Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993)

84m (Australia; Norway), 84m 2s (UK – video), 86m 54s (UK – theatrical), 89m (USA), 91m (USA – director's cut)
35mm, colour, 1.85:1
Dolby Stereo, English

An American horror film directed by Adam Marcus. The ninth instalment in the franchise, it was – like some of its predecessors – announced as the last in the series though it was eventually followed by two further films before the series was “rebooted” with the 2009 remake.

Plot Summary

Though apparently destroyed in a trap set by the , Jason's evil presence lives on and skips from victim to victim allowing Jason to continue his murder spree. A bounty hunter teams up with Jason's sister and niece to finally lay the evil to rest once and for all.


Director: Adam Marcus
© 1993 New Line Productions, Inc.
New Line Cinema presents a Sean S. Cunningham production
Producer: Sean S. Cunningham
Line Producer: Debbie Hayn-Cass
Screenplay by: Dean Lorey and Jay Huguely
Story by: Jay Huguely and Adam Marcus
Director of Photography: William Dill
Edited by: David Handman
Music by: Harry Manfredini
Sound Mixer: Oliver L. Moss
Costume Designer: Julie Rae Engelsman
Key Makeup/Hair: Kimberly Green
Special Makeup Effects: Kurtzman, Nicotero and Berger EFX Group [opening credits]
Special Makeup Effects Provided by: KNB Effects Group [closing credits]
Mechanical Effects: Bellissimo, Bellardinelli; Tom Bellissimo
Special Visual Effects: Al Magliochetti
Production Designer: W. Brooke Wheeler *

John D. LeMay (Steven Freeman)
Kari Keegan (Jessica Kimble)
Allison Smith (Vicki)
Steven Culp (Robert Campbell)
Billy Green Bush (Sheriff [Ed] Landis)
Rusty Schwimmer (Joey B.)
Leslie Jordan (Shelby)
Andrew Bloch (Josh)
Kipp Marcus ([Officer] Randy [Parker])
Richard Gant (coroner)
Adam Cranner (Ward)
Julie Michaels (Elizabeth Marcus F.B.I.)
Kane Hodder as [/security guard 2/Freddy's glove]
Erin Gray (Diana Kimble)
Steven Williams as Creighton Duke
James Gleason (Agent Abernathy)
Dean Lorey (assistant coroner)
Tony Ervolina (FBI agent)
Diana Georger (Edna, Josh's girlfriend)
Adam Marcus (Officer Bish)

Alternative Titles

Le Châtiment de Jason – French Canadian title
Fredagen den 13:e, del 9 – Swedish title
Friday the 13th IX
Friday the 13th Part 9 – working title
El infierno de Jason – Mexican video title
Jason Goes to Hell – USA DVD title
Jason goes to hell – Die Endabrechnung – German title
O Jason stin Kolasi – Greek television title
Jason va all'inferno – Italian title
Jason va en enfer – French title
Piatek trzynastego IX – Jason idzie do piekla – Polish title
El último martes 13: La muerte de Jason – Argentine title
Viernes 13 IX: El viernes final – Spanish title
Viernes 13 parte 9 – Jason va al infierno – Mexican title

Sequel to
Friday the 13th (1980)
Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
Friday the 13th Part III (1982)
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)
Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)
Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986)
Friday the 13th Part VII – The New Blood (1988)
Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)

Jason X (2001)
Freddy vs. Jason (2003)

See also
Army of Darkness (1992)
Creepshow (1982)
The Evil Dead (1981)
Evil Dead II (1987)
The Hidden (1987)
Jaws (1975)
The Many Lives of Jason Voorhees (2002)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Scream (1996)
The Thing (1982)

Extracts included in
Bits and Pieces: Bringing Death to Life (2003)
Boogeymen (2001)
By Any Means Necessary: The Making of Jason X (2002)
His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th (2009)
The House That Freddy Built (2006)
The Many Lives of Jason Voorhees (2002)


Cinefantastique vol.24 no.2 (August 1993) pp.50-55 – illustrated article
Sight & Sound vol.4 no.2 (February 1994) p.66 – note
Variety 23 August 1993 pp.22-23 – credits, review

Educational Institutions in Horror Film: A History of Mad Professors, Student Bodies, and Final Exams by Andrew L. Grunzke pp.151
Horror and Science Fiction Films IV by Donald C. Willis p.262 – credits
Horror Films of the 1990s by John Kenneth Muir pp.285-288 – illustrated credits, review
Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Film Sequels, Series, and Remakes by Kim R. Holston and Tom Winchester p.226-227 – credits, review