Writer: Dean Lorey, Jay Huguely (Screenplay) Jay Huguely, Adam Marcus (Story)
Starring: John D LeMay, Kari Keegan, Kane Hodder, Steven Williams, Steven Culp, Erin Gray
Plot: Serial killer Jason Voorhees’ supernatural origins are revealed.
There may be spoilers the rest of the review
Verdict: Brave Enough to Go in New Direction
Story: Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday starts as the FBI take down and blow up Jason Voorhees (Hodder) but his heart even away from his body still beats. When the autopsy is going on the coroner eats the heart becoming a killing machine. Bounty hunter Creighton Duke (Williams) offers to kill him once and for all ending the Voorhees rampage.
When we learn that Jason is going body from body looking for a way to come back from beyond the grave as he targets Jessica Kimble (Keegan) and her baby the only way Jason can return with Steven Freeman (LeMay) needing to protect the love of his life and child from the killing machine.
Thoughts on Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday
Characters/Performance – Steven Freeman is the only one who knows what can save Jessica the love of his life but she won’t let him near their baby. Jessica is the eldest remaining member of the Voorhees family who could make Jason return from beyond the grave. Creighton Duke is a world-famous bounty hunter that kills for the money and now he wants the bounty of Jason Voorhees.
Story – The story does go in a very different direction which I think is a great idea because this time we have Jason in spirit but we lose any slasher impact the story should have. The story does well being braver but could easily be more of a rip off of Halloween now.
Horror – The horror is fine with plenty of gore but nothing we haven’t really seen before.
Settings – We don’t have any iconic settings which disappoints, in fact I don’t think we even go near the lake.
Final Thoughts – This is a good move for the 9th instalment but just doesn’t feel like a Friday the 13th movie.
Overall: Bloody, gory and strange.