Sunday, November 4, 2012

Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter

Directed by: joseph zito

Release date: 1984

Keeping up with the latest installment in this series, I hadn’t laughed that much watching a horror picture since Freddy vs. Jason. I am positive that by the time this installment was released, the creators were surely making fun of themselves.

There are so many awesome moments in this movie I don’t know where to start. I’ll start at the beginning.
As always, the annoying and repetitive recap is included, showing the audience scenes from the past movies. Then the authorities take Jason’s body to the hospital.

We’re introduced to a mortician who disgustedly signs off receipt of the body while eating a sandwich and places it on Jason’s body (!!!). Just for that obnoxiousness, the audience knows he’s going to die. In walks in the flirty nurse whom he invites into the morgue for some naughty action.When Jason’s hand comes out from under the sheet, the mortician's response - “Jesus Christmas!” is absolutely so frakkin’ quotable! Even the nurse’s response was hysterical as well. With her uniform half unzipped, she zips up and walks out the room. "Where are you going?" he asks. "I'm going crazy!" she replies, throwing her hands up in the air.
After this scene, I was sold. This movie was going to be my favorite. Their deaths aren't that memorable, more of the same but this is only before going to Crystal Lake.

Back near Crystal Lake, we meet the Jarvis family: Mrs. Jarvis, Trish, and Tommy whom is played by precocious young Corey Feldman (the only horror franchise he didn’t appear in was the Nightmare series!). Tommy loves monsters and in a later scene, we see his room full of masks and toys.
As for the fornicating adults about to get slaughtered, I recognized three of them! Crispin Glover, Lawrence Monoson from The Last American Virgin, and Judie Aronson from Weird Science. It was so strange seeing Crispin Glover in this! I would have never figured. That hair, that eighties blonde hair of his was so laughable. He’s so fantastically eighties in this movie. Lest not forget that wickedly eccentric dance, which knowing about Glover's public persona, was not surprising to read on IMDB's trivia page that it's similar to the way he dances in real life. He was frakkin' great in this.

Rob's death is my favorite death. What a surprise to find Felicity’s dad (Erich Anderson) being killed by Jason in the basement. “God! He’s killing me! He’s killing me!” he yells while Jason stabs him repeatedly with a pitchfork is the most memorable death in this series by far.

One of my other favorite moments was the dog, Gordon's response to the evil in the house. He's so scared he jumps out of the window. Perhaps because I watched this late at night or some other factor, but the dog jumping out of the window, unscathed, and running off was ridiculous and so funny.

As for the end result, Tommy shaving his head to appeal to Jason and then stabbing the shit outta him? Whoa. AND that crazy look that’s freeze framed on? WTFrak was that?

Overall, this film takes the cake. I can’t wait to see what else is in store!!