Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993)






Kane Hodder, John D. LeMay, Kari Keegan, Steven Williams, Allison Smith, Steven Cup, Billy Green Bush, Erin Gray, Rusty Schwimmer, Leslie Jordan, Josh Brennan, Kipp Marcus, Richard Gant, Gino Kane, Julie Michaels, Paul Devine, Michael Clunie


Tracked down and blown to bits by a special FBI task force, everyone now assumes that Jason (Kane Hodder) is finally dead. But everyone assumes wrong, and Jason now has the ability to assume the identity of anyone he touches, and it's up to the Voorhees family to stop him.


Definition of hell: 1. A place regarded in various religions as a spiritual realm of evil and suffering 2. A situation, experience, or place of great suffering. Now, unless I've seen a completely different film, I haven't seen Jason going through that - I kind of guess he goes to hell at the end of the film, but the audience is the one really going through hell for an hour and a half.

Slow, stupid and tacky, Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday is a garbage of a movie that should go to hell.

Besides being atrociously written, poorly executed and painfully acted, and besides the title still lies because this clearly isn't the final friday, the problem here is the plot, or better what the hell happened between Manhattan and this. We left Jason dipped in toxic waste in a New York City sewer, where he turned back into a kid, and was supposedly dead - in that case the title would have made sense. This film opens with a FBI task force blowing Jason to bits, after his killing spree started again in Camp Crystal Lake. What the hell happened? How did he come back from the dead this time? And how did he go back to Camp Blood? At this point I think it's stupid of me to try to make sense of this.

The film almost completely lacks suspense and surprise. I said almost because the coroner deciding to eat Jason's heart for no apparent reason is probably the biggest surprise in the entire franchise, stupid still a surprise. 

However, Jason's heart deserves a mention because of its beats before getting eaten. I think it'd be great to make techno/electronic/dance music. Seriously, DJs should call him. 

The useless and awful characters are rewarded with something they really deserve, the worst acting in the whole franchise.

That's all for this episode, see you next Friday with the next predictably awful sequel.

1 comment :

  1. By far, this is the weirdest entry in the canon, and not in a good way.