4.3/10
25,836
341 user 133 critic

Jason Goes to Hell (1993)

Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (original title)
Trailer
1:04 | Trailer
Serial killer Jason Voorhees' supernatural origins are revealed.

Director:

Adam Marcus

Writers:

Jay Huguely (story), Adam Marcus (story) | 2 more credits »
Reviews
Popularity
2,154 ( 1,591)
3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Adventure | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A boatful of graduating high school students headed to Manhattan accidentally pull Jason Voorhees along for the ride.

Director: Rob Hedden
Stars: Jensen Daggett, Kane Hodder, Todd Caldecott
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

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.

Director: John Carl Buechler
Stars: Terry Kiser, Jennifer Banko, John Otrin
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

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.

Director: Danny Steinmann
Stars: Melanie Kinnaman, John Shepherd, Anthony Barrile
Jason X (2001)
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Jason Voorhees returns with a new look, a new machete, and his same murderous attitude as he is awakened on a spaceship in the 25th century.

Director: James Isaac
Stars: Kane Hodder, Lexa Doig, Jeff Geddis
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

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.

Director: Tom McLoughlin
Stars: Thom Mathews, Jennifer Cooke, David Kagen
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

After being mortally wounded and taken to the morgue, murderer Jason Voorhees spontaneously revives and embarks on a killing spree as he makes his way back to his home at Camp Crystal Lake.

Director: Joseph Zito
Stars: Erich Anderson, Judie Aronson, Peter Barton
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Having revived from his wounds, Jason Voorhees takes refuge at a cabin near Crystal Lake. As a group of co-eds arrive for their vacation, Jason continues his killing spree.

Director: Steve Miner
Stars: Dana Kimmell, Tracie Savage, Richard Brooker
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Mrs. Voorhees is dead, and Camp Crystal Lake is shut down, but a camp next to the infamous place is stalked by an unknown assailant.

Director: Steve Miner
Stars: Betsy Palmer, Amy Steel, John Furey
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A group of young adults discover a boarded up Camp Crystal Lake, where they soon encounter Jason Voorhees and his deadly intentions.

Director: Marcus Nispel
Stars: Jared Padalecki, Amanda Righetti, Derek Mears
Action | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees return to terrorize the teenage population. Except this time, they're out to get each other, too.

Director: Ronny Yu
Stars: Robert Englund, Ken Kirzinger, Kelly Rowland
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A group of camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp which, years before, was the site of a child's drowning.

Director: Sean S. Cunningham
Stars: Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Jeannine Taylor
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A newspaper sends a young reporter into the Russian countryside to make a nice, sensationalist yarn out of some strange stories going around.

Directors: Gennadiy Klimov, Igor Shavlak
Stars: Yelena Karadzhova, Yuriy Katin-Yartsev, Nikolay Kochegarov
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
Edit

Storyline

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

Taglines:

Jason goes to hell, and he's NOT coming back! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

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 »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,552,190, 15 August 1993

Gross USA:

$15,935,068

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,935,068
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This was the first film in the series to be handled by New Line Cinema after the series was moved from Paramount. See more »

Goofs

When the coroner is inspecting Jason's body he is wearing a watch on his left wrist. While he is eating the heart the watch disappears but returns after he is possessed. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Agent Elizabeth Marcus: [flips switch, light blows out] Shit.
See more »

Crazy Credits

On the end of the credits, we hear the famous echo: "Ki-ki-ki...ma-ma-ma" See more »

Alternate Versions

Scenes in director's cut that do not appear in the R-rated version:
  • The sex scene is longer and more graphic.
  • Much more gory violence; nearly all characters cough up blood as they are being killed, the shot of the tent pole being rammed through the girl, the shot of the chubby guy's hand being broken off, the shot of Robert(Jason) crushing the girl's head and blood spurting out (she then says "go to hell"), Coroner(Jason swings the scalpel more times at the girl outside the tent.
  • The shot of the creature crawling up Diana's dress was also omitted from the R-rated version.
  • After Jason leaves Josh's body, his jaw can be seen on the floor as it melts. This was cut for the "R" rated version. The "R" version also omits most of the heart-eating scene near the beginning.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Honest Game Trailers: Friday the 13th (2015) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

"Waaah this sucks!" Oh, sorry, I didn't realise you were a JASON fan...
29 November 2002 | by mentalcriticSee all my reviews

There are fans of Friday The 13th (the original, I mean), and fans of the hockey-masked serial killer. When it comes to comments about the FT13 series, there seem to only be these two groups, with literally nothing in between. Never mind for a second that the original concept was a poor man's "whodunnit" thriller that borrows with abandon from superior titles such as Halloween.

Ultimately, I think it is Jason fans who make me the most ashamed of the love for slasher and horror films that I had when I was a lad. The one thing that was truly embarassing about all of the good horror films is that they inevitably had an endless array of bad sequels written by basically illiterate screenwriters, and directed by the 1980s or 1990s answer to Ed Wood. Each sequel was a further catalogue of missed opportunities, poorly devised stories, and bone-headed attempts to cover these things with humour, celebrity cameos, or both. Friday The 13th films in particular are noted for this problem.

Indeed, the attempt to start a "spirit of Jason invades several bodies" story was a valiant, if poorly executed, attempt to steer the franchise away from being what one TV critic calls "the ultimate in recycling". It came about six episodes too late, but as the saying goes, better late than never. Quite frankly, I know I'm not the only one who was bored with Jason getting resurrected for the umpteenth time and hacking up a half-dozen teens with personalities to match their IQs, that in turn match their hat sizes.

This is not to say I consider Jason Goes To Hell a good film. In fact, I think it is one of the most underwhelming films I've ever seen. It does not even get away with being merely a bad film - it is a WORTHLESS film. If you don't understand the difference, then you should acquaint yourself with Ed Wood and the Plan 9 Companion.

Where it all falls down, of course, is that Sean S. Cunningham obviously doesn't know how to execute a story that is anything other than by the numbers. If nobody was clued in on this fact after viewing the original FT13, then they sure as hell must be aware of it now. After Halloween and A Nightmare On Elm Street had previously exhausted the "mysterious, previously unknown relative" plotline, Sean obviously thought it would be an idea to kick it a few more times, just to make sure it is dead. Like Rachel Talalay, however, he also has no idea how to make the most out of tangents that could arise from his main plot idea. Indeed, Jason Goes To Hell, along with every other FT13 episode, just about, commits what is probably the biggest sin of visual entertainment: telling us in place of showing us. "I'm a mercenary who wants to kill Jason because he murdered my mother/girlfriend/daughter/babysitter". Okay, SHOW US, don't just tell us!

The special effects and particularly the finale prove that the concept of the film aims too high for the cast, crew, and everyone else even mildly involved with the production, to achieve. Simple slashers are very easy to make, but stories about spirits possessing bodies and using them to kill others is probably one of the hardest concepts to make an audience swallow. Just check out every Nightmare On Elm Street film bar the first, and you'll see how even slightly incompetent writing and direction can easily sink this idea. Films like The Evil Dead or The Hidden only get away with similar concepts because they develop a back story for the idea and proceed to immerse the viewer in it so fully that the brain just surrenders for the ride. The makers of Jason Goes To Hell could have done well to study those two films and write out a list of exactly what made them work.

So yes, Sean S. Cunningham is a worse filmmaker than Ed Wood, simply because he transcends the level of bad and goes straight into worthless. I couldn't even recommend this film as being so bad it is good, it is just an exercise in how one can miss so many opportunities and make a film without a modicum of imagination, or the nous to put the product of that imagination onto the screen in a manner that the audience can believe. Sean has let the entire "yes, we can watch films without a sale character to be mindless fanboys to" side down big-time here.


4 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 341 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed