It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of slasher films, and here I've tried to compile a list of…
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
Jason's Back, and this is the one you've been screaming for.
After the Crystal Lake Massacres, Jason is pronounced dead and taken to the hospital morgue, where he is mysteriously revived, allowing his diabolical killing spree to continue at the camp where the gruesome slaughtering began. But this time, in addition to terrified teenagers, he meets a young boy named Tommy who has a special talent for horror masks and make up, leading up to a horrifying, bloody battle! Has Jason finally met his match?
Jesus Christmas! Holy Jesus! Goddamn! Holy Jesus jumping Christmas shit!
If anyone tells you that the original Friday the 13th film is the best one, and that the rest are crap clearly must be crazy. Or they might just be a little more nostalgic towards the first entry. Either way, as a long time fan of the franchise, most people are shocked to hear that I actually don't think that well of the first film. Its slow. Its not scary. There is no buildup, the characters are awful, the only good part is the ending, etc etc. Some people also think it sucks because Jason isn't in it but I think that's a ridiculous reason, personally. But I do agree…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Easily one of the very best of the series, if not the best.
The young characters are likeable and highly relatable (possibly due to the screenplay being written by a former AFTERSCHOOL SPECIAL writer), and it adds the intriguing element of a (also highly sympathetic) single-parent family, including bad-ass final girl Trish (Kimberly Beck) and her little brother Tommy (Corey Feldman!) Plus, Crispin Glover and his weird dance moves!
Like Parts 2 and 3, the last 20 minutes or so of THE FINAL CHAPTER are a suspenseful, gritty, exceptionally well-done extended chase sequence/battle between Jason (played by the alarmingly imposing Ted White) and the sibling duo, during (of course) a scary thunderstorm, followed by a VERY memorable Jason death. Bottom line: this movie is a blast.
An ace beginning (that bone-saw death is a goodie), a hitchhiker that looks like a Beth Ditto clone, Corey Feldman as Jason's ultimate nemesis Tommy Jarvis, being unbearably cute, and Crispin Glover looking hot (!) makes this my favourite Friday the 13th sequel.
A massive improvement from the previous two with a tighter pace and upping the violence with a wonderful dose of sleaze thrown in as there's countless tit shots, especially when a pair of airhead twins decide to do a bit of the old "strip and dip". What I like most about this installment that its the most likeable and boasts some creativity than other entries of the series, and anything that has Crispin Glover cutting some fine…
It's breaking my friend's heart that I'm so critical when it comes to Friday The 13th, and he's desperately trying to make me like the franchise. God bless him.
So we watched this 4th instalment together, because it's the only one I don't have on DvD, and he's got every collector's edition ever made...
So whenever he felt like he was loosing me to Candy Crush, he went in and revealed several "fun facts" about the movie, actors, and Jason himself.
I don't think it helped, but at least it forced my attention back to the film.
Watching any Friday The 13th movie (so far), is like watching the same movie over and over again, and I'm not even sure…
This is one of the best Friday the 13th films for me. I like most of the kids, and some of them actually give interesting performances. It doesn't look and feel as cheap as Part 3. In my opinion, everything is better in this film than in any of the previous ones; the acting, the characters, the camerawork, the music, etc.
This probably should have actually been the final chapter, but it was not. But if it was, I think the series could have ended on one of its best movies, with 3 of the 4 being pretty good. If you do not like slasher movies, this film is probably not going to change your opinion on the genre. It isn't ground-breaking. But if you do like this type of movie, this is good entertainment.
The first watchable Friday the 13th is still only barely a film.
247/365 (365 films in 365 days)
The final chapter. That was an ambitious title apparently considering we're not halfway through the series yet. However, spoiler alert, Jason does actually die in this one so I guess it could be considered the final chapter of Jason's long weekend.
While I found it odd that the previous two entries opened with recaps of the series up to that point (Part 2 even has a dream sequence in a flashback!), the prologue actually works pretty well here. It has an ominous campfire tale feeling and creates a convincing sense of finality. This one probably devotes the most time yet to the characters, and while I can’t say the writing or acting is necessarily good, we do get Crispin Glover’s dance out of it, and I am forever grateful to have witnessed such a balletic and graceful display. It’s pretty good at evoking tension, and while the kills aren’t that interesting visually, they’re the most creative so far from a staging…
I became afraid. I would not recomend this movie to easy scared people,
The title of this film is a lie.
Crispin Glovers dance moves earned this an extra star.
It takes a little while to get going, but once all the horny disposable teens have been introduced and Jason is let loose to do his thing Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter becomes a whole lot of fun. I mean, if nothing else this film at least has Crispin Glover's excellent dancing and Corey Feldman. This entry isn't quite as good as Friday the 13th (1980) or Friday the 13th Part 3 (1982), but it is at least better than Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981).
"Help. He's killing me. He's killing me."
The name isn't the only retard thing about Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter which was certainly anything but the final chapter of the long running slasher series.
I've always been a Nightmare on Elm Street man myself, I struggle to really see the appeal of the Friday the 13th series. Jason to me is a pretty boring character, he has an interesting back story but lacks the witty of Freddy or the creepiness of Michael Myers. Instead he's just a clumsy serial killer that kills teens for no real reason.
I love 1980's horror effects. Considering the technology we have now it's ridiculous that the kills are more inventive in these eighties…
After surviving an axe to the head from Kris in part 3, Jason, once again, returns to Crystal Lake to slaughter people.
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