• Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)

Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter

Release Date: April 13th, 1984

DVD Release Date: October 17th, 2000

R |1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary

A carefree lakeside vacation is interrupted by the re-emergence of killer Jason Voorhees (Ted White). After he escapes from a morgue, leaving bodies in his wake, Jason travels to Camp Crystal Lake where a group of friends is staying. The teens meet some locals: Tommy (Corey Feldman) and Trish (Kimberly Beck), as well as secretive hiker Rob (Erich Anderson). As the group of teenagers engages in drunken debauchery, their numbers begin to dwindle, and pieces of the past resurface.

Cast: Kimberly Beck, Peter Barton, Corey Feldman, Crispin Glover, Barbara Howard, Erich Anderson, Ted White, Bruce Mahler

Director: Joseph Zito

Genres: Horror

Production Co: Paramount Pictures, Georgetown Productions Inc.

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Escape , Brother , Murder , Friend , Dark , 1980s , Survival , Revenge

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Jeremiah KippSlant Magazine

    Even though we would see more of Jason over the years (first as a zombie, then battling a telekinetic super-girl, taking on Freddy Krueger within his own warped dreams, even hacking teens to bits in outer space), this one certainly felt as if it properly closed out the Friday the 13th series before it devolved into unadulterated camp. show more

  • 50
    Jay ScottThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The appeal of the Friday the 13th cycle is difficult for any one who has not seen the movies on a Saturday night in a packed theatre to understand: they are an exercise in collective adolescent camp. As each victim falls to Jason's wrath, the kids cheer and laugh, and the gorier the death, the better. By the standards of that audience, part four is perfection: there are more gruesome homicides than Pauline had perils. [17 Apr 1984]

  • 70

    No, it's not the final movie in the series, but it's the end of a particular era for Jason, and it's a good way to go out for the hockey masked killer. show more

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