Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter

Year: 1984

Director: Joseph Zito

Written by: Barney Cohen

Threat: Ghost

Weapon of Choice: Machete

IMDb page: IMDb link

       Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter

Rish Outfield's reviews
Sure, it was cliched and predictable, but this "Friday" had something the others lacked: interesting stuff going on in between slaughters. Crispin Glover was more likable than a half-dozen babes as a sexually neurotic teen-- pity Jason isn't more discriminating in who he picks off. This was definitely more well-thought-out than most in the series, and it COULD have been the last installment, had it not made a buttload of money. Tom Savini was brought back for this one--good news splatter fans!--and that also helped. A lot of the situations were pretty retarded, the acting was still shaky, and there was of course, the token unnecessary nudity, but I figure, you already knew it would be there going in. The ending IS cool, and Corey Feldman was actually pretty convincing--I keep forgetting he had talent...once.
Best Scare: I don't know, but Jason saws open this guy's throat in the opening sequence then turns his head all the way around, and that was pretty shocking.
I'd Recommend It To: Slasher and/or George McFly fans.

The tyranist's thoughts
Much better than 3. Much better. It appears that they went the opposite way of three and spent all of their money on a script and actors this time instead of on the camera. The story is still the same but at least this time we like the characters and the introduction of a Jason-hunter is cool. This one is definitely as good as 1 & 2 and in parts may be better.

Sequel skull
Owes everything to/rips off earlier film
Sequel setup skull
Bad title
Bad premise
Bad acting
Bad dialogue
MTV Editing
OTS skull
Girl unnecessarily gets naked skull
Wanton sex skull
Death associated with sex
Characters forget about threat skull
Secluded location skull
Power is cut skull
Phone lines are cut skull
Someone investigates a strange noise skull
Someone runs up stairs instead of going out front door skull
Camera is the killer skull
Victims cower in front of a window/door skull
Toilet stall scene
Victim locks self in with killer
Killer is in car with victim
Cat jumps out
Fake scare skull
Laughable scare
Blood hits camera
Killer doesn't stay dead skull
Stupid discovery of corpse skull
Dream sequence
Victim running from killer inexplicably falls
No one believes only witness
Blood fountain skull
Poor death effect
Excessive gore skull
Music detracts from scene
Horror film showing on TV/in theater in movie
Future celebrity appears skull Corey Feldman
No one dies at all
Death in first five minutes skull
Virgin survives
Geek/Nerd survives
Little kid lamely survives
Dog/Pet miraculously survives
Villain is more sympathetic than heroes
Unresolved subplots skull
"It was all a dream" ending
Unbelievably happy ending
What the hell? skull

Total Skulls: 22

Other movies in this series:
Friday the 13th
Friday the 13th Part 2
Friday the 13th Part 3: 3D
Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning
Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood
Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan
Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday
Jason X
Freddy vs. Jason