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Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)

Still haunted by his past, Tommy Jarvis - who, as a child, killed Jason Voorhees - wonders if the serial killer is connected to a series of brutal murders occurring in and around the secluded halfway house where he now lives.

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Curtis Conaway ...
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Juliette Cummins ...
Bob DeSimone ...
Billy / Male Nurse (as Bob De Simone)
John Robert Dixon ...
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Jere Fields ...
Anita (as Jeré Fields)
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Melanie Kinnaman ...
Pam
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Ric Mancini ...
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Five 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 matt-282

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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 films didn't actually go by their real titles during production, with New Chapter called "Repetition" (a self-deprecating, in-joke on the part of the producer). The actors usually figured this out during the casting process, but for Ron Sloan and a couple of other New Beginning actors they hadn't put it together until their first day on set when a stuntman (Tom Marga) walked by in full Jason Voorhees costume. See more »

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(at around 48 mins) When Pam, Tommy, and Reggie are going to see Demon, they pass the same rocks several times. See more »

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Billy: [pulls up to diner] LANA! HEY, LANA!
Lana: Sorry, buster. We're closed.
[giggles]
Billy: It's all right, I just want a take out order.
Lana: You do, huh? Well, what would you like?
Billy: I would like Lana to go with nothing on her.
Lana: Oh, and who wants her?
Billy: The pride of the Unger Institute of Mental Health, who has just dumped his last bedpan and would like very much to party. Will you get your ass out here?
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The Drowning - Part I
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What is so bad about this film???
6 May 1999 | by (minniapolis) – See all my reviews

Friday the 13th is the best film of the series by far. But then when it comes to a choice of the best sequel, I say that Friday the 13th part 5 is the joint best sequel of the series.Part 4 the so called final chapter is equally as good.

I take a look at other peoples comments about this film and it seems to me that I am one of the only people who likes this film.

It has everything that the other sequels failed to capture. It had real suspense, as to who the killer was, I mean we all know it was not Jason, he "was" dead.

It had a lot of different death scenes,and it was all in all a good film. it had the 3 rules for making a successful sequel..... 1)Body count is always bigger 2)The death scenes are more elaborate 3) Never ever ......... oh sorry back to the comments .....Thinking about it, the ending was kind of like a Scooby Doo ending, as to why he did it.

The man responsible had a perfectly simple and plain motive, revenge.I`m not going to say what he wanted revenge for or who he was not it was simple.

I kind of figured it out that the killer was not Jason, when he gets hurt by many objects you can hear him moan in pain, Jason is a member of the Living Dead Club, which means he is the living dead. And he don`t really feel pain.

Tommy Jarvis returns in the film.Corey Feldman is also in it as well, but he has a sort of cameo role. I do not understand why Tommy is in a mental Institute, I mean he is still freaked out by the murder of his mother and friends at the hands of Jason Voorhees.

So if you want to find out who killer is and why he did it, then rent out this film or if you`re a horror fan like me, buy it and add it to your horror collection.

I give this movie a 8 out of 10.Because of the Crazy "new beginning". well it has not really got a new beginning but it is a Pun ........get it????

Do Not worry.


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