Saturday, December 1, 2007

Friday the 13th 6

Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986)

Written and Directed by: Tom McLoughlin
Starring: Thom Mathews, Jennifer Cooke, David Kagen, Kerry Noonan, Renée Jones, Tom Fridley, C.J. Graham and others

Part six! Oh God. Okay, what happened in the last one... um... right, after his death at the hands of Corey Feldman in part four, and a bit of a scare at the hands of some impostor in part five, Jason is finally back. He gets reactivated by lightning or something, and goes to terrorize Camp whatever, which has real live kiddies in it for the first time ever.

Yes, he slashes his way through teenagers, punishing them for a variety of sins including but not limited to: fornication, '80s hair, listening to shitty music.

So it's exactly the same as the other five Fridays, only this one seems to have more of a sense of humour than the others.

I mean, after six movies, it's kind of like they're getting a little silly. More self-conscious. The series is starting to go more towards the slapstick, and this one feels almost like a Nightmare on Elm Street movie.

That doesn't make it all that much more interesting to watch, although it does up the entertainment value by about 1.7 points.

Still, there are issues, the biggest of which being small children. Small children are a difficult dilemma in a movie like this, and most of the time they don't show up at all and if they do, there's usually only one who, of course, has to be saved, but doesn't really cause that much trouble.

This movie has a shitload of kids, and after a while you start to wonder, "Why the hell isn't Big J. going for the little tykes?". I mean, sheeyit. He's in a room full of slumbering tots... they're easy to kill. Hell, what's his problem?

Of course, Jason is the Left Hand of God. He only kills people who really deserve it, or, you know, bug him somehow. So, horny teenagers, meddling police officers, greasers and drunken old men. No children. How very noble of him.

Freddy and Michael Myers don't kill little kiddies either, really (although, they aren't above waiting for the kid to grow up and then killing them, but they're immortal).

Speaking of which, Jason's got to be, what, about forty-two by now (he died in 1957, but apparently continued to grow after that point)? I guess he's probably in pretty good shape... although... he wasn't looking too good.

I can't help it, I worry about him.



Body Count: 17/82
Request Death: Nothing that exciting in this one, actually - I guess decapitating three people in one swing was pretty good
How they 'kill' him this time: Tie him to a rock at the bottom of the lake. Oh yeah, and a propeller to the face
To Go: Four more, plus Freddy Vs. Jason. Next one is The New Blood - I seem to remember seeing a bit of it on Spike one Halloween a few years ago

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