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

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: August 1, 1986
DVD Release Date: September 25, 2001
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Critic Score: 52% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

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.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

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.

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Steve Biodrowski

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.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

A definite improvement over the fourth and fifth installments...

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Jeremiah Kipp
Slant Magazine

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.

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Steve Crum

Does Jason ever die? On with the franchsie.

Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

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.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A deliriously fun time, with Jason at his all time meanest...

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Stefan Birgir Stefansson

Jason pretty much kicks ass

Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
It took five crappy movies before someone finally realized that the only way to extract any fun from this worn-out formula would be to make it explicitly campy,… More
Coxxie Mild Sauce
I dont remember if this is one of the ones that has a "local crazy" in it, but those are just the greatest. I know atleast 3 have the crazy old rapist… More
Jason Calvin
This film is, by far, my favorite entry in the entire series. In the film Jason is resurrected. The result is the best version of Jason that was ever created.… More
Conner Rainwater
Jason doing what he does best. Armed to the teeth and brought back to life via lightning, he is now even more unstoppable. I think this is actually one of the… More
Tim Salmons
And now we come to my favorite film in the series just for the pure entertainment of it: Friday the 13th Part 6 - Jason Lives. This is the sequel that should… More
jd cryptic
Jason Lives is my favorite one in the series. Not as bloody as the others, but fun, fun, fun, fun. One-liners up the ass and GREAT characters. Camp Blood was… More