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?
“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.…
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.
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…
Fourth film in the series is still fun, but I may be growing a bit weary of it all. Good thing this is the final chapter. Oh, wait...
This film was just too good to be the last film in the series!
The best installment in the friday franchise so far, every character memorable, the acting far outclasses 3 and even 1 and 2, a likable kid protagonist in a SLASHER MOVIE, the best kills from returning gore veteran Tom Savini, genuine suspense and truly competent filmmaking (unlike part 3).
The first sequel that feels like it wasn't just a rip off of the original film
This ranks up there with Halloween as one of my favorite slasher films, where could this series go next?
+ Corey Feldman (Goonies, Stand by Me) and Crispin Glover (Back to the Future) : two very funny characters amidst the terrible casting
+ Quite a lot of boobs and gore
+ The dance sequence of Crispin Glover : unforgettable
+ Quite enjoyable : very true to the original formula with good direction
- The usual for a movie of this genre : atrocious casting, terrible dialogues, very weak story, but who cares, right ?
- Nothing that original compared to the first 3 (except Corey Feldman)
Now THIS is more like it!
Great kills! Horny teenagers! Hockey masks! People falling/being thrown through windows in slow motion? Corey Feldman!
I'm only two movies into the franchise, but this is surely one of the best.
For the first 5 minutes this one's Halloween II, then the rest is the other Friday The 13ths again. Repetitive as it may be, I'll give the series some credit; not feeling a sense of diminishing returns just yet. Solidly, consistently 'all right'. Occasionally funny and occasionally tense, too.
Another surprisingly entertaining sequel for Jason!
One difference that I'm picking up between the Friday ... franchise and the NOES films is the effect the tone has ... the NOES sequels tried to be fun by having Freddy crack-wise and including fantastical dream sequences, both of which eventually got boring and came off as try-hard.
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, on the other hand - much like Part 2 - doesn't lean on 'jokes' or gimmicks, it just lets the body count do the talking. The kills are shocking and the gore is great and Jason is finally looking like that almost robotic killing machine we all know him to be.
Kevin recommends this film on Episode 24 of the Videodrome Horror Movie Podcast
I can't yet safely tell you if this is my favorite entry in the franchise, given i haven't watched these in a long time. I'm recognizing new things that i never noticed when watching these movies growing up. But for now, this is by far my favorite entry, that actually improves on the impressive Part 2.
So this movie continues where Part 3 left off. It's night, and noticeably long after part 2, so fuck knows when this is supposed to take place. Probably a Sunday. Maybe a Monday. Either way, Jason's body is taken to a morgue and for some reason i can't quite put my finger on, it becomes noticeable that the viewer is going to be in…
BOOOM. Great Friday the 13th flick!
I started with a top 10 list and decided what the hell lets see how far I can go. Top…
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