Friday the 13th 4 [Import]
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Amateur butcher and enthusiastic hockey fan Jason Vorhees is back in business, and business is good. Can a plucky young boy stop the madness before Camp Crystal Lake's population report takes yet another machete-aided dip? The stalk-and-slash formula was pretty narcoleptic by this point, but this otherwise humdrum entry is distinguished by some unusual casting choices (Crispin Glover as a stud in training? Corey Feldman as a genius?) and the splattery return of makeup master Tom Savini. The fact that this installment was titled The Final Chapter may seem to contradict the existence of the numerous sequels that followed, but it's not as if logic was ever this series' strong point to begin with. --Andrew Wright
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In case you're not scoring at home, here's where we are. It's been five years since Mrs. Voorhees went postal all over Camp Crystal Lake - and less than a week since Jason made his killing debut in the second film. The third movie took up where the second one ended, and now this one takes up where the third one ended. That adds up to two massacres within a matter of days. Now Jason's body has disappeared from the morgue (along with a disgusting doc and a pretty nurse). Now if I were living in the immediate area of these bloodlettings with a hot teenaged daughter and a nerdy young son, I think I'd probably keep them close to home for awhile, especially at night. Not so with Mrs. Jarvis - who we know is up to speed on recent local events because we see her reading a newspaper reporting Jason's disappearance from the morgue - Trish (Kimberly Beck) and Tommy (Corey Feldman) are in and out more often than George Michael in a public park at midnight.Read more ›
On the upside, this booger does feature the silliest Jason-kill I've ever seen when he tosses a pooch through a second-story window of a lakeside house. Now I'm not into animal torture and all that, but after seein' that moment I couldn't help but let out a hearty laugh. Talk about hittin' a whole new low...
I get it -- it's not really the final chapter. I have no problem with that. Stop pointing it out.
No, I'm talking the climactic scene, where Tommy Jarvis (the *cough* incomparable Corey Feldman) shaves his head. For some reason, this gives JASON FREAKIN' VOORHEES the heebie-jeebies, allowing Tommy's forty-three-year-old sister to sideline Jason with a machete. Of course, Jason's hand twitches, sending Tommy into a berserker rage hack-a-thon.
Hence the "finality" promised by the title. Jason's dead...or as dead as Jason gets until Part VI.
But stop and think about this for a second. Why would Jason care that Tommy shaved his head? Did he get confused into thinking he was looking at a funhouse mirror? Was it supposed to make Jason think there was a "mini-me" version of himself running around? Did it make Jason hearken back to his days as a weird-looking bald kid, and warm the cockles of his heart? Did he just love Tommy's charming bowl-cut, and get dumbfounded that Tommy would squander such a magnificent hairstyle?
At the end of Part 2 (they were still using Arabic numerals at that point), Ginny (Amy Steele) put on a crusty sweater that once belonged to Jason's decapitated mother. By tucking her hair behind her neck, Ginny apparently looked enough like Pamela Voorhees to momentarily make Jason think his mother had returned. Hey, nobody's ever nominated Jason for MENSA membership, so it wasn't THAT big of a stretch. At least it made sense.
But Tommy's cueball ploy shouldn't have made Jason stop for two seconds, unless it was to double-over laughing.
Ultimately, Jason got the upper hand; he's been in eight movies since that day. I'm pretty sure that beats Corey Feldman.
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Finally, we get a sequel with plenty of gore and blood. One of the best in the series.
Jason has finally met his match with Tommy Jarvis. Read more
a huge fan of the series, I've been collecting the dvds for some time so its great to add another to my collectionPublished on Dec 31 2013 by Gonzalo Hernandez
this fourth entry in the series is actually not too bad.i liked it a
bit better than the other 3,mainly because of the ending,which was
pretty climactic,unlike many... Read more
Another decent "Friday the 13th" flick. This one actually has a family involved as well as the usual bunch of college-students. Read morePublished on June 22 2004 by Xanadu
I really enjoyed this one.The plot seemed like the directors actually thought about the plot and didn't just make it up as they went along. Read morePublished on June 3 2004 by Mac
Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter, the fourth installment to this whole nightmare, picks up precisely where the last film left off, which is where JASON was supposedly killed. Read morePublished on May 24 2004 by Chad DeFeo
although it has casted decent actors like Criper Gloven and Corey Feldman it hardly a movie worth seeing in any respect unless you are a abid horror fan.Published on May 24 2004 by N. Fares
More than any other "Friday", "Final Chapter" hits every point that any "Friday" fan wants: hot babes who have no problem taking their clothes off, a... Read morePublished on April 25 2004 by J. Austin
The first Friday the 13th was the best in the series for pure scares, but if you want classic Jason, then this is where you start. Read morePublished on April 8 2004 by Tony R. Tucker