Genre Guesstimation – Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)


The idea behind this feature (Genre Guesstimation) is for me to watch a bunch of new movies (or ones that I haven’t seen many times) from the chosen monthly GG genre in order to expand my knowledge of movies within that particular genre.

This month’s genre has been chosen by Joe of The MN Movie Man and we will be reviewing our favorite Summer Camp Movies.

Please get me your submissions by the 25th of Jun by sending them to summerjoe@movierob.net

Try to think out of the box! Great choice Joe!

Let’s see if I felt that this movie would be worthy of being in the company of my others favorite movies in the genre of Summer Camp Movies……

“Axel, you are the Super Bowl of self-abuse!” – Nurse Morgan

Number of Times Seen – 1 (20 Jun 2021)

Brief Synopsis – Jason is back to torment new campers that have come to Crystal Lake to have some fun.

My Take on it – Trilling addition to this franchise which works quite well.

The film has some nicely done scenes that are pretty gruesome and help add to the horror of everything that Jason Vorhees has done up until now.

The characters are all developed a bit more than usual and don;t feel as superficial as in the previous films despite them all being here just as cannon fodder.

The addition of a young Corey Feldman in the films adds to the suspense because it isn’t only teenagers that Jason is after.

Loved seeing Crispin Glover as one of the campers who must try and save himself and others from Jason’s rampage.

This may be far from being a perfect film, but it is my favorite of the films in the ‘normal’ franchise of Jason at Crystal Lake.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – It is played for humor throughout Final Chapter that young Tommy Jarvis (Feldman) is suddenly surrounded by horny teenagers renting a cabin he can see into from his own house. However, the reality of the situation is that those actresses were indeed very or partially naked, and Corey Feldman was still young enough that Erich Anderson and Kimberly Beck took him trick-or-treating the first day of filming since it happened to be October 31, 1983. So, they shielded 12-year-old Feldman from most of the bad stuff, using tricky editing when necessary. What they could not control was the power of a low-cut top sans bra underneath. According to Feldman, in the scene in which Jodie Aronson’s character bends over to greet Tommy’s dog unbeknownst to anyone but Feldman he could see down her low-cut top. (From IMDB)

Genre Grandeur Worthy? – Not really. Great addition to the franchsie but far from being more than that.

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (5/10)

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