“Friday the 13th: Jason is alive” ( English Jason Lives: Friday, The 13th. Part VI ) - the American slasher of 1986 , the sixth from a series of films of a series about Jason Voorhees.
|Friday the 13th: Jason is alive|
|Friday The 13th, Part 6: Jason Lives|
|In the main|
|Tom Matthews |
|Film company||Paramount pictures|
|Budget||$ 3 million|
|Previous movie||Friday the 13th: A New Beginning|
|Next movie||Friday the 13th: New Blood|
- 1 plot
- 2 Actors and roles
- 3 Deleted Scenes / Rating Mitigation
- 4 Production
- 4.1 Casting
- 4.2 Shooting
- 4.3 Music
- 5 facts
- 5.1 Movie slogans
- 5.2 References to horror films
- 6 Release
- 6.1 box office
- 6.2 Criticism
- 6.3 Video output
- 6.4 Novelization
- 7 References
Tommy is haunted by the thought that Jason is alive. Together with his friend Hawes, he decides to unearth the killer’s grave to verify his death. The maniac’s body is really in the grave, but after a lightning strike it comes to life ... Jason kills Khavez, punching the guy’s chest with his fist, and he falls right into his coffin.
Tommy returns to the camp on Crystal Lake and tries to warn the sheriff, Mike Harris, but he does not believe Tommy and locks him in the precinct. Meanwhile, Jason returns to the lake, on the way on a forest road, he meets Darren and Elizabeth who are traveling by car, he kills them and leaves their bodies in the forest.
The next morning, the sheriff’s daughter Megan arrives at the station with her friends Cort, Sisi, and Paula to report the disappearance of Darren and Elizabeth. Tommy is sure that Jason has returned to the camp, but only Megan believes him. The sheriff takes Tommy out of the city, but Tommy escapes to the cemetery in order to show Harris the open grave, but the cemetery caretaker has already buried the grave in which Khaves’s body lies. The sheriff takes Tommy out of the city and orders him not to return.
Meanwhile, a group of paintball players are attacked by Jason. At night, Jason continues on his way to the lake, along the way he kills the keeper of the cemetery and a couple who came to the neighborhood for a picnic. At this time, Cort and his girlfriend Nikki leave for the forest to have sex there, then Jason kills them. In the morning, the sheriff finds the bodies and decides that Tommy killed them in order to imitate Jason's return. Megan tries to bring Tommy back to the camp, but one of the police intercepts them. Tommy is arrested, and Megan is sent to the police station to his father. As police turn their attention to Tommy, Jason infiltrates the camp and kills Paula and Sisi.
Megan and Tommy escape from the site and return to the lake, where they are attacked by Jason. The police who followed Tommy open fire on Jason, but the bullets and buckshot cannot stop him and he kills the police one by one, including Sheriff Mike Harris. Then Jason attacks Tommy and he leads him into a trap, chained to the bottom of the lake. However, Jason does not die and drags Tommy under water. After some time, Tommy’s body pops up, Megan swims after him, but Jason grabs her too, but she manages to escape by cutting the maniac’s neck with the propeller of the boat.
Megan pulls Tommy ashore, where he comes to life among the children who were in the camp, and says: “That's all ... Jason is at home ...”. And at the bottom of the lake, Jason chained to the bottom opens his eyes.
Actors and Roles
- Tom Matthews - Tommy Jarvis
- Jennifer Cook - Megan Garris
- David Kagan - Sheriff Mike Garris
- Carrie Noonan - Paula Mott
- Renee Jones - Sissy Baker
- Tom Friedley - Cort Andrews
- Darcy DaMoss - Nikki Parsley
- Tony Goldwin - Darren Robinson
- Nancy McLaughlin - Lizabeth Mott
- Ann Ryerson - Katie
- Matthew Faison - Stan
- Alan Blamenfield - Larry
- Whitney Ridback - Roy
- Wallace Merck - Burt
- Bob Larkin - Martin
- Ron Palieux - Haws ( Allen Hawes )
- Vincent Gustaferro - Officer Colon ( Officer Rick Cologne )
- Michael Swan - Officer Pappas
- Mike Nomad - Officer Thornton
- Roger Rose - Steven Halavex
- Cynthia Cania - Annette
- CJ Graham - Jason Voorhees
Deleted Scenes / Rating Mitigation
According to tradition, producer Frank Mancuso the Younger advised director Tom McLaughlin to change some of the scenes of the film in order to expand the audience.
- Jason squeezes Nikki's throat until the girl begins to bleed. In the film version, Jason presses the girl's face into the wall.
- In a scene with a triple beheading, several heads and all lifeless bodies fall into the frame.
- Jason cuts off part from the head of officer Papas, leaving the corpse to look forward until it falls to the floor.
- There was more blood in Burt’s death scene.
- The scenes of the death of Alain, Liz and Darren were longer.
- After the assassination of Officer Torton and Kurt, the camera lingers on their corpses.
- The last scene with Jason, when Megan rescues Tommy, cutting the maniac’s neck with the propeller of the boat, also fell under the montage - in the final version of the scene there was less blood that got into the water.
In the scene, which was not included in the movie version, but appeared in the television versions, Rick is shown, locked in a cell and trying to get out of prison, calling for help and drumming through the window. And then the hero tries to reach for the keys left on the floor.
The role of Jason was supposed to be performed by actor Dan Bradley, but he dropped out of the project after a day of filming due to the fact that he looked too large for the role of a maniac. CJ Graham came to replace him - that's why Jason's eye color changes throughout the film. After John Shepard became a Christian convert, he abandoned the role of Tommy Jarvis, which eventually received Tom Matthews.
Actress Melanie Kinnaman, who starred in the fifth part as Pam, had a contract for shooting in another series. However, the scriptwriters changed the plot, excluding her character from the sequel. Actress Carey Noonan, who played Paul, later auditioned for a role in the film, codenamed “Birthday Bash,” about a girl with telepathic abilities opposing the killer maniac Ethan. She was surprised to learn that this is a new film about Jason Voorhees. The actress admitted that she had already starred in the series.
The hero of Shavar Ross from the previous part was supposed to be killed at the beginning of the film, but the actor refused to withdraw in the sequel. Nancy McLaughlin, who played the role of Lisabeth, is the director’s wife. Tommy’s hands, opening Jason’s coffin, belong to director Tom MacLaughlin. Although the name of C.J. Graham is not mentioned in the credits, it was he who performed all of Jason's tricks.
Filming lasted 28 days and took place in a place located 30 minutes from Atlanta - in Camp Daniel Morgan camp, located in Covington, Georgia.
The scene in which the screw cuts through Jason’s neck was shot in the director’s home swimming pool.
After filming the film, the director took Jason's gravestone home, setting it in his backyard, as well as the coffin that the director stores in the house. There is a report in the DVD edition of the series, which shows the director’s house.
The creation of the soundtrack was attended not only by the permanent composer of the series Harry Manfredini, but also by the king of horror rock Alice Cooper , having recorded 3 songs for the film:
- “He's Back (The Man Behind the Mask)” (from Constrictor album )
- Teenage Frankenstein (from Constrictor )
- “Hard Rock Summer” (which was included in the 1999 edition of The Life and Crimes of Alice Cooper )
The composition of the Felony band also entered the soundtrack:
- “Animal” (Written by Jeffrey Spry and CJ Spry)
A music video was also shot for the song “He's Back (The Man Behind the Mask)”, consisting of clips for the film, as well as scenes featuring Cooper , but the clip has never been released on any of the film’s editions, but can be watched on YouTube  . The official soundtrack never went on sale.
- The picture has 18 corpses - one of the highest rates before the tenth episode of " Jason X ", where Jason kills 28 people.
- The script ignores the end of the previous film, where Tommy Jarvis went crazy and himself became a simulator of Jason.
- The opening credits of the sixth Friday are styled as the credits of early James Bond films .
- CJ Graham, who played Jason, was not an actor, but a manager of a nightclub, where he was accidentally spotted by someone from the film crew and invited to the role of Voorhees. The film was his acting debut.
- According to the scenario, the city council renamed the lake and the Crystal Lake camp into Forest Green, but the creators of subsequent films returned both the lake and the camp to the "original" name.
- The fake name of the film is given in honor of David Bowie's song “ Aladdin Sane ”.
- The blue truck that Tommy drives is the same as in Part 5 - Pam, Melanie Kinnaman, was sitting behind the wheel.
- “Kill or be killed !.” (“Kill or perish!”).
- “Nothing this evil ever dies.” (“An evil like this never dies ...”).
- “Evil always rises again.” (“Evil will rise again from the dead ...”).
- “The Nightmare Returns. This Summer. ”(“ The nightmare is returning. This summer. ”).
Horror movie references
- The store Tommy calls Megan from is called Karloff's General Store - a reference to horror and thriller actor Boris Karloff .
- Megan Harris mentions Cunningham Road - the name is given in honor of the director of the first film.
- Sheriff Harris mentions the city of Carpenter - the name is given in honor of the director John Carpenter.
- The name of the heroine Sissy is a reference to actress Sissy Spacek , who played the main role in the film adaptation of Stephen King's novel “Carrie” (“Carrie”) (1976).
- The name of the girl in the camp who woke everyone in the camp with a loud cry and frightened the counselors was Nancy . She had a nightmare in which a monster was chasing her and wanted to kill her. And "he was everywhere."
Box office fees
The film was screened in 1,610 movie theaters and raised $ 6.7 million and $ 19.4 million in premiere rental in the United States. The picture was the first part of the series, which did not reach the mark of $ 20 million.
In 1986, writer Simon Hawke released the official adaptation of the script.
In the novel, the only time in the history of the series appears Elias Voorhees ( Elias Voorhees ) - the father of Jason and the husband of Pamela. In the story, he visits the graves of his wife and son, answering the question of who paid for the burial of Jason’s body in the cemetery and why he was not cremated, as the mayor suggested in the previous part - thus, it is not known whether the mayor lied or the authorities were only going to do it. This scene was shot for the film, but it was cut from the final version. Also in the book there are many scenes from Jason’s childhood and scenes from the past of the heroes of Tommy Jarvis and Sheriff Harris.