Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)

Mike Matei / February 12th, 2015


  • RageJoona

    February 12, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Friday The 13th has to be one of my favorite horror series, I’ve seen so far. Other one being the Nightmare on Elm Street.

    • MrPlow3

      February 12, 2015 at 2:07 pm

      Yes and it had to deal with cuts that the Nightmare series never did.

      James pointed out how the MPAA cut the kills in this. Well, that is NOTHING compared to the way part 7 was cut. That film has the best kills in the series yet nobody knows uless they’ve seen the blueray bonus footage. When Jason crushes that kids head, man, that would go down as one of the best horror movie kills ever had it been kept in.

      • February 12, 2015 at 9:34 pm

        Even the director of Part 7 said in the “His Name Was Jason” documentary (and these are his exact words mind you), “Ratings board raped my movie”. One of my favorite quotes from the documentary, and just so sad how true it is.

        It’s strange. This movie came out the same year Transformers took the world by storm (and ironically the same year I was born too).

      • jasonjrf

        February 13, 2015 at 3:35 am

        Check out a documentary film called this film is not yet rated its about how the mpaa sucks ass.

      • Senna4ever

        February 13, 2015 at 5:46 am

        @ MrPlow3 “Yes and it had to deal with cuts that the Nightmare series never did.”

        Pretty much every film in the Nightmare series was cut.

        Just off the top of my head…Tina’s death in part I was cut as was Glen’s re-emergence from the bed.

        A quick look on sites like IMDb has details on the cuts from the films, many of the documentaries also cover them as well as some DVD releases having the deleted scenes as extras, etc.

        The Nightmare films most definitely also suffered from censorship.

    • April 25, 2015 at 6:44 pm

      After the fourth movie they were milking the franchise but it was still good

    • October 23, 2016 at 7:41 pm

      Me to ๐Ÿ™‚ I love Halloween to tho

  • February 12, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    The director ..Joseph zito made Mission in action the same year in 12 months he got to direct an unstoppable killing machine…and he got to direct Jason

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  • February 12, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    James, if you really want to know what stuntman Ted White did on Creature for the Black Lagoon, ask his nephew Ben Bayouth. He’s an effects guy/puppeteer. He was on SyFy’s Creature Shop tv show but is easy to contact through Instagram.

  • MonkeeJuice

    February 12, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    This should of been the last Friday The 13th!

  • Xen11

    February 12, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    This is the fir st Friday The 13th film I saw at the age of 3. It was recorded off of TV. I would get up really early in the morning while it was still dark and put this on, scaring the shit out of myself. I made it up in my head that Jason took his victims in real life and made them film him killing people, thus making these scary movies a documentary.

  • February 12, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    great video as always James, but once again the video player you use caused adobe flash to crash while trying to watch this video.. several times… could you look into uploading theses videos on youtube so that we can watch the videos without it crashing?

  • y2j420

    February 12, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    It still is, technically, the Final Chapter…of Jason being in a human-esque form…once Jason Lives started, Jason was a zombie from then on out…

  • ArcadeNostalgia

    February 12, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    I saw this when I was a little kid, and the ending with the kid killing Jason freaked me out so much that I went to my mom and told her I was scared that I might kill her or someone else, and I broke out in hives. I basically had a nervous breakdown. Therapy came soon after, and I had to miss a couple weeks of school. I had been watching way too many horror movies for a 5 to 8 year old kid. Don’t let your kids watch this shit.

  • YifG3124

    February 12, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    That was one hell of a bicycle ride to rent that movie on VHS! Good times and a fine review~!

  • February 12, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    Wow, this review was really impressive!

  • SG43

    February 12, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    Of the original four films, this is probably the best. Great kills and action. However, I’m not sure I agree with James final statement that, “all it did was give it more life than ever.” The box office for part V was $11 million less than IV and it kept declining after that right up until Jason X. Just because they kept making movies doesn’t necessarily mean the series had life. It didn’t get new life till Freddy vs Jason and then the reboot.

  • foscob

    February 12, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    I’ve read somewhere that the song that was playing during the weird dance scene with Crispin Glover was actually Back in Black by AC/DC, that would explain how his dancing doesn’t match the song that plays on the scene.

    • Lastor

      February 13, 2015 at 2:08 am

      Perhaps you heard about it, I don’t know, in James’s old “Top 13 Friday the 13th moments” video?

    • Senna4ever

      February 13, 2015 at 5:51 am

      His dancing does not match ANY music.

  • sev666

    February 12, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    This was the end of the ‘human’ Jason entries in the F13 series. Many would also argue the end of the decent to good films in the series, largely because here Jason is treated as the antagonist that you want to see die. Whereas from Part 6 onwards, Jason was clearly the anti hero in his zombie entries.

    I quite like all the Paramount films (1-8). I think Paramount did the series justice. Once New Line got their hands on the series. They shit all over it under the guise of being ‘fans of the series’ and Sean Cunningham. The guy who hated Jason so much that he told the filmmakers he wanted them to lose the hockey mask for the majority of Jason Goes To Hell.

    Personally, I view the Tommy Jarvis Trilogy as my favorite entries of the series. Are they the best? That’s up for debate, but at least it gave the series some continuity and Jason a nemesis.

  • February 12, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    Brad Jones (The Cinema Snob) reviewed this the other day. Man, if you and him collaborated, the earth would probably explode.

  • kimsunil

    February 12, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    Great video, SHITTY video player.

  • MetalHorrorNES

    February 12, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    By far one of my favorites of the series. Some of Tom Savini’s best work in this movie, aside from MANY other great SE that he’s done! I thought the alternate ending was interesting, which was restored as an extra feature/deleted scene on the Special edition dvds/BR from a few years ago. Ted White was a pretty good Jason, even though at the time he HATED the role and was embarrassed by it for years but appreciates it now. Zito did an excellent job directing as well, great script, etc. I love how this one opens exactly where pt.3 ended and that cool shot when all the emergency vehicles leave the scene after the clean up and they keep on that shot of the dark aftermath of pt.3. Idk, just something I always loved for some erie reason. I love pretty much the original through pt.7, then everything kind of went to shit from there but this is the series that got me into horror films and will always hold a special place in my heart for the genre.

  • gluserty

    February 12, 2015 at 11:23 pm

    I like the Jarvis family here.

  • Don Skiver

    February 13, 2015 at 12:28 am

    As for Jason surviving an axe to the head…you’d be surprised at the kind of head injuries people suffer and survive, such as the oft cited, world famous case of Phineas Gage in 1848 (after getting a metal rod shot through his head, after a few minutes of unconsciousness, he was able to get up, walk around, and even talk just fine).

    I’m not trying to say that these movies are anywhere NEAR the realm of realistic…but what I *am* saying is that it is entirely possible for human Jason to have been able to survive the hatchet to the head. But then Tommy Jarvis killed human Jason at the end of this movie, and the Jasons we see from part 6 onward is the undead/zombie Jason (ironically brought back because of Tommy Jarvis).

    • Senna4ever

      February 13, 2015 at 5:38 am

      James does not have a problem with Jason surviving the axe to the head.

      As he says, it makes little sense within this film universe that he does survive the axe to the head…but it’s a machete to the head that (supposedly) killed him off in this film.

  • Senna4ever

    February 13, 2015 at 5:50 am

    I can’t wait for the next review as I’m one of the very few people that liked part V.
    Yeah it’s a bit stupid (they all are lets be honest) but I felt it worked well as a “real” end to the series and even worked as a great bookend and throwback to the original.

  • February 13, 2015 at 6:14 am

    According to Ted White, Corey Feldman used to irritate him by sneaking up on him (during when Ted had the mask or makeup on, and couldn’t see), then poke at him with a stick and play innocent. Apparently, Corey was warned by his own mother to just leave Ted be, but didn’t heed. Ted got even in two ways.
    One, when Corey tried to sneak up on him again, Ted managed to grab and pinch him, sending little Corey off running. Two, the sequence where Rob is thrown into the Jarvis house, and Jason grabs Tommmy through the window was set up as such: the stuntman would be thrown through one window, Corey would step back up against the other (where Ted was supposed to be), then Ted would come through and grab him. Well, when Corey backed up against the window, Ted waited a bit longer (a PA advised him to, if I remember correctly) so that Corey would relax, think the shooting would stop and the crew would reset the scene. As soon as Corey dropped his guard, Ted broke through the window, grabbed and shook Corey, geniunely terrifying him, and it ended up on screen!

    • Senna4ever

      February 13, 2015 at 7:12 pm

      The last story is true, but you told it wrong.
      They rehearsed the scene several times (without break away glass) to get timings tight. They got Corey to count up to five each time and then Ted would grab him. So Corey got used to when Ted would be there.
      However, when they shot the scene for filming, Ted grabbed Corey after only a three count so scared the crap out of him.
      Corey himself has even said that is how it happened.

      But that was not Ted’s idea nor was it done to get back at Corey at all. It was the director that came up with that idea.

  • February 13, 2015 at 8:03 am

    love the scenes with Zaxxon and the Atari ST the most.

  • Mike Suitt

    February 13, 2015 at 9:02 am

    I recognize the kid from “Last American Virgin”.

  • Guillaume Beck

    February 13, 2015 at 9:48 am

    Hey James, I know these reviews are for fans and mostly people who already saw the movies, but I think you shouldn’t have spoiled Crispin Glover’s death in your video.
    You put spoiler alerts for the endings of almost each episod but you should also be careful when it comes to interesting or main characters.
    As you said in your review in this episod Crispin and Corey really stand out so it’s sad to let the viewers see how Crispin’s character ends without any warning.
    No big deal … just sayin’ …

    • March 11, 2015 at 1:32 pm

      In James’ defense: the official trailer for the movie shows his death.

  • February 13, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    Love it!!

  • February 13, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    I used to obsess over a photo on the back of the video box for this movie at the video store when I was a kid. It was a shot of Corey Feldman sitting at his computer in that alien mask. I always thought that was Jason without his mask on. Not having seen this chapter, I never got set straight until James’ review.

  • February 13, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    Crispin Glover is cool.

  • Mark Knight

    February 14, 2015 at 12:06 am

    Nice . The spear gun in the groin is memorable .

  • Wesley Fowler

    February 14, 2015 at 12:30 am

    This is my favorite of the series too. Peter Barton, soap opera dreamboat, was the guy in the shower. It’s always good to show beefcake in the shower in any movie. A fan of Peter’s left him a bunch of money in his will. Peter declined it , though, since he never knew him.

  • Ben_from_G-town

    February 14, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    The thing with the kid is weird. Fun review.

  • Al Bundy

    February 15, 2015 at 10:13 am

    The only Final Chapter for these are Chapter 11.

  • February 15, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    Jason just can’t die!

  • February 17, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    these videos wont work for me, please upload them to youtube

  • Kenshiroh

    February 17, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    I think the video game the kid was playing is Deceptor for Commodore 64.

  • February 20, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    This movie was pretty much the start of a long line of Corey Feldman hero movies. I mean he’s taken on Jason, Gremlins, Vampires and The Shredder.

  • February 21, 2015 at 2:34 am

    I have always wondered if this is the film that started the coroner eating over a corpse cliche? Hey Jason, hold my sammich!

  • sutekh22

    February 27, 2015 at 8:16 am

    Sadly production records don’t list Ted White as ever playing the Creature. He most likely played the deck hand that the Creature kills on the beach.

  • lotusclown

    March 2, 2015 at 12:56 am

    this was always my favorite one from the series and the only one i still watch every so often, think its cause it had the cruelest kills out of any of the movies and showed just how much of an asshole Jason really was, unlike the others which kind of portrayed him as more of a victim than just a heartless killer.
    this will always be the best one of the series imo.

    • Raul Armando Gamez Obregon

      April 12, 2015 at 4:39 pm

      He almost got killed in the last movie, i think he`s mad and said “ok, no more mr. machete-weilding masked good man”

  • March 13, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    Wait…is that kid Alan Frog from Lost Boys??!?!?

  • March 14, 2015 at 5:38 am

    I have a 50mbit connection, but this sites videos are unwatchable in my country in eastern europe.

  • April 29, 2015 at 8:16 am

    This is one of my favorite chapters i also have it separate from the boxed collection i own because i bought it before the collection.

  • Jason Voorhees

    May 5, 2015 at 3:44 pm

  • austin castle

    May 9, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    Hey James, you and Mike should make another Mortal Kombat X video because Jason is a downloadable character! You gotta check it out!!! He’s the most badass character in the game!!!

  • Jason Voorhees

    May 15, 2015 at 1:44 pm


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