Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)

5 out of 5 stars

Cast: Corey Feldman, Kimberly Beck, Joan Freeman, Crispin Glover, and Peter Barton

Director: Joseph Zito

Synopsis: 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.


Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter or part 4, is my personal favourite out of the whole franchise and one of the best in terms of quality, enjoyment, characters, and kills.

Joseph Zito should have really directed more of the sequels because it shows through this film that he is the perfect choice. The storytelling will always be rubbish because it’s a low-budget 80’s horror movie, but the actors and characters keep the pace going, you feel intrigued and excited for watch happens next!

I’ve always wondered whether it really is my favourite of the franchise . When this happens, I rewatch the majority of the original series (parts 1 through 8) for confirmation and it always just stands out as the best film.

The characters are so great and so varied. They’re relatable and oddly funny. There’s great dialogue and interactions with excellent scenes to fill the 91 minute runtime! The pace is great, consistent and flows well. It feels short but has enough time to breath.

Corey Feldman is phenomenal as always and brings something new, as a young kid, and makes the tone dark as Jason is dedicated to killing a young minor! He was such a great actor at the young age of 13.