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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 ...
Les
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)  »

Also Known As:

Friday the 13th Part 5  »

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$2,200,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$21,300,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Although "Part V" appears on all promotional material, it does not appear in the actual film. The opening credits simply read: "Friday the 13th: A New Beginning". See more »

Goofs

Les is called "Brody" in the opening prologue. All of the subs and captions also read "Brody" when he's speaking. So, why is he credited as Les instead of Brody? See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Tucker: I know who it is.
Mayor Cobb: What?
Sheriff Tucker: I said I know who it is.
Mayor Cobb: Who?
Sheriff Tucker: It's Jason Voorhees.
Mayor Cobb: Jason Voorhees? You're outta your fucking mind. You've been out in the sun too long. Jason Voorhees is dead! His body was cremated. He's nothing but a handful of ash.
Sheriff Tucker: [Tucker stands up firmly] You know that for sure, Mayor? Were you there? Did you see him cremated?
Mayor Cobb: Jason Voorhees?
[Tucker nods]
Mayor Cobb: I can't believe this! Look.
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References Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964) See more »

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His Eyes
Written by Brian Canham (as B. Canham) and T. Lugton
Performed by Pseudo Echo
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"This is a small town! And small towns are supposed to be safe!"
6 October 2016 | by (Serbia) – See all my reviews

The scares and seriousness are starting to wear off with "Friday the 13th: A New Beginning" and instead we have something a little more comical, a little more campy and a little more entertaining. Now none of these films have ever been high art or considered serious horror. However it is obvious with this film the writing is weaker, the performances are weaker and the effects are weaker. Yet it still manages to be fun and watchable. The killer's identity (using Jason's mask and machete) is predictable. The script could have been better if it were re-worked and more red-herrings had been thrown our way to keep us guessing.

The acting by the cast is horrible and the script wasn't thought out all that well. There are however some hilarious comedic moments now and then in the movie. It's one reedeming quality is the acting portrayed by John Shepherd as Tommy Jarvis. The portrayal of Tommy as a seriously disturbed young man after his encounter w/Jason is very realistic for it shows the constant fear, anger, sadness and paranoia of surviving that horrific night from "Friday the 13th part IV". Some pluses were the settings they used which were used effectively. The infamous rain storm, the woods, the barn and the final chase scene near the end are all on nice display here. This movie really had a lot of potential but fell short in what could have been the best in the series since the original.

Overall rating: 7 out of 10.


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