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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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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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$2,600,000 (estimated)

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$32,600,000 (USA)
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Trivia

That was 100% Glover, either improvised on the spot or based on skills he used at dance clubs at the time, depending on who you ask. On set, he was dancing to AC/DC's "Back in Black," but the they had to dub Lion's "Love is a Lie" over that in the finished film. There are plenty of other "Crispin was so crazy" stories from the set, such as the time he forced a shut down in filming until his toy yellow submarine could be retrieved from the lake, or when he declined a request to rehearse by observing, "You know, I'm in a rain mood. Not gonna rehearse now." Shine on, you rain mood-having, crazy diamond. See more »

Goofs

(at around 30 mins) When Sam and Sarah are talking on the pier, Sam's arms change positions between shots. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy: [shows Tina's panties] Why don't you run this through your computer, Teddy Bear?
Ted: Hey, congratulations, Jimbo.
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, Jason's hockey mask appears and moves towards the screen. Letters proclaiming 'Friday the 13th' appear on it. Letters proclaiming 'The Final Chapter' swing down, crash into the mask, causing it to explode, and reveal the rest of the title. See more »

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Stella by Starlight
Written by Ned Washington & Victor Young
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Last Remaining Good in the Series
25 December 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The first four Friday the 13th movies are the best, by far. The next 7 films were half-baked money makers. And if you ask me, Paramount should have left it at this film.

Part 4 combines action, horror, thriller, suspense, and even mystery. And the opening sequence is a combined amount of clips from the previous 3 films. The opening sequence explains the series quickly, so Part 4 is a great Friday the 13th film to start with.

The film will have less appeal to fans of the similar series, Halloween. The Final Chpater may combine elements from the previous 3 films, but seems to steal ideas and share ideas with Halloween. Friday the 13th was inspired by Halloween, but at times it seems as too much.

Overall, the film is the last Friday the 13th film you should watch.


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