Friday, April 10, 2009

Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (Film)

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Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (Film)

Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter is a slasher film. It is the fourth film in the Friday the 13th film series. Though it was billed as "The Final Chapter," there have been many further sequels in the franchise. The popularity and financial success of the film, which grossed over $32 million, kept Paramount Pictures from retiring the franchise. Because of the finality of this film's plot and title, the next film, Friday the 13th: A New Beginning, attempted to reboot the series with a different killer.


Police and paramedics are busy cleaning up the mess deformed serial murderer Jason Voorhees left at Higgins Haven during Friday the 13th Part 3, including the defeated hockey-masked killer himself. Once delivered to the Wessex County morgue, Jason rises again, kills morgue doctor, Axel, and Nurse Morgan, then makes his way back to Crystal Lake. A group of friends (Paul, Sam, Sara, Doug, Ted and Jimmy) have rented a house on Crystal Lake. On the way there, the group passes Mrs. Voorhees' tombstone and a female hitchhiker; who becomes Jason's next victim, stabbed in throat while eating a banana. Next to the rental house is the Jarvis home. The group meet Trish and Tommy when they arrive. The next day the group befriends twins Tina and Terri, who live in the area, and they all go skinny dipping at Crystal Point. Trish and Tommy, driving by, stop to see who's at Crystal Point and the group invites Trish to a party that night. Trish's car breaks down a bit further along the road, and they are helped by Rob, a hiker with mysterious reasons for visiting Crystal Lake, who soon becomes good friends with Trish and Tommy. As the group of friends start getting killed off one by one, Trish and Tommy return to find their mother missing, so Trish goes to Rob for help.
Jason's hockey mask is knocked off, revealing his deformed face.

Rob explains that he's looking to get revenge for the death of his sister, Sandra Dier (killed by Jason in Part 2). Trish and Rob take Gordon (the Jarvis family dog) next door to see what's going on. Tommy is left at home, and finds Rob's newspaper articles about Jason. Jason kills Rob, and Trish flees back to her home intending to warn Tommy. Tommy shaves his head and makes himself up to look like Jason, which is effective in distracting Jason long enough for Trish to be able to attack Jason with his machete. She just misses him, but manages to knock the hockey mask off his face. While Jason heads for her, she drops the machete to the floor. Tommy picks it up and swings it at Jason's head. Jason then falls to the floor, causing the machete to dig further into his head. As he embraces his sister, Tommy sees Jason begin to move, loses control and, hacks Jason repeatedly with the machete, while Trish screams his name.

The final scene of the film has Tommy visiting Trish in the hospital, and they embrace as they believe their nightmare is over. However, a close up shot of Tommy's face reveals a psychotic look, implying that he may be the killer in future installments.


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