Dumbass Tommy digs up Jason's corpse and stupidly allows a lightning strike to reanimate him. He even drops off Jason's hockey mask for him. Sixth in the Friday the 13th series, the film returns to the roots of the series and largely ignores the pathetic part 5. Jason Lives is widely heralded as the very best film in the series, and I won't argue with that assessment. The gore is standard, but the sense of humor and consistently good running gags push this one to the top of the bloody heap.