Sunday, April 10, 2016

Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)

The Jarvis family was expecting another quiet weekend of 6AM jogs around the lake, tuna fish leftovers and games of Zaxxon until a bunch of teenage sex fiends rent the house next door.  But pretty soon there is more than one bodily fluid splattering around as Jason, at his scariest and most unrelenting, hones in and disposes of them in extremely painful ways (Paul's spear gun to the groin is still hard to watch).  Fashionista Trish Jarvis, who slaps on a belt and turns a button down shirt into a short dress, holds her own as the final girl with the help of her little brother Tommy.  Together, they manage to kill Jason for the next two years once and for all.

Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter….yeah right.  No way was Paramount gonna send their cash cow to the slaughterhouse just yet.   However, it was the final chapter for me.  I'm not a fan of the later sequels with zombie Jason.  Although it was the fourth installment, The Final Chapter still delivered a high body count with brutal death scenes, lazy character naming (*cough* Paul *cough* Ted) excessive nudity and some Doublemint gum twins.  

Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter was filmed in Topanga Canyon, Solvang, Beverly Hills, and Santa Clarita, CA

Location: Driving to Camp Crystal Lake
Address: Franklin Canyon & Lake Drive, Los Angeles, CA

You can briefly see this house and street sign when the gang is en route to the lake and Ted (different Ted than Part 2) tells Jimmy he's a dead fuck.

Location: The Lake
Address: Franklin Canyon Reservoir Road, Los Angeles, CA

Here is where Sam takes her last swim and Paul (different Paul than Part 2), who has one of the most painful deaths of the entire series, gets a spear gun to the groin.

This area was also seen on The Brady Bunch (1969-1974) when The Bradys go camping.

Locations Visited: March 2016

Still Need to Visit:

The Jarvis House
Skinny Dipping Lake

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