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|Friday the 13th- Final Chapter |
Amateur butcher and enthusiastic hockey fan Jason Vorhees is back in business, and business is good. Can a plucky young boy stop the madness before Camp Crystal Lake's population report takes yet another machete-aided dip?... more »
"Ted...where the hell is the corkscrew?? TED???",
Boggman! | Laguna Hills, CA | 05/17/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There was a time, back in the day, when the "Friday the 13th" movies were meant to scare you, not make you laugh. No movie in the entire series does this better that "Friday the 13th Part 4: The Final Chapter". This is the DEFINITIVE "Friday the 13th" movie.
Part 4 has the best of everything!! Story, cast,(Corey Feldman, Crispin Glover, Lawrence Monoson), graphic violence, and inventive killings.
Immediately picking up where "Friday the 13th Part 3" (the 2nd best of the series), "Friday the 13th Part 4" was such a brilliant addition to the franchise. For those who haven't seen the series, Part 4 is not a bad place to start, or finish. We get a great little campfire story (courtesy of Part 2) and a lot of great death sequences (from the 3 movies past) within the first 5 minutes. We also get real acting, & actual character development with the "Final Chapter". This was the last movie in the series that was actually made AS a horror film, and not as a cult film. And this movie does scare!
The killings in the "Final Chapter" are original and beautifully executed. Corkscrew to hand-then cleaver to face, spear gun right in the groin (YEAH BABY), banana vomiting, and 2 WONDERFUL crashing through the window sequences (one with twin Tina, the other with Trish) that still manages to frighten me to this day. The shower seen is pretty awesome as well, and even the dog isn't safe in this one! Awesome!!
After Part 4, the franchise became almost a joke, and the films that followed are nothing but camp. They are still good and watch able, but they weren't intended to scare the heck out of ya!
"Friday the 13th Part 4: The Final Chapter" does it all, time and time again. This film has gone under rated and without credit for many years. Many people say that the original "Friday the 13th" was the best, but I highly beg to differ. Part 1 WAS the original, but it's somewhat slow paced, and Tom Savini's masterful special effects are much more evident in Part 4. Tom was really on top of his game by the time "The Final Chapter" went into production.
Part 1 has the scariest ending, I'll give it that.
If you want to see Jason at his peak, when he was a total bad-boy and really did some butt kicking, then look no further than this classic film in horror cinema!
This really was "The Final Chapter"; in more ways than one.
The Best Friday Movie
J. Carnes | KC, MO | 02/19/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is by far the best Friday the 13th movie of them all. If you only buy one out of the group, make it this one. I can remember when this movie hit the theaters. I was there on opening night. There were so many people in the theater that the ushers had to keep coming in to advise everyone to move over towards the right to allow more people in. Once the movie actually started the opening scenes were all flashbacks to previous Friday movies which caused the audience to scream at every scene. This sent the theater manager into action. They actually stopped the film and turned the lights on. The manager came down front and made a statement. He stated that if we didn't keep down the screaming that they would stop the movie and ask everyone to leave. I guess the theaters on each side of ours were complaining that we were too loud. That was awesome! This movie is great, forget the fact that this is the fourth in a franchise that has some bad entries. A great movie from the greatest of eras regarding the horror genre."
Dianne Papineau | Cumberland, Rhode Island USA | 07/14/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"THE BODY COUNT CONTINUES IN THIS VIVID
THRILLER,THE FOURTH-BUT NOT FINAL-STORY
IN THE WIDELY SUCCESSFUL FRIDAY THE 13TH
JASON,CRYSTAL LAKE'S LEAST POPULAR CITIZEN,
RETURNS TO WREAK FURTHER HAVOC IN THE
AFTER HIS REVIVAL IN A HOSPITAL MORGUE,
THE HOCKEY-MASKED MURDERER FIXES HIS
VENGEFUL ATTENTION ON THE JARVIS FAMILY
AND A GROUP OF HITHERTO CAREFREE TEENAGERS.
YOUNG TOMMY JARVIS IS AFICIONADO OF HORROR
FILMS WITH A SPECIAL TALENT FOR MASKS AND
HAS THE DIABOLICAL JASON FINALLY
MET HIS MATCH?
Jason verses a well-known cast.
James McDonald | Southern California | 11/21/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Released on Friday the 13th-- April 13, 1984.
This is the fourth "Friday the 13th" film. When we last saw Jason the killer, he had an ax right through his hockey mask and into his face.
On this VHS, we are treated to a 2 and a half minute montage of the first Friday the 13th (1980), Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) and Friday the 13th Part 3: 3D (1982), to catch us up on what is going on.
Only Terry Ballad returns from Friday the 13th Part 3: 3D (1982) as a State Trooper in this film.
The film begins only moments after where the third film ended. The ambulence and the police are there at the barn. Jason's body (Ted White) is loaded in the ambulence and taken to the hospital morgue. While morgue attendent, Axel (Bruce Mahler) and nurse Morgan (Lisa Freeman) are making-out, Jason awakes and ultimatly kills both.
Six young adults (Lawrence Monoson, Crispin Glover, Barbara Howard, Jodie Aronson, Alan Hayes, Peter Barton) rent a abin across from the Jarvis family. The mother (Joan Freeman) keeps an eye on her young son, Tommy (Corey Feldman) who likes to be voyeuristic looking out his own bedroom window at the new cabineers, Samantha (Jodie Aronson) and Paul (Alan Hayes) making-out.
The next day, twin sisters, Tina (Camilla More) and Terri (Carey More) show the new cabineers the way to Crystal Point where they all engage in some good clean fun of skinny-dipping. Meanwhile, Trish jarvis (Kimberely Beck) and her brother Tommy pick up a traveler, Rob Dier (Erich Anderson) whoose sister "Sandy Dier" was killed by Jason in Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981). The party is getting started and jason plans on crashing that party in his own "slasher" way.
Body Count: 13
Running Time: 91 minutes.
Bruce Mahler was a cast member in the "FRIDAYS" variety tv series (1980-82).
Cory Feldman, you remember from Gremlins (1984), The Goonies (1985).
Camilla More appeared on "Days Of Our Lives" in 1986-1988, General Hospital in 1991-92. Her twin sister, Carey More, appeared on "Days of Our Lives" in 1987.
Lawerence Monoson was in The Last American Virgin (1982), And The Band Played On (1993-tv).
Crispin Glover was in Back To The Future (1985).
Lisa Freeman was in Back To The Future (1985), Back To The Future Part 2 (1989).
Alan Hayes was in "Bold and the Beautiful" in 1988-89.
Peter Barton was in "The Powers of Matthew Starr" tv series (1982), "Young and the Restless in 1987-93, " The Bold and the Beautiful" in 1993, "Sunset Beach" in 1997-98.
Kimberly Beck was in the original "Fantasy Island" tv series in 1978-79, Independence Day (1996).
The story continues in the next film: FRIDAY THE 13th: A NEW BEGINNING (1985).
A new "Friday The 13th" movie was released in 2009.
Update: The 13th movie, Friday the 13th Part 2, will be released in 2013."