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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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Three Times Before You Have Felt The Terror, Known The Madness, Lived The Horror. But This Is The One You've Been Screaming For. See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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R | See all certifications »

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13 April 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Friday the 13th Part 4  »

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Budget:

$1,800,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$32,600,000 (USA)
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During filming, actress Kimberly Beck experienced strange occurrences of a man watching her while she ran in the park, accompanied by strange phone calls at all hours. This stopped when production was over. See more »

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Trish swings the machete overhanded, but in the next shot she knocks Jason's mask off underhanded. See more »

Quotes

Officer Jamison: [on TV news] But to answer your question, yes, the man responsible for the murders in Wessex County this past week is at this moment in the Wessex County Medical Center morgue.
Axel: [to Jason's body] Hey. That's you they're talking about on TV, pal.
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Written by Ned Washington & Victor Young
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As for a horror movie, this one delivers.
19 February 2000 | by (des moines, Iowa) – See all my reviews

I'm a firm believer that horror movies should be judged as horror movies, and not compared when reviewed to films such as The Godfather, and as far as horror films go, this one could easily be the Godfather of em all. Following closely in the tradition of the previous three Fridays, The Final Chapter places Jason smack dab in the middle of two isolated cabins deep in the woods, one occupied by a group of fun loving teenagers and the other by a peaceful lakeside family. Well of course the violence and gross fun is plenty, but what really sets this film apart from a lot of horror flicks and almost all of the Friday the 13th films is it's tone, quality and over all entertainment level. Director Joseph Zito has a sharp eye for detail and Splatter Master Tom Savini sure does send Jason out with a bang. Of course this ended up NOT being The Final Chapter, unfortunately it should have been. After this entry the series really started to go down hill. If your in the mood for a good old fashion 80's slasher flick, this one's for you.


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