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The film was originally scheduled to be released in October but was pushed up to April 13, 1984. Upon its theatrical release, the film grossed $33 million in the U.S. on a budget of $2.2 million, making it the fourth most attended of the Friday the 13th series with approximately 9,815,700 tickets sold. Though the film received generally negative reviews from critics at the time of release, it has retrospectively come to be considered one of the stronger entries in the series. Despite being billed as the final film, its success prompted another sequel, Friday the 13th: A New Beginning, one year later, followed by a further six sequels and a reboot.
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Previous Friday the 13th films generally favored young women being the final girl. This is the first film in the series to not only have two survivors instead of one, but one of them being a child. The filmmakers believed this aspect has never been done before in a slasher film, as well as them wanting to create characters that the audience don't want to see harmed or killed. By including the Jarvis family (a divorced mother, a teenage daughter, and a pre-teen son) opposite the usual cast of teenagers, they could generate more drama and resonant tragedy such the implication of Mrs. Jarvis killed outside by Jason, and thus remaining debatable how intentional the parallels are between Jason and Tommy. Tommy's interest in make-up effects served as an homage to Tom Savini.
'Tis the season for slashers! With a chill in the air, leaves falling from the trees, and the growing darkness of the night, you might be thinking: how can I watch my favorite scary Halloween movies? Well you're in luck: you can celebrate the spooky season with AMC FearFest, the annual scary movie spectacular available on-air, online, on the AMC apps, and on AMC+, extending all through October. AMC is hosting a streaming library of 91 horror movies (see the full list here), including a number of legendary horror movie franchises, like the iconic Friday the 13th movies.
This year, AMC is hosting nine films from the Friday the 13th franchise, including Friday the 13th (1980), Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981), Friday the 13th Part III (1982), Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984), Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985), Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986), Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988), Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989), and Friday the 13th (2009). Follow the bloody saga of the unkillable Jason Voorhees and his trail of victims, from his beginnings as the mythos behind the vengeful shadow of Camp Crystal Lake and beyond.
After Jason actor Ted White finished his scenes for this film, he immediately started work on Starman (1984). While on set for the night's filming, a group of reporters were waiting to interview Jeff Bridges, but he was unavailable. Therefore, director, John Carpenter, told the reporters to talk to White about the film he had recently finished. After telling the reporters he had just finished playing Jason in the latest Friday the 13th film, the next day's article was entirely about him, and that night, numerous "Friday" fans arrived at the set solely in order to see White.
In Turkey, this film, and the next sequel, Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985), were released at the same time. People could watch both films back to back. Even the posters for both movies were displayed next to each other.
Amy Steel talked Peter Barton into doing the film. By the time the Final Chapter offer came around Matthew Star was off the air, and Barton wanted no part of horror films, having hated working on Hell Night in 1981. Amy Steel somehow talked him into it, selling him on the notoriety of starring in the final Friday the 13th film.
One of at least three 1980s movies in the slasher film horror genre with the word ''final'' in the title. The pictures are 'Final Exam' (1981), 'The Final Terror' (1983) and 'Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter' (1984).
Looking for a fun and spooky way to celebrate Friday the 13th? Try a "Friday the 13th" marathon and watch as Crystal Lake visitors attempt to kill the mysterious Jason, only to realize he's back and ready to murder in the next one.
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984): Jason is believed dead and taken to the morgue, but he escapes and is on the loose once again. He returns to Crystal Lake and begins stalking a group of teenagers and young Tommy Jarvis and his family.
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In the final tape, Tommy says he has found a more secure location and the survivor he tracked down was Deputy Rick Cologne, who was apparently "gotten to", as he moved away to Ohio and changed his last name to his wife's maiden name of Pastori. Unfortunately, Rick was supposedly killed by a maniac named Pinker, though Tommy believes perhaps he was starting to talk and was taken out. He saw a news report of Jason's activities on Crystal Lake and a cruise ship as he intends to return to Crystal Lake to try and deal with Jason permanently. It is then revealed Tommy has been captured and locked up again under Lauren's watch, and is taken away in hysterics, begging not to be medicated and made to sleep, only to be sedated and sent to solitary. Lauren reveals Tommy has been allowed to record himself, during which he expresses his conspiracy beliefs, seemingly unaware of his current situation or in deep denial, operating under the delusion that he is on the run. (This opens the possibility that Tommy was captured very soon after fleeing and was never actually on the run). He is showing extreme fear of nightmares and needs to be medicated to get rest. She intends to watch him while he slumbers to discover how he is lacerating himself in his sleep. The tape finishes with the reveal that Lauren is looking after Tommy in Westin Hills.
Director: Joseph ZitoCast: A bunch of forgettable actors and...HEY! There's Crispon Glover and Corey FeldmanAfter watching Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, I went to YouTube and watched Siskel and Ebert's video review on the movie. Boy, were they angry and offended by this movie (especially Ebert), but they weren't nearly as angry as some of the fans who commented on the video. Some of the fans were civil, while others were saying things like 'does Ebert really expect a fun little slasher film to be on par with 'The Godfather'?" (which is a stupid question, by the way), and "All the critics are like. "These movies suck and are immoral trash." And us friday fans are like who gives a sh*t lets watch some awesome slashing action." If all you want is some "awesome slashing action," then yeah, this movie's for you. It's all slashing with little to no thought put into the characters, dialogue, and plot. That, actually, can accurately describe all the other movies in this franchise, which may just go to prove that Youtube user's point. The Friday the 13th movies basically exist to watch people get slashed, and really, why should anyone give a hoot about the people getting slashed, especially if the kills are 'awesome'? It's because slasher movies are part of the horror genre. They're supposed to be scary, and when you have characters worth caring about (or who are at least somewhat interesting), you have the potential to create some scary scenarios. It isn't scary to simply watch some random person get cut up. There's more to scaring an audience than just that, and if you want proof of this, watch some of the earlier A Nightmare on Elm Street movies, or even the original Halloween.Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter is all about the killing. There's not even a lot of build up to the kill scenes. It's just gore and more gore. How anxious is it to get to the killing? There's a scene early on involving a female hitch-hiker sitting on the side of the road and eating a banana. She hears a twig snap behind her, and then BAM! Jason shoves a spear in the woman's neck. What's odd is that she's neither a horndog nor an annoying character (the sign she carries with her is pretty funny) like most of Jason's victims. Maybe he had a problem with the way she worked that banana peel.
After an opening teaser set at the city morgue (where Jason dispatches a truly revolting character named Axel and a young nurse), we're back in the woods near Crystal Lake. There, we met a divorced woman who lives with her teenaged daughter Trish and young son Tommy (Corey Feldman). Mom likes going on morning jogs with her daughter, and Tommy likes to play computer games and make monster masks. End character development. Next door to them is a summer home that a group of stereotypical teens rents out for the summer. Among them is Crispen Glover, who actually turns in a charming and amiable performance. I kind of liked his character, and some of the best scenes in the movie involve him and his attempts at interacting with women (the funniest scene shows him dancing to an 80s rock tune). The rest of the characters are not as annoying as the characters in the previous movie, but that's really all that can be said about them. There's also a camper nearby, who knows that Jason is on the prowl and is looking to get even with him because Jason killed a young woman he knew named Sarah. Like most Friday the 13th characters, the man's an idiot. There's one scene where he and Trish are in the basement of a house. When Trish screams that Jason's here, they both run up the stairs before he stops and says, "Wait, I need to go get my knife!" Mind you, Trish has a frickin' machete in her hand, which is far more useful than that pinkie sized blade he's wanting to retrieve. It gets better. Of course, Jason shows up when he goes to get the knife, and what does Trish do? She just stands by, watches as Jason butchers him, and starts crying. With the way she was acting, I was halfway expecting her to wipe her nose with the machete. 041b061a72