* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation:
** Was Jason intending to kill Darren and Lizabeth, or was he giving them a chance to leave? Or was he just standing there to scare intruders, before eventually having to kill the two when they didn't heed his silent warning?
** Did Jason bust into the children's cabin in order to harm them, or was it a ruse to lure out the remaining teens/adults in the area, who wouldn't want him to hurt them?
** Some have theorized that the reason Jason was [[CruelAndUnusualDeath particularly brutal]] to Paula was because she bore a pretty good resemblance towards Alice, the woman who killed his mother.
** After realizing Tommy was telling the truth about Jason while confronting Jason, would Garris have [[TookALevelInKindness changed his attitude, lightened up towards Tommy and let his daughter and him be together]] [[HeelFaceDoorSlam if he had not been killed]]?
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic:
** "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mInvrHJgm7A He's Back (The Man Behind the Mask)]]" by Music/AliceCooper makes the ending scene so much cooler.
** Also, "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QTwklJPG2g Hard Rock Summer]]" from the same man.
** Harry Manfredini’s score in general is pretty awesome. Special mention goes to tracks like “[[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wBPENBHyJTs Here We Go Again (Opening Titles)]]”, “[[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5YMBHBNssY The Survivalists]]”, “[[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zLEAJg46qv8 Paula Feels the Tension]]” and “[[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2LKrvaJ8T-E The Rescue / Finale]]”.
* DesignatedVillain: Sheriff Garris, see UnintentionallySympathetic below for more information.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Despite the filmmakers trying to make him a HateSink nuisance, due to his somewhat unlikeable attitude towards Tommy, of the film, Sheriff Garris is seen as some as this mainly for his SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome beatdown on Jason and HeroicSacrifice at the climax to save his daughter from Jason's wrath to point most audiences remained ignorant of his earlier {{Jerkass}} RabidCop behavior and even find [[JerkassHasAPoint justifiable reasons behind it]].
** Also Martin for his memorable BreakingTheFourthWall moment, chiding the audience for being Jason fans, to a point the Music/AliceCooper music video for the film features this scene at the end.
* SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments:
** Jason, despite his threatening visage, refuses to harm any children from now on. Sure, he was scaring that little girl, but it must have been unintentional on his part. [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Maybe he was looking into a more innocent time before everything went straight to hell...]]
** Just before their deaths and despite bordering on PoliceAreUseless and [[RabidCop Garris' earlier annoyingly mean behavior]], both [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Sheriff Garris]] and Officer Pappas revealed themselves to be each a FriendToAllChildren when they bumped into a scared little girl named Nancy running away from Jason and their first acts upon seeing her was to kneel down and comfort her to calm and reassure her safety. When seeing the "scary man" Jason who Nancy told him about, [[PapaWolf Pappas' first act upon seeing Nancy's intended assailent was to gun him down to protect her]] before falling victim himself. After consoling her himself following Pappas' death, Garris would later take her and the other girls to the boys' cabin and instruct them to hide underneath their beds for their safety. This also doubles on FridgeBrilliance due to [[PapaWolf Garris being a father himself hence his experience on handling small children]] (or specifically his daughter Megan when she was a little girl before growing up and starting disobeying him). Also, despite his strained relationship with his daughter, while he was hiding from Jason after running out of ammo, what [[PapaWolf prompted Garris to finally come out of hiding and trying to fight Jason with his bare hands until his death was his daughter's cries for help while Jason begins to advance towards her]] with Garris being PoweredByLove for his daughter to pull a HeroicSacrifice, definitely make up for him being a RabidCop earlier and shows Garris and his daughter AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther despite bickering before.
--> '''Garris:''' ''(charging towards Jason going towards Megan before tackling him)'' NO! NOT HER!!!
** A back-handed comment by Megan during their argument in the station reveals that Megan's mother had died before the events of the film and Garris is a widower, [[FridgeBrilliance meaning that]] having already lost his wife before, he does not want to lose his daughter, even if he has give his own life to protect her.
** Also, if one think about it, this beatdown combined with both his [[JerkassHasAPoint attitude towards Tommy due to his checkered mental issues-laden past]], shows that Garris cares so much about both the wellbeing of Forest Green and his family and would do whatever it takes in his position as the sheriff and a father to protect them.
* HilariousInHindsight: Creator/TonyGoldwyn makes an appearance as part of Jason's body count, then in 2009, on the same year ''Film/FridayThe13th2009'' came out, Goldwyn appeared in the remake of ''Film/TheLastHouseOnTheLeft'', which both the original and the remake were produced by Sean S. Cunningham, the director of the original ''Film/FridayThe13th1980''.
* NeverLiveItDown: Tommy Jarvis might be the one who permanently killed Jason in ''The Final Chapter'', but this film also made him the guy who inadvartently brought him back.
* NightmareFuel: Ironically, although this installment is a black comedy, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCRALDHxlGQ the trailer]] is very spooky.
* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: After spending most of his screen time being a {{Jerkass}} RabidCop, Garris at the climax [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome blew audiences away and won applause]] with his beatdown on Jason and HeroicSacrifice in an attempt to save his daughter and put an end to Jason's killing spree, no matter how futile it must be for him.
* RetroactiveRecognition: Creator/TonyGoldwyn as Jason's second kill, Darren.
* SurprisinglyImprovedSequel: Jason's return, Thom Mathews' performance, the self-referential humor and a more coherent plot combined to make this one a major fan favorite, and one of two films (the other being ''The Final Chapter'') that usually tend to be named as the best in the series. Even professional critics gave it good marks - a rarity for this franchise.
* TooCoolToLive: Sheriff Garris, mainly for giving Jason a beating just before his own death.
* UnintentionallySympathetic: Despite being mean-spirited towards Tommy throughout most of the movie, [[JerkassHasAPoint Sheriff Garris has a good reason to be due to Tommy's past institutionalization]]. Garris also has a good reason to be strict towards his daughter as Megan is rebellious and willing to break the law, which comes off as an embarrassment for Garris, who himself is an officer of the law. Even though the audience is supposed to root against Garris for his treatment of Tommy, some would felt Tommy [[TakeThatScrappy deserve such hostility from him, especially he is the one who brought Jason back, leading to more lives taken and even Garris' own daughter being at risk]]. During the argument with his daughter, she makes a back-handed DeadpanSnarker comment towards Garris' overly authoritative ways revealing that her mother died and Garris himself is a widower, which explains his [[JerkassWoobie choleric attitude stems from being a]] {{Workaholic}} of having to both fulfill his job as TheSheriff and taking care of his increasingly-disobediant daughter due to the lack of another parent in their lives, so you cannot blame him for being frustrated with that remark given that can be considered LastDisrespects towards his late wife and daughter's mother. Also, most importantly, Garris proves himself to be one of the few characters to deliver Jason a beating before his own death.
* WinBackTheCrowd: Jason was explicitly brought back to make up for the fifth movie, which had received overwhelmingly negative fan reaction.