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Jason Goes to Hell
Jason Goes to Hell
Actors: John D. LeMay, Kari Keegan, Kane Hodder, Steven Williams, Steven Culp
Director: Adam Marcus
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
R     2002     1hr 27min

Scare yourself into purgatory as the body count continues. The relentless, hockey-masked killer Jason Voorhees returns for more bloody cranage in this ninth chapter of the frightfully successful Friday the 13th series. Yea...  more »


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Actors: John D. LeMay, Kari Keegan, Kane Hodder, Steven Williams, Steven Culp
Director: Adam Marcus
Creators: Bill Dill, Adam Marcus, David Handman, Debbie Hayn-Cass, Sean S. Cunningham, Dean Lorey, Jay Huguely
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Horror, Science Fiction, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: New Line Home Video
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 10/08/2002
Original Release Date: 08/13/1993
Theatrical Release Date: 08/13/1993
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 27min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Chad B. (abrnt1) from CABERY, IL
Reviewed on 11/27/2011...
WTF Were They Thinking?

This film is a train wreck. Jason is not some body hopping demonic being. This was the 9th film in the Friday series and it ignores almost everything in favor of one of the most pathetic plots ever.

Problems: Jason has a sister???? Jason all of a sudden is some type of demon that can only be killed/sent back to hell by a chessy knife.

Movie Reviews

Jason dies and is reborn into movie hell
Matt | NJ | 02/07/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I have always been a fan of the Friday the 13th series. I'd seen each of the movies a dozen times, but had somehow missed this particular movie. I barely even remembered hearing about it.

I finally got to see it a few days ago and, wow... I mean, I honestly gave this movie a chance. I really did. This installment into the series is what PART 3 was to the HALLOWEEN series. Jason is barely in the movie. When you do see him, his makeup job is so weak that he becomes more comical than imposing or frightening. Now, I love Kane Hodder as Jason, but the acting in this movie is absolutely bottom shelf. There are a few decent visual effects, yet there are more than enough cheesy effects to counter and totally eclipse the good.

This is the 2nd "mulligan" of the series: along with part 5, fans will wish they could simply remove them from the series and forever forget them."
3 Stars for the movie itself, 4 Stars for the DVD
C. DiVincenzo | | 11/20/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Elizabeth Marcus (Julie Michaels) is being chased through the woods by Jason. Typical Friday The 13th movie, right? Wrong. A bunch of bright lights flash on, startling Jason. The FBI comes out of hiding and shoot Jason numerous times. In fact, Kane Hodder, as Jason, had the most squibs ever on an actor. Jason is then blown to smithereens, causing body parts to go flying. It's a pretty cool opening sequence, but how are they going to finish the movie?

Jason's tattered remains are being examined by a professional. The man is hypnotized by Jason's black heart so much so that he eats it (there's some interesting acting). This brings the spirit of Jason into him. He continues to go from body to body, searching for his living family members (his sister, his niece, and his niece's baby). If he can get one of them to host his spirit, he will be reborn with into his old body, complete with mask and all.

He switches bodies multiple times throughout the movie, which is kind of cool. The downside of this is that there aren't many scenes with Jason as Jason -- that is, Kane Hodder as Jason. This is his third of four times playing Jason in a row. Hodder does have a short appearance as an FBI agent, but he gets killed.

The ending is pretty lame with the 'heart creature' and the giant hands from Hell. However, the sequence right before the credits is very exciting. I won't spoil it for those who haven't seen it, but let's just say that there's a very special cameo.

Aside from the cameo I just mentioned, there are some other interesting appearances. The book in the old Voorhees house is the Book Of The Dead from the Evil Dead movies. Additionally, the dagger used to kill Jason was the same daggeer used in Evil Dead. This didn't have anything to do with the movie, but it was cool that they used the same props.

This movie leaves many unanswered questions. Why does a movie titled Jason Goes To Hell never have a scene in Hell? How did Jason come back from the ending of the eighth movie? If the bounty hunter has been chasing Jason for his entire life, why doesn't he show up until the eighth installment? How did he find out how to kill Jason? More importantly, why is he even after Jason? Why was Jason's family never mentioned before this? Oh well, it's a movie. It's bound to have some plot holes.

On the plus side, there is actually some character development here, which most Friday The 13th movies lack. People are actually in relationships and have lives until Jason interrupts.

It was interesting to see how New Line went in a different direction with this film. The didn't do the same 'campers getting killed in the woods' thing, although they did include a few camper deaths in the movie, which was a good idea on their part. Let's face it: people complained about the lack of that, but if they would have done the same old plot again, people would have complained about it being boring and unoriginal.

The DVD is pretty good for this movie. It has some cool special features. One of those is the funny commentary from director Adam Marcus and screenwriter Dean Lorey, both of whom play small roles in the movie. They poke fun and make jokes but also tell interesting facts, so it's entertaining. Other features include alternate scenes from the television version, the original theatrical trailer, and jump to a death. The only thing missing would be a cool 'making of' segment.

The best part about the DVD is that it contains both the R-rated version and an unrated director's cut. The R-rated version is the one you saw in theaters. It shows a lot of deaths off screen. Sure, that adds a sense of mystery, but if you're a gore hound like myself, you'll want to watch the unrated version. It has a lot of bloody deaths that were so bad, they couldn't be shown in theaters. It's much better than the original, in my personal opinion.

It's not the Final Friday, as the title states, but neither was the fourth one, which claimed to be 'The Final Chapter'. They will continue to make movies as long as they can get money out of it. At least this one isn't a bad movie, like the next to come."
Actually well done...
Jon Nelson | Ohio, USA | 01/26/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"At least, if you're into the horror genre. There are a few things that make this entry in the series a cut above the other Fridays: First, there's certainly an abundance of plot- we've got Jason's origin and some actual character development. Second, there are some good actors in this movie- Erin Gray, John D. LeMay, Steven Culp, etc. We actually care for some of these characters. Third, you get the feeling that this is the first time the filmmakers are actually in on the joke... as in every horror movie, the couple that has sex is 'punished' but in this movie, there's even an amusing scene where, right before Jason kills them, he steps on the condom that the guy tossed out of the tent- so much for safe sex! And how about those Vorhees burgers and Jason fingers at the diner? And the scene where the woman strips and takes a shower in order to draw Jason out into the open? Too funny! And that last scene was a perfect way to end the movie and nicely set up future sequels."