Crispin Glover’s Friday the 13th 4 Dance!


There’s a well-known scene in Friday the 13th 4: The Final Chapter, which sees Crispin Glover at a party, asking a girl to dance. But instead of dancing, he just flails about wildly in start/stop herky-jerky motions.

The song used in the scene was “Love is a Lie” by the group Lion. However, the word is that they were actually dancing to “Back in Black” by AC/DC on set, and had to dub the aforementioned song in afterwards.

So I went back and added AC/DC’s “Back in Black” to the scene just to see what it would look like – and if it would help Glover’s dance moves make any more sense.

I think Crispin was marching to the beat of his own drum on this one.

3 thoughts on “Crispin Glover’s Friday the 13th 4 Dance!”

  1. I think you might be right. Did you try having the record start at different points? It seems like his flailing wouldn’t synch up with the start/stop parts of the song anyway.

    I think it’s awesome that someone finally did this!

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    1. I didn’t try starting the song at different points, though I considered it after uploading the vid.

      I started the AC/DC song exactly when the dance song begins in the movie – and assuming the editors did the same, it should sync up pretty well. And I think it does, actually.

      If you notice the girl’s hips (and who wouldn’t), she bops side-to-side almost perfectly in time to “Back in Black”. Glover, however, is an untamed horse – rearing up and thrashing his hooves wildly.

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      1. I’ll look more closely at her hips!

        Crispin’s timing is bizarre even in a normal dialogue scene. I think that’s what makes him memorable in this one.


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