cell window, calling for help, and struggling to reach for the keys left on the floor. See more »


References Dirty Harry (1971) See more »


Teenage Frankenstein
Written by Alice Cooper and Kane Roberts
Performed by Alice Cooper
Courtesy of MCA Records
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Surprisingly meta entry into the voluminous series
28 May 2017 | by a_chinnSee all my reviews

I don't think I ever saw this entry in the long running series before and was pleasantly surprised by it's tongue-in-cheek nature. This film wisely abandoned the dumb possession storyline from the prior film and brings back Jason Voorhees proper. This film also wisely returns to it's original Crystal Lake setting. What makes this film work better than others is that writer/director Tom McLoughlin fully embraces the predictable, formulaic nature of slasher films (years before Kevin Williamson did the same with "Scream") and ends up making a rather meta entry into the series. The story here picks up with the Tommy Jarvis character, this time played by Thom Mathews from "Return of the Living Dead" fame, trying to get rid of Jason's body once and for all, but ends up bringing him back to life. You can probably guess what Jason then wants to do the rest of the film. There's a lot of good laughs and also some decent suspenseful sequences and also an ending that seems to leave things quite open for many many more Friday the 13th films. Tony Goldwyn made his film debut in a small part as one of Jason's many victims and Ron "Horshack" Palillo has a small role as well. Harry Manfredini again provides the Ch Ch Ch Ah Ah Ah music.

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Release Date:

1 August 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aladdin Sane See more »

Filming Locations:

Georgia, USA See more »


Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,750,837, 3 August 1986

Gross USA:


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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo


Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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