A witty parody of a James Bond credits sequence immediately sets the tone for director Tom McLoughlin’s slick and exuberant Jason sequel.
Cleverly mining the undercurrent of humour inherent in the gory series, McLoughlin makes sure Jason’s roller coaster tracks are well-oiled and run smoothly in this vigorous, vivid and creepy instalment.
As a child, Tommy Jarvis (Thom Mathews) had killed Jason Voorhees, the mass murderer who terrorised the residents of Crystal Lake. But now, years later, Tommy is tormented by the fear that maybe Jason isn’t really dead.
So Tommy and a friend go to the cemetery to dig up Jason’s grave.
Unfortunately for Tommy (and very unfortunately for his friend), instead of finding a rotting corpse, they discover a well-rested Jason who comes back from the dead for another bloody rampage
Cue inventive deaths galore and textbook scares that still elicit a shiver or two.
The psycho in the hockey mask has been killed many times over by the time he’s dug up again in this sequel, so no one should be surprised when he resumes his activities with undiminished enthusiasm.
C J Graham
Deputy Rick Cologne