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…
Easily the one of the best in the series. Even if Tom Savini's effects have aged quite a bit.
Probably my favorite Friday the 13th so far just because of Crispin Glover's dancing. That bro has got some wicked moves.
Film #4 of Film Play-By-Play (Friday the 13th)
"Hey Ted, where the hell's the corkscrew?"
-The only thing I've had to eat today is a Toaster Strudel, a Wet Burrito, and some chips & salsa. I think I'm running off of fumes here.
-More flashbacks, but at least they're entertaining and show off some bloody goodness.
-I wonder how that black guy from Part 2 is doing...
-Mrs. Voorhees' face (before decapitation ensues) is still priceless.
-I'm surprised I didn't make a double penetration joke with Jason and that spear - wait a sec, yeah I did.
-Mrs. Voorhees' creepy teeth make a triumphant return.
-At least the flashbacks only took up about three minutes of…
The Friday the 13th series is so damn simple and basic that it’s almost charming. A bunch of attractive 20-something "teenagers" hang out by a pretty lake in their bathing suits and get picked off one-by-one by a psycho in the woods. That’s it. This is the fourth one! They try to mix things up a bit this time by having a kid get possessed by Jason’s madness or something (?!?), which leads to one of the sillier endings to a horror movie ever, but this is still basically the same movie as the first three. Oh, but this one has CRISPIN GLOVER!
After the franchise backtracked with Friday the 13th Part III, the fourth (and supposed-but-not-really "final") chapter of the franchise takes a step back forward. The film benefits from having a single writer in Barney Cohen, who has a clearer vision for this film than the previous entry. The storyline is more cohesive and engaging, with characters that are more interesting and fleshed out. Characters have motivations that go being partying and sex, including Rob's quest to stop Jason and Trish and Tommy's sibling dynamic. All in all, the story is simply better and the dialogue is largely better.
This features some of the best acting in the first four films as well. Kimberly Beck and Erich Anderson are quite good…
Another day at the office for Mr. Jason Vorhees? I guess you might say so. Definitely not a bad thing.
Partying teenagers looking for a good time getting the axe and then some? Hell yes!!!
One of my favorites in the series personally.
If by "final" you mean "not even halfway through the franchise" then you are correct, stupid movie title.
More soggy shenanigans. Corey Feldman is quite watchable as the child/mechanic/electrician/hairdresser/monster mask designer character who stumbles across a bunch of naked teenagers in a lake. A bit dodgy by today's standards.
After being mistaken for dead, Jason is taken to a hospital morgue, and when he revives himself, his killing spree continues as he finds a new group of teens to terrorize.
Even though the previous installment in the long running franchise was supposed to be the final entry, it proved so popular with the fans that another sequel just had to be made. The plot (or lack of it) follows the same basic idea as it's predecessors - Jason stalks around the forest until he finds a group of partying teens and he then kills them one by one using whatever implements he can find. The teens are the usual bunch of generic characters that you have come to expect,…
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In this list I'm going to keep track of all the slasher films I have seen from it's magnificent beginning…