Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986) - Horror, Thriller

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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
Length: 86 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 32 out of 332 found boring (9.63%)

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A couple of clever sight gags, such as a pre-teen camper falling asleep reading Sartre's "No Exit", show a bit of intelligence on behalf of the film-makers.

If it's true that the previous five might be a bit repetitive, in the plot, scenarios and characters, it's also true that they could be called masterpieces comparing to this low cost piece of crap!

I remember watching it many times on VHS back then, and I still find it enjoyable and entertaining today.

Part 6 was scary and very enjoyable.

well, thinking what i said about humor, you might think this one is one to skip if you looking for a good scare, but there is a very intense scene with Jason getting ready to take out camper Paula by redecorating the cabin with her-Jason loves red.

An Excellent,Thrilling And Entertaining Sequel.

Makes a nice surprise from the moronic humour of Part 5 and the deathly-dull retread that Part 4 was.


Part VI is another retread of the same Friday formula with the entertaining spirit of Part V and the distinction of Jason now being totally inhuman, a horrific zombie; not to mention the addition of children at the camp.

This movie has to be the most fast paced and action filled movie in The Friday The 13th series.

Friday The 13th Part VI:Jason Lives is an excellent and thrilling sequel and is one of the best films in the series that is filled with great atmospheric direction,a good cast and a memorable score and soundtrack.

This movie also has action I forgot to mentioned but it has ton's of action it is great entertaining action horror film.

Also on the DVD that I watched there was a commentary track which is worth listening to along with two featurettes,an alternative ending that is storyboarded and the theatrical trailer all of which are worth watching.

It's a fairly enjoyable sequel to this franchise and certainly a decent horror-comedy in its own right.

Apart from Jason X, this movie has the most death toll, Jason kills his victims in a entertaining way.

The two of them together make for a wonderful combo and it's highly entertaining seeing them run around trying to figure out a way for them to kill Jason.

Though the last 20 minutes of Part VIII is very entertaining.

This installment is just plain boring.

This movie is extremely entertaining and lots of fun to watch, with creative kills and funny gags.

For me, they've been the best, most entertaining ones, and this was absolutely no exception.

Very entertaining.

Unlike the previous five films, which were all formulaic hack-&-slash, this one has a lot going for it.

Much like Evil Dead 2 or Nightmare on Elm Street Part 3, when the film doesn't take itself too seriously, it can turn out a very fun and entertaining experience.

And yet again Tommy is played by a different actor, making things only a little confusing.

its just so intense and well directed and the pacing is great.

tres pretentious)

Part Three Jason gets his mask, very entertaining.

What makes this film work better than others is that writer/director Tom McLoughlin fully embraces the predictable, formulaic nature of slasher films (years before Kevin Williamson did the same with "Scream") and ends up making a rather meta entry into the series.

It is intriguing though as slashers are known for their final girl, where this one kind of bucks that trend.

But it adds a lot to what was a very repetitive series.

From the start in the graveyard, this movie has very few slow moments or times where it lets up.

Thom Matthews of Return of the Living Dead fame replaces dull John Shepherd as Tommy.

While also packed with some fine humorous moments and a fun, striking-looking Jason, there's enough to like here that makes this one enjoyable to be able to hold off the one big flaw in this one.

As mentioned above, I am not the biggest fan of the series, but some of the films are highly entertaining, and this one is definitely one of them.

On top of that, much of the supporting characters are still as bland as ever.

It's not a great movie but for fans of the series, Part VI works as the most enjoyable of the series.

Mindless, numb numb, entertaining.

This is one of the few movies in the series where there are genuinely suspenseful moments.

Ignoring the stupid way that Jason is brought back from the dead the film itself has no plot at all - most of the others in the series had at least a flimsy plot onto which they could make money out of.

Highly-Charged Jason, Highly-Charged Movie .

Bits of tongue and cheek humor like that scattered throughout the film are part of what makes Jason Lives such an enjoyable experience.

He moves slow and everything just like a zombie.

However by this film, storytelling was way off, the characters were uninteresting and the series was really hitting a slump in its creativity.

Flawed But Enjoyable .

This movie was just outstanding from beginning to end as it had a superbly written script that had suspenseful scenes leading up to great jump scares just like in the other movies.

Does it have the most intense portrayal of psycho-killer Jason?

but it has to be the second most entertaining in the series.

A lot of self aware, tongue and cheek humor, along with some good forth wall breaking moments, really makes for a fun and enjoyable experience.

Really enjoyable installment.

Highly entertaining film.

You have to really hand it to director Tom McLoughlin, who knew how to handle a sixth sequel at this extended point in time and somehow manage to keep it exciting and interesting.

Matthews has this kind of charisma that makes for an entertaining performance and he has good chemistry with Jennifer Cook as Megan.

And the beginning of Part IX is very entertaining.

I guess if you're really bored you can check this one out.

But the effort is too weak, never really giving us a strong delivery in that field, always wavering on the edge of the Modern and Post- modern.

And even though zombie-Jason rules, the earlier movies are the most entertaining.

It was exciting from beginning to end and for all of you who believe that Friday the 13th sequels stink, here's a good one for ya.

Jason Lives is a fan favorite, and while I can appreciate the technical improvements and the better acting, the movie really does have a weak script that rushes through the important parts while lingering on tedious "tension" as characters stumble about in the dark.

In the opening scene the movie gets you hooked with a very exciting opening; without going though the previous movies.

Jason Lives is action packed, gory, humorous, suspenseful, and even kind of heartwarming all at the same time, the score and soundtrack are amazing, The male and female lead have great chemistry, the acting is pretty decent, the characters are very likable, The kills are creative, and Jason(played expertly by C.

Worth watching!

I mean after first installment - every sequel was average, mediocre slasher in conclusion with confusing fifth where you are left scratching your head in disbelief...

The series is not on par with the likes of the Halloween or Hitchcock movies, and the cheese factor does show, but it is still entertaining in its fast-paced plot and hair-raising scenes.

This film thankfully eschews the standard cliché of having to define characters exclusively by singular quirks, and everyone feels a bit more grounded and realistic.

The opening of the film has Jason imitate the James Bond opening credits gun barrel, there are other witty moments along the way, the slight storyline continuing helps it flow, and the song "He's Back (The Man Behind the Mask)" by Alice Cooper playing in the end credits is really catchy, this is certainly one of the most memorable of the sequels in the franchise, an entertaining horror.

Starting off with the fantastic opening sequence where Jason's resurrection in the cemetery with the grand Gothic action of the metal rod and the lightning bolt, the attack on the campers on the shortcut in the woods and the car-chase through the woods leading the police back to the graveyard all manage to give this some highly exciting scenes along the way here.

The kills are entertaining without being too gory, although the aftermath of a murder in a cabin has to be seen to be believed.

"Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives" is not Hitchcock, but it is a highly-entertaining effort that never once reveals its low-budget limitations.

This is 80 minutes sans credits, and it's entertaining throughout.

Gory, fast-paced, entertaining, and funny.

From its spectacular, squirm-in-your-seat opening to its exciting finale, "Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives" delivers.

Tommy makes a good hero, the storyline is well-paced and entertaining and there are a multitude of interesting characters rather than just brainless teenagers (although there are a few of those).

Otherwise this is as boring as a horror movie can get.

The movie is a much needed return to Jason as well as a refreshing and wonderfully entertaining take on expected material.

it's nearly as entertaining.

Mathews is pretty good at doing frightened/intense schtick and he's the best person in this film.

More entertaining than horror .

And while those efforts are certainly a mixed bag, I think they made it work well enough here to make an enjoyable little popcorn horror-comedy, provided you don't think about the actual plot too much.

Paramount Pictures, Tom McLaughlin, Harry Manfredini, and everyone else that had even passing involvement in this film should all be dragged out into the street, tied onto the bumper of a Greyhound and driven out into the middle of the ocean.

"Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI" or "The Unexpected Virtue of Self-Aware Meta-Humor"- The best entry in the franchise.

An engaging cast includes Jennifer Cooke as an extremely feisty final girl, and a roster of victims such as Renee Jones, Kerry Noonan, Darcy DeMoss, and Tom Fridley.

When you look past all the flaws that Friday the 13th part 6 has, you will probably find an overall entertaining movie.

To tell the truth like Freddy said in the features on the DVD Jason is very boring and slow.

This film has it all, it's fast paced, entertaining, terrifying, gory, funny and sexy all in one big package!

This has an exciting and fun opening sequence including an excellent beginning credits James Bond-like montage, good cast that has fun with it, innovative killings, and a twisted sense of humor.

Not much in the way of skin, relatively restrained gore and the aforementioned hokey humor make this one a fairly boring entry.

It can get very tiresome, very quickly.

Worst movie in the series so far!

Out of all the Friday movies, it is the most enjoyable and worth watching, while most of the others aren't.

Because of this, the film doesn't take itself too seriously and, as a result, we get what is probably the most enjoyable film in the whole franchise.

Too much Fast paced .

Thom Matthews puts more of an emphasis on the supernatural nature of Jason's character here, (This is the first of the "zombie Jason" movies, where Jason is an actual monster/zombie rather than just a psychotic and murderous deformed human) which leads to some creative and EXTREMELY entertaining kills.

The score by Harry Manfredini is sensational,creepy,intense and is one of the best scores in the series matching the tone of the movie perfectly.

The Killer cuts the camp phone lines (pointless as The Sheriff's office is empty anyway) & Sissy is unlucky 13th to die.

if you're into these flicks it's quite entertaining...

Jennifer Cooke (Megan) was sexy and was also a great character she's my 2nd fave heroine in the series next to Amy Steel, and what's also nice to see that she's not one of the virginal stereotypes heroines, she's quite flirty and likes sex as much as anyone and she's also the sexiest girl in this movie and the entire series and plus her chemistry with Thom Matthews was really engaging and spot on.

But with an increased emphasis on humor and one of the tamest rosters of kills in the series, this outing is decidedly uneven, and it still falls somewhere in the middle of the rankings for the most enjoyable film of the franchise.

Tommy Jarvis is much more enjoyable in this film as he is the main character (besides Jason).

Jason Returns to Crystal Lake in This Dull, Redundant Slasher Turd .

Maybe since then I've seen scads of similar movies and am conditioned, like everyone else, to spot every cliché a mile away (speaking of clichés).

Tommy Jarvis seems to be based somewhat on Ash from the Evil Dead flicks in this movie with his attitude and one liners, but Megan is nigh-unwatchable due to her horrible overacting and poorly executed intentional childish attitude.

And while some might find it cool to see a Jason-monster from Dr. Frankenstein, I find this film is the reason that parts 7, 8, 9 and the upsoming 10 were made (despite one part enjoyable).

In final word,if you love the Friday The 13th series,Jason Voorhees,Horror films or Slasher movies in general,I highly suggest you see Friday The 13th Part VI:Jason Lives,an excellent and thrilling sequel that is one of the best films in the franchise.

Amusing at first, ultimately tedious.

Friday the 13th was good in fact the best, then came the disaster, a number of pointless sequels, I did not like this one at all, it was fake in nearly every aspect.

His dull, blank reactions to everything around him are hilarious.

I'm not a big fan of the "Friday The 13th" series in general, and would not call any of its part 'great' or even 'scary', yet it is undeniable that some of the films are vastly entertaining.

The direction by Tom Mcloughlin is amazing and stylish,with Mcloughlin always moving the camera and giving the movie an atmospheric and stunning look.

For starter it was too much fast paced and the story moved so quickly that you lost touch with it until the last sequences when all the fun had gone away.

Although this movie lacks any actual horror, it is still an entertaining and great sequel.

There's a lot of good laughs and also some decent suspenseful sequences and also an ending that seems to leave things quite open for many many more Friday the 13th films.

Now, besides Tommy's character we also have a "small" group of camp counselors instead of the usual group of 8-10 pointless minor characters who are not in the film long enough to notice.

I truly enjoyed it along with Alice Cooper song on closing credit...

An unexpected highpoint in the series.

There is lots of awesome and pointless violence, heaps of lame jokes, and an awesome soundtrack (Alice Cooper!

This movie is entertaining, it has funny moments, great killings, and Jason looks cool!!.

It is a waste of eighty-six minutes of your life, from which you will literally remember nothing, even if you watch it as part of a group.

Overall a fun movie thats entertaining, funny and has a great soundtrack.

It has everything a Jason movie needs, the intense Jason scenes, the sound FX, the music, the acting, the filmography, the locations, everything ties together to make a great movie.

The DVD Box Set of "Friday the 13th" Series has an intriguing and fascinating commentary track by the director, interviews with the cast & filmmakers and deleted alternate death scenes.

Also,the killing's in the movie were not as much suspenceful,entertaining and likable as in the other part's,people just came and got killed and we didnt even got to know the character's a little bit as in other f13 movies and relative unknowns who suddenly popped into the movie were dispatched just becuz they were with the teens who jason was going to kill,Big deal!

Jason Lives & bores the viewer to death.

Thom Matthews is an extremely likable and compelling lead as Tommy Jarvis.

The people in this one aren't nearly as annoying as those in most of the other films, which makes this film more suspenseful.

I enjoyed it.

The death sequences are intense and unique.

Still it is a rather enjoyable installment of the series.

Cunningham's humdrum horror franchise, the fifth sequel which would have seemed like a somewhat pointless venture, as it has increasingly just become an excuse to milk as much out of the Friday the 13th cash cow for all it's worth.

Written and Directed by Tom McLoughlin (Date with an Angel, One Dark Night, Sometimes They Came Back) made an surprisingly entertaining sequel to the seemingly endless "Friday the 13th" series.

I dont know why, but he seems really intense in this film.

His inclusion adds some lame action movie set pieces nobody wanted like him breaking out of jail, unconvincingly, and a boring car chase that just feels like a distraction from what the movie is actually about: Jason slicing people up.

" Or the self-reflexive wink at the ancient cliché of vehicle engines stalling at the worst possible time.

This fifth sequel was entertaining, funny, gruesome, and the timing was right, to all the cast and crew i say way to go

The "final" showdown between Jason and Tommy is quite entertaining as well.

However, if you can suspend your disbelief and look past a lot of the flaws in the plot, you are in for a very enjoyable experience.

This is the worst movie in the FRIDAY THE 13TH series.

While part 5 is boring and has no soul, part 6 is a documentary on how making sequels a success!

Surprisingly Entertaining .

The pacing is excellent and the many entertaining sequences include a skewering of company "war games" and Tommy's frequent futile attempts to get a stubborn jerk sheriff (David Kagen) to believe him.

Bad first hour that thankfully picked up for a mostly entertaining final half hour.

One of the most entertaining, funny, fast-paced of the "Friday the 13th" series.

What makes Jason Lives very entertaining and memorable is the way writer-director Tom McLoughlin approaches the material giving the series a shot in the arm giving fans a movie that is stylish and atmospheric as well as very explosive and thrilling with intensity and fun.

Overall a fun movie thats entertaining, funny and has a great soundtrack.

Overall, although the series should have ended here on a high note, 'Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives' proves an entertaining entry with a villain worth fearing again.

Needless to say, this cast is the best out of any of the films, with some really compelling performances (a thing that the "Friday The 13" series isn't known for); which really makes for a standout film.

It was one of my most enjoyable screenings that I ever experienced in that theatre on the premiere evening!

The latter half is basically action while the first half is comedy either way it was an enjoyable , forgettable film.

Harry Manfredini's score also seems to be more rousing than usual .

Part Two was boring and introduces Jason.

And if you compare this to the pointless fifth installment, this film looks like cinema gold.

Tommy Jarvis is yet again played by a new actor Thom Matthews who gives a solid performance really strong and engaging performance and he's also really good looking which really adds to the boost.

There's no nudity here & the gore has been toned down but it has a very high body count with many inventive kills, it's fast paced, well acted & is hugely enjoyable.

Exciting, breathtaking, stunning!

It isn't your standard, straight up horror/slasher film, its a slasher with some some personality, some dry humour, its also entertaining as all hell, unlike most slashers.

the second most entertaining in the series .


Ridiculous, but enjoyable.

Exciting, good story, acting, effects, and music.

One thing that separates this is perhaps its pure enjoyable nature.

Although heavily cut, the movies' kills are not all that spectacular, some are inventive, but in order to boost the body-count a lot of the kills are quick, dull machete kills.

Overall, this episode is fairly slick, sick and enjoyable, and one of the best of the series.

His slow head turns, his blank stares, his long pauses.

Most range from "bad enough to be good" or "entertaining despite it's flaws" while some titles fall into "just plain bad" territory (A New Beginning, Jason Takes Manhattan and The Final Friday.

I admit, I love predictable horror flicks sometimes.

But eventually the usual monotony sets in, the killings are standard and the movie becomes tediously repetitive.

Perhaps the reason he didn't kill her or the other children was because on some level in what's left of his twisted mind he remains the child he once was.. There's a kill that you basically don't even see, where the nicest camp councillor ever gets completely obliterated after an excellent suspenseful buildup, I feel so bad for her as she's established as so sweet and kind, it's awesomely horrible!

What a big, huge, elephantine waste of time.

This film is excellent in that from start to finish it is entertaining.