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->''"Jason's Back, and this is the one you've been screaming for."''

'''''The Final Chapter''''' is the fourth film in the ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' film franchise.

The films starts [[ImmediateSequel right after the events]] of ''[[Film/FridayThe13thPartIII Part III]]'', with Higgins Haven crawling with police and paramedics. The bodies are taken to the morgue, NotQuiteDead Jason Voorhees among them. As soon as he's put into the cold, he spings back to action. With the killing spree continuing, he starts targeting an area near the Crystal Lake where the Jarvis family lives, with a group of teens also present to provide some cannon fodder.

As per the title, the film was [[SeriesFauxnale supposed]] to be the grande finale to the series. But less than a year later, [[Film/FridayThe13thPartVANewBeginning another sequel was released]].
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!!This film has examples of:

* AutopsySnackTime: Axel is introduced to us by having him munching on a sandwich, which he then places on Jason's body when he is wheeled in.
* AxeBeforeEntering: Jason enters the Jarvis house by throwing himself on the front door. Following that, Trish and Tommy try to take refuge in Tommy's room, but then Jason starts axing before entering.
* AnAxeToGrind: Jason kills Sara by throwing an axe at her through a door.
* BadassBoast: Trish gives Jason one before cutting him deep.
-->'''Trish:''' You son of a bitch! I'm gonna give you something to remember us by!
* BigNo: Nurse Morgan's gives one when she is about to be killed.
* TheCameo: Chris Higgins briefly appears in the hospital where Jason's body is sent to, along with her parents. It appears Chris had managed to stop laughing after her manic fit at the end of the previous movie.
* CaptainObvious: "He's killing me!"
* CarCushion: Jason pulls Tina through a second-story a window and throws her into a car on the ground.
* ClusterFBomb: Axel lets out one when Jason's hand falls from the table in the morgue, and scares the crap put of him and nurse Morgan.
-->'''Axel:''' Jesus Christmas! Holy Jesus goddamn! Holy Jesus jumping Christmas shit!
* ContinuityNod: The paper clippings that Rob has on Jason's misdeeds reference events from past films. Rob himself is the brother of Sandra from Part 2.
* CutPhoneLines: Jason cuts the Jarvis house's phoneline when Trish tries to call for help.
* DangerousWindows: Jason attacks Tina through a window and later tries to do the same to Tommy.
* DecoyProtagonist: Rob looks to be the main male hero of the film to work alongside FinalGirl Trish. Instead he dies almost immediately after encountering Jason, with the real Final Guy of the film being Tommy.
* DestinationDefenestration: Jason throws Rob's corpse through a window into the Jarvis house.
* DevelopingDoomedCharacters
* DoesHeHaveABrother: When Paul and co. pass an overweight hippie hitchhiker on their trip to Crystal Lake, Ted mockingly yells at her if she has a sister. She responds by flipping around her "Canada and Love" sign and showing them the other side which reads "FUCK YOU". And then she gives them [[FlippingTheBird the bird]].
* DramaticUnmask: Jason deteriorating face is revealed when Trish strikes him with a machete.
* DropTheHammer: When Jason grabs Tommy, Trish attacks him with a hammer.
* TheEndOrIsIt: The film ends with a suggestion that Tommy isn't all right in the head anymore.
* EvilDetectingDog: Gordon, the Jarvis family's dog, gets an awesome case of ''[[SuperWindowJump Get The Fuck Out]]'' when it senses Jason's presence in the house that Trish and Rob are investigating.
* ExtremeMeleeRevenge: When Tommy kills Jason it seems it's all over and hugs Trish. However when Jason tries to pull a NotQuiteDead, Tommy pushes Trish out of the way and continues to chop at Jason, [[HeWhoFightsMonsters Trish helplessly begging him to stop.]]
--> '''Tommy:''' DIE!!! DIE!!!! DIE!!!!!
* EyeScream: Jason is defeated as he gets his machete across his face and his left eye.
* FacePalmOfDoom: Jason kills Doug by grabbing his face and crushing his skull.
* {{Filth}}: Ted finds ''very'' old-school skinflicks in the house the protagonists are partying in ''The Final Chapter''. It's the nearest thing to him getting any action that night.
* FinalGirl: Trish.
* FingerTwitchingRevival: After Jason [[spoiler: gets a machete through the eye]], while Tommy and Trish are hugging, Jason's fingers begin to twitch. When Tommy sees this, he completely freaks out, grabs the machete, and starts chopping away at Jason's body to make sure he's dead.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: The poster shows the hockey mask with a knife on its left eyesocket. Jason is defeated with a machete going through his left eye.
** Early in the film Tommy's mom tells him that he needs a haircut. Tommy ends cutting his hair in the climax.
* HarpoonGun: Jason impales Paul with one [[GroinAttack through his crotch]]. And as if that wasn't enough, he then pulls the trigger.
* HostileWeather: Rain and thunder appear in the middlepart of the film, disappear, and return as the climax approaches.
* GenreSavvy: Rob, who has come to Crystal Lake to avenge his sister Sandra from ''Part 2''. He even questions Trish if there are anyone in the area who could be his targets (teens etc.).
** Also Tommy, which works for his advantage against Jason in the end.
* ImpaledPalm: Jimmy is pinned down with the corkscrew he was looking for, before getting a meat cleaver to his face.
* ItsPersonal: Sandra from ''[[Film/FridayThe13thPart2 Part 2]]'' was Rob's sister, which is why he is hunting for Jason.
* {{Jerkass}}: Ted.
* JerkassHasAPoint: While Ted is a jerkass, he does give Jimmy useful advice to get him laid. [[DeathBySex To bad neither of them last long after.]]
* KilledOffForReal: That was the original intention for Jason, but ExecutiveMeddling saves the day.
* LateArrivalSpoiler If you've seen parts 5 or 6 or a trailer before this film you know Tommy lives
* MacheteMayhem: Unlike the popular portrayal, Jason doesn't use one at all. Instead it's used by Rob, and later by the Jarvis siblings.
* MaleGaze
* MamaBear: Trish in spades. When Rob get's killed she runs, but when Jason grab's her little brother, she [[DropTheHammer beats him mercilessly with a hammer]] and electrocutes him with a TV. Despite suffering a broken shoulder and completely exhausted from being chased by Jason, the minute she sees him again she grab's the machete and starts swinging.
* NeckLift: Jason lifts Nurse Morgan up against the wall before gutting her.
* NeckSnap: After [[SlashedThroat slitting Axel's throat]], Jason twists his neck around.
* OnceIsNotEnough: When Trish hits Jason on the head with a TV set, and as he lays on the ground, she doesn't pick up the thing again to smash his head in.
** Averted later with Tommy hacking Jason's corpse when he sees his fingers twitching.
* PeekABooCorpse: Trish runs into the corpses of Terri and Jimmy when she's running away from Jason.
* SarcasmMode: The male ambulance worker's reaction to Axel's GallowsHumor on how one of the bodies is still good-looking.
-->''"Nice talk. Real nice talk."''
* ShadowDiscretionShot: Combined with LightningReveal when Jason kills Terri.
* ShowerOfLove: Sara and Doug make out in the shower.
* SingingInTheShower: Doug starts singing in the shower after Sara leaves him to prepare herself for more sexy time.
* SkinnyDipping: Samantha is killed during one.
* SlipperySoap: Doug jokes how he accidentally dropped the soap in the shower when he thinks he hears Paul approaching... Good news, it isn't Paul. The bad news, it's ''Jason''.
* StoppedNumberingSequels
* SuperWindowJump: Trish evades Jason by jumping through a window.
* TemptingFate: After just losing it to one of the twins, Jimmy asks Ted where the corkscrew for the wine is. So Jason, being the good sport he is, [[ImpaledPalm puts it in Jimmy's hand]].
* TokenMinority: Lainie, the female ambulance worker.
* TookALevelInBadass: Tommy whom started out as a typical annoying kid who screamed and panicked when Jason grabbed him, ends up being the one to kill Jason. And for good measure he chops away at him to make sure he stays dead.
* TraumaticHaircut: Tommy cuts his hair to give himself the appearance of younger Jason, so that he can confuse him.
* WakingUpAtTheMorgue: First subverted with Axel playing a prank on Morgan, and later played straight with Jason.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The exact fate of Mrs. Jarvis, as the scene of Trish finding her body drowned in the bathtub was cut. The scene had Mrs. Jarvis' corpse opening its eyes and grabbing Trish before revealing it to be a nightmare of Trish's; the deleted scene reminded people way too much of [[Film/FridayThe13th1980 the first]] [[Film/FridayThe13thPartIII and third's]] endings.
* TheWorldsExpertOnGettingKilled: Rob.
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