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Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)

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After being mortally wounded and taken to the morgue, murderer Jason Voorhees spontaneously revives and embarks on a killing spree as he makes his way back to his home at Camp Crystal Lake.

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Thought to be killed by the sole survivor of the last massacre at Camp Crystal Lake, Jason Voorhees kills his way back to the camp to once again murder its inhabitants. This time, has Jason met his match in the little boy Tommy Jarvis? Written by Michael Silva <silvamd@cleo.bc.edu>

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13 April 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Friday the 13th Part 4  »

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$1,800,000 (estimated)

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$32,600,000 (USA)
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Kimberly Beck stated in the Crystal Lake Memories book that she doesn't like the horror genre. In addition she also said that this movie wasn't even a B-movie, it was a C-movie. See more »

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When Trish sneaks up behind Jason and swings the machete, the shot from behind her has her swinging it with both hands. But in the shot from in front of her she's swinging it with one hand. See more »

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Vincent: [looks at Jason's body] This the guy that's been leaving the wet stuff?
Officer Jamison: Yeah. This time he got seven kids and three bikers. This time they got him.
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Some genuine suspense and elevated nudity levels
5 December 2005 | by (Mountains of Madness) – See all my reviews

Joseph Zito, the director hauled in to oversee this fourth installment, previously directed the wretched "The Prowler", the wooly but entertaining "Invasion USA", and would go on to direct the shot-in-South Africa "Red Scorpion" (with Dolph Lungren). Since "The Prowler" was such a stinker, it's hard to see how Zito got the job. Maybe he was a master romancer and could talk actresses out of clothes because this episode in the "Friday" franchise has more nubile nudity and panty shots than any previous entry. It is also the goriest since the original with Savini returning as the effects adviser.

Jason is resurrected from gory pieces and returns to his old ways after a stint on a slab. He has a grudge for a particular family and must tangle with resourceful horror fan and pint-sized weirdo Tommy (Corey Feldman).

Just as the nudity and short shorts levels are elevated, so is the suspense. Using "The Prowler" as a guide on not what to do in a slasher, Zito creates some genuine unease and keeps things moving at a fast and bloody clip. The Euro version of this film, which is the one I have, is gorier than the US version and sexier, too.

The next installment proved to be one of the worst; so if you're going to subject yourself to one "Friday" sequel, choose this.


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