Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter

Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter

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Director: Joe Hoffman, Joseph Zito

Cast: Crispin Glover, Kimberly Beck

     
 

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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 (See more details below

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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 Tommy (Corey Feldman) and teenaged Trish (Kimberly Beck) -- find their quiet invaded by a group of hard-partying kids moving into the rental house next door. The youngsters include curious virgin Sara (Barbara Howard), hot-to-trot Samantha (Judie Aronson), and nebbish Jimmy (Crispin Glover). Tommy, a monster makeup enthusiast, enjoys watching the scantily clad young ladies through his window, while Trish toys with the idea of joining in their revelries. Also lurking around the area is Rob (Erich Anderson), who claims to be hunting bear but actually has mysterious ties to the events of Friday the 13th, Part 2. As the house full of teens begins to pair off -- aided by the addition of local twins Tina (Camilla More) and Terri (Carey More) to the mix -- an unseen killer begins to pick them off one by one. The bloodshed climaxes with a tense showdown in which Tommy disguises himself as a bald, lumpy boyhood version of Jason in hopes of distracting the relentless psychopath who hunts him. Feldman would return for a cameo in Friday the 13th, Part V: A New Beginning, only to be replaced by another actor in a grown-up version of the role.

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All Movie Guide - Brian J. Dillard
With the exception of Kevin Bacon, Corey Feldman is probably the most famous actor ever to grace a Friday the 13th flick, and his precocious performance in Friday the 13th -- The Final Chapter is one of the elements that elevates the film above most of the other installments. The lurid imagery of special-effects artists Tom Savini and Martin Becker don't hurt, nor does Barney Cohen's relatively well-oiled script. Teen comedy antics from Crispin Glover and Lawrence Monoson and the good girl/bad girl combo of Barbara Howard and Judie Aronson give the typically sex-crazed shenanigans of the cast of victims a bit more pull than normal, although Kimberly Beck is just as generic a putative heroine as those found in the earlier installments. Joseph Zito isn't exactly a cinematic stylist, but the director does manage to inject a bit of freshness into the inevitable climactic hunt. The scene in which Feldman's character figuratively "becomes" Jason is among the queasiest moments in the entire series; the killing that occurs immediately afterward is definitely the most enjoyable, as far as such things go. Alas, this wasn't truly "the final chapter" in the saga.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/01/2013
UPC:
0883929304035
Original Release:
1984
Source:
Paramount Catalog
Sales rank:
27,794

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Crispin Glover Jimmy
Kimberly Beck Trish
Barbara Howard Sara
Erich Anderson Rob
Corey Feldman Tommy
Alan Hayes Paul
Judie Aronson Samantha
Ted White Jason
Lawrence Monoson Ted
Joan Freeman Mrs. Jarvis
Peter Barton Doug
Camilla More Tina
Carey More Terri
Lisa Freeman Nurse Morgan
Bruce Mahler Axel
Kirsten Baker Actor
Richard Brooker Actor
Peter Brouwer Actor
Ronn Carroll Actor
Steve Daskawisz Actor
Rex Everhart Actor
John Furey Actor
Walter Gorney Actor
Dana Kimmell Actor
Adrienne King Actor
Marta Kober Actor
Jack Marks Actor
Tom McBride Actor
Betsy Palmer Actor
Jaime Perry Actor
Jeffrey Rogers Actor
Nick Savage Actor
Amy Steel Actor
Lauren Taylor Actor
Russell Todd Actor
Thad Geer Running Man
Robert Perault Medic
Tom Everett Flashlight Man
Wayne Grace Officer Jamison
Bonnie Hellman Hitchhiker
Frankie Hill Lainie
Paul Lukather Doctor
Arnie Moore Medic
Antony Ponzini Vincent
Gene Ross Cop
Abigail Shelton Woman
John Walsh TV Newscaster
Anthony Barrile Vinnie
Todd Bryant Grave Robber Neil

Technical Credits
Joe Hoffman Director,Art Director
Joseph Zito Director
Terry Ballard Consultant/advisor
Lisa Barsamian Executive Producer
Pamela Basker Casting
Pamela Bebermeyer Stunts
Martin Becker Special Effects
Tony Bishop Asst. Director,Co-producer
Sheryl Brown Stunts
Fern Champion Casting
Barney Cohen Screenwriter
Bobby Cummings Stunts
Mike De Luna Stunts
Joao Fernandes Cinematographer
Joel Goodman Editor
Tracy Keehn-Dashnaw Stunts
Daniel Loewenthal Editor
Frank Mancuso Producer,Screenwriter
Harry Manfredini Score Composer
Bruce Hidemi Sakow Original Story,Screenwriter
Tom Savini Makeup Special Effects

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