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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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13 April 1984 (USA)  »

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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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Director Joseph Zito was opposed to using clips from previous installments at the beginning of the movie. See more »

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When Sara goes into the second floor bathroom to dry her hair, there is a bench in the hall. Later, when Jason chases Trish upstairs, the bench has moved across the hall. See more »

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I Would Say They Saved The Best For Last, But Its Not The Last
12 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Friday The 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter is no where near the final chapter, but it is my favorite Friday movie. Jason, presumably dead after the events of Part III, is sent to a coroner. But Jason, of course, is far from dead. So after he heads back to Crystal Lake, the unsuspecting teens who are drinking, skinny dipping, having premarital sex, etc. are in for it. The Jarvis family, residents to Crystal Lake aren't safe either. There might only be one person who can stop Jason's rampage, and that is young Tommy Jarvis, played by Corey Feldman.

Friday The 13th Part IV isn't that different from any other Friday movie, it follows the same basic formula most of the others have. The acting is bad, but that goes without saying. Jason is at his prime, he's big, he's bad, and he is ready to slaughter whoever he wants. The direction for this movie is probably the best in the series, it was definitely impressive. The direction is one of the reasons why this movie is my favorite Friday movie. Another reason is that the killings are probably the best in the series. The writers got very creative for how Jason was going to kill and scare his victims. Any Friday The 13th fans and slasher flick fans will definitely want to see Friday The 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter.

I give it a 9/10.


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