... and Corey Feldman, who plays Tommy Jarvis in this, and would later go on to play increasingly desperate versions of Corey Feldman. Tommy starts off as a weird kid with a fascination with special effects and costumes. And when Jason is about to slaughter his sister, he uses his makeup prowess to dress up like a younger version of him. Jason sees this and is all like "What the f**k? Is that me? AM I ME?", leaving room for Tommy's sister to kill him.
In Part 5, Tommy goes to a camp for troubled youths, and in Part 6, he falls in love with a sheriff's daughter, and together they re-kill Jason by dropping him in a lake. Is it a good plan? No. Expecting lake water to be the thing that bumps off Jason once and for all is, all things considered, a very bad plan. But then again, this is the same Tommy Jarvis who pushed all of his chips in on the "Jason will be stopped by little boys with shaved heads" bet, so he doesn't have a good history when it comes to strategy.
Why You Should Watch It This Way:
The Friday The 13th series isn't exactly known for its strong plotting. The first movie has a (SPOILER YOU ALREADY KNOW) 50-year-old woman doing the killin', while the next three are different variations on "s**t, he's not dead yet," the fifth has someone else dressing up as Jason, and the remainder are more of the same. But Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6 form a nice little trilogy that tells the story of what it's like to grow up with Jason as the closest thing that you have to a father figure, and the effect that it can have on someone's young psyche. It's the best we'll get with this theme until the premiere of Growin' Up Jason on ABC Family, starring Kevin James, with Melissa Joan Hart as Jason.