Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984, Joseph Zito)

Directed by Joseph Zito; screenplay by Barney Cohen, based on a story by Bruce Hidemi Sakow and on characters created by Martin Kitrosser, Ron Kurz, Victor Miller and Carol Watson; director of photography, João Fernandes; edited by Joel Goodman; production designer, Shelton H. Bishop; produced by Frank Mancuso Jr.; released by Paramount Pictures.

Starring Kimberly Beck (Trish Jarvis), Erich Anderson (Rob Dier), Corey Feldman (Tommy Jarvis), Barbara Howard (Sara), Peter Barton (Doug), Lawrence Monoson (Ted), Joan Freeman (Mrs. Jarvis), Crispin Glover (Jimmy), Clyde Hayes (Paul), Judie Aronson (Samantha), Camilla More (Tina), Carey More (Terri), Bruce Mahler (Axel), Lisa Freeman (Nurse Morgan), Wayne Grace (Officer Jamison), Antony Ponzini (Vincent) and Frankie Hill (Lainie).


A: The old logo was so much classier.

D: Yeah. It looked good on the big screen.

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Previously, in Friday the 13th parts one, two and three….

A: Do you ever see the town?

D: In Part 2. They go in town to go drinking.

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Actually, Part 2 is not bad at all. If they’d never made any more after Part 2… The only thing wrong with Part 2 is the ending.

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D: (laughter)

Whack!

A: Is that actually how it plays in the original?

D: Kind of, except you see the extra scene with the hands.

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D: (laughter)

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D: See, that’s in the new movie.

(laughter)

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A: How much screen time are they going to kill with this?

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D: We have to remember, this one is supposed to be the last one.

(laughter)

Here we go again!

A & D: (laughter)

A: Peter Barton’s better than Corey Feldman, man.

D: (laughter)

Crispin Glover.

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D: (laughter)

A: That’s a big cast.

D: Yeah… this one might have been the one with the most kills in it or something. There’s so many people in it.

A: Oh, it is Harry Manfredini. He’s the guy who did Swamp Thing. I’m thinking, “Oh, it sounds like the guy who did Swamp Thing.” Oh, Tom Savini did the special effects.

D: Manfredini did the exact same score for the original Hills Have Eyes Part II.

A: Yeah?

D: Have you ever seen that?

A: No.

D: Oh, God. That’s the one where the dog has a flashback.

(laughter)

A: (laughter)

D: And what’s-his-name is in it, Willard Pugh.

A: (laughter)

Certain characters.

D: And Penny Johnson.

A: Frank Mancuso Jr. He sucks.

(pause)

They can afford a helicopter anyways.

D: “Cops,” on location–Crystal Lake.

(laughter)

“We got a crime scene here!”

A: (laughter)

D: Wait a minute, is this a tracking shot?

A: Yeah, I know–it’s Steadicam. It’s a lot of movement, it’s pretty impressive. We picked a high brow one.

D: So it might have been directed after all.

A: That’s a decent length tracking shot. It’s got to be Steadicam.

D: (laughter)

They put an axe in a doggy bag.

A: Is this how the third one ended?

D: Yeah, III was 3-D. Yeah, she hit him in the head with the axe. Or something.

(laughter)

That was the one with the bikers.

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A & D: (laughter)

A: She’s famous!

D: Yeah?

A: Isn’t she?

D: I’ve seen her in something. I don’t know who she is, but yeah. She’s somebody’s wife on something.

(laughter)

In you go! You crazy masked murder!

What’s with the helicopter?

A: It’s providing light.

Whoa, whoa. We’ve got a crane shot.

D: Right–put the budget to work.

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D: “Into the night….”

(pause)

“I tell you, all those kids were dead!”

A: (laughter)

I thought something was going to happen there.

D: (laughter)

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D: Is that from Jason’s point of view?

A: His feet’s.

D: (laughter)

Oh, that guy.

A: That guy’s from Police Academy.

D: Yeah, the glasses dude.

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A: (laughter)

D: (laughter)

It’s the dude whose wife beat him up.

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D: It's kind of weird how Friday the 13th: Part 4 took place in the hospital of Halloween II.

A: Their security ought to be better.

D: (laughter)

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D: “You can do it, you can do the Pac-Man.”

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A: They watch TV by the bodies?

D: You know… coroners are never sensitive. They’re always eating….

(laughter)

A: I like how they have–

D: The logos?

A: Yeah. A logo for Crystal Lake.

D: (laughter)

It’s hand-painted.

A: (laughter)

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D: “I do have a Bozo haircut.”

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A: So, in the eighties, the George Clooney at the hospital was that guy from Police Academy.

D: Yeah. That dude.

A: Him right there.

D: The guy who got his ass whipped by his wife.

(laughter)

I don’t know what’s dirtier.

(pause)

“Great Caesar’s ghost!”

(laughter)

Damn, Nightingale sucks.

A: (laughter)

This time when he comes in–when she senses somebody come in–it’s not going to be Axel. It’ll be Jason this time… because they’ve confused the audience.

D: (laughter)

Here it comes.

A: Okay, got to bend over to look for it.

D: Right when her back is turned.

(pause)

Wait, a minute, what?

A: I could be wrong.

D: Oh, this is the end to Deadly Friend.

A & D: (laughter)

D: The other thing is….

(laughter)

Whoa… nice segue.

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A: They’re not actually jogging, they’re traipsing.

D: “Angels, I want you to go on assignment.”

A: (laughter)

D: (laughter)

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A: This is kind of funny.

D: Yeah–“you take off that Corey Feldman mask now!”

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A: I like how the mom just gave the son a knowing look that the daughter was a slut.

(laughter)

D: (laughter)

“You know your sister….”

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A: I’ve actually seen him in something else.

D: Yeah, that’s–that sad movie. He wanted some girl in high school and she goes with his friend instead. Sometime during the movie she ends up getting pregnant and he helps her out–he pays for the abortion–and at the end, she goes back to the friend. It’s sad. What is it called? It’s old school. It’s around this time… TBS played it all the time. Last American Virgin.

A: That’s that?

D: That’s that.

A: That’s what’s-her-face.

D: Who?

A: Diane Franklin from–

D: Yeah.

A: Better Off Dead.

D: Yeah.

(pause)

It’s sad. I can’t watch that movie.

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A: Crispin Glover should have been Spider-Man in the eighties.

D: You think?

A: Yeah.

D: Maybe. If not, the Scarecrow.

A: Well, no, because he could have done that whole thing–you know how Peter Parker is Jewish even though Marvel would never say it. Crispin Glover could be the white Jewish guy.

D: Yeah.

A: Why’s the grave stone at the road side? Oh, that’s a dude! I thought that was a woman.

D: The one with the glasses?

A: No, the other one.

D: The other one?

A: The hair.

D: The Osmond?

(laughter)

A: (laughter)

What?

D: A hippie? In the eighties?

A: (laughter)

D: What?

A: (laughter)

D: Like she already had her signs made. What is she, Wile E. Coyote?

A: (laughter)

D: (groan)

King Kong Lives.

(laughter)

A: (laughter)

A & D: (laughter)

D: Still sipping that lemonade.

A: (laughter)

D: (laughter)

That’s some drink.

(pause)

What?

A: I missed that. Apparently Corey Feldman’s being molested by his mother and sister.

D: So that’s where it started.

A: Oh, we’ve got a look at the kids.

D: Beer or Coca-Cola?

A: It’s Tab, man.

D: (laughter)

“This is how we get down!”

(laughter)

After school special–Girl With the Reputation.

(laughter)

These folks weren’t in anything.

A: No, they might have guest-starred on “Night Court.”

D: (laughter)

“Knots Landing.”

(laughter)

“If I could think of any of my greatest cinematic achievements, it’d probably have to be in Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter.”

(pause)

It looks like Bachelor Party’s playing on cable.

A: (laughter)

What’s funny is he’s way too young for this, so it’s creepy.

D: Yeah. Still wearing a baseball pajama outfit. He’s what, twelve?

A: Oh, it’s going to be awful if she watches. Oh, she doesn’t. Damn.

D: “Damn that Joey and Dawson!”

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D: Lock the door, dummy.

(laughter)

Eddie Lives, man.

A: (laughter)

D: That really is Crispin Glover, isn’t it?

A: Yep.

D: (laughter)

Damn.

(laughter)

Doublemint!

(pause)

The Doublemint Twins meet the Goonies.

A: Where’s she going?

D: Back to the house or car?

(laughter)

A: Jack Tripper shorts!

D: Yeah.

(pause)

Okay, who’s going to jump out and scare her?

A: They’re in the forest, it could be an animal.

D: “Stay on the trail!”

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A & D: (laughter)

D: He’s all happy. “All right!”

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A: Aren’t these people scared of Jason though? In general?

D: They don’t know.

(pause)

Bridge to Terabithia, the uncut version.

(laughter)

A: (laughter)

“Can’t I just?”

(laughter)

D: “You’re square!”

(pause)

Who?

A: Corey Feldman’s too good for this movie.

D: Well, yeah. He was the kid then. He was the it kid. This is before he was even a name really.

A: Yep.

D: The Feldman kid.

(pause)

“Come on, find your motivation, kid. Hold it.”

A: Swamp Thing music.

D: (laughter)

Yeah, it is Swamp Thing music.

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A: She’s going to die!

D: Huh?

A: She’s going under–to do something. Jason can kill her and she’ll get worried because–see?

D: “Listen, the scary music’s playing.”

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D: Ew.

A: I know.

D: Wow.

(laughter)

A: That’s really gross.

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D: Some guard dog. Any real dog would have been out of the car.

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D: He’s got Rick Dees’s hair.

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D: Feldman looks like Damien.

(laughter)

A: He’s a Jason-hunter!

D: (laughter)

D: Fluke Duke. The lost Duke cousin.

(pause)

It’s the family car. Dad must have been Shaft.

A & D: (laughter)

D: Is that the set to “Growing Pains?”

A: I think he was a racist patrolman on “Hill Street Blues.”

D: If not that, one of those shows. What used to run back then? “Hill Street.”

A: Yeah, “Hill Street.”

D: “Law & Order.”

A: No, not yet.

D: “LA Law.”

A: Not yet.

D: Was it just “Hill Street?”

A: Yeah.

D: Yeah, “Hill Street.” Because it wasn’t “Crime Story.”

(laughter)

A: Nope. Or “Night Heat.”

A & D: (laughter)

D: Old school Canadian. “Night Heat.”

(laughter)

Yeah, the Transformers soundtrack!

(laughter)

A: I wonder if Crispin Glover can still dance like that.

D: (laughter)

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A: Poor Teddy.

D: Still The Last American Virgin.

(laughter)

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D: (laughter)

Out here… in the middle of nowhere.

A: It seems like he’s creeped out by her.

D: Yeah, see that?

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D: “If I don’t get with her, Michael J. Fox won’t exist!”

(laughter)

That’s a button-fly. Wow.

A: That was actually funny. Crispin Glover had a punch line there.

D: Uh huh.

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D: Why’s she dressed like Jem and the Holograms?

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A & D: (laughter)

D: Uh oh.

A: (laughter)

D: “You don’t have to take my word for it.”

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D: This is where the killing starts.

(pause)

Yeah, this is a Jason movie.

A: I thought his name was Bob.

D: Swimming buck naked in a swamp.

(laughter)

A: “Oh, there’s a raft. I’ll get in there, it’s safe.”

D: In the middle of a swamp.

A: There’s a body! Oh… no.

D: Plop.

(pause)

I bet he gets her right through the raft.

(pause)

The Jaws scene.

A: It’d be cool if he came up under the water and got her.

D: Uh huh.

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D: (laughter)

A: That was pretty close.

D: Uh huh.

(laughter)

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A: Look at those shorts!

D: (laughter)

Jack Tripper.

A: What was that? He looks like Hart Bochner.

D: (laughter)

A: Like a chubby-faced Hart Bochner.

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A: It looks like her ears are fake.

D: Those Captain America mask ears.

A: Oh, yeah.

(pause)

Maybe Jason’s going to cut her ear off and they just left the fake ear on because they’re cheap.

D: “Stay gold, Pony Boy!”

A & D: (laughter)

D: What?

A: He’s prancing. He is, he’s prancing–wait, he’s got shoes on. I think they’re high heels.

D: (laughter)

A: That’s really gross.

D: It’s the thing from the lake in Creepshow 2.

(pause)

That’s got to be some dirty water.

A: That was a long shot too.

D: Yeah, from right before he got in the water.

A: Yeah.

(pause)

A: Is Jason there or is he scared? Yeah, he’s scared.

D: Did he even look at her?

A: He didn’t notice anything.

D: He just screamed.

A: That’s pretty funny–he’s got his knife.

D: “Jason, I hear you. I can smell you.”

A: That’s a sword.

D: That’s the Jason sword.

A: Is it a Jason sword? Oh… he’s got a backstory, his sister was killed out there.

D: Right. Yeah.

(laughter)

So he went and got a Jason sword.

A: Maybe it was the sword that killed her.

D: Uh huh, yeah. “Nobody ever found the evidence!”

(pause)

“E.T., is that you?”

(laughter)

A: Oh, it’s the blonde. Oh, no, it’s not. Oh, wow.

D: Whoa.

A: It was Jason.

D: Did they even know?

A: It was Jason, he broke my gun.

D: Now you only have a machete, ha ha ha.

A: Where’s this? We’ve never seen this ornate blue house before.

D: It’s brand new stock footage of wherever they’re at.

(laughter)

A: Whose house is this that they have this crap?

D: It must have been Bing Crosby or somebody… She’s so not having it.

(pause)

It’s not even funny.

(pause)

“Get out!” Since when did they get an accent?

A: They’ve had it.

D: Really?

A: Yeah.

D: No.

A: Yeah, they’re like Australian.

D: Really?

A: I think so. We never established where they live though.

D: No, they just came along.

A: Can Jason drive?

D: No, that’s Michael Myers.

A: Well, that car’s ominous.

D: No, that was the car they came in.

A: I know, but still….

D: Yeah.

(laughter)

A: Steadicam.

D: There you go.

A: Not bad.

D: (laughter)

Didn’t anybody hear that?

(laughter)

A: He looks like Meg from “Family Guy” without her glasses on. Meg’s putting the moves on the girl.

D: (laughter)

No, it’s Donny Osmond.

A: Hold on, you missed it. That was smart.

D: That was a slick move.

A: Yeah. Who’s going to die first, her or him?

D: “You crazy kids.”

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D: That’s right, the mom has to get it too.

A: Uh huh.

D: She’s gonna just disappear.

(pause)

Get out of the house.

(laughter)

A: Yeah, dog, where’s the kid?

D: Yeah, where’s the dog, man?

A: That dog better not be dead.

D: If they killed the dog, man….

A: Uh oh.

D: Get out of the house. All right, this is where she gets it anyway.

(laughter)

A: That’s some good lighting.

D: (laughter)

Lightning and thunder at the same time.

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D: Whoa–what? Did it already go down?

A: No, she’s getting ready for him.

D: Oh.

A: She brought that silk nightgown with her? What a tramp.

D: (laughter)

A: “But Mom is dead.”

D: See, the lights don’t work. Where is the dog?

A: Was the mom out for a jog in the rain? Don’t they have two cars?

D: I guess she was. She had on the outfit.

A: Why are they the only people that live out there?

D: It’s the middle of nowhere.

A: But why do they want to live out there?

D: I don’t know.

A: Oh, that is scary.

D: (laughter)

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A: You’ve been in one room!

D: That’s Zack Morris’s bedroom.

A: How’s that kid going to fix the lights?

D: He’s Corey Feldman.

A: He is smart–he’s Brain.

D: He’s Corey Feldman.

A: Isn’t he Brain? Is that Brain?

D: I think so.

(pause)

He’s Corey Feldman with glasses on, he can do anything.

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A: Why did she run out looking for the mom?

D: It’s not really Jason, right?

A: No.

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D: (laughter)

“What are you doing!”

(laughter)

Wow. “I don’t know, it’s the machete, man.”

A: Look at that cowlick.

D: “It makes me crazy, man.”

(pause)

Again and again with crazy Crispin Glover.

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D: “Are you happy now?”

A: He’s a lover, not a fighter.

D: “You morose son of a bitch, are you happy now?”

A: No, she won’t. She’s going to die.

D: Yeah.

(pause)

There he is again with the computer line.

A: Oh, he’s going to die.

D: Yeah. Uh oh. Right there.

A: Yeah, he’s going to find out.

D: Wow.

(laughter)

A: She’s going to see dead sister. No, the bikes… that’s pretty slick.

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A: How come the car blew out before she hit it?

D: Yeah, it did, didn’t it?

A: It did.

D: It caved in.

(laughter)

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D: You dummy.

A: She’s not worried about her mom anymore though.

D: Uh uh.

A: So The Final Chapter part has nothing to do with the actual plot until the end? It’s just how they advertised it?

D: This was supposed to be the last one. They kind of try to kill Jason definitively in this one. Which is why the next one, 5, is–let’s watch 5 too.

A: We’re going to watch 5.

(pause)

Were the Nightmare on Elm Streets more gory than this?

D: More creative, I guess you could say, with the kills.

A: Right.

D: Nightmare on Elm Street was more suited for Fangoria.

(laughter)

The missing member of Sha Na Na remembers the good old days.

A: Oh, man, Jason should have stabbed him through the screen.

D: I think he is.

A: Well, how would he have gotten from over there to over there?

D: He’s Jason, man.

A: Yeah.

D: (laughter)

Another dead teenager.

A: Hmm… what wasn’t in her contract?

D: Yeah.

(pause)

Donny Osmond, down and funky.

(pause)

What?

(laughter)

A: So, she lost her virginity standing up in the shower?

D: Eh.

A: Okay.

D: That’s how they do it.

A: He’s going to die next.

D: Those crazy kids.

A: Or is she next?

D: “Have some dignity.”

A & D: (laughter)

D: “You’re no daughter of mine!”

A: Look at the film stock change.

D: Uh huh.

(laughter)

A: This is the Steadicam.

D: That’s grainy.

(laughter)

A: The eight millimeter Steadicam.

D: That looks like Psycho 2.

A: He’s dead, right?

D: Who?

A: Paul. There were a lot of people.

D: Oh!

A: That is gross.

D: Big Frankenstein hands.

A: Her hair’s still wet.

D: Yeah. She’s going back for more shower loving…. “I don’t like you anymore.”

A: Oh, no! That’s the first time anybody’s ever discovered a body, right?

D: I think so.

A: And nobody else in the house is alive anymore.

D: Not that door.

(laughter)

A: I really thought she was going to make it longer than that.

D: (laughter)

How’d he know she’d be right exactly there?

A: Oh, Gordon, man! Nope, that’s not Gordon.

D: What the hell? Did they even open the door?

A: No.

(pause)

The phone lines will soon be dead. How does Jason know what a phone box is?

D: Yeah, he’s supposed to be mentally retarded.

(pause)

“Look, I’m a Jason-hunter!”

A: There’s nobody left alive to kill him.

D: No. Where’d the dog come from all of a sudden?

A: Remember, he’s their dog.

D: I thought he’s been missing for like–

A: It’s in the director’s cut. Joseph Zito’s director’s cut is from Gordon’s point of view.

D: Right.

A: “Take it, take the machete.”

D: (laughter)

He opened the door with the knob.

(pause)

That’s right, he’s still in the house somewhere. Remember the Nintendo game?

A: Yeah.

(pause)

So we think he went back in the house?

D: Yeah, he’s got to be in the house. Wherever they’re at.

(pause)

That isn’t a real dog, a real dog would–

A: Whoa, whoa, whoa. He’s got the knife?

D: Yeah, where–

A: He gave her the machete.

D: What an ass.

A: Is that a hook on the wall?

D: No.

A: Okay. Oh, a rat.

(pause)

Gordon’s scared, she’s an idiot.

D: (laughter)

What the hell?

A: He’s trying to escape.

D: (laughter)

Wait a minute.

A: He’s a good guard dog. He didn’t attack Jason, he ran.

D: (laughter)

Wow.

(laughter)

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A: Why’s she looking around?

D: Stupid. Didn’t she see her dog jump out the window?

A: Jason’s been back.

D: Yeah.

A: What did he do with the bodies?

(pause)

Where’s the machete?

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D: “He’s killing me!”

(laughter)

“He’s killing me!”

(laughter)

A: Why’s she going back?

D: “He’s killing me!”

(laughter)

Same trip. She fell over it twice.

A: How’d she miss it on the way down?

(pause)

Where’d he get all the knives from?

D: He has all that on.

(pause)

Didn’t he break the door–the window? The window in the door?

A: Yeah.

D: What door was that?

A: Side door.

D: No, it was the front door.

A: Why’d he put them up if he was just going to deface them?

D: He’s determined.

(laughter)

A: Yeah, because he can’t break through the windows.

D: There he goes. “Here’s your boyfriend!”

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A: You can tell they got movement artists to portray Jason.

D: Uh uh.

A: They’re idiots.

(pause)

They’re right in front of the window?

(pause)

Okay, if he pushes hard enough, it’ll move the bookcase, the way they’ve got it.

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A: Are you sleeping?

D: No.

(laughter)

“It’s either this or be doomed to a career of Corey Haim movies.”

(pause)

Jason was a Conehead?

(laughter)

Wow, he’s running. Jason? What the hell?

A: Yeah.

D: Jason doesn’t run.

A: He’s running again.

D: This is where the budget went.

(laughter)

A: Oh, she’s really alive!

D: Wow.

A: But Jason knows she’s alive.

(pause)

What’s he doing that for?

D: Oh, yeah. He’s going to psych out Jason.

A: But will he do it in time to save his sister?

D: Damn it. Here we go again.

(laughter)

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D: “Huh? Who is that?”

A: Oh, we knew the face shot.

D: Uh oh.

(laughter)

Does he have regular eyes then?

A: He had one regular eye. This slow motion’s real effective.

(pause)

Wow. That was gross.

(pause)

Is he dead, really?

D: As far as this one’s concerned.

A: Nope.

D: No, watch.

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A: Were they able to make these movies without Steadicams?

D: I don’t know. Every movie seemed to have its own style though. This one here kind of just looks like a movie.

A: “Be scary, Corey, be scary!”

(pause)

Oh, wow, that is awesome.

D: What?

A: They have to credit everybody who appeared in the flashback. No Kevin Bacon though. He mustn’t have signed a release, because he would have hit the big time by now.

(pause)

Wow. Good stuff.

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