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  • Base-Breaking Character: Melissa, big time. For about half the viewers, Melissa was an entertaining, brilliant, manipulative BITCH who owned the screen. For the other half, she couldn't die soon enough!
  • "Common Knowledge": Jason does in fact use a gas powered weapon in this movie, but it's a tree trimmer, not a chainsaw.
  • Contested Sequel: Depending on who you ask, this usually considered to be either the last good Friday the 13th film or the very start of the downfall for the series.
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  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Maddy is remembered for being one of the few nicer victims of the film when compared to the unlikable cast of teens.
  • Fridge Horror: Is Dr. Crews denying the idea of Tina having visions of the future because he's skeptic, or is he doing it to further break her down so he can control her more easily by convincing her and her mom that she's just crazy?
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • Eddie comes up with a concept of "star mummy" for his science fiction writings, which isn't that far off from "space zombie".
    • Tina's mother is played by Susan Blu, who is best know for voicing Arcee. Nearly two decades later, Michael Bay, the director of the Transformers film franchise, would produce the remake.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Dr. Crews had already proven himself to be a bastard long before, but he went right over this the second he forced Tina's mother to take a killing blow from Jason in order to protect himself.
  • Narm Charm:
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    • Every single moment of Lar Park Lincoln's performance as Tina.
    • Considering the things thrown at his way in the previous films, Jason flipping his shit at the sight of Tina's powers doing their thing should be very silly. But it works because it helps to sell her as a threat against him.
  • Older Than They Think: The infamous sleeping bag murder is very similar to one of the kills in the 1980 film Night of the Demon.
  • Signature Scene: The sleeping bag murder.
  • One-Scene Wonder: In a object-based example, Jason's weed hacker of doom, used oh so perfectly on Dr. Crews. Even better in the uncut version. (It's the second death in the clip)
  • Unintentionally Unsympathetic: "Lovable" nerd Eddie. Despite efforts to make him sympathetic through comic relief and being used by Melissa, it's pretty hard to feel for a guy who mocked a mentally/emotionally unstable teenage girl (just to get in Melissa's pants). Not many people were sad to see him go.
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  • Visual Effects of Awesome: Jason's rotting appearance (you can see his spine) and Tina's psychic powers.
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