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Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday
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The Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare of the Friday the 13th franchise.
Genre: Horror
Slasher
Directed By: Adam Marcus
Produced By: Sean S Cunningham
Written By: Jay Huguely
Dean Lorey
Based On: Characters by Victor Miller
Starring: John D LeMay
Kari Keegan
Allison Smith
Steven Culp
Billy "Green" Bush
Kane Hodder
Erin Gray
Cinematography: Bill Dill
Distributed By: New Line Cinema
Release Date: August 13, 1993
Runtime: 88 minutes
90 minutes (Unrated Cut)
Country: United States
Language: English
Budget: $3 Million
Box Office: $15.9 million
Franchise: Friday The 13th
Prequel: Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
Sequel: Jason X (Non Canon)
Freddy vs. Jason (Canon)


Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday is a 1993 American supernatural slasher film directed by Adam Marcus, written by Jay Huguely and Dean Lorey, and produced by Sean S. Cunningham. It is the ninth installment of the Friday the 13th franchise, and stars John D. LeMay, Kari Keegan, Steven Williams, and Kane Hodder as Jason Voorhees; the latter reprising his role from the previous two films. It is the first film in the series to be distributed by New Line Cinema.

The next installment in the series, Jason X, was released in 2001, and a narrative sequel/crossover, Freddy vs. Jason, was released in 2003 and a remake based/inspired from the first two Friday The 13th films was released in 2009.

Plot

In 2003, a few years after his defeat in Manhattan, Jason Voorhees returns to Crystal Lake and stalks a woman who is secretly a FBI agent, and she lures Jason into a trap which the FBI agents shoots Jason Voorhees and blows him up. his remains are taken to a morgue where a coroner eats Jason's heart and goes on a bloody killing spree and possessing other people. Then, it is revealed that a relative of Jason can kill him with a magic dagger. Can the last of his relatives kill the hockey mask wearing maniac before it's too late?

Why Evil Has Never Found A Home

  1. Bland and mediocre acting from everyone except for Kane Hodder as Jason Voorhees.
  2. Dumb and weak plot. Nothing to speak of it's just Jason's spirit possessing other people and going on a bloody rampage.
  3. Unlikable characters, such as
    • Jessica Kimble is a bland final girl.
    • Joey B
    • Shelby B
    • Robert Campbell
    • Coroner Phil
    • Deputy Josh
    • Creighton Duke is a cliched bounty hunter.
    • Randy
  4. Disturbing scenes such as Deputy Josh's shaving scene and melting scene, which can be gross for those with a weak stomach and just plain gross out.
  5. Deputy Josh's death is just plain awful like Spencer's death in Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare, but in here the deputy melts away in a disgusting gruesome gross way.
  6. Jason Voorhees barely appears in this film like A New Beginning, except for the opening and final act and reflections of the Jason-possessed persons on mirrors.
  7. Lots Of Plot Holes for example:
  8. False Advertising: There's a silver hockey mask on the cover and trailers, but in the movie Jason wears his traditional damaged hockey mask throughout the film.
  9. Just like Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare, this film feels like a wacky goofy cartoony horror comedy rather than a slasher horror movie.
  10. Unnecessary easter egg to Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn, which Steven Freeman discovers the Necronomicon Ex Mortis in the Voorhees house, also the Kandarian dagger is used to kill Jason.
  11. Just like Freddy Krueger in Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare, Jason Voorhees was given unneeded powers that make no sense, like possessing people.
  12. Blatant rip off of The Hidden.
  13. Barely any machete killings, except for Jason injuring the agent woman in the opening and the Jason-possessed Randy getting his neck cut open.
  14. There was a deleted scene where a guy in a bathroom sitting on a toilet gets killed by Phil (Jason) which is just plain gross out.
  15. Poor directing by Adam Marcus who would later write Texas Chainsaw 3D.
  16. The infamous misspelling Of "Voorhees" which is "Vorhees".
  17. This movie was responsible for killing the Friday The 13th (Franchise) for 8 years until Jason X.
  18. The ending is just sequel baiting as it's just Jason's hockey mask getting grabbed by Freddy Krueger's bladed-gloved hand, which leads into the crossover sequel released 10 years later.
  19. Not only does it steal the Necronomicon from Evil Dead 2, it also steals the Yeti from Creepshow.
  20. There is a sex scene where two campers are having sex, which can be turned off immediately, thankfully Phil (Jason) kills them with a fence post.
  21. A few major retcons and continuity errors for example.
    • Despite Jason Voorhees returning to crystal lake, the big question is how did he return to crystal lake that means he was just flooded by the toxic waste from Part VIII and washed up on the shores of crystal lake.
    • None of the previous survivors from the other Friday The 13th films show up, like Rennie and her boyfriend from the previous 8th part, or Tina Shepard from part VII, Tommy Jarvis from Parts IV-VI, Reggie from Part V, Trish Jarvis from Part IV and Chris Higgins from part III and Ginny Field From Part II, anyway what just happened to them?
  22. Horrible and stupid soundtrack, that sounds like something from other video game series like Final Fantasy or The Legend of Zelda.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Stephanie as a baby is cute.
  2. Jason Voorhees is a likable villain just like the other films.
    • Kane Hodder also puts a good performance as Jason.
  3. Steven Freeman is a likeable character, he also returns along with a fully grown Stephanie in the comic Freddy vs Jason Vs Ash: The Nightmare Warriors.
  4. Freddy Krueger grabs Jason's mask at the end of the film, which will lead into the events of the crossover film Freddy Vs Jason.
  5. This movie can be a "so bad it's good" film.
  6. Some of the kills are great, such as two police officers getting their heads slammed together, Deputy Josh's death (see WEHNFAH #5), and a deleted kill of Deputy Josh (Jason) slamming someone's face in a sink.

Reception

Jason Goes To Hell was panned by critics and fans alike, criticizing its supernatural elements and elimination of Jason Voorhees as a physical character. On the Review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday holds a 20% approval rating, based on 20 reviews.

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Trivia

  • Kane Hodder not only played as Jason Voorhees but he plays as a FBI guard and Freddy Krueger's arm At the end of the film.
  • The film has a comic book adaptation and a trading cards series from Topps.
  • In Freddy Vs Jason Vs Ash, it was canonized that Pamela used the Necronomicon to resurrect Jason from the dead before the events of the first Friday The 13th film.
    • The Voorhees house also returns in the comic after the events of Freddy Vs. Jason.
  • This is the first time Jason speaks while possessed in Randy's body.

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