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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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Billy / Male Nurse (as Bob De Simone)
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Anita (as Jeré Fields)
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Deputy Dodd
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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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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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22 March 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Friday the 13th Part 5  »

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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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Trivia

Director/writer Danny Steinmann was originally offered a two-picture deal to direct a 'Friday the 13th' sequel as well as a The Last House on the Left (1972) sequel, the latter ultimately falling through. At that time, Steinmann had just made his official directorial debut with Savage Streets (1984). However, he'd actually been working in exploitation cinema under various pseudonyms since 1973, starting with the hardcore sex comedy High Rise (1973). That was Steinmann's only adult film, an attempt to make a "better" version of Deep Throat (1972), but it did speak to the sleazy sensibilities he brought to 'A New Beginning'. See more »

Goofs

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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Anita: What's wrong? Hey, you okay?
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29 August 2014 | by See all my reviews

We know from the start that there is no way for it to really end well. I like it enough, but I don't think it's great or all that really good. I will never understand the hate for this movie. 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. This is a story about a place most people might not be able to conceive. Fortunately the director lets the actors breathe and the music lets the atmosphere live. In the end, the audience gets a casserole of film elements. My final rating is 7/10. ( I am not saying the film is a classic, but it was pleasant.)


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