Tommy Jarvis (John
Shepherd) killed Jason once and for all
and since then he was mentally scarred by
He is now all grown up and has been
transferred to another mental institution
near a farmland.
He has a hard time adjusting to things
there as most of the people there are way
more disturbed than he is as he
encounters one of the clients there
hacking up another client with an axe and
then sent away to prison.
He also encounters a crazed mother named
Ethel Hubbard (Carol Locatell) and her
more crazed son Junior (Ron Sloan) as
they live near the area and complaining
about the clients trespassing and
threatening to shoot them.
He keeps seeing images of Jason as well
as having nightmares of him returning
making him temperamental!
Then people are getting slayed there as
well as around the neighborhood area and
the killer is wearing a hockey mask and
this time it's for real. (Is Jason still
alive he wonders).
So the beginning shows young Tommy Jarvis walking through some fields in a rainstorm spying on Jason Voorhees gravestone as even the writing on his tombstone looked bloodily designed. I was thinking to myself that this looked very cheesy. But it was cool spotting two juvenile delinquents digging up Jason's grave and then staring at it for a long time making you wonder as to what will happen next. Of course Jason rises from the grave to kill these two teens and slwoly creeps towards Tommy raising his machette which looked suspenseful. However this seems way too easy for all of this to happen and then Tommy wakes up from a nightmare much older as a teenager in a vehicle going to a mental home. It seemed to work okay but however alot of this seemed very corny to watch.
Then the opening credits occur with flashy credits on the title as well as displaying the hockey mask turning around and then the usual with who starred in it keeping the traditional opening moments.
Afterwards there's corny one liners with the driver Billy instructing Tommy that this is his stop as well as him being totally silent when he is brought in the house by the owner Pam as this seemed to be impressive of someone who is disturbed after what happened to him years ago as a child.
A nice moment with a prankster named Reggie goofing around with a fake spider to scare Tommy while he enters a closet and Reggie suddenly teasing him in which you wonder if he will snap and do something crazy. But yet he offers some teasing himself by putting on a mask and scaring Reggie back as this looked fun to watch and lighthearted too.
Meanwhile we spot someone named Joey who's full grown but it mentally insane still acting like a child and loves chocolate bars offering his service to help out to whoever is doing outside chores and then we go to a disturbed one named Vic chopping wood and his mind full of hate in which Joey seems to scold him in which I find this to be a deadly mistake and then goes haywire by chopping him up in which this is definetely intense even if most of this happened off screen but seeing the results would make you cringe big time. There's corny one liners by the coroners as this was quite slapstick as well as one of them named Roy who can't stand watching or even acting disturbed which seemed like a nice drawing card to the story wondering if he's behind the medness to the Jason massacre's later on.
Then later on we have a sheriff and a dipstick deputy with their comedic one liners as this looked too silly for taking the either one of them seriously and it doesn't fit in at all. Plus we spot a demented mother named Ethel Hubbard and her nutty son Junior griping about the funny farm as they are supposed to be a couple of nutcases but it looks like a total comedic moment than anything else. During this time period alot of dark comedy was coming into horror films so of course the filmmakers were just keeping up to date with the times here. However, it takes away the formula to the Jason series big time since the previous one's had some humor in them but nowehere near as goofballish like this.
There's a good moment with a dorky teenager named Eddy trying to scare Tommy wearing one of his masks which gives you a good feeling that he is in for a bad mistake causing a major fight or something worst as this just happens. It looked intense for sure when we see what happens next.
There's some cool halluicnation sequences with Tommy spotting Jason holding an axe in the reflection of his mirror or outside staring at him as this looked very horror artsy.
There are some dark moments like two greaser type teenagers with their vehicle stalled and one of them trying to fix it and the other has to do their thing as mother nature is calling. Yet the writing is still slapstick like. But the killings were pretty impressive making it an unsolved mystery as to who killed them.
The suspense piles up more as someone is dodging against a sharp spike stabbing through an outhouse in which you have a bad feeling that this killer will succeed at what he's doing.
Then there's Billy driving wildly towards a diner area waiting for his girlfriend to finish her shift and doing some cocaine and this scene totally gives you a wild feeling in general as well as a perfect moment for the killer to do him in since this is a good signal for another death wish.
I loved a moment when Junior tries to scare Tommy and then discovers he's from the psych ward and picks a fight with him and really gets it big time for trying to pursue this.
It's really insane to watch Junior go crazy driving around his motorbike freaking out to his Ma that Tommy hit him as you really think to yourself that this family is cracked and naother good time for this killer to come in for the kill.
Then it comes clear spotting the killer in a hockey mask as it's possibly Jason back from the dead killing the other people from the funny farm and then some good revenge moments with Reggie trying to run him over with a tractor. Plus there's some struggling moments with Reggie and Pam hiding out in their barn in which this seemed to pay a tribute to part 3. There's also a moment with Pam attacking this supposed Jason with a chainsaw that pays a tribute to the first sequel.
Tommy suddenly spots Jason as he approaches him with a machete and Tommy wonders if he's hallucinating or not which makes you cringe wondering if he will get slayed by not doing anything.
In the end there's scene's showing dream sequences with some killing moments teasing your mind at first making you think the terrors aren't over yet in which this shows a traditional happening towards the end in most of the F13th films. But the very ending leaves a door open for another sequel in which they did make one a year after this one.
Bottom line is that this was the worst one of the series. No Crystal Lake or camping, plenty of corny writing and dialogues and nothing special to watch apart from some luntaic locals in the area as I found it fairly amusing at times. Still no Crystal Lake so what's the point
of this one?!
& Marsha Porter's DVD/Video
Guide said this about the film.
"They did it! They promised that The
Final Chapter would be the last
of it's kind. They lied!!!!" Which
was the total truth of course.
Jason wasn't even in this one (You'll see
what I mean when you watch the end).
This was noted to be the
worst Friday film to fans. The film was also extremely silly to top
it all off.
The acting is in
good shape so far which is much better
than the plot behind the film.
John Shepherd (Tommy Jarvis) does extremely
well playing the disturbed patient
showing no emotions and
keeping to himself. He was great by acting quiet too making you wonder as if he'll snap or not in which he definetely shows alot of great energy and intensity with his violent behavior and getting into his role perfectly. Does great by losing his temper and beating on someone else for taunting him as this looked believeably brutal and highly intense. Does a great job almost losing control and shaking while trying to grab some pills which looked believeable along with a great shocked reaction on him when there's a reflection in the mirror. A good frozen reaction with him outside staring at a barn trying to figure out if he's spotting a hallucination or not as this looked nicely and suspensefully performed. He was defientely passable as a character actor for a film like this one.
Melanie Kinnaman (Pam Roberts) brings out a nice warmness to her part playing a good motherly type as well as having a nice calmness and understanding behavior too. She brings all of this nicely to her part. I enjoyed her role in it and seemed to show some decent energy to what she did throughout her performance in it.
Richard Young (Dr. Matt Leonard) brings a nice seriousness to his role as well as having a good firm voice to when he speaks his lines which works well for his benefit as he came across quite mysterious to everything that he did in the film. He had the right looks for this type of role too as he brings everything to life with all of what he does.
Vernon Washington (George) really had a nice light hearted type of behavior and acting very open minded in which he made his loveable role very believeable with what he does and came across as one of those types that you hope the killer wouldn't get to him. He shows alot of great enthusiasm into what he did.
Reggie Shavar (Reggie) does well with
his part as I liked his character too as
an outgoing kid who wants to have fun and
make people happy. He shows off a ton of spunk and terrific energy along with his lighthearted behavior. He just seems to come across as a kid next door type of personality making all of this believeable. Plus he shows alot of great intensity with his screaming in terror as well as showing a great terrified reaction and vengeful attitude when the horror surrounds him. I will always remember his semi-regular role in the blockbuster sitcom Diff'rent Strokes.
Tiffany Helm (Violet) does well in her role as someone who is overly obsessed with rock music and acting bent out than being focused with reality in which she draws this in quite well. She also does a good job acting out of it along with behaving stand offish too. Good blocking movements while getting to the beat of the music that she's listening to along with a great shocked reaction while a hand grabs her throat. She worked hard on her character as you can tell and pays off perfectly for all of this.
Juliette Cummins (Robin) seemed to do quite well in her role as a typical type of teen who seems a little too normal to be in the ward but yet you could tell she had some issues of her own and knew on how to draw that across to how she performed in her role. Yet there were some hot scene's in her part but didn't seem to look right for it and looked a bit too unhealthy.
Jerry Pavlon (Jake) certainly made his part realistic with his stuttering like someone with a major form of autism forcing out his words and shows some good emotionless behavior to top it all off. He also shows some still expressions too and trying to behave normally. A good moment with him by trying to act romantic towards a teenage girl and having a good shy behavior. He brings this part to life big time. Plus a great reaction on him reacting offended.
John Robert Dixon (Eddie) certainly came across perfectly as an idiotic goofball never taking anything seriously and really knew on how to be in your face about it. A good quick approach by him and scaring someone and laughing goofily towards him as well as getting in his face which was highly energised. He also does well acting lustful and crazy. He sets out all of this perfectly for what he portrayed and could be well remembered to anyone who saw him in this flick.
Carol Locatell (Ethel Hubbard) also delivered as
a nutcase which she did really well at
performing making her character come to
life. She had a good southern accent and also knew on how to behave very aggressive with all that she did in it showing off a great amount of energy into her part.
But however, Ron Sloan (Junior) who
plays her cracked son plays way too
comedic as he seems like he's performing
a comedy than playing someone who is
mentally crazy. It's sometimes tough portraying this type I know and he really tried but yet he'd be good acting in comedy flicks. A nice moment with him though by approaching someone mocking him as well as getting crazy face to face. Also was greatly intense while zooming around his home with his motorbike screaming and whining wildly and going nuts.
Nunez (Demon) was only in this for about 5 minutes and it's one of his first acting gigs before he
made it big time. He showed off a nice wild type who likes to have a good time as well as showing a niceness to his role making this all look believeable. Does well by getting angry while being shaken in an outhouse plus, he showed a great intense reactions when he was about to become slayed with a high level of energy into all of this.
Voorhees exposes her big breasts
while making out with John Robert
Dixon's character in the woods and
her body is almost all revealed too.
There is also a butt shot of her while
she is lying dead
Juliette Cummins takes off her top
wearing nothing but tight underpants
while getting undressed to go to bed.
Lots of graphic
The most gruesome scenes were a showing
of a corpse of a guy in the asylum who
was brutally slayed by an axe showing his
Theres a bloody slit throat
An axe is whacked in a head
Eyes are plucked out
A sharp object is stabbed through a guys
by another client there as well as a guy
The music was
composed by who else??? Harry
Manfredini as he composes a little
different than his usual work in the
films using intense horn and violin
playing. There's also swinging sounding violin music for the opening and closing credits which seemed a little bit stale and annoying i must admit. There's also some prickly type sounds too as this works well for the suspenseful moments.
Cal Tucker: Morning, Ethel. My, don't you
look lovely today.
Ethel Hubbard: Horse shit! Now, Sheriff,
you better hear me, and hear me good. I
want this looney bin closed down. You
hearin' me fella? Now these kids ain't
nothing but trouble. They don't respect
other's property, and they're all crazy!
Junior Hubbard: You tell 'em Ma! Ha hah.
Sheriff Cal Tucker: Ethel, these kids
Ethel Hubbard: Doing? Doing? You think I
don't know what those two perverts were
doing in my yard?
Junior Hubbard: Say it like you mean it,
Ethel Hubbard: Would you shut the fuck
[the kids laugh for a minute]
Ethel Hubbard: Now, I'm gonna tell all of
ya, you mark my words, the next little
bastard that comes near my farm, I'm
gonn' blow your fuckin' brains out, you
Ethel Hubbard: Don't you come near me,
Sheriff, I'm warnin' ya! I got a bomb on
me. I swear to ya. You make one move
toward me I'm gonna blow us all up. Start
the engines, Junior!
[gets on motorbike]
Ethel Hubbard: That's it. My final words.
[gives them the finger as they drive off]
Vinnie: I'm telling you Pete, this is
bullshit. This really sucks!
Pete: Just do it. Fix it, man. Those
cunts aren't gonna wait all night.
Vinnie: [Looks under the hood] Oh fuck,
this is a mess.
Vinnie: This is a mess. No way. I refuse
to do this! You're the one who keeps
fucking around with it so get off your
ass and fix it! You understand? Pete!
Vinnie: [Pete honks the horn loudly,
startling Vinnie. He then begins to
laugh] You are an asshole!
Vinnie: Aww, what's the matter, Vinnie?
You scared of the dark? You all creeped
out by that murder at the nuthouse?
Vinnie: Oh yeah, sure. Look, as far as
I'm concerned, all those loonies should
be killed off one by one. Can you try it
Pete: [Engine won't start] Geez, man,
can't you do anything? Stop screwin'
around! Get this thing done by the time I
get back. I gotta take a crap.
Vinnie: Crap my ass!
Pete: Just do it, man! I mean it.
Vinnie: [Pete walks away] Fucking
Demon: You're gonna get it, bitch!
Anita: Lighten up, Demon, you'll feel a
lot better after you shit.
Demon: I'll feel a lot better when I'm
out of here. This shitbox is gross.
Anita: You better watch out for the snake
that's going to crawl up that crapper and
bite your ass
George: Go and let everyone else know
breakfast is ready.
Reggie: Yo! Breakfast! Come and get it!
George: I could've done that.
Ethel: [to chicken] I'm gonna chop you
into itty, bitty little pieces, my
friend. Just like they done to that piggo
over at that fuckin' crazy farm. Eeeeyah!
[imitates Ethel using spoon]
Junior: Ha ha ha ha.
Ethel: You big dildo. Eat your fucking
slop! Ain't I make the best goddamned
stew in the whole wide world?
Junior: Best goddamned stew in the whole
wide world, Mama.
Sheriff Cal Tucker: I know who it is.
Mayor Cobb: What?
Sheriff Cal Tucker: I said I know who it
Mayor Cobb: Who?
Sheriff Cal Tucker: It's Jason Voorhees.
Mayor Cobb: Jason Voorhees? You're outta
your fucking mind. You've been out in the
sun too long. Jason Voorhees is dead! His
body was cremated. He's nothing but a
handful of ash.
Sheriff Cal Tucker: [Tucker stands up
firmly] You know that for sure, Mayor?
Were you there? Did you see him cremated?
Mayor Cobb: Jason Voorhees?
Mayor Cobb: I can't believe this! Look.
[pulls out glass dish with Jason's ashes
Mayor Cobb: This is your "Jason
[pours ashes out]
Mayor Cobb: This!
[plants dish in Tucker's hand]
Mayor Cobb: Your ass is on the line here,
Tucker. Are you getting that? You get me
a Goddamn LIVE suspect!
[Cobb exits. Tucker, enraged, breaks the
glass dish by throwing it against a wall]
Ethel: Holy shit! Who the fuck are you
and what the fuck do you want?
Ethel Hubbard: That is one fucking ugly
man that goes there.
Junior Hubbard: That's one fucking ugly
Ethel Hubbard: Would you shut your trap?
You ain't so pretty yourself, you know.
Junior Hubbard: I ain't so pretty myself,
Tina: Eddie, we can't. Matt will kill us.
Eddie: Fuck him!
Tina: Fuck you.
Eddie: Exactly. Fuck me.
[Billy is preparing cocaine]
Billy: That's it. That's the whole
fuckin' thing right there. There it is,
you just stay right there, doll. That's
just what the doctor ordered. Nothin'
like a little prevented medicine. And,
the forecast is; Cloudy in the mountains,
sunny in the valleys, and snow flurries,
up your nose!
[Takes a whiff]
Billy: [pulls up to diner] LANA! HEY,
Lana: Sorry, buster. We're closed.
Billy: It's all right, I just want a take
Lana: You do, huh? Well, what would you
Billy: I would like Lana to go with
nothing on her.
Lana: Oh, and who wants her?
Billy: The pride of the Unger Institute
of Mental Health, who has just dumped his
last bedpan and would like very much to
party. Will you get your ass out here?
Lana: [shows her breasts] It's...
Ethel: [after Junior is decapitated and
Ethel hears the door open] 'Bout time,
you fuck wad. I knew you couldn't pass up
on my stew.
Pete: Alright, either you got the car
started for you're a dead man.
[while humming a tune, he tries to start
Pete: It ain't starting, man. You fucked
up again. It ain't startin'. I'm gonna
kick your ass... Kick your ass. Come on
now. Come on now, everybody... It ain't
starting. Come on, motherfucker... Fix
the fucking car! You fucked up again, you
asshole... Hey what you doing out there
[the car finally starts]
Pete: Whoo! Alright, and we're off! Let's
[Jason grabs him from behind and slashes