Friday the 13th, Part VI: Jason Lives

Friday the 13th, Part VI: Jason Lives

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Director: Tom McLoughlin

Cast: Jennifer C. Cooke, David Kagen, Rene Jones

     
 

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This impressive entry in the popular horror series brings back the relentless killer Jason Voorhees, this time as a supernatural zombie. Tommy Jarvis, now played by Thom Matthews, accidentally resurrects Jason when he impales the killer's corpse with a metal pole during a lightning storm. Numerous murders follow, beginning with Tommy's friend (Ron Palillo) having his… See more details below

Overview

This impressive entry in the popular horror series brings back the relentless killer Jason Voorhees, this time as a supernatural zombie. Tommy Jarvis, now played by Thom Matthews, accidentally resurrects Jason when he impales the killer's corpse with a metal pole during a lightning storm. Numerous murders follow, beginning with Tommy's friend (Ron Palillo) having his heart torn out of his chest by the zombie killer. Implicated in the crimes by a mean-spirited sheriff (David Kagen), Tommy is freed from jail by the sheriff's daughter, spunky Megan (Jennifer Cooke). The cast converges on Camp Crystal Lake, which has been renamed "Camp Forest Green" by superstitious locals, in time for Tommy to send Jason back to the bottom of the lake, if only temporarily. Harry Manfredini's score is among his best, and the makeup by Martin Becker, Gabe Bartalos, R. Chris Biggs, and others is outstanding. Cooke makes an appealing heroine as Megan, although Matthews' Tommy has lost the interesting mental disturbances of previous entries and becomes just another bland hero. Tom McLoughlin's direction is effective, and the film has a memorably funny supporting turn by Bob Larkin as a grumpy drunken caretaker. Alice Cooper sings the title song, "He's Back (The Man Behind the Mask)." Although no classic, this is a solid horror film with a witty script and engaging characters. Jason would rise again to face a telekinetic teen in the disappointing Friday the 13th, Part VII: The New Blood.

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Brian J. Dillard
In their quest to pepper this horror sequel with self-reflexive humor, fright-flick in-jokes, and obscure references, the producers of Friday the 13th, Part VI: Jason Lives don't eliminate the tedium of a tired formula so much as distract their audience from the pointlessness of their enterprise. It's possible to make it all the way to the final reel of this retread without paying too much attention to the mechanics of plot or character. From the amusingly exaggerated titles sequence to the Alice Cooper theme song, this film celebrates the ubiquity and instant familiarity of its source material. The result is a deeply cynical exercise, but one that's far more enjoyable than the installments that bookend it. True, the once-interesting Tommy Jarvis -- now two actors past his best incarnation (as played by Corey Feldman) -- has become an interchangeable teen protagonist. But that's because the filmmakers wisely realize that any further attempts at psychological acuity would distract from the gleeful mayhem at hand. Later installments, particularly the leaden seventh and 11th entries, would attempt to wrest pathos and drama from the material. But Friday the 13th, Part VI: Jason Lives represents the first flowering of the parodic impulse that would power the superior ninth and tenth episodes in the franchise.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/16/2009
UPC:
0097361432342
Original Release:
1986
Rating:
R
Source:
Paramount
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:27:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Commentary by director Tom McLoughlin with cast and crew; Lost tales from camp blood-part 6; The crystal lake massacres revisited part III; Jason lives: the making of Friday the 13th : Part VI; Meeting Mr. Vootness; Slashed scenes; Original theatrical teaser trailer

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jennifer C. Cooke Megan
David Kagen Sheriff Garris
Rene Jones Sissy
Darcy de Moss Nikki
Kerry Noonan Paula
Tom Fridley Cort
C.J. Graham Jason
Vincent Guastaferro Dep. Rick Cologne
Tony Goldwyn Darren
Ron Palillo Allen Hewes
Turas O'Har Little Boy
Nancy McLaughlin Lizbeth
Alan Blumenfeld Larry
Matthew Faison Stan
Ann Ryerson Katie
Whitney Rydbeck Roy
Courtney Vickery Nancy
Bob Larkin Martin
Michael Swan Officer Pappes
Michael Nomad Thornton
Wallace Merck Burt
Roger Rose Steven
Cynthia Kania Annette
Tommy Nowell Tyen
Justin Nowell Billy
Sheri Levinsky Bus Moniter
Temi Epstein Little Girl
Thom Matthews Tommy

Technical Credits
Tom McLoughlin Director,Screenwriter
Pamela Basker Casting
Martin Becker Special Effects
Don Behrns Producer
Fern Champion Casting
Alice Cooper Songwriter
Bill Foertsch Makeup Special Effects
Joseph T. Garrity Production Designer
Bruce Green Editor
Diane Hetfield Stunts
Tom Kelly Songwriter
Jerie Kelter Set Decoration/Design
Jon Kranhouse Cinematographer
Frank Mancuso Executive Producer
Maria Mancuso Costumes/Costume Designer
Harry Manfredini Score Composer
Kane Roberts Songwriter
Lonnie R. Smith Stunts
C.J. Spry Songwriter
Jeffery Spry Songwriter
Christopher Swift Makeup
Pat Tagliaferro Art Director
James Thornton Sound Mixer
Brian Wade Makeup
Martin Walters Asst. Director

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Friday the 13th, Part VI: Jason Lives
1. Scene 1 [6:09]
2. Scene 2 [5:58]
3. Scene 3 [3:22]
4. Scene 4 [4:40]
5. Scene 5 [7:14]
6. Scene 6 [7:41]
7. Scene 7 [6:21]
8. Scene 8 [4:54]
9. Scene 9 [3:31]
10. Scene 10 [5:51]
11. Scene 11 [3:33]
12. Scene 12 [4:02]
13. Scene 13 [4:42]
14. Scene 14 [3:32]
15. Scene 15 [2:36]
16. Scene 16 [7:44]

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