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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.
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…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Jesus Christmas! Holy Jesus! Goddamn! Holy Jesus jumping Christmas shit!
A great Friday the 13th sequel, or THE greatest Friday the 13th sequel? Although I have an inexplicable soft spot for Part 2, even for "Hillbilly Jason", I think this is where the franchise hit it's epicenter. Jason is in hockey mask throughout, but he's still a bit of a mystery as to whether or not he's just a mortal man under the mask or something much more.
The franchise loses the directing talents of Steve Miner, but it regains the special effects of gore icon Tom Savini with Joseph Zito taking over as director. While Zito is new to the franchise, he already had a few genre films…
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The greatest spectacle is watching a young Crispin Glover incredible dance. Its something to be beholden.
One of the things which makes this among the best of the friday the 13th movies is that you actually give a damn about this characters, there just not disposable meat.
Tom Savini returns to the series and makes the kills very interesting. He also helps in developing the the character of Tommy Jarvis as a kid that likes to design monsters and mask that are way to far ahead of someone making at his age. This is the first movie of the Tommy Jarvis trilogy. He is a great kid that becomes a bad ass when he faces Jason.
The last film in which Jason is a regular guy before he becomes a super zombie.
Actually not terrible, which makes it one of the best of the Friday the 13th movies.
An exquisitely perfect slice of exploitation, combining John Hughes teen antics with Tom Savini's drippy, inimitable gore.
Lazy weekend rewatch.
So. obviously the title's a lie given the 9 or 10 further iterations of the franchise, but after a pretty lumpy 3rd installment (in 3-D!!!) the non-final chapter gets back to bare bones plot-free mayhem.
Notable for the presence of 80s oddball icons Crispin Glover and Corey Feldman, but really not much else. There are early 20somethings renting a secluded house for the weekend for drinkin' and sexin' next door to young Corey, his cute older sister and single parent mom. There are also sexy European bicycle-riding twins who stumble into the mix, because, why not?
After all are assembled Jason shows up and disassembles most of them, naturally. Director Joseph Zito, who had a hand in several 80s B-movie classics, keeps things on point and channels the spirit of what was wrong-headed fun about the franchise in the beginning.
Technically better than the first three entries in the series. The characters are all memorable (save for baseball cap guy - did he have any lines?), the performances are dope (Crispin Glover's dancing is applause-worthy) and Tom Savini is doing the make-up effects. Barbara Howard's Sara is one of my favorite slasher movie characters, and I'm always bummed when she doesn't turn out to be the final girl (I wish it would happen once, just for me).
The reason I like the first one more is probably all the smoke machines and general fakery put into practice here. The first one had atmosphere in spades compared to the rest of the series - it looked, felt and goddamn tasted like…
All the requisite gore and nudity you'd expect from a mid 80's horror film. One of the better entries in the franchise.
Being that this is called The Final Chapter, one would expect it to be just that but these movies did so well that ended reneging on that premise. It even goes so far to open with a recap on all the major events of what happened in all three previous movies to show that they mean business. After that, we’re introduced to a group of teenagers who rent a cabin (if I had a quarter for how many times I’ve said in the following few days) near Crystal Lake. Meanwhile, this girl Trish (Kimberly Beck) is staying with her brother Tommy and her mom at a separate cabin across the street or maybe it’s across the dirt since this is…
-One could argue that these films are too formulaic, but when the formula is so god damn fun, why screw with it? Here's a FRIDAY THE 13TH movie for you: 90 compact minutes, lots of hotness, over-the-top violence and maybe every now & then some genuine artistry. Simplicity is bliss. For the record I'm grading these movies on a curve; they're all relative to each other. What I look for in each flick is humor, originality, sneaky deviations from the Friday blueprint that make the movie feel idiosyncratic.
-Part of the fun in the series is seeing how they change up the opening title. In this one Jason's mask slowly flies toward the screen and then explodes into a huge fireball,…
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I'm waiting to make the jump up to my 300 favorite horror flicks but I'll take the leap soon.
I tried, but it is virtually impossible for me to rank this list. The ones on the top are my…