An Average Movie-Goer’s Review
No spoilers! If you would like spoilers – check out the Spoiler post
I love horror movies and if I’m going to watch them anyway, why not write an entertaining/funny review from the POV of an average movie-goer and not a professional critic.
Today we’re looking at the 9th film in the Friday the 13th series, 1993’s Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday
Upon returning to Crystal Lake, Jason is immediately killed but his spirit continues to hunt for a special victim that will allow him to be reborn
Is Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday Scary?
Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday is not scary but it is gorier than the last few films. There are a few jump scares but only within the first 20 min or so, the rest of the movie starts leaning into campy horror so there’s not much that I would consider “scary”.
Overall you won’t leave Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday scared of anything unless someone tasks you with figuring out the continuity and lore of Jason Voorhees.
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Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday No Spoiler Review:
Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday is okay, is it a bad Friday the 13th movie? Yes. Is it a bad campy horror movie? No. This movie could have easily not involved Jason Voorhees or Crystal Lake and it would have been essentially the same because instead of making it mainly about the Friday the 13th mythos, it’s mostly about new lore that is established for the first time in this film.
This entry is also much campier than the rest of the films and leans into the humor with overexaggerated characters. One of the characters is extremely over-the-top but the actor portraying him does such a good job that it’s hard not to like the character. Be warned if you’ve only watched the previous Friday the 13th films and you’re not expecting the campiness, it is a bit of whiplash when it happens in the first 15 minutes.
The acting overall is something you’d expect from the Friday the 13th series, nothing that I would classify as great but it wasn’t bad. The dialogue is campy except for the main characters, everyone else says some weird shit at random times or tries really hard to be funny or weird.
Overall I do recommend Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Nightmare if you have nothing else to watch but I don’t recommend it to Friday the 13th fans who really enjoy the lore of the Jason of previous films.