Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986)

Recorded in Ultra-Stereo, English

An American horror film directed by Tom McLoughlin and another attempt to reboot the Friday the 13th franchise.

Plot Summary

Unconvinced that Jason is really dead, Tommy digs up his body and is horrified when a bolt of lightning reanimates him. Before you know it, Jason is up to all his old tricks and are dropping like flies again at the newly re-opened Camp Crystal Lake. Naturally no-one believes Tommy's story except the sheriff's daughter who springs him from jail for a confrontation with his worst nightmare.


Directed by: Tom McLoughlin
© MCMLXXXVI [1986] Terror, Inc.
Paramount Pictures presents a Terror, Inc. production
Produced by: Don Behrns
Written by: Tom McLoughlin
Director of Photography: Jon Kranhouse
Edited by: Bruce Green
Music by: Harry Manfredini
Sound Mixer: James Thornton
Costume Designer: Maria Mancuso
Hair/Makeup: Denise Van Arsdale
Special Effects Makeup: Chris Swift, Brian Wade
Special Effects by: Martin Becker
Special Effects: Reel EFX, Inc.
Special Effects Mechanical: David Wells, Ken Sher
Production Designer: Joseph T. Garrity
Filmed in Rutledge, Georgia

Thom Mathews (Tommy)
Jennifer Cooke (Megan)
David Kagen (Sheriff Garris)
Renee Jones (Sissy)
Kerry Noonan (Paula)
Darcy Demoss (Nikki)
Tom Fridley (Cort)
Alan Blumenfeld (Larry)
Matthew Faison (Stan)
Ann Ryerson (Katie)
Tony Goldwyn (Darren)
Nancy McLoughlin (Lizbeth)
Ron Palillo (Allen Hawes)
C.J. Graham (Jason)
Vincent Guastaferro (Deputy Cologne)
Michael Swan (Officer Pappas)
Courtney Vickery (Nancy)
Whitney Rydbeck (Roy)
Bob Larkin (Martin)
Wallace Merck (Burt)

Alternative Titles

13. Gün 6 – Sapik – Turkish title
Fredagen den 13:e del 6 – Swedish title
Freitag, der 13. Teil 6 – Jason lebt – German title
Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives – closing credits title
Friday the 13th: Jason Lives Part 6 – UK DVD box title
Jason le mort-vivant – French title
Jason Lives!: Friday the 13th Part VI
Martes 13 Parte 6 – Argentine title
Paraskevi kai 13 meros 6o: I sfagi – Greek title
Perjantai 13. päivä osa 6 – Finnish title
Piatek trzynastego VI: Jason zyje – Polish title
Sexta-feira 13, parte VI: O Túmulo do Horror – Brazilian title
Vendredi 13, chapitre 6: Jason le mort-vivant – French Canadian title
Vendredi 13: Jason le mort-vivant – French title
Venerdì 13: Jason vive – Italian title
Viernes 13 VI: Jason vive – Spanish title
Viernes 13 part VI – Jason vive – 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)

Friday the 13th Part VII – The New Blood (1988)
Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)
Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993)
Jason X (2001)
Freddy vs. Jason (2003)

Extracts included in
The Crystal Lake Massacres Revisited (2009)
His Name Was Jason 30 Years of Friday the 13th (2009)

See also
Dr. No (1962)
Frankenstein (1931)
Scream (1996)



  • L'Écran Fantastique no.76 (January 1987) p.5 – review
  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.293 no.7 (1 August 1986) pp.3, 27 – review
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.55 no.651 (April 1988) pp.112-113 – credits, synopsis, review
  • Première February 1987 p.17 – review (by Jean-Jacques Bernard)
  • Scapegoat no.1 p.11 – censorship note
  • Screen International no.550 (31 May 1986) p.19 – credits
  • Starburst no.99 (1986) p.25 – review
  • Variety 2 April 1986 – credits
  • Variety 14 May 1986 – credits
  • Variety 6 August 1986 p.15 – review


  • Anatomy of the Film: A Theoretical Analysis by Sotiris Petridis pp.116, 141, 151
  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.405 – credits, review
  • A Critical Guide to Horror Film Series by Ken Hanke pp.298; 300-301 – credits, review
  • Educational Institutions in Horror Film: A History of Mad Professors, Student Bodies, and Final Exams by Andrew L. Grunzke pp.155-156
  • Hoffman's Guide to SF, Horror and Fantasy Movies 1991-1992 p.144 – credits, review
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films IV by Donald C. Willis p.186 – credits
  • Horror Films of the 1980s by John Kenneth Muir pp.497-502 – illustrated credits, synopsis, review
  • The Pocket Essential Slasher Movies by Mark Whitehead p.53
  • Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Film Sequels, Series, and Remakes by Kim R. Holston and Tom Winchester p.223-224 – credits, review
  • Terror Tracks: Music, Sound and Horror Cinema by Philip Hayward (ed) pp.191