Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986) | Episode #83
In this episode, hosts Katherine Troyer and Toni Tresca return to Crystal Lake yet again as they discuss the 1986 horror slasher film Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives.
Episode Highlights: We talk about this film's unexpected (but rather delightful) comedy and the ways that the humor is used not only to make bit characters more memorable but as a way for the film to situate itself as a meta-horror/post-modern gothic text. We examine the film as a work of eco-horror and what Jason's supernatural status contributes to the film's exploration of the natural forces that can so easily destroy us. We also talk about the "restraint" of this film compared to some of the other entries in the franchise and how Jason Lives situates itself within the broader Friday the 13th universe.
A Dose of Scholarship: We return to Horror Homeroom's special issue on Friday the 13th. In particular, we discuss Matthew Jones' article "Reanimating Collective Ecological Nightmares in Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives" and Brian Fanelli's article "No Clowning Around: The Gothic and Comedic Elements of Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives."
This podcast episode first aired on February 27, 2023.
We remain eternally grateful to our amazing editor Jackson O'Brien.
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