Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter

Paramount Pictures Presents
U.S. Release April 13, 1984    U.S. Gross $32,980,880
1 Hour 30 minutes

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About The Film
The body count continues in this vivid thriller, the fourth -- and final? -- story in the widely successful Friday the 13th series. Jason, Crystal Lake's least popular citizen, returns to wreak further havoc in Friday the 13th -- The Final Chapter. After his revival in a hospital morgue, the hockey-masked murderer fixes his vengeful attention on the Jarvis family and a group of hiherto carefree teenagers. Young Tommy Jarvis is an aficionado of horror films with a special talent for masks and make-up. Has the diabolical Jason finally met his match?

A Storytelling Autopsy (Look at the storytelling mechanics of film)
The title of the third sequel to Sean Cunningham's mold-making FRIDAY THE 13TH was a cynical marketing ploy long before the decision was made to continue the series past the death of Jason Voorhees.  Promoting the new film as "The Final Chapter" suggests that a plan was in place all along and that the preceding films all form a direct path to this predetermined conclusion.  That, of course, was never the case.  Had Frank Mancuso Jr.s's initial gamble proved a poor bet and the original film had flopped at the box office, there would never have been a sequel, or a franchise, and no story would have been left untold.  Each new FRIDAY owes its existence to the success of the previous film, at first in box office dollars, but increasingly in what Hollywood refers to as the "afterlife": video sales, broadcast licensing, and merchandising... READ MORE ->

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