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Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)

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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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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 California 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 matt-282

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A New Beginning to the first step in terror See more »


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22 March 1985 (USA)  »

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Friday the 13th Part 5  »

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$2,200,000 (estimated)

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$21,300,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The film was originally written to have Corey Feldman as the star, reprising the role of Tommy Jarvis. However, he was already working on The Goonies (1985), so the script was rewritten to have Feldman's appearance limited to a cameo. See more »

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When Demon tries to exit the outhouse and finds Anita dead on the ground, her neck is visibly pulsating. See more »

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Ethel Hubbard: That is one fucking ugly man that goes there.
Junior Hubbard: That's one fucking ugly man, Mama.
Ethel Hubbard: Would you shut your trap? You ain't so pretty yourself, you know.
Junior Hubbard: I ain't so pretty myself, I know.
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Followed by A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989) See more »

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Written by Brian Canham (as B. Canham) and T. Lugton
Performed by Pseudo Echo
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Very Underrated Film in the Series
1 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK lets get it all out that annoys people the most about this movie. Jason Voorhees is not the killer. In the film Tommy Jarvis (from the last film) is sent to a new place to get back to his own self like before the events of the Final Chapter. As he stays he and keeps going into fits of rage and having hallucinations of Jason, as this goes on real murders are happening all over the area by some unknown killer. I don't want to ruin it for people who haven't seen it but honestly behind Part 2 and 4 this is one of my favorite squeals. Many people bash this movie because Jason is not the killer which i think is ridiculous. People honestly don't think, in the original, Pamela Voorhees was the killer not Jason, Originally it was to be an only film, NO Jason, NO nothing. But many people liked it and wanted more. after Jason's death in Final chapter, they wanted to show he was really dead, by bringing in a new killer. I thought that was smart then keep bringing Jason back again. My main point is, Give it a watch! its extremely entertaining, there is a high body count and amazing score. Yes it has its week moments but overall its a lot of fun to watch. Any true Friday the 13th fan must watch!


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