Film Sack #48: “The one about Jason Goes to Hell”

Welcome to episode 48. Today, we discuss the early 90’s horror sequel, “Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday”

Jason Voorhees, the living, breathing essence of evil, is back for one fierce, final fling. Since he was tracked down and blown to bits by an FBI task force, everyone assumes he’s finally dead. But now, Jason has been reborn with the bone-chilling ability to assume the identity of anyone he touches! In this shocking, blood-soaked finale to Jason’s legacy of terror, the horrible secret of his unstoppable killing instinct is finally revealed.

Join Scott, Randy, Brian and Ibbott as we break every finger you have just so you can hear this.

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Up next week? Top Gun!

27 thoughts on “Film Sack #48: “The one about Jason Goes to Hell”

  1. Holy crap,. that might have been the funniest episode ever! I agree that Randy’s comment about, we’ll say, going up that girl’s skirt was absolutely horrendous and I could have gone without it. But other than that, amazing show guys!

    Also, looking forward to the animated film with your stereotype voices.

  2. Did you also know that the “magic dagger” was the actual dagger used in the Evil Dead movies.

  3. Okay, so Jason-as-coroner had to shave the guy’s goatee off in order to transfer his big nasty essence to him through the mouth. I get that. Can somebody please explain why that required stripping the guy naked as well?

    I could not have imagined, watching the Jewish Superhero do that ridiculous little dance in his car to the music before picking up the doomed teenagers, that he was going to become the hero of this film. And he almost didn’t, considering how long it took Jessica to help him escape the big doughy Stay Puft marshmallow hands of hell as they were claiming Jason at the end. Seriously, she just stared at him for a good five seconds or so before it became worth her while to actually grab his arm. Lady, this guy just spent quite a while doing hand-to-hand combat with Jason to give you time to come down and finally stab him with the fancy dagger. Maybe he’s just a little worn out.

    I’m on Team Breaking Fingers Was Dumb. Although I guess it doesn’t matter, because having all of his fingers on one hand broken sure didn’t seem to limit JSH in any way for the rest of the film.

    So, when the coroner transferred the Jason essence to the shaven sheriff, did he turn back into himself and melt disgustingly afterward, like what happened when the sheriff transferred it to the newscaster guy? But we didn’t see it? That part confused me. And if we’re going to keep watching movies with people melting disgustingly in them, you guys might as well go the whole hog and do Street Trash (not on streaming, though).

    There was a decapitation scene, but that part the checklist kind of got skipped over in this episode. Young Cop, who turned out to be the actual one with Jason in him, was beheaded by the JSH with that big knife at the Voorhees house only to have baby demon Jason crawl out of his neck. That part reminded me of a certain scene from The Thing (1982 version) which unfortunately is also not on streaming. Darn.

  4. Have to correct ya on the guy playing Jason; it was Kane Hodder, who also played Jason in F13th 7, 8, Jason goes to Hell, and Jason X. He’s the definitive Jason. Derek Mears plays Jason in the 2009 reboot.

  5. When I typed “Jason Goes To Hell” in the Netflix search bar, the movie came up, of course. Second on the search list was “Hello Kitty Goes to the Movies”. I now have proof that Hello Kitty is the Spawn of Satan.

  6. To echo what Donna Bleed wrote, you guys were incorrect in your statement about Derek Mears. Not only was Mears still a teenager when Jason Goes to Hell was made, the series is actually renowned for having so many different actors play Jason over the years (supposedly, in part, due to the psychological trauma of playing the Jason Voorhees character). As Donna Bleed notes, Kane Hodder (the only actor to play Jason more than once) is generally regarded as the “definitive” Jason.

  7. Scott, you said that Derek Mears “has played Jason in every film,” but that’s not entirely true: Jason has been played by Ari Lehman (child), Warrington Gillette & Steve Daskewisz, Richard Brooker, Ted White, Tom Morga, C. J. Graham & Dan Bradley, Kane Hodder, Ken Kirzinger and THEN Derek Mears. This list was provided by, of course, Wikipedia: the source of all truth.

  8. (0 minutes)
    Hudson Hawk, Jason X, Jason vs Freddie, Texas Chainsaw, Friday 13, Piranha 3D, The Evil Dead, [Jason vs Freddy vs Ash]
    (10 minutes)
    Diablo, Diablo 2, Jason Takes Manhattan, Quanta Leap, 2009 Freddie Reboot, Miami Vice, The Scorpion King, Halloween H20, Batman And Robin, Batman Forever
    (20 minutes)
    Roadhouse, Die Hard, Hard Target, 13 Days, Two and A Half Men, Extra Life Radio, From Dusk Til Dawn, [Jason Takes LA/Jason And The Hood], Jason 2, Jason Remake, Shattered Dimensions, Ghost Busters, WoW, Dragon Age Origins, Total Recall
    (30 minutes)
    Jason Goes To Hell Extended Edition
    (40 minutes)
    Buck Rogers, Dog The Bounty Hunter, Designing Women, Full Metal Jacket, Cosby Show
    (50 minutes)
    Jaws 3, The Fifth Element, Orange Country Chopper/American Chopper, Wizard of Oz, 13 Days, Desperate Housewives, Star Trek Enterprise, Malrose Place, 90210, Jersey Shore, CSI:Las Vegas, Boardwalk Empire, Hawaii 5-0, No Country For Old Men, Fargo, True Grit
    (60 minutes)
    The Omen, 2012, Batman

    Magic number this week = 59

    This week’s audiomashup – http://db.tt/98ql3SI – Not as many names as previously so I included some ‘celery snapping’ bone crunching, ‘hands in clay’ sloshing noises of unknown origin and one of the longest fight scenes ever. Enjoy!

    Also, HOHOHOHO.

  9. Noticed the Hello Kitty as well, frankl. I found it quite disturbing.

    I’m of a mind like Scott, I needed my Jason in a physical hockey mask, with a machete, looking like a walking corpse. However, I deviate from his idea that Jason is the same, homicidal killer throughout the series. Rarely has it been the same person (I’m doing this from memory so it’s sketchy): so the first movie was his mother getting even with the counselors that let him die, the second- fourth was the demon version of the child from the bottom of the lake (or, if you like, the grown up version of the boy who didn’t drown in the lake) who was bested by Corey Feldman and his sister in IV, The Final Chapter. In the fifth film I think it was a mentally impaired man who fell out of a barn at the end but which the grown up Feldman character escapes the hospital with the mask… the next incarnation of Jason. Here I get hazy but around five or six two idiots in a graveyard raises the disembodied Jason from the grave (with a lightning rod I think). That was where the story got supernatural but the previous entries in the series clearly shows it’s not the same boy that drowned/didn’t drown in the first place. After all of that, the premise of this movie made sense. I just wanted Jason in a hockey mask.

    And the filmmakers clearly planted the humor in this. I nearly fell off the couch when I saw the Necronomicon in the Vorhees House. THE EVIL DEAD NECRONOMICON!!! I didn’t realize it was the same dagger as well. The JSH and his cop buddy were entertaining, a good team up. They offered true comic relief.

    You guys missed the biggest decapitation. While the general idea is the head is cut off, the idea is the head is removed from the body. In that, check out the Jason death by “INCOMING” scene at the beginning; his head clearly flies off. It lands on the ground, sits on examining table during autopsy. Clearly beheaded (or, Randy, deheaded).

    Gotta say guys, looks like Film Sack focus has changed. Top Gun? Memento? Speed (granted, it deserved being here)? Like many awesome things, looks like this podcast is going mainstream. This was one of the funniest episodes yet and I think it has to do with the type of movie that was watched. True camp is the gold standard for Film Sack. I hope you guys don’t falter too far from that. And speaking of camp, cannot wait until the Batman movie!

  10. In addition:

    No, I am not THAT Jason.

    Believe it was Brian D that said there was other media that kind of fed into this movie. It made me think of The Matrix. Movies, CG and animated shorts, video game, etc… that intellectual property was meant to be a multimedia experience that culminated into one whole piece of entertainment. Inasmuch, the series lost cohesion. Could that be part of the problem with Jason Goes To Hell? Best I can tell the movies follow a steady progression, but with the comics, tv show, future potential tie ins perhaps this movie needed too much outside help to stand on its on (after all, I think the multimedia experience of The Matrix failed as well and all of it was intricately laid out and planned).

  11. And now, to answer the REAL question raised by this film…
    “Tony the Wonder-Llama” is a reference to the wacked out crazy opening credits of “Monty Python And The Holy Grail.” . . . a place where, interestingly enough, many people get “sacked.” How appropriate is that?!?

  12. I can see where Scott is coming from in his comment about wanting a physical Jason to do the killing, but as Jason said above, Jason Voorhees has been a demon possessed zombie since part 6 (Jason Lives!). This movie was not the genesis of the supernatural angle.

    Freddy vs. Jason is a film that needs to get the Filmsack treatment, or at least Scott and Ibbott need to see it. 🙂 It is IMO the best Friday the 13th movie (surpassing even the original) and probably the second best Nightmare on Elm Street movie (next to the original). Ken Kirzinger was a fantastic Jason and I am glad they didn’t go with Kan Hodder.

  13. In Canada we actually have a “top Gun” roller coaster (google it!) As far as I recall the only real connection is the name…i don’t remember a constant loop of “danger zone” but i could be wrong … When it originally came out the lines were horrendous so I may have blocked out hearing that song played over and over again while I stood in line for 2 hours to feel my need for speed.

  14. pffpghfhghffhgh I can’t contain my excitement for Top Gun. I’m gonna actually dig out the VHS this time. That’s right, I’m going old school.

    Not that I want to diminish the awesomeness of Jason Goes to Hell (seriously I’m siding with team Deuxaway on this one). Had a blast with this episode. And as a final thought, this movie is a fantastic addition to a little surprise I’m working on for the celebratory 50th episode of Film Sack. Don’t worry, just stay tuned for something I’ve been fairly diligent about 48 times so far.

  15. Seriously guys, you have to do ‘LIFEFORCE’
    It’s got Picard, boobies and zombie vampires from the out of space. A Brit horror classic from the 80’s…lost but not forgotten!

  16. I have a suggestion for a Film Sack, and it’s on netflix. “The Human Centipede” absolutely horrible horror movie. A must for the film sack list..

    Love the Show 🙂

    -P

  17. I love your podcast. Really do.

    … HOWEVER… I do have a complaint.

    From your own description: “Each week, the FilmSack crew picks a strange movie from the bowels of Netflix streaming and splatters it all over your inner ear. Sometimes it’s a long forgotten horror movie from the 70′. Sometimes it’s a under the radar gem of brilliance from last year. One way or the other, this is not your typical movie show.”

    Have you guys gotten “too hollywood” for your own podcast?!?

    “TOP GUN”???!!! Really?

    This is not why I love FILMSACK.
    I love FILMSACK for the “STRANGE” movies from the “BOWELS” of Netflix. The “long forgotten” horror films or the “under the radar” gems. Not the MAIN STREAM movies of the past.

    … heck… not the GOOD movies of any past. (such as “The Breakfast Club” or “The Omen” !!!)

    What are you guys doing?!?
    Give me more crap like you used to.
    Don’t go main stream, guys!
    Don’t go “Hollywood” on us!!

    I know you guys might want to “stretch” yourselves and watch “better” films every now and again. But please don’t do that on FILMSACK! Heck, make a FILMSACK MAINSTREAM or something else, and put that out. But don’t muddy your own concept!

    Please. Please. Please.
    (yes, I’m begging ya…)

    What makes your show unique is bringing your hilarious takes to obscure crap from the BOTTOM of the FILM SACK. That’s why I started listening way back when (from the beginning!)

    Please bring the old Film Sack back to us. We miss it.

  18. While I feel for Mr. Scott, I don’t really share his concern about this “mainstream” idea. I thought the strength of Film Sack was that any movie was game for the guys to watch, whether it was good or bad, famous or obscure, Hudson Hawk or anything but Hudson Hawk. I’d think variety is great so every film-lover gets something.

    I guess I just don’t get this fear of mainstream in general that people have, how fame can have an effect on something’s quality. Looking at the internet, it feels to me that the obscure has BECOME the mainstream, with everyone worshiping some cult classic or other. Case in point, Zardoz and Top Gun were both movies that I hadn’t seen before Film Sack decided to review them, but due to the internet, Zardoz was way more famous in my mind than Top Gun which I thought was just “some movie about fighter jets with Tom Cruise.”

    I might be a silly minority here, sorry if I’m speaking against the democratic here.

  19. You guys should get kickbacks because Team Deluxaway made me want to watch this, and it’s not my genre at all, most of the time I think this stuff is stupid.

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