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Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)

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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Jason's Back, and 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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$2,600,000 (estimated)

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$32,600,000 (USA)
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Lawrence Monoson decided to actually smoke pot when his character, Ted, is supposed to be smoking pot prior to this death. Instead of helping him get into the character, the pot mostly rendered Monoson incapable of concentrating on his scene as he became paranoid and freaked out on set. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 24 mins) Trish swings the machete overhanded, but in the next shot she knocks Jason's mask off underhanded. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Ted: Dead fuck.
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Follows Friday the 13th Part III (1982) See more »

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Stella by Starlight
Written by Ned Washington & Victor Young
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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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