In this eighth and surprisingly satisfying FRIDAY THE 13TH sequel, the filmmakers (including producer Sean S. Cunningham, who produced and directed the original) have devised a story that backs up hockey-masked killer Jason's actions and provided him with potential victims who are more
than one-dimensional teenage stereotypes.
The opening scenes find Jason lured into the middle of an ambush, where a SWAT team blows him to pieces. Creighton Duke (Steven Williams), bounty hunter of serial killers, goes on a true-crime TV show hosted by Robert Campbell (Steven Culp) and insists that Jason's spirit lives on. Sure enough,
a coroner (Richard Gant) inspecting the ki...