The Final Terror (1983)


The Final Terror plays like if Friday the 13th had a baby with Deliverance and that baby spent too much time with William Freidkin, stressing out over the meaningless of life and developed a deep existential dread.  And I mean this in the highest form of complement.  The Final Terror is an under-seen, under-appreciated little gem of a slasher movie that probably didn’t get the love that it deserved at the time because it doesn’t boast too high of a body count and the actual on-screen gore is limited.  To help it appeal to a larger, blood-thirstier audience that had grown accustomed to psychopaths with knives, a new intro was shot specifically so that two more people could die.  It doesn’t add anything to the overall movie, nor does it really detract.  It’s simply unnecessary.

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