* 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.
* 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.
* 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.
* 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...]]
* 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. 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.