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.


Joseph Zito


Victor Miller (based upon characters created by), Ron Kurz (based upon characters created by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Erich Anderson ... Rob (as E. Erich Anderson)
Judie Aronson ... Samantha
Peter Barton ... Doug
Kimberly Beck ... Trish
Tom Everett ... Flashlight Man
Corey Feldman ... Tommy
Joan Freeman ... Mrs. Jarvis
Lisa Freeman Lisa Freeman ... Nurse Morgan
Thad Geer Thad Geer ... Running Man
Crispin Glover ... Jimmy
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


After being stabbed in the head by Chris Higgins. Jason Vorhees is believed to be dead and is taken to a Hospital for an Autopsy. However, He is Alive and kills a Doctor and a Nurse and is loose once more. He Returns to Camp Crystal Lake where Young Boy Tommy Jarvis lives with his Mother and Older Sister. A Group of Teenagers move in to a House next door to the Jarvis House. Jason begins killing the Teenagers and kills Tommy's Mother. It's now up to Tommy and His Older Sister to kill Jason and end his murderous rampage once and for all.

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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 »


Horror | Thriller


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Did You Know?


(at around 9 mins) The moment where Jason's hand moves in the morgue was done by Ted White after Joseph Zito had called cut on the scene. However, the camera was still rolling, and caught this movement, and it was included in the film. See more »


(at around 32 mins) When Trisha's car breaks down the solenoid is cited as the cause. A solenoid controls voltage to the starter (which was working) and would not cause a vehicle's engine to stall. See more »


Sara: I don't know how you do it.
Samantha: I don't know how you don't.
Sara: I mean... you do it with everybody.
Samantha: Oh, I do not. I do it with Paul.
Sara: Really?
Samantha: Come on, Sara. I mean, you know how guys are. They lie about that all the time. They say that about everybody.
Sara: They don't say anything about me. I mean, I don't have...
Samantha: Ah ha ha... a reputation?
Sara: I didn't say that.
Samantha: Look, I got my reputation in the 6th grade.
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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

In Australia, the film was originally refused classification for a video release. As a result, the initial video release distributed by CIC-Taft in 1985 was heavily cut for violence including the Jason machete face slide in order to obtain an R rating. The second video release distributed by CIC-Taft in 1994 has all previous cuts waived and can be identified by the words "Horror House Unlimited" printed over blood red on the bottom of the front cover. See more »


Referenced in Kicking and Screaming (1995) See more »


To Each His Own
Written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans
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User Reviews

Friday the 13th The Final Chapter: Vast improvement on the previous films
4 October 2017 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

Friday 13th 1-3 I considered to be generic camp slashers which didn't live up to the iconic legacy that the franchise has built up. This 4th part however was an improvement and I actually quite enjoyed it.

This time with a couple of familiar faces in Crispin Glover and child star legend Corey Feldman the movie actually had a bit of a storyline which the previous ones didn't. Thin storyline absolutely but a storyline all the same.

I didn't entirely understand the logic of the movies finale but everything else was well enough done and though the film pales in comparison to the same years Nightmare On Elm Street it's still a decent slasher feature.

The Good:

Vastly improved death scenes

Actually has a story

The Bad:

Still pretty naff in places

Weak ending

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

If a rubber dinghy gets run through with a machete it'll continue to float because physics

Harpoon gun up the bum is a hell of a way to go

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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 »


Box Office


$2,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,183,148, 15 April 1984

Gross USA:


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Color (Movielab)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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