Friday the 13th, Part VI - Jason Lives
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Friday the 13th, Part VI - Jason Lives
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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 54%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The murderous Jason is back in the latest chapter of the most offensive series in film history, unless Burt Reynolds makes three more Smokey and the Bandit pictures real quick."
‑ Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune
"While there's a superficial been-there-done-that, why don't-we-just-mock-the-whole-thing quality to this entry in the series, it certainly livens up what has become by this point a stale franchise."
‑ Jeremiah Kipp, Slant Magazine
"Does Jason ever die? On with the franchsie."
‑ Steve Crum,
"Gives us a couple of good, self-referential laughs ... the film is probably the most enjoyable of the series, but it isn't the best."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"The best Jason until Jason X. Has a sense of humor and a good story."
‑ Fred Topel,
"Although the first four sequels had their own brand of tongue-in-cheek horror, Part VI marked the first step into overt campiness of the series."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"A deliriously fun time, with Jason at his all time meanest..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Jason pretty much kicks ass"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson,
"Of note: Electricity will figure prominently in just about every Friday the 13th entry from this point onward."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"Possibly the best Jason movie, which admittedly isn't saying a whole lot. Great Alice Cooper theme tune."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"This may be my favorite of the Friday the 13th series, mainly because of the winking, insider humor; it's almost like a precursor to Wes Craven's Scream ten years later."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Writer-director Tom McLoughlin strives to bend the familiar FRIDAY formula into a throwback to an earlier era of horror monsters. The results are mixed...but you have to give [him] credit for trying."
‑ Steve Biodrowski, Cinefantastique
"It's kind of a nice film, and nice exploitation films are nobody's idea of a good time."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"The sixth installment in the thunderingly mediocre series features no nudity whatsoever. Surely this is an editing mistake."
‑ Eric D. Snider,
"Is it a great horror picture? Oh, no, though within the confines of an artistically dubious series, it's like a work of minor genius."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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