Still haunted by his gruesome past, Tommy Jarvis - the boy who killed Jason Voorhees - wonders if somehow he is connected to brutal slayings occurring in and around the secluded halfway house where he now lives.
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Kelly Jo Minter
10 years after killing the goalie hockey-masked killer Jason Voorhees, Tommy Jarvis has grown up in various mental hospitals unable to get over the nightmares about Jason's return. When Tommy is sent to a rural halfway house in New Jersey for mentally disturbed teenagers, a series of grisly murders begin anew as another hockey-masked killer begins killing off all people at and around the residence. Has Jason returned from the dead to re-start his killing spree? Has Tommy decided to take over the reign of Jason, or has someone else? Written by
The most logical sequel (to date) and also the most maligned
Part 5 of the 'Friday 13th' franchise was not received well. It was largely due to part of the story that I won't go into (as there are some out there who didn't mind it and I won't spoil it for them). However, on the rare chance you don't know the story, it goes along the lines of a masked killer stalks and kills oversexed teens.
And, in Part 5, we have more than the normal number of oversexed teens to do away with. There is certainly more of a diverse bunch to be sliced and diced. This is a nice (and new) touch to the franchise, however, it does take away from the story's central theme. It's one of the rare films in the saga to continue from the last one. The child survivor of Part 4 (Tommy Jarvis) is now grown up and still having problems dealing with his childhood trauma with the masked killer, Jason Voorhees. This is actually quite a nice idea, but is always a sub-plot as the film concentrates on killing so many of the cast, leaving little if any time to continue Tommy's tale.
Once again, you can tell who's going to die and who's not. Let's face it... 'bad' people never last long in this sort of film (and Jason almost does the world a favour in getting rid of half the cast here!). Also, the death scenes are a little more imaginative and well thought out than in the predecessors.
However, for all that's right with this film, fans still return to what's wrong with it. Many believe that this film would have been better NOT being part of the Friday 13th franchise and being a stand alone film all together. However, if you're in the mood for some gore, then you might get something out of this. Plus it has a 'dance routine' that's almost as good as Crispen Glover's from Part 4!
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