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…
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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…
Rather annoying - particularly the stuff with Feldman. Start of the rot.
5 mins in and i spat my tea out. Oh yes i got a fright of my life and it was not from a scare, oh no but the acting.....
Dam it i need a cloth...
As Fridays go, it's a bit disjointed and silly, not quite inept enough to be hilarious, but Crispin Glover dances for some reason.
Everyone seems to love this one, particularly because of Crispin Glover's dance scene but all in all it's on par with the rest.
1.5 out of 5 (D+)
Surprisingly enjoyable, especially considering I don’t care for this franchise at all. Basically it comes down to Crispin ‘dead fuck’ Glover, whose presence elevates every single scene with the group of teenagers to something damn near holy. I also greatly enjoyed Corey Feldman and his origin story-of-sorts as well as the family unit in general, all of which makes for a relatively fun slasher.
One of my favorite F13 films.
So it's just like the last 3, except the kills are different and it's different kids doing stupid shit. I mean, it was entertaining, but...yeah.
Easily the best Jason movie in the series up to this point. The hockey-mask-wearing killer is at his most menacing, and the whole atmosphere of the film is creepy and off-putting. I love Crispin Glover and his crazy dancing. I love Corey Feldman and his masks. I love that there's someone who's actually out to hunt Jason this time (though unsuccessfully, as you might imagine). I love that this is the Final Chapter with 6 or so movies that came after it. This seems like the quintessential Friday the 13th film, and it's a great 80s slasher.