Friday the 13th Part 6: Jason Lives marks the transition of Jason becoming a supernatural killer, almost like a zombie powerhouse in way. This is end of the Tommy Jarvis storyline, where he goes to Jason's grave to make sure he is actually dead, and a freak thunderstorm ends up resurrecting Jason from beyond the grave. It's up to Tommy to do battle with a killer that seems unstoppable as no one wants to believe him that Jason is still alive, until it is too late.
This is also where you see a bit of self-referential humor and fourth wall breaks being introduced. The movie is not afraid to make fun itself or it's colorful cast of characters. Jason was played by C.J. Graham in this movie, and this version of Jason is as deadly as ever as being that he's essentially undead, nothing can kill him. Also his supernatural strength helps contribute to some pretty gruesome kills.
It takes some creative ideas from Tommy to attempt to dispatch Jason in this movie, but Jason always comes back, which leads to part 7, where he battles with a psychic girl.
With Friday the 13th being tomorrow, I just thought it would be fitting to talk about a Friday the 13th film, and I chose this one as this marked a change in direction for the franchise, with undead Jason, and with the humor style. A bit of trivia, but the humor bit actually helped influence the Scream franchise. Plus this movie has this amazing song in the credits performed by one Alice Cooper!!
Till next time, stay safe and stay scared! -Tha Thrilla-