R | | Horror, Thriller
Laurie Strode, now the dean of a Northern California private school with an assumed name, must battle the Shape one last time, as the life of her own son hangs in the balance.
When Jimmy's first shown, he's wearing a hockey mask which is undoubtedly a reference to Jason Voorhees. Director Steve Miner, who also directed Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) and Friday the 13th Part III (1982), the latter of which Jason acquires his trademark hockey mask from one of his victims.
Dad would let me go.
Laurie Strode: Well, *Dad* is an abusive, chain smoking, methadone addict.
John: Who would attract someone like that?
Laurie Strode: Ouch.
John: And to think he left you.
Laurie Strode: John! I know you get your smart mouth from my side of the family. So I'll cut you a break. But point ...
In the opening scene, a woman holds up a knife before she stabs it into a pumpkin. There's a sound effect of the knife coming out of its holder, however, the knife is in the air the whole time.
An early workprint version had a different score and an altered opening credits montage, as well as a slightly different version of of the dorm room scene, where the girls have "So I Married An Ax Murderer" playing on the TV instead of in the final version where they have on "Scream 2."
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