Years after Tommy Jarvis chained him underwater at Camp Crystal Lake, the dormant Jason Voorhees is accidentally released from his prison by a telekinetic teenager. Now, only she can stop him.

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John Carl Buechler
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Banko ... Young Tina
John Otrin ... Mr. Shepard
Susan Blu Susan Blu ... Mrs. Shepard
Lar Park-Lincoln ... Tina (as Lar Park Lincoln)
Terry Kiser ... Dr. Crews
Kevin Spirtas ... Nick (as Kevin Blair)
Susan Jennifer Sullivan Susan Jennifer Sullivan ... Melissa
Heidi Kozak Haddad ... Sandra (as Heidi Kozak)
Kane Hodder ... Jason
William Butler ... Michael
Staci Greason ... Jane
Larry Cox Larry Cox ... Russell
Jeff Bennett Jeff Bennett ... Eddie
Diana Barrows Diana Barrows ... Maddy
Elizabeth Kaitan ... Robin
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Storyline

After Jason Vorhees was chained to the Bottom of Camp Crystal Lake by Tommy Jarvis. A Young Telekinetic Girl known as Tina Shepherd accidentally killed her Father with her Powers at Crystal Lake. Years Later, Tina and Her Mother return to Camp Crystal Lake, Where Tina's Doctor trys to manipulate her powers for his own evil plans. Tina then trys to ressurect Her Father but Accidentally Awakens Jason Instead. It's now up to Tina to use her Powers to Stop Jason and Her Evil Doctor.

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On Friday the 13th, Jason will meet his match. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Lar Park-Lincoln and Kevin Spirtas did not get along while making Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988) despite playing love interests, so much so that Spirtas wrote his own script for a Friday the 13th Part VIII where The New Blood was only a dream and that his character Nick had killed Tina. See more »

Goofs

After Tina spills her suitcase on the ground, Nick helps her pick up her clothing. When she leaves in a huff, there is no pink blouse on the ground next to Nick. Suddenly it appears, and this is the blouse he returns to her later when he invites her to the party. See more »

Quotes

[after having sex]
David: I'm hungry.
Robin: How romantic.
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Alternate Versions

UK cinema and video versions were cut by 8 secs by the BBFC to remove an underwater full frontal shot of Sandra skinny-dipping. The cuts were waived in 2002. See more »


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Take The Time To Dream
Written by Cameron Hawkins, Nash the Slash and Michael Waite
Performed by FM
Courtesy of Duke Street Records
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A bit more imaginative than others in this series.
9 July 2003 | by capkronosSee all my reviews

The popular, money-making slasher series continues with Lar Park Lincoln (the best leading actress in the Friday films) as Tina Shepherd, a pretty teen with telekinetic abilities who accidentally uses her powers to release Jason (Kane Hodder) from his underwater grave. He lurks around (with exposed spine) and sets his sights on a group of young people who rent a cabin for a birthday party. To justify some of the murders, many of the characters, like shrink Terry Kiser (who plots to exploit Tina) and Susan Jennifer Sullivan (great blonde bitch) obviously deserve to die.

Gore-wise we have a decapitation, a hand thrust through a chest, a party horn stuck in an eyeball, an axe to the face (twice), a drowning, a body thrown out a window and, the best murder, well I won't ruin it by saying it involves a sleeping bag and a tree, but it's a hoot.

The make-up FX are great, the women look good (and several of them have nude scenes) and there's a surprise ending you may not expect, but still not much plot. Kane Hodder went on to become the only actor who played Jason to receive a little fame for this thankless role. This was the number one box office draw at movie theaters the week it debuted.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Birthday Bash See more »

Filming Locations:

Alabama, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,245,038, 15 May 1988

Gross USA:

$19,170,001

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,170,001
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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