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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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Danny Steinmann

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Martin Kitrosser (story), David Cohen (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Barrile Anthony Barrile ... Vinnie
Suzanne Bateman Suzanne Bateman ... Nurse Yates / Receptionist
Dominick Brascia ... Joey
Todd Bryant ... Neil
Curtis Conaway Curtis Conaway ... Les
Juliette Cummins ... Robin
Bob DeSimone ... Billy / Male Nurse (as Bob De Simone)
John Robert Dixon John Robert Dixon ... Eddie
Corey Feldman ... Tommy at 12
Jere Fields Jere Fields ... Anita (as Jeré Fields)
Tiffany Helm ... Violet
Melanie Kinnaman ... Pam
Richard Lineback ... Deputy Dodd
Carol Locatell ... Ethel
Ric Mancini Ric Mancini ... Mayor Cobb
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Storyline

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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The mindless, murderous fury that was buried with Jason has been reborn. And suddenly, terror has become child's play! See more »


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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Repetition See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,032,883, 24 March 1985

Gross USA:

$21,930,418
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Mono | Dolby (DVD re-release)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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(at around 10 mins) A small black and white photo of John Lennon hangs on the wall behind Matt's head in the first scene of them together in his office. See more »

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When Roy hits Lana with the axes he is seen swinging it horizontally. However when Lana is lying dead on the ground, the axes is seen stuck in her vertically. See more »

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Sheriff Tucker: [talking to himself] What the hell's going on here?
Roy: You talking to me, Sheriff?
Sheriff Tucker: Huh?
Roy: I thought you were talking to me.
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My favorite underrated a good Friday the 13th horror slasher film
24 September 2017 | by ivo-cobra8See all my reviews

Friday the 13th: A New Beginning is very underrated and a really good horror film. It is my sixth favorite Friday the 13th film. It grew on me Friday the 13th Part III 3D and this one really grow on me and they become my favorite films. I am big Friday the 13th Fan and I love mostly of the films. This is the good movie. I know it get's a lot of hate because it doesn't have a Jason in it, but Tom Morga who played the hockey-masked killer was fantastic. It has good kill's and it is really my favorite 80's horror film. This movie reminds me on The Blob (1988) the diner scene my favorite horror sci-fi film.

I love this film this time around the fourth time in the row it become guilty pleasure of mine. Melanie Kinnaman was a good bad-ass heroine, she was good and her performance was decent. The dinner scene was a fantastic death scene. Rebecca Wood as Lana was a good victim and I like the death kill. When the killer beheaded that biker guy Junior it was a good kill I like it. Tom Morga was a fantastic hockey-masked killer. Juliette Cummins as Robin was a hot great sexy babe. I like her as a victim. I like this film it is an alright slasher film not that bad.

Danny Steinmann R.I.P. who is no longer with us anymore. I respect Mr. Danny Steinmann and his vision of the movie what he was trying to do. Please my remorse goes to his family and rest in peace Danny you are really missed. You have my respect Danny Steinmann you were great director and your direction of this movie was solid and your writing ability for the screenplay was talented.

Melanie Kinnaman as the blond Pam was good excellent heroin I loved her. I love that in this movie the hockey mask design in this movie fro the killer was blue. I love in which Pam fights off The Killer with a chainsaw really awesome climatic battle fight scene.

I have enjoy this film and however I feel now it is better then Friday the 13th Part 2 because the killer wasn't so clumsy and the chainsaw worked in this movie. Just like the first movie it ravels about revenge. In the original film is Mrs. Voorhees and this movie has Roy paramedic the killer. I still love Part 2 to death but it does have confusing plot.

Friday the 13th: A New Beginning grew on me and I didn't thought it was horrible. I still don't like John Shepard as Tommy Jarvis but the movie more revolves around Pam and Reggie which I like. It is a good horror film. A 10/10


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