Saturday, September 09, 2006

"Jason Goes to Hell" review

Jason Goes to Hell (1993)
AKA Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday

Directed by Adam Marcus
Writing credits Jay Huguely Adam Marcus

Kane Hodder .... Jason Voorhees/Security Guard #2/Freddy's Glove
John D. LeMay .... Steven Freeman
Kari Keegan .... Jessica Kimble
Steven Williams .... Creighton Duke - bounty hunter
Steven Culp.... Robert Campbell

Jason Voorhees, that lovable hockey masked lunatic, is at it again. This time the filmmakers decided to shake things up a bit. Instead of having Jason actually star in his own movie, they decided to follow the tried and true path of the BODY POSSESSION genre. So Jason gets blown to bits in the first few minutes of this flick. The coroner gets a bad case of the munchies and chows down on one of Jason's bits. So now the coroner is Jason. Jason's wretched spirit gets to play hopscotch among the naive dolts in the cast and tries to murder as many people as he can before the movie ends.

I have to go 2 out of 4 on this one. Call me old fashioned, but I like to see some Jason in my Jason movie. Where's the mask? Where's the machete? Where's the Jason?! Having everyone pretend to be the mighty Voorhees reminds me of another lame body possession movie, "Fallen". I don't want to see anonymous idiots make snarling faces and pretend to be evil incarnate. That's why the hockey mask works so well. Jason is a faceless ghoul who delivers death with neither a snarl nor a smile. It's just his hobby. But I have to give the movie points for its excessive amount of blood and guts. The faux Voorhees were spilling as much of the red stuff as they could.

SCORE: 2 out of 4 killing machine Jasons

1 comment:

Ronald_McMurder said...

you were far too kind to this movie. if it wasn't a rental, i would have smashed it to bits.