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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.

Director:

Joseph Zito

Writers:

Victor Miller (character creator), Ron Kurz (character creator) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Judie Aronson ... Samantha
Peter Barton ... Doug
Erich Anderson ... Rob (as E. Erich Anderson)
Kimberly Beck ... Trish
Tom Everett ... Flashlight Man
Crispin Glover ... Jimmy Mortimer
Corey Feldman ... Tommy
Joan Freeman ... Mrs. Jarvis
Lisa Freeman ... Nurse Morgan
Thad Geer Thad Geer ... Running Man
Wayne Grace ... Officer Jamison
Clyde Hayes Clyde Hayes ... Paul (as Alan Hayes)
Bonnie Hellman ... Hitchhiker
Frankie Hill Frankie Hill ... Lainie
Barbara Howard Barbara Howard ... Sara
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Storyline

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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This is the one you'll be dying for... See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Friday the 13th Part 4 See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,183,148, 15 April 1984

Gross USA:

$32,980,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (uncut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Movielab)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

(at around 12 mins) Jason's arm falls off the table and onto the nurse. When she moves away, his arm is barely moved, but in the very next shot, his arm is a different position. See more »

Quotes

Axel: I'm free, doll.
Nurse Morgan: And a bargain at twice the price.
Axel: Hey. What's the matter?
Nurse Morgan: I have a headache, Axel. For you, I always have a headache.
Axel: Oh, I can fix that. Meet me in the cold room. I'm closing up for the night. What do you say? Okay?
Nurse Morgan: Axel, I am not going to fake any more orgasms for you.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

To obtain an 18 (the highest certificate given to a non-sex film in the UK) the BBFC originally cut 20 seconds of extreme gore from the film with edits to Jason's gory death, an aerial shot of the unconscious Trish on the lawn and the killing of Rob with a garden harrow. In April 2001 the BBFC passed the complete version with all previous cuts waived, so British audiences can now see the infamous machete face slide at the climax of the movie. See more »

Connections

Featured in At the Movies: The Stinkers of 1984 (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

To Each His Own
Written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans
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As for a horror movie, this one delivers.
19 February 2000 | by pghpunk7See 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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