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Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993)

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Serial killer Jason Voorhees' supernatural origins are revealed.


Adam Marcus


Jay Huguely (story), Adam Marcus (story) | 2 more credits »
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John D. LeMay ... Steven Freeman
Kari Keegan Kari Keegan ... Jessica Kimble
Kane Hodder ... Jason Voorhees / Security Guard #2 / Freddy Krueger's arm
Steven Williams ... Creighton Duke
Steven Culp ... Robert Campbell
Erin Gray ... Diana Kimble
Rusty Schwimmer ... Joey B.
Richard Gant ... Coroner
Leslie Jordan ... Shelby
Billy Green Bush ... Sheriff Ed Landis
Kipp Marcus Kipp Marcus ... Officer Randy Parker
Andrew Bloch ... Josh
Adam Cranner Adam Cranner ... Ward
Allison Smith ... Vicki
Julie Michaels ... Agent Elizabeth Marcus


The secret of Jason's evil is revealed. It is up to the last remaining descendant of the Voorhees family to stop Jason before he becomes immortal and unstoppable. This is the final (?) battle to end Jason's reign of terror forever. Written by Michael Silva <silvamd@cleo.bc.edu>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The creator of the first returns to bring you the last See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and gore, and for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Release Date:

13 August 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Friday the 13th Part IX: The Dark Heart of Jason Voorhees See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »


Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,777,000, 15 August 1993, Wide Release

Gross USA:

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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[first lines]
Agent Elizabeth Marcus: [flips switch, light blows out] Shit.
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Crazy Credits

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User Reviews

"Jason Goes to Hell"- I'm sorry, but I appreciate and applaud the boldness of this entry. An interesting experiment in shaking up the franchise for the "Final Friday."
14 September 2016 | by MaximumMadnessSee all my reviews

If there's one thing that can and should be said in defense of "Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday", it's this...

...this is one bold, gutsy move for the franchise! Completely subversive and joyously disparate when placed in comparison to the previous eight films. A bizarre, red-headed-stepchild with a strange and sharp leaning towards the overly fantastical and blatantly magical. Taking what had been to that point an increasingly repetitious series, and attempting to inject some fresh blood for what was at the time considered to be the one... last... film to cap it all off.

Is is a success? Well, I'd say for the most part, fans do consider it a failure because it strayed so much from the formula in trying to establish a grandiose finale. And I think I would probably consider it to be a bit of a failure for that very same reason. But it's definitely a fascinating and daring failure. One that I can get behind. Especially after the increasing monotony of the previous two films.

Sue me, but I'll take an interesting failure that attempts to shake up the formula over a bland retread any day of the week!

Jason Voorhees has finally been killed. After an FBI Sting Operation blows his body to smithereens, the town of Crystal Lake is finally able to settle down, knowing the figment that has haunted them for so many years is finally gone.

Or is he?

Nope! As it turns out, Jason has become something more than human, and his evil has given him the ability to possess others through some sort of relatively-unexplained magical means. Now, Jason is coming back to seek vengeance, taking the forms of various characters through body-swapping, intent on locating surviving members of the family, so that he may be reborn again through them in his original form. Now, his only living relative (Kari Keegan), her ex (John D. LeMay) and a bounty hunter who knows the truth about Jason (Steven Williams) must team up to stop him once and for all!

Look, this movie's ridiculous. It's completely out of left-field. It doesn't really connect properly with the previous films. Its storyline is just bizarre. And it's a completely different beast tonally from any of the other flicks...

...but it's a lot of fun!

Director Adam Marcus and writers Jay Huguely and Dean Lorey seem to have a ton of ideas on how to exploit this ridiculous concept, and are given free reign to just go crazy. There's a little something for everyone here. From a touch of the self-aware laughs that made "Jason Lives" so enjoyable, to some wild and whacked-out imagery (you won't look at a straight-razor the same way again!) to some good old-fashioned kills that harken back to the first couple of movies, this film aims to deliver a roller-coaster ride from Hell... and it does deliver on that promise.

Add to that some likable performances, fun and inventive kinetic camera-work that knows how to make the best of it's lowish budget, weirdly entertaining humor and plenty of gore to go around... and it produces a film that I find to be a decent bit of dumb-fun.

This movie is stupid. Beyond belief. And it doesn't feel anything like the previous eight outtings. But I'm OK with that. It's got a lot of insane-o concepts and ideas to play with, it knows exactly what it wants to be, and it's got some fiendishly creative minds at it's helm.

It's a failure... but an entertaining and wildly ambitious failure that I can't help but root for.

So I'm giving it a middle of the road 5 out of 10. If you're a fan of the franchise and are open minded, give it a shot. You might be one of the proud few who really enjoys this off-the-rails nutcase- of-a- flick.

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