Jason Goes to Hell (DVD)
Jason Voorhees, the living, breathing essence of evil, is back for one fierce, final fling! Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday Tracked down and blown to bits by a special FBI task force, everyone now assumes that he's finally dead. But everybody assumes wrong. Jason has been reborn with the bon-chilling ability to assume the identity of anyone he touches. The terrifying truth is that he could be anywhere. Or anybody. In this shocking, blood-soaked finale to Jason's carnage-ridden reign of terror, the horrible secret of his unstoppable killing instinct is finally revealed. And once you know the chilling facts, you'll see him in your nightmares ... And he'll see you in hell!
Blow mad killer Jason Voorhees to smithereens in the opening sequence of the movie? Sorry, folks, you have to do better than that. Jason's evil spirit finds its way into a series of host bodies, thus continuing the carnage at Crystal Lake, in Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday
. Naturally, part 9 is not the final Friday the 13th
movie (no big deal: part 4, you'll recall, was titled The Final Chapter
). Jason confronts a long-lost sister at the lake, while the usual assortment of naked teens are dispatched. This one tries to vary the formula a bit but ends up with a story line every bit as nonsensical as those that came before. The final sequence tries to put Jason away for keeps and calls upon the demons of hell for support. The last shot is an outrageous joke, which is perhaps what this franchise deserves. --Robert Horton