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Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993)

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Serial killer Jason Voorhees' supernatural origins are revealed.


Adam Marcus


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Cast overview, first billed only:
John D. LeMay ... Steven Freeman
Kari Keegan Kari Keegan ... Jessica Kimble
Kane Hodder ... Jason Voorhees / Security Guard #2 / Freddy Krueger's arm
Steven Williams ... Creighton Duke
Steven Culp ... Robert Campbell
Erin Gray ... Diana Kimble
Rusty Schwimmer ... Joey B.
Richard Gant ... Coroner
Leslie Jordan ... Shelby
Billy Green Bush ... Sheriff Ed Landis
Kipp Marcus Kipp Marcus ... Officer Randy Parker
Andrew Bloch ... Josh
Adam Cranner Adam Cranner ... Ward
Allison Smith ... Vicki
Julie Michaels ... Agent Elizabeth Marcus


The secret of Jason's evil is revealed. It is up to the last remaining descendant of the Voorhees family to stop Jason before he becomes immortal and unstoppable. This is the final (?) battle to end Jason's reign of terror forever. Written by Michael Silva <silvamd@cleo.bc.edu>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The creator of the first returns to bring you the last See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and gore, and for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Release Date:

13 August 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Friday the 13th Part IX: The Dark Heart of Jason Voorhees See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »


Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,552,190, 15 August 1993

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Company Credits

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Adam Marcus wanted Keegan to do that shower scene completely nude, ala Glenn Close sitting in a shower naked and crying in The Big Chill. Keegan says she told them from the get-go she wouldn't do nudity while Marcus maintains she was never upfront with him about that. Keegan counters that Marcus knew, but kept telling everyone he'd be able to convince her to change her mind. She never did, and during the scene she wore a flesh-colored bathing suit bottom and Madonna-like cone bra just with dixie cups instead of cones. The water was so hot, though, that she was literally crying from pain. Keegan complained about the whole thing to her agent, who then argued with on everyone in the production, especially Marcus. As a result, Keegan and Marcus briefly became enemies. It got so bad she walked off the set, even though they were mere days away from wrapping. So, Cunningham had to take the movie away from Marcus, and come in to direct the final couple of days. That's the only way they could get Keegan back. See more »


(at around 36 mins) When we first see Jessica while she is talking to her mom on the phone, her baby has no hair. Then when she visits her mother's house a little later (at around 41 mins) the baby has a full head of hair and is bigger. See more »


[first lines]
Agent Elizabeth Marcus: [flips switch, light blows out] Shit.
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Crazy Credits

On the end of the credits, we hear the famous echo: "Ki-ki-ki...ma-ma-ma" See more »

Alternate Versions

The following cuts were made (some of the cuts were made in order to avoid an "NC-17" rating from the MPAA):
  • At the beginning, before Jason gets blown up by the FBI, the female cop shoots Jason in the head.
  • The fighting scene between Steven and Jason is longer. At one point Steven hides inside the climbing rack as Jason tries to grab him.
  • We see Duke being brought in the police station. Duke is brought in, having been found standing over the empty morgue cabinet that had held Diana's (Erin Gray) body. What was he doing there? "Trying to steal the body, obviously," Duke explains irritably, "but you f**ked up and let someone get to it before I could....if it's where I think it is, you're in a world of s**t."
  • In the morgue we see the coroner get some instruments from a cabinet.
  • More dialogue in the Duke interview.
  • The original ending where Steven kicks the knife in Jason's chest. Besides the giant hands there is also a creature which pulls down Jason into the ground.
  • Jason in the body of Josh kills the boyfriend of one of the waitresses after we see some dialogue between them and she leaves. Jason bangs the guy's head against a sink.
  • After the creature escapes Randy's body we see Duke fighting with it before it falls down the basement. Then there is a different dialogue where Steven asks Duke if the Voorhees which Jason has to be reborn trough must be alive.
  • Another dialogue where Robert Campbell talks on the phone in the Voorhees house while Steven hides in the closet. He says Jessica can never shut up about her family and he runs down the whole Voorhees family tree.
  • For the final edit, the character David (Jonathan Penner) and his murder were completely cut from the film. In bootleg prints, the character is dispatched by Deputy Josh (Andrew Bloch), who has been possessed by the Jason entity and who bashes David's head against a faucet.
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User Reviews

They finally went all out supernatural!
23 November 2002 | by LebowskiT1000See all my reviews

"The Final Friday"??? Yeah, that's a good one! Part 4 was titled "The Final Chapter", and there were more films in the series after that film then there were before it!

Well, what can I say about "Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday"? I'm not going to lie to you, this is a terrible movie. But, it is still an interesting direction for the series. The only thing this film really had going for it are the beautiful women and horror movie references. What I mean are various props used from Evil Dead, The Birds, Creepshow and Nightmare on Elm Street (Freddy's Glove was one of the cooler things to see in the film).

All in all, the story is pretty bad, the acting is far from great, the deaths are ok, the special effects are ok, and the gore-factor is pretty high. If you are a fan of the Friday the 13th Series, then you might want to give this a look just so you can call yourself a true fan, but otherwise I'd recommend watching something that you'll more likely enjoy.

Well, if by some chance you do end up seeing this film, I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for reading,


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