This movie starts off with Jason being blown to bits by a military force. The remains of his body are taken to the morgue for an autopsy. The coroner sees Jason’s heart start beating and does what any normal person would—he eats it. This allows the spirit of Jason to enter his body and the body of anybody else he chooses. It had been probably twelve years since I last watched this movie—I remembered it being bad, but good grief, this was even worse than my brain allowed me to recall. Jason, of course, is barely in the movie at all.
The plot, dialogue, and cast are all terrible. The special effects are laughable. The story line of the prior movies is pretty much ignored. For some inexpiable reason, Jason as we know him can only be seen in a mirror. Some bounty hunter, (Steven Williams of 21 Jump Street) who has never appeared, or even been mentioned in any of the prior movies, is the only person who knows all about Jason, including how to kill him—with a special knife, and only a Voorhees can do the killing. If you have never seen this movie and think this all sounds bad, I assure you, it’s even worse than you are picturing. To make all this even worse, I just finished watching it on Netflix, which streamed the edited, Rated R version, thus ruining one of the two scenes in this movie that was actually good (the tent sex/death scene, which, unedited, is an awesome scene. Edited, it sort of sucks).
This leaves only one good/memorable scene remaining: the very end, a scene that was all the buzz among horror fans at the time, and a tease to something that would not be released until ten years later. In between we got Jason X, which I remember also being pretty bad, and before I watch it again I am going to go out on a limb and say it is much better than this waste of an hour and a half. Unedited I would give it a 3, just because the tent scene warrants an entire point alone and almost makes it worth watching. Edited, as I just saw it, there is no saving grace.
On A Scale Of One To Ten: 2