Sunday, March 6, 2011

Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993)

Although the title declares that this is the "final Friday", we obviously know that it is not.  We still get treated to Jason X, Freddy vs. Jason, and that godawful, nonsensical remake. 

Jason Goes to Hell is kind of silly.  Obviously completely out of ideas at this point, we go the supernatural route, saying that Jason's nasty-ass black heart can possess any number of people.  These people will then become like Jason and go on killing sprees of their own.  Caught up in all of this is Diana and her daughter, who are apparently the only living relatives of the Voorhees clan.  As such, they are the only ones who can kill Jason's spirit, or black heart, or whatever it may be.

So Jason's spirit traipses around, inhabiting various bodies and stacking up a death count.  Bounty hunter Creighton Duke is intent on getting a $500K payday so he involves himself in the family affairs, seeking to have Jason gone for good.  The movie photo is apparently supposed to be a representation of the snake-like creature that Jason has become, springing out of severed necks and seeking a new host.

A battle ensues, and as expected, Jason is killed AGAIN.  The end is a snarky nod to the oft-delayed Jason/Freddy movie, which had been in the works for years at this point.  This was definitely one of the more boring entries in the franchise....maybe because Hodder was barely in it...? ;)