Friday the 13th, Part V - A New Beginning

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The murderous spirit of Jason Vorhees lives on in this horror sequel, although the plot hinges on the mystery of whether the killer's body actually survives. Opening with a nightmare prologue in which Corey Feldman reprises his role as Tommy Jarvis, the boy who killed Jason in the previous installment, the film jumps forward several years to when a teenaged Tommy (John Shepherd), haunted by visions of Jason returning to life, moves into a group home for mentally disturbed kids. Almost as soon as he arrives, Tommy witnesses the death of Joey (Dominick Brascia), an overweight, annoying boy who is hacked to death by psychopathic patient Vic (Mark Venturini). Although Vic ends up safely behind bars, other bodies begin to turn up -- more than 20 by the end of the film. Tommy's own violent streak, displayed when he lashes out at a fellow resident, makes him a suspect; he even doubts his own sanity. But as the bloodshed continues, Tommy finds himself allied with Reggie (Shavar Ross), the grandson of one of the home's employees, in a desperate bid to survive the carnage and find out who the killer behind the hockey mask really is. The producers of the Friday the 13th series actually planned to end it with Friday the 13th -- The Final Chapter, but the box-office success of that film paved the way for the series to continue. ~ Brian J. Dillard, Rovi


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  • May 08, 2016
    Just when you think Jason's dead he comes back to kill again, Oh wait he is dead but the gore and nudity still comes thick and fast in this quite bland until the last 20 minutes where there's a few twists and a cliffhanger ending, Apart from that it's the same old slasher.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Jan 26, 2016
    Of course they wouldn't just kill the golden goose, so they naturally had to came up with a sorry excuse for a "new beginning," but it is not even fun to watch when everything (and everyone) is so extremely irritating, the script is pure garbage and the dialogue is awful beyond belief.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 23, 2013
    A frightening horror film that's full of scares, Friday the 13th: A New Beginning revives the series. Haunted by the memory of Jason, a now grown up Tommy is sent to a halfway house to assist in his recovery; but when a new killing spree begins the local sheriff suspects that Jason is still alive and has returned. The directing is fairly good, and does an impressive job at maintaining suspense and mystery throughout the film. Additionally, the kills are brutal and chilling. There are some issues with the plot, but overall it's able to move the series forward and break away from the trite formula that the films had fallen into. A refreshing entry into the franchise, Friday the 13th: A New Beginning brings back the terror that had been missing in the last few installments.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 17, 2012
    'Friday The 13th: Part 5 - A New Beginning' boasts the words 'New Beginning' in its title, and yet the plot centres around a masked villan knocking folks off before finally chasing an hysterical woman through a thunderstorm. Sound 'New' to you?
    Lindsey D Super Reviewer

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