Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)

Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)

Directed by: Danny Steinmann

Starring: Melanie Kinnaman, John Shepherd, Shavar Ross

Friday the 13th Part V is really kind of a let-down. It’s more of a psychological suspense type of horror than a pure slasher flick like the rest of the series, and Jason isn’t even in it. LAME.

The kid that killed Jason in Part 4 is all grown up and in an insane asylum due to the mental trauma caused by killing a serial killer. The asylum he’s at is pretty lax, though, letting all the crazy people run about with axes killing each other and stuff. When someone who appears to be Jason Voorhees comes back and starts killing the crazy people, the grown-up kid goes even more nuts and eventually snaps.

The premise of the film is that Jason’s dead, but this guy dresses up like Jason to make people more afraid of him when he’s going around killing people like Jason did. Then, at the end, Tommy (the kid) puts on Jason’s mask and brandishes a knife. Basically they were trying to foist the series over on this new kid’s shoulders… but it obviously didn’t stick, since the next movie in the series is named “Jason Lives“.


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