Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)
May 13, 2016 12:02 AM - Subscribe

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.

Note: May not actually be the final chapter.
posted by Literaryhero (12 comments total)
Corey Feldman and Crispin Glover? Wow!

This movie basically sucked, but the (fast) dancing scene was so ridiculous, and Corey Feldman now Jason? Ho-lee shit!
posted by Literaryhero at 1:42 AM on May 13, 2016

This movie basically sucked,

Are you familiar with the series?
posted by Mezentian at 5:54 AM on May 13, 2016 [3 favorites]

You know, really the only part of this I remember is [spoiler gore]

Jason falling face-first with the machete in his eye, hitting the hilt on the floor pushing the machete out the back of his head. Pretty good stuff.
posted by infinitewindow at 3:05 PM on May 13, 2016

Oh yeah, Jason's face makeup was also ridiculous. And when everyone was dead except the survivor lady, the Jason hunter and an eight year old Corey Feldman, why would they leave Corey in the house alone? I believe Jason hunter said "hold down the fort little man." WTF?! And then the survivor and hunter split up with him going into the basement and her up to the second floor. It's like they have never even seen a horror movie before.

Oh, but the scene where Tad (probably not his real name) asks where the wine opener is and Jason gives it to him (in the eye) was pretty funny.
posted by Literaryhero at 5:02 PM on May 13, 2016

This felt like the last respectable F13 film. The films that followed became sleazier and self-parodying. I would go as far to say that Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter is the Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors of the series.
posted by cazoo at 6:05 PM on May 13, 2016 [2 favorites]

This felt like the last respectable F13 film. The films that followed became sleazier and self-parodying

Totally agree. I wonder if even the creators think so, as I bought the first four Friday the 13th DVDs as a set - they came with 2 pairs of 3D glasses for part 3!
posted by destructive cactus at 11:08 PM on May 13, 2016 [1 favorite]

I have a soft spot for The New Blood (Part 7) since it was my first, and Jason Lives, but, yeah, this probably was the best.
posted by Mezentian at 12:42 AM on May 14, 2016

Jason X is the bestest because "We love premarital sex!"
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 5:41 AM on May 14, 2016 [2 favorites]

Incidentally, I forgot to note this in the post text, but this is a part of the Friday the 13th on Friday the 13th club. Since Friday the 13th only occurs about three times every two years, this is a bit of a slow burn, but we will get through them.

In case you missed it, here are the discussions for the first three movies:
Part I (Feb 13, 2015)
Part II (March 13, 2015)
Part III (Nov 13, 2015)

If you want to watch ahead, the next movie, A New Beginning, will be posted on January 13, 2017 and Jason Lives will follow on October 13, 2017. Mark your calendars.
posted by Literaryhero at 5:54 PM on May 15, 2016

Somehow I saw the skinny-dipping scene as a kid. I have no idea how, or where, but it must have been in the late '80s. And I've had the vivid memory of that scene archived deep in my brain for nearly 30 years, without knowing what movie it was from. Someone must have told me it was a "grown up" movie and I assumed it was some kind of classy sophisticated movie that I encounter sometime as an adult.

And now that the film has come up on a couple streaming sites, I finally know that it was Friday the 13th The Final Chapter.
posted by paper chromatographologist at 1:07 PM on December 20, 2016

This is the closest thing to a workable, functional, watchable slasher in the franchise.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 5:59 PM on December 27, 2021

My kiddo: "The two things I wonder are how this murky green-brown water was named 'Crystal Lake' and why, on seeing this swampy water, people consistently want to swim in it naked."
posted by DirtyOldTown at 11:37 AM on December 28, 2021

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