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Jason Lives (1986)

Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (original title)
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Tommy Jarvis goes to the graveyard to get rid of Jason Voorhees' body once and for all, but inadvertently brings him back to life instead. The newly revived killer once again seeks revenge, and Tommy may be the only one who can defeat him.


Tom McLoughlin


Tom McLoughlin
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Thom Mathews ... Tommy
Jennifer Cooke ... Megan
David Kagen David Kagen ... Sheriff Garris
Kerry Noonan Kerry Noonan ... Paula
Renée Jones ... Sissy (as Renee Jones)
Tom Fridley ... Cort
C.J. Graham ... Jason
Darcy DeMoss ... Nikki
Vincent Guastaferro ... Deputy Rick Cologne
Tony Goldwyn ... Darren
Nancy McLoughlin Nancy McLoughlin ... Lizbeth
Ron Palillo ... Allen Hawes
Alan Blumenfeld ... Larry
Matthew Faison Matthew Faison ... Stan
Ann Ryerson ... Katie


Tommy Jarvis returns to the graveyard to make sure Jason Voorhees is dead and accidentally brings him back to life. Now it's up to Tommy to stop Jason's mindless killing and put him back where he belongs. Written by Michael Silva <silvamd@cleo.bc.edu>

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Parents Guide:

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Release Date:

1 August 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aladdin Sane See more »

Filming Locations:

Georgia, USA See more »


Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,750,837, 3 August 1986

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo


Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jason kills Cort with Rambo's black Bowie knife from Rambo: First Blood Part II. See more »


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Paula: Sissy, I don't want to play.
Sissy: Okay, you can be the Queen of Diamonds. Now, we take this Jack, which is Jason and shuffle him into these piles which represent cabins. The goal of the game is to find out which cabin Jason is in!
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Crazy Credits

First end credits to feature a song and not the Friday the 13th theme music. See more »

Alternate Versions

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Teenage Frankenstein
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User Reviews

The resurrection of Jason is the best "Friday the 13th" - supernatural slaher 80's horror film with action my personal favorite

Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives is my personal favorite horror slasher film and it is my number 1 Jason film of all time. The ressurection of Jason on a graveyard is a bad-ass smart idea in the film. Tommy Jarvis (Thom Mathews) stabs Jason (C. J. Graham) with a steel and a lightning storm resurrect Jason from the dead is a smart idea and the best scene I have ever seen. Writen and dircted by a bad-ass director Tom McLoughlin who was the best choice for this movie. The director made a Jason unstoppable supernatural force ever in the franchise. Starring Thom Mathews as Tommy Jarvis the hero in this movie he is a bad-ass action hero I have ever seen.

Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives and Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood are my two favorite horror slasher films. This is my top number 1 favorite film in the franchise The New Blood is my second favorite slasher film. This film has action, great death kills, gore, love the graveyard scenes, I love the cast. I love, love, love this movie to death!

I love Jennifer Cooke as Megan she is one hot sexy babe but Tina Shepard (Kar Park-Lincoln) is my favorite final girl. I love Megan to death she is one hot sexy babe. I love Paula (Kerry Noonan) she was the heart of those kids counselors. I love Cort (Tom Fridley) he looks like young Johnny Depp in A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984) my personal favorite slasher film of all time. I am A Nightmare On Elm Street fan that is why I name my username like that. I love David Kagen as Sheriff Garris he was a bad-ass a cop who has to do his job by protecting kids and his daughter I love him.

Thom Mathews is the only Tommy Jarvis for me not Corey Feldman or that actor from Part V. Alice Cooper made songs for this film: He's Back (The Man Behind The Mask) which is a bad-ass song, Teenage Frankenstein and Hard Rock Summer which is hard to get this song. I love Animal by Fellon which it is a bad-ass song.

This movie is fast paced, the pacing is fast, death kills the gore are excellent but I still prefer The New Blood death kills better than Jason Lives. My favorite scene is when Jason slashes with machette paintball players three at once. I love when Jason stabs with a knife Cort in the head and the van flips ovrer and explodes it has an excellent explosion but New Blood has better explosion than this film. Jason Voorhees played by C. J. Graham was believebl enough and scary. C. J. Graham was a trained marine and he obey orders and everything that director said.

The Finale is a bad-ass scene on the boat Tommy Jarvis set a trap for Jason and chains him, while he burns the lake on a fire bad-ass scene. This movie is a creative the film has kids in it for the first time, which is more interesting. They don't make movies like this anymore. Excellent horror film from the 80's Jason Lives is tied with The New Blood I love both of the films to detah and so damn much. Recommened this film to any horror fan and Thom Mathews was really decent love this actor so damn much.

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