This Day in Horror History: FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE FINAL CHAPTER was Released in 1984

Out of 12 Friday the 13th movies, The Final Chapter remains one of the best. The 4th installment saw Jason Voorhees bested by a young Tommy Jarvis (played by Corey Feldman). The action is intense, the scares are real, and the ending is brilliant. Plus, the film has Crispin Glover demonstrating some amazing dance moves. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter was directed by Joseph Zito and also stars Erich Anderson, Judie Aronson, and Peter Barton.

If it’s been a while, or if you’ve never experienced The Final Chapter for yourself, revisit the trailer and synopsis below.

A carefree lakeside vacation is interrupted by the re-emergence of killer Jason Voorhees (Ted White). After he escapes from a morgue, leaving bodies in his wake, Jason travels to Camp Crystal Lake where a group of friends is staying. The teens meet some locals: Tommy (Corey Feldman) and Trish (Kimberly Beck), as well as secretive hiker Rob (Erich Anderson). As the group of teenagers engages in drunken debauchery, their numbers begin to dwindle, and pieces of the past resurface.

The strange dance which Jimbo performs at the party was contributed by actor Crispin Glover and was based on the eccentric way he actually danced in clubs. On the set he was dancing to “Back in Black” by AC/DC as the scene was filmed. In the film, however, an edited version of “Love Is a Lie” by Lion was dubbed into the scene. (Source)

During filming Kimberly Beck, who plays Trish, experienced strange occurrences including a man watching her while she ran in the park and strange phone calls at all hours. This stopped when production was over. (Source)

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