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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?
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…
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.
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.
If there's a four-star Jason movie, this is...no, I can't do it. I can't quite four-star a Jason movie. But it takes everything that worked about the first three movies, improves on them, and sets out from the gate with the intention of making a better movie than any of them, on every level.
The first thing that's obviously different is a level of professionalism we haven't seen yet - just the sight of red and blue police car lights give it a visual pop that nothing we saw in the first three movies can touch. At all times, it just looks more like something somebody spent money on.
The writers were famously tasked with creating relatively well-drawn characters we…
It's the best one. Seriously, it's excellent.
the final chapter has two things working into it's favor. the first one is young but charismatic corey feldman as the hero tommy and the the other one is crispin glover (and his crazy dance scene). the level of the chicks is quite good (specially the twins) and joseph zito foreshadows his action path (slow motion jumps thru the windows). with couple of good lines and some funny deaths a watchable entry into the series...
This is a hell of a slasher movie, ladies and gentlemen. Directed by inestimable Joseph Zito and featuring a cast of kids that can (seriously) act as well as one can in this context. They seem like real personalities and this Friday the 13th, for once, balances mood and empathy (which makes the death scenes-as was the form for Zito's genuinely great "The Prowler-even more savage and effective). There are jokes (not bad! Still corny but effective!) and the film is, as far as i'm concerned, structured and paced as perfectly as a studio slasher movie can be. And even with all these "as good as it can be" limitations The Final Chapter is a great movie, imo. I love it, actually.
Jason Voorhees has always been a pretty popular cinematic villain, even if he's not a particularly interesting one. He's pretty simple, as he only seems to feel one single, strong emotion: rage. But, then again, he does love his mother.
Any character with the status that Jason has should be able to go out in style, and that's what the cast and crew of Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter tried to do (too bad he'll be back for Part 6). And you know what? They actually came really, really close.
The Final Chapter, like the two sequels before it, contains a recap sequence at the beginning of the film, though this one was more entertaining because it was a…
Dang there's some good kills in this one. Plus Corey Feldman and Crispin Glover? So much better than I'd've told you if you asked.
Unable to match the classics in my new 80s slasher discoveries, as thankful as I am to finally see them, I had to return to the Friday the 13th series to breathe life back into me. Part 4 is, for me, one of the best entries in the long running films, but not quite pulling off the magic of the original two. Characters like Teddy and his little computer or unscripted jabs at Jimmy are tiring, but I like everybody else.
Jason is absolutely mean here, twisting half-sawn heads, shredding chests, impaling groins, pinning bodies to tables and doorways (alive and dead) and even crushing faces. The layout of murders is perfect, starting off with three but waiting for the…
-"What do you need and where do you need it?"
-"We got ten of them. Yours is in the barn."
-"What's wrong with him?"
-"He's dead. Yeah, they're all dead. You can pull it up over there."
-"All dead. Some emergency."
The 3. part was great what is good in the genre was in there. This one contains all the bad things in the genre: stupid characters, bad script, wrong actors.
Familiar faces: Corey Feldman, Crispin Glover.
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