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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.
The 4th film in a rather disjointed series, Friday the 13th The Final Chapter was what a Halloween 2.5 would have been. The closing down of one chapter to open another that goes in a new direction. While Friday part 5 would suffer the same fate with fans as H3, part 4 has quite a bit going for it.
Picking up the morning after part 3, it doesn’t really break any new ground, but it is handled much more competently by director Joseph Zito than 1 & 2, and at least on par (if not marginally better) with 3. There is some visual flair, ambitious camera work and fewer pacing issues. Once again not much new,…
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…
"Help. He's killing me. He's killing me."
- ROB DIER
- Surprisingly well casted
- Intriguing and exciting resolution (atmosphere is pumped!)
- Fun chemistry between teens and their love stories
- Brutal kills
- Pacing of second act does fall flat
- A few imperfections such as unintentional comedic moments
THE TAKEAWAY (DEEPER MEANING, PERSONAL IMPACT):
Another slasher. This time we have a much darker tone and eerie atmosphere that is raised by Corey Feldman's character transformation in the film's resolution. This transformation depicts a slow decent into a life of trauma.
The entire film leads to this moment, yet, we never saw it coming.
Much like trauma itself.
A completely functional sequel in the franchise which simply recounts the first three films in the series in the opening five minutes and then proceeds to ape the third film in plot execution. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Invasion U.S.A. director Joseph Zito has much more fun with this film than previous director Steve Miner in that the anticipation of the kills is much better, if a little toned down in the final delivery. Corey Feldman plays Tommy in a role where being precocious was not asked for so his turn is much moe natural than his other early roles. The body count rises steadily as Jason comes back to the woods and wipes people out as he…
The best thing 'Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter' does is keep the Jason appearances sporadic in almost a blink-miss-it kinda way. It keeps your eyes focused on the film, because any second of distraction you may miss one of the film's many awesome deaths.
Not my favourite of the series (that honour goes to Jason Lives), but definitely up there.
Hoop-Tober 3.0: Film #1/31
After over a year of recuperating I return to the Friday the 13th franchise and I'm lucky because Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter is as good as I suspect this franchise can get.
To no one's surprise Jason returns here after the massacre of Part 3 to once again kill promiscuous teenagers, who were stupid enough to rent a house near to Crystal Lake. This time, though, he also has to deal with young make-up savant Corey Feldman. The story progresses as usual, but The Final Chapter sets itself apart by being a really nasty piece of work and actually having some decent performances.…
One cannot live on 80's kitsch and Savini effects alone
"You son of a bitch! I'll give ya something to remember us by!"
A solid cast of ill-fated teenagers, an assortment of fun, bloody deaths and some surprisingly solid shot composition make this trash go down smooth.
Crispin Glover's dancing is amazing.
It’s one thing to make a bad movie, it’s another to completely lie to your audience. This isn’t the final chapter at all. It’s a fucking ruse.
Best dancer: Crispin Glover
There's value in knowing what you are. After the slog that was HALLOWEEN II, I knew FRIDAY THE 13th would have the goods. This is a series that never had any pretensions about what it was or what it was doing, often playing second fiddle to HALLOWEEN or NIGHTMARE ON ELM ST as the slasher series with the best pedigree. However, by this point the series had become a well-oiled machine and this one hits all its expected cues, is typically pointless--and pointlessly graphic. But most importantly, it's pretty fun right from the outset. The scenarios are goofy but the actors generally seem to love hamming it up (especially the great nurse in the beginning who should have been the…
I hit a clear rut in my horror marathon exactly because I started revisiting these F13 movies in random order. I simply don't think it's possible to properly review these movies. This one has Crispin Glover and a bunch of people get killed OK... Good movie but I have no idea how to review it.......
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