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Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning

Tommy hasn’t gotten over the traumatism that witnessing the murders of Jason Voorhees has brought him. He moves into a rehabilitation house, in the middle of the woods, where other children try to regain their love for life.

Soon after his arrival, a teenager loses control and murders one of his peers. Then, after the tragedy, other disappearances hit the town. The first word on everyone’s mouth is: “Jason”.





Perceived as one of the worst of the series, this movie is still faithful in many points to its predecessors. The murders are well thought of, the special effects are short yet realistic, the actors are acceptable.

The characters aren’t, for the most part, typical clichés. Because we are watching disturbed teenagers, it a bit easier to realize such an exploit. Furthermore, because they have created such a long series, the authors must innovate without destroying the essence of the series. Tommy, the hero, fights pretty well and this is something we don’t see enough.

Two basic rules to making a successful horror movie are broken. First of all, a child fights against Jason and survives, without a scratch. Then, at the beginning, a human being kills, thus starting a competition with Jason and stealing his role.

Birefly, it may not be the best in the series but it is certainly not the worst. It is very representative of the series even considering the finale.

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Memorables aspects
- A head explodes after having been tightened against a tree by a strap.

- Man swallows a flare

Memorables characters
- Jason Voorhees (Tom Morga)

Released in: 1985

Movie type: Horror - Slasher - Thriller - Monsters

In the same series:
Friday the 13th
Friday the 13th Part 2
Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood
Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan
Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday
Jason X

Films in similar category:
Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan
Friday the 13th Part 2
Funhouse, The
My Bloody Valentine
People Under the Stairs, the

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( 2002-02-18 )  

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