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.
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.
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
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First end credits to feature a song and not the Friday the 13th theme music. See more »
In the original script, the deaths of both Jill and Officer Pappas were more graphic. Instead of Jason pushing Nikki's face into the wall, as we see in the wide release, Jason squeezed her throat until blood spurted out. In Officer Pappas' death, Jason originally tore off his face (literally), leaving a faceless corpse staring ahead before falling down. However, veteran Friday The 13th producer Frank Mancuso, Jr. advised director Tom McLoughlin to tone down these scenes for the film, stating that the MPAA would never give the film an "R" rating with these scenes intact. See more »
Easily the best in the series up until "Freddy vs. Jason."
And it pains me to say that, considering that Kane Hodder is my favorite Jason, and he didn't show up until the horrifically below-par "Part VII." But as far as "Friday the 13th" films go, "Part VI" takes the cake as the best.
The first thing they did right was bringing back Jason, and by that I mean the REAL Jason, not some copycat killer like in the fifth film. Adding in Thom Matthews of "Return of the Living Dead" fame as Tommy Jarvis was also a nice touch. Determined to destroy Jason Voorhees' (C. J. Graham) "mortal" remains to ensure that he never comes back (yeah, right), Tommy and his friend inadvertently wind up actually facilitating the exact opposite of what they intended when a stray lightning bolt strikes the iron prong Tommy impales Jason's body with in a fit of rage, resurrecting the mad slasher for another showdown with promiscuous and/or intoxicated young people.
What follows is the best-scripted film in the series up until Jason's future showdown with Freddy Krueger, as he returns to what he does best, procuring himself a machete and inflicting his brutal revenge on just about everyone he meets. The nice thing about this movie is that while it's an old formula that kept getting recycled, the victims in this movie weren't nearly as obnoxious as they were in both previous and following films (the same can be said of "Part VIII"). Furthermore, the film manages to poke fun at itself to the audience's amusement while at the same time being faithful to its series. The "final" showdown between Jason and Tommy is quite entertaining as well.
It's hard to bring originality to a film series that is beating a dead horse - and even harder for a slasher film series, which are notorious for beating a dead horse in the first place - but "Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives" succeeds. If you're a slasher fan, don't miss it; you probably won't be disappointed.
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