Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) - IMDb
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 Camp Crystal Lake.


Joseph Zito


Victor Miller (based upon characters created by), Ron Kurz (based upon characters created by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Erich Anderson ... Rob (as E. Erich Anderson)
Judie Aronson ... Samantha
Peter Barton ... Doug
Kimberly Beck ... Trish
Tom Everett ... Flashlight Man
Corey Feldman ... Tommy
Joan Freeman ... Mrs. Jarvis
Lisa Freeman Lisa Freeman ... Nurse Morgan
Thad Geer Thad Geer ... Running Man
Crispin Glover ... Jimmy
Wayne Grace ... Officer Jamison
Clyde Hayes Clyde Hayes ... Paul (as Alan Hayes)
Bonnie Hellman ... Hitchhiker
Frankie Hill Frankie Hill ... Lainie
Barbara Howard Barbara Howard ... Sara


After being stabbed in the head by Chris Higgins. Jason Vorhees is believed to be dead and is taken to a Hospital for an Autopsy. However, He is Alive and kills a Doctor and a Nurse and is loose once more. He Returns to Camp Crystal Lake where Young Boy Tommy Jarvis lives with his Mother and Older Sister. A Group of Teenagers move in to a House next door to the Jarvis House. Jason begins killing the Teenagers and kills Tommy's Mother. It's now up to Tommy and His Older Sister to kill Jason and end his murderous rampage once and for all.

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Three Times Before You Have Felt The Terror, Known The Madness, Lived The Horror. But This Is The One You've Been Screaming For. See more »


Horror | Thriller


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Did You Know?


Lisa Freeman, who played Nurse Morgan, and Crispin Glover, who played Jimmy Mortimer, would both go on to be in the Back To The Future movies. Crispin Glover played George McFly in Back to the Future (1985) and Lisa Freeman played Babs in Back to the Future (1985) and Back to Future, Part II (1989). See more »


(at around 32 mins) When Trisha's car breaks down the solenoid is cited as the cause. A solenoid controls voltage to the starter (which was working) and would not cause a vehicle's engine to stall. See more »


Axel: [Nurse Morgan starts to leave] Hey, hey. Where you going?
Nurse Morgan: I'll tell you where I'm going! I'm going crazy!
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, Jason's hockey mask appears and moves towards the screen. Letters proclaiming 'Friday the 13th' appear on it. Letters proclaiming 'The Final Chapter' swing down, crash into the mask, causing it to explode, and reveal the rest of the title. See more »

Alternate Versions

An extra scene of conversation between Sara and her boyfriend, cut out of the theatrical and North American video releases, is included in the television version of the film, put in to bring up the film's running time See more »


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Written by Johnny Mercer & Victor Schertzinger
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"Hey, Ted, where the hell is the corkscrew?"
25 July 2020 | by ryan-10075See all my reviews

Tom Savini is back. This time it was to kill off in essence the character he created in Jason Vorhees. This was supposed to be the final FRIDAY THE 13TH, but seeming that Paramount made big money off these movies they couldn't just let Jason die.

In the fourth installment Jason is not quite dead yet. So after mutilating his way through the Wessex County Morgue he's back off to Crystal Lake. This time it's a cabin full of rowdy, horny teenagers who happen to be right next door to the Jarvis' with sister Trish (Kimberly Beck) and brother Tommy (Corey Feldman).

While there is nothing new in the story department to me it is the great effects by Savini, the direction from Joseph Zito and a good set up for the final confrontation with Jason...or what was supposed to be. There are some really good kills in this film. Yet at the same time there are some kills that with the fact you have Tom Savini as your effects guy are kind of lacking. It was just decided to have the shadow of the character killed or characters completely killed off screen.

If you have made it this far into the series certainly tune in to this part. Not sure exactly what my favourite FRIDAY THE 13th movie is, but I would say my favourite parts are 2 through 4. They are all flawed, but do have some things going for them. This part does have my favourite Jason though in Ted White. I really enjoyed the earlier versions of Jason and lean toward White and Richard Brooker from part 3.

Also starring Judie Aronson, Peter Barton, Erich Anderson and Crispin Glover as Jimmy. Glover is really great in his role and shows off his amazing ability to dance.

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Release Date:

13 April 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Friday the 13th Part 4 See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$2,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,183,148, 15 April 1984

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