Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday

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"Evil has finally found a home."
  • R
  • 1993
  • 1 hr 27 min
  • 4.1  (36,432)
  • 17

In 1993, the ninth installment in the popular Friday the 13th franchise was released, titled Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday. The film begins with Jason Voorhees, the iconic hockey-masked killer, being lured into a trap and blown to pieces by a group of FBI agents. However, as it turns out, Jason's spirit is not easily defeated and he soon possesses the body of one of the agents, setting the stage for a new kind of horror.

The story follows a series of characters, including Steven (played by John D. LeMay) and Jessica (played by Kari Keegan), as they become entangled in the twisted web of Jason's ongoing rampage. Steven, who is the brother of one of Jason's earlier victims, teams up with bounty hunter Creighton Duke (played by Steven Williams) to try and stop the demonic killer once and for all. Along the way, they'll encounter a string of unsettling characters including a coroner who becomes possessed by Jason's spirit, a waitress who seems to have a dark connection to the killer, and a host of hapless victims who fall prey to Jason's insatiable appetite for blood.

One of the most striking elements of Jason Goes to Hell is the way in which the filmmakers choose to explore the mythology surrounding Jason and his supernatural powers. As the story progresses, we learn more and more about the various ways in which Jason has been able to cheat death and continue his murderous spree. The film also introduces the notion of a "Voorhees curse," which may be the source of Jason's seemingly unending power.

Of course, no Friday the 13th movie would be complete without plenty of over-the-top gore and violence, and Jason Goes to Hell certainly delivers on that front. From explosive opening sequence that sees Jason taken down by the FBI, to the film's bloody finale, there are plenty of creative death scenes and gruesome kills. Kane Hodder, who had portrayed Jason in the previous three films, was back once again to bring his unique physicality and terrifying presence to the iconic role.

Some fans of the franchise were initially put off by the film's departure from the familiar formula of previous entries, particularly with regards to the possession storyline and the fact that Jason spends most of the movie in the guise of other characters. However, years later, many have come to appreciate Jason Goes to Hell for its inventive approach and willingness to take risks.

Overall, Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday is a memorable entry in the Friday the 13th franchise. It may not be the scariest or most coherent installment, but its willingness to push the boundaries of what we expect from a Jason Voorhees movie make it a standout in the series. Whether you're a longtime fan or simply a fan of horror movies in general, it's definitely worth checking out.

Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday is a 1993 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 27 minutes. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.1 and a MetaScore of 17.

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    4.1  (36,432)
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