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- McLoughlin stated he tried to bring some laughs to the film through clever, witty dialogue whenever possible. "The bottom line for me is these things have to be entertaining."
- The original actor to play Jason (crew member Dan BradleyDan Bradley) was fired for being too fat. They recast the part with C.J. GrahamC.J. Graham, a restaurant manager with no stunt experience but a military background as an Army soldier. That made him perfect to take orders and execute stunts with military precision. Bradley's paintball scenes were not re-shot meaning he does play Jason for a very brief part of the film, after that point it's C.J. GrahamC.J. Graham as the masked killer.
- In order to keep the film's storyline a secret the production was given the fake title "Aladdin Sane," both as a pun, "a lad insane" referencing the storyline of a mental patient pursued by a killer, and in keeping with the series' tradition of using David BowieDavid Bowie song/album titles as fake names. An LP of Bowie's "Aladdin Sane" can be seen on the table in the girl's cabin approximately 33 minutes into the movie.
- You can hear Cort removing his rubber beneath the blanket after Nikki dismounts and heads to the front of the RV. McLoughlin stated, "I wanted to put a little nod in there to safe sex."
- The producers feared that the film would get a PG-13 rating so they upped the violence to push it to a R rating.
- Bringing Jason back was a directive delivered down to the producers from Paramount
- Ted WhiteTed White stated in interviews that he was offered the opportunity to return to the role of Jason Voorhees, who he portrayed in Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) but he turned the role down. White stated that in hindsight he should have accepted the offer.
- This is the last film in the series to feature the character of Tommy, the protagonist from the fourth film onward. This is why the next sequel is subtitled "The New Blood."
- McLoughlin points out the kudzu vines all over the trees and says he "thought it was symbolic of Jason in that the more you cut this stuff back the more it keeps growing."
- The opening title sequence is an obvious nod to the 007 James Bond openings. Rather than a swift turn to the camera with a gunshot from a PPK it is a swift turn to the camera with a machete slice.
- McLoughlin was actually offered the chance to direct Scream in the mid-90s, the gig Wes CravenWes Craven eventually accepted. He declined, but during that process he met Kevin WilliamsonKevin Williamson who admitted that the fantastically self-aware Part VI was an influential film for him on his path to eventually writing Scream.
- Writer/Director Tom McLoughlinTom McLoughlin decided that Jason would not harm a child out of sympathy for the plight of children generated by his childhood drowning.
- Years after the release of this film Kevin WilliamsonKevin Williamson told director Tom McLoughlinTom McLoughlin that this film had a huge influence on him growing up and helped inspire him to write his goofball slasher film Scream (1996).
- After becoming a born again Christian, John ShepherdJohn Shepherd, who starred as Tommy in Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985) did not want to reprise the role, and it went to Thom MathewsThom Mathews instead.
- The first and only film in the series - including New Line Cinema's three "Jason" films and the 2009 remake - to feature absolutely no nudity, although there is one sex scene. Reportedly, writer-director Tom McLoughlinTom McLoughlin had approached actress Darcy DeMossDarcy DeMoss about appearing topless in her sex scene (she refused) but admitted later he felt uncomfortable about suggesting such a thing but had tried to appease his producers, who felt that the hardcore audience had come to expect it.
- When Jason lunges at Nancy McLoughlinNancy McLoughlin's Lizbeth with a spear through the car's windshield, the stuntman was supposed to aim at the opposite side, but due to the impact from the windshield, the trajectory of the real and very sharp spear was redirected toward McLoughlin, who narrowly avoided impalement.