Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)





Thom Mathews, Jennifer Cooke, David Kagen, Kerry Noonan, Renée Jones, Tom Fridley, Darcy DeMoss, Tony Goldwyn, Nancy McLoughlin, Alan Blumenfeld, Matthew Faison, Ann Ryerson, Ron Palillo, Vincent Guastaferro, Michael Swan, Courtney Vickery, Whitney Rydbeck, Bob Larkin, Wallace Merck, Justin Nowell, Roger Rose, Michael Nomad, Cynthia Kania, Temi Epstein, Justin Nowell, Taras O'Har, Tommy Nowell, Sheri Levinsky, C. J. Graham


Tommy Jarvis (Thom Mathews) returns to the graveyard to make sure Jason Voorhees (C. J. Graham) 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.


I can't believe I'm about to say it, but this chapter is kind of good. A bit boring yet Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives is an improvement over the previous installments.

On the one hand, director Tom McLoughlin offers a tedious, repetitive and therefore predictable storyline lacking in good gore, but on the other hand, he opens the film with the most effective sequence in the entire franchise - having Tommy and a friend accidentally bringing back from the dead a virtually unstoppable Jason.

Once again, there is no reason for this film to exist other than allowing Jason to run around killing people in the same ways as always with the addition of some demential elements. Only this time the film is watchable, also because of the beautiful red Camaro that definitely steals the scene.

As sequel of Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning, the change of course is utterly disappointing. Let me explain myself. At end of Part V is more than clear that Tommy is going to be the new Jason, considering the way he killed that poor woman in the hospital. In this chapter seems like they forgot about that part, with Tommy only trying to brin
g Jason back where he belongs, hell.

The most astonishing thing is the acting: unbelievably good considering its predecessors. Thom Mathews is the right guy to play Tommy Jarvis, and does a fine job. David Kagen also does a quite good job in the role of Sheriff Garris. Also the camp counselors do a fine job.


Lizabeth: I've seen enough horror movies to know any weirdo wearing a mask in never friendly. 


  1. Enough people complained about Jason not being in the previous installment they had to bring him back.

    1. At least this one's better than the previous film

  2. Enough people complained about Jason not being in the previous installment they had to bring him back.