Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter

1984 Slasher Horror Film

Director: Joseph Zito

Writer: Barney Cohen

Cinematography: João Fernandes

Running time: 90 minutes

Country: United States

Tagline: This is the one you'll be dying for...

Kimberly Beck as Trish Jarvis
Erich Anderson as Rob Dier
Corey Feldman as Tommy Jarvis
Peter Barton as Doug
Crispin Glover as Jimmy
Clyde Hayes as Paul
Barbara Howard as Sara
Lawrence Monoson as Ted
Joan Freeman as Mrs. Jarvis
Judie Aronson as Samantha
Adrienne King as Alice Hardy
John Furey as Paul Holt
Amy Steel as Ginny Field
Betsy Palmer as Pamela Voorhees
Rex Everhart as Enos the truck driver
Walt Gorney as Crazy Ralph
Camilla More as Tina
Carey More as Terri
Lisa Freeman as Nurse Robbie Morgan
Bonnie Hellman as Hitchhiker
Bruce Mahler as Axel
Ted White as Jason Voorhees
Marta Kober as Sandra Dier
Kristen Baker as Terry
Steve Daskawisz as Jason Voorhees
Richard Brooker as Jason Voorhees

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 Crystal Lake.

Awards: None

Joseph Zito based Rob's death scene - in which he screams "He's killing me!" as Jason attacks him - on a newspaper story he read about a murder victim in New York City who begged his attacker to stop stabbing him. Zito had intended the sequence to be particularly gut-wrenching, as Rob had been established as a capable opponent for Jason. Upon viewing screenings of the film, however, Zito realized that the way in which the scene was filmed made Rob seem pathetic and impotent rather than make Jason appear merciless, and often caused audiences to break out into laughter.



5 star out of 5 stars

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