The Horror Section – Friday The 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter
Sure, I may have already recko’d a Friday The 13th, but there’s just too many great ones for you to pass up.
In 1984, Friday The 13th was riding high, each movie kept bringing in bigger box-office returns. Well, if Jason kicking ass is bringing in the money, how about his death? That was the thought when they created Friday The 13th Part 4: The Final Chapter. Of course, that’s pretty much the thought every time they created one, until the box office receipts came in.
In a way though, this is the final chapter, because this is where human Jason finally dies, and it isn’t until Part 6 that he becomes the unstoppable killer we all know and love.
Since it’s release in ’84, Part 4 has become the favorite with a lot of Friday fans, and for good reason. It’s a fantastic horror film. Of course, all your characters are fodder for Jason, but in this one we get a couple stories to go with’em, that helps to make the film that much greater. It invests you with the characters, so you look forward to seeing the story progress, and not just twiddling your thumbs as you wait for Jason.
Crispin Glover’s character, Jimmy, is being accused of being a cheap lay by his friend due to the fact he was dumped by his last girlfriend. So, through out the movie we see Jimmy trying to redeem himself, and in some cases, he tries through the sheer power of dance.
Then we have Corey Feldman, who brings to the series the first incarnation of Tommy Jarvis’, Jason’s greatest foe. He’s living in a cabin with his sister, and his mom. He’s a typical kid who loves video games, horror movies, and has a knack for creating his own creatures. The fact he’s named Tommy is a nod to the very movie’s own special effects creator, Tom Savini. It’s great to see Tommy interact in the adult world that the teenagers bring with them, as well as the one Jason brings. It’s something we hadn’t seen before.
Some of the series best kills are located in part 4. From Crispin’s corkscrew kill, to even Jason’s himself.
There honestly isn’t anything wrong with Part 4, it’s fucking awesome.