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Friday the 13th - The Final Chapter (1984)


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Release Date: Apr 13, 1984 Wide



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Hockey-masked killer Jason Vorhees returns to terrorize a lakeside family and their rowdy teen neighbors in this fourth installment of the long-running slasher series. After the events of Friday the 13th, Part 3, Jason's seemingly lifeless body is brought to the morgue, where horny attendant Axel (Bruce Mahler) is trying to score with foxy Nurse Morgan (Lisa Freeman). The pair quickly meet a grisly end. Meanwhile, at Crystal Lake, estranged wife Mrs. Jarvis (Joan Freeman) and her kids -- young



Barney Cohen, Martin Kitrosser

Oct 17, 2000

Paramount Home Video

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A brutal but entertaining installment for the man behind the mask...

June 25, 2014 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

Considering how long these movies kept going and how many of them there were, it's strange that only this one had everything in its proper place.

April 15, 2014 Full Review Source:

The final confrontation between Tommy and Jason is quite gorgeous, at least in the horror movie term of gore-geous.

January 11, 2010 Full Review Source: 7M Pictures
7M Pictures

Watching it again today, it works oddly well, almost like a John Hughes movie that got lost and wandered into slasher territory.

June 18, 2009 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

This one certainly felt as if it properly closed out the Friday the 13th series before it devolved into unadulterated camp.

June 12, 2009 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

Can you say, Crispin Clover dance off?

February 20, 2008

Not so venally stupid as its predecessor.

September 14, 2007 Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Comment (1)
Antagony & Ecstasy

Some rather amusing crap, actually.

March 1, 2005
New Times

They promised this would be the final one. They lied.

April 13, 2003
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Final chapter my ass.

November 12, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

The stars come out to play for this one.....they shouldn't have bothered

September 19, 2002

Displays some signs of competence.

April 19, 2002 Full Review Source:

Teens continue to flock to Crystal Lake and Jason vows that vengeance will again be his.

June 27, 2001 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
Apollo Guide

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July 27, 2013

Super Reviewer

I've always found "The Final Chapter" to be one of the better Friday the 13th sequels. Of course, that might not be saying a whole lot. This film, at least, executes the formula quite well. There's a pretty impressive body count made up of irritating morons, who find themselves executed with maximum brutality. It was a nice touch adding a protagonist, in the form of Tommy Jarvis. The showdown between the two, that results in Jason's "death", is especially tasty. Jason was far from a polished product at this point, but they were getting better. It's just stupid watching the old version of the character run, it looks ridiculous. All in all, if you want to watch Friday the 13th, this one's not bad.
June 1, 2012
Jason Calvin

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