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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?
“I got something real neat to show you up in my bedroom.”
“Jason is back. He moves like a shadow, dark and silent. He never utters a word. He doesn’t even seem to breathe. He simply, mindlessly, mercilessly kills.” So intones a stentorian voice in the trailer for Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter. Jason, who began the series as a child long since dead before mutating through passing resemblances to Norman Bates and Leatherface and Michael Myers, has now become the shark from Jaws. The trailer’s pronouncement, while cynically selling the end of the Friday the 13th cycle while all involved knew full well they were setting up a new set of stories, is positioned as a selling point.…
Corey Feldman. A cool dog. The random luck of finding ready and willing twins. Naked fun at the lake. A guy named Teddy Bear. McFly's daddy's future coming true. Rob out to avenge his sister. Trish & Sam lookin smokin' hot. Sarah losing more than her V-card. Jason sorta dying. The best cast of the first 4 films.
The 4th film in a rather disjointed series, Friday the 13th The Final Chapter was what a Halloween 2.5 would have been. The closing down of one chapter to open another that goes in a new direction. While Friday part 5 would suffer the same fate with fans as H3, part 4 has quite a bit going for it.
Picking up the morning after part 3, it doesn’t really break any new ground, but it is handled much more competently by director Joseph Zito than 1 & 2, and at least on par (if not marginally better) with 3. There is some visual flair, ambitious camera work and fewer pacing issues. Once again not much new,…
What can I possibly say about this? Jason comes back to life and slaughters a load of youngsters who - let's face it - deserve it!
The effects were very good and done by Tom Savini, and the kills were satisfying enough. The film was a little too overly focused on tits though.
I remember criticizing the remake because Jason runs in it and Jason does not run! Well looks like I was wrong as he runs in this one. Oh well - we all make mistakes.
A satisfactory 6/10
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…
With "Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter," the series finally gets a touch of story to go along with its hacking and slashing storytelling. It is not much, but it is enough of a narrative charge to make this film the strongest entry, thus far, in the franchise. This final chapter still provides the rough and gory charms of the first three films, but it combines those charms with a healthy dose of madness, atmosphere, and tension.
Once again, a gaggle of semi-irresponsible college-age youths find themselves on the shores of a notorious lake; and, once again, they are knocked off in gruesome manners with even more gruesome implements. This time, however, there is a note of mystery in the…
Film #4 of the Friday the 13th Marathon!
Just when I thought this series was a dead fuck, this film comes along!
Sure, it ain't perfect, it still drags a lot, and the characters are just as stock as ever, but hey, they have more of a personality this time around! Corey Feldman's character is my favorite! A bunch of college kids move in next door to his lake house, and he's just there spying on them making a sexy time, VERY NICE! But also, this kid is awesome, and I wish I were him! He fixes cars, he makes awesome masks and props worthy of Rick Baker, and he's got a hot mother and sister! Not that I'd…
Another very very average Jason film, sandwiched between a cool start and cool ending. Jason in the morgue and Corey Feldman becoming young Jason at the end were two highlights of the series so far, however everything else was just dull retreads of previous films. How many times are we going to see a group of kids, exactly the same as the last, have sex and then get murdered.
I'm most intrigued into watching the next film - leaving Jason behind for a film, it'll be interesting to see where it goes from here.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I really didn't like this one so I'm not going to put a lot of effort into writing my thoughts out, sorry.
Why is everyone in this film so unlikable? 👀👀👀
Why is the editing so jarring? I know this series is notorious for being hacked to pieces by the MPAA but the transitions (or lack thereof) between certain scenes (especially Sara's death directly cutting to Tommy walking down some stairs) is too much.
Jimmy's iconic dancing. 💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻
The series is generally lighthearted and goofy as a whole but Rob screaming "HE'S KILLING ME" has to be a standout point for unintentional silliness.
I don't have the context of seeing this at release or really knowing about the reaction at the time but did people actually believe this would be "The Final Chapter" or nah?
"Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter", AKA "Part IV", is definitely the most ambitious film in the series to this point (and perhaps period, if think sending Jason into space, to do battle with Freddy Krueger, or revealing that he is actually a slug creature who can possess various hosts are plot lines more stupid and desperate than legitimately ambitious). And it gets the most right in terms of what fans seem to want from/remember about the early films of the series. It offers more actual suspense than most of the others (Jason actually runs in this one; so it's not just people hauling ass away from him, only to turn around and find him somehow right there, or constantly…
After a series of binge-watches and scavenger hunts over the course of the summer and the Halloween season, I had become a bit burnt out on film-watching. I had a pile of college work to get through today and needed something to have on in the background, something to ease me gently back into my regular viewing habits. Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter is perhaps the perfect slasher film, one I return to time and time agan and which ALMOST reaches the lofty heights of Black Christmas and Sleepaway Camp. It's the point where the series really hit its stride and features, to my mind, the best incarnation of Jason. There's something about the whole tone and ambiance of…
Deadfuck af, ya dig?
In a way, this might be my favorite of the first four Friday films. A rhythm finally seems to have been established, with the basic template of the first three films being perfected. The characters have certainly become goofier, but much of the dialogue here is actually funny this time around. Crispin Glover's odd, singular performance in particular puts the film in another realm. Jason is brutal in this one, the kills are the best we've seen yet and the whole thing feels like a well oiled machine. Did I mention Corey Feldman is in this?
Film #26 of my Hoop-Tober 3.0 list!
I really like how scrappy Jason is. He really fights to get all of his kills and it's a total blast to watch.
I loved seeing Crispin Glover ham it up as an uber-dweeb and child Corey Feldman is always pretty fun to watch but otherwise Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter is kind of a weak entry in the series. There's honestly just way too much going on. There's like, three separate plot lines running in parallel but there's only ever one at a time that actually has any sort of a point.
The Final Chapter still has the fun you would expect from the series but there's too convolution in the formula without actually adding anything new. Thank goodness this wasn't actually the final entry of the series. Jason X is clearly the worthy conclusion this franchise deserved.
Now THAT'S what I'm talkin' about! Corpses, people, and dogs flying through windows! A Jason that finally feels defined and menacing! A group of horny young victims that aren't completely insufferable! And all capped off with a whizbang finale that pays off character relationships and sets up what feels like an interesting direction for the series. I'm beginning to realize the gravity of this franchise, how it both imitated its superior predecessors and set the standard for an entire subgenre. This is the first entry that worked for me; it's still got some glaring continuity errors like the rest but it's not so tedious and is actually quite a bit of fun for most of the runtime.
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