I took last week to catch up with a few priorities like Gone Girl and reblog and neglected post and well, Thanksgiving (which is actually today but I already celebrated yesterday). Now, I welcome you back to the Halloween Marathon and lets get right into business (because I am now behind) and check out Friday the 13th The Final Chapter. Supposedly this franchise was going to end with this one from what my boyfriend told me and I guess I can’t really argue with that because of how they wrap things up. We all know it didn’t or else this marathon wouldn’t be happening.
Director: Joseph Zito
Cast: Kimberly Beck, Peter Barton, Corey Feldman, Erich Anderson, Crispin Glover, Clyde Hayes, Barbara Howard, Lawrence Monoson, Judie Aronson, Camilla More
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.-IMDB
This killing spree involves not one but two houses along his way home. One housing a group of teens (of course) and another is a family.
The change in location and number of targets is what makes this Friday the 13th jump back into good territory. It was really fun to see the slashing action swap around. Plus, it took the audience on a little Michael Myers adventure of how Jason Voorhees is equally unkillable because after the ending of Part 3, he still managed to come back and this time, he was engineered to go back to his home on Camp Crystal Lake and he was ready to kill whoever got in his way.
Jason Voorhees is a pretty menacing character in this one. He really does get pretty creepy and his killing methods although still varies for his characters, and it seems the director liked a lot of face crushing, he still brought a lot. Plus, this time the equation brought in a family consisting of a mom, daughter and a younger boy. When you bring young kids in, there’s always a question of whether they will be really annoying and Tommy Jarvis played by Corey Feldman, brought a lot to the final act, especially since he was actually quite clever.
Finally, the tone of this one varies a little and that scene up there is cheesy and so hilarious. There something about this one that is a little different from the rest. It has a little humor, a few scares and adds a few extra elements because its not out in Camp Crystal Lake. Jason still keeps the alive factor that he has where he does a few chases and he has a few brutal kills (that was actually pretty disgusting).
Although, none of Friday the 13ths are great movie masterpieces in any way, they do always promise some form of fun. So far, I’d have to say that the first one was the most dull to watch. This one is pretty entertaining 🙂 We all know it doesn’t end with this one, so obviously, our journey into the Friday the 13th series continues. These are feeling a little formulaic though and when I’m looking for pictures, I get confused which character belongs to which one.
6 thoughts on “Halloween Marathon: Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)”
I’ve not watched any past the first one, are they worth catching up on?
Did you like the first one? I thought it was a tad meh. I really liked the 2nd and the 4th so I’d say its worth it 🙂 Maybe check out the second, just to see the whole rave on Jason Voorhees and then decide if you want to continue? 🙂
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I did, it wasn’t great but it set a trend for years to come I thought. It didn’t necessarily leave me wanting more, but I’m intrigued as to where the series goes.
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Cool review. Even as a fan of the series, I have to admit that it is nothing if not formulaic. It’s very easy to confuse which people, and kills, go with which movie.
Thanks! Yeah, I’m trying to get these reviews written the night of before it all gets blurry and mixed up. Haha! 🙂
Part 5 goes off into a whole other direction – just to give you a heads up. That all leads up to Part 6 though, and my favorite intro in the series. I really need to watch some more of these movies – you’ve set the mood. Nice post.