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Friday the 13th, Part V: A New Beginning

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Genre: Horror
Release Date: January 1, 1985
MPAA Rating: R
1 review about Friday the 13th, Part V: A New Beginning

The first rebooting of the series.

  • May 1, 2009
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Friday the 13th Part 5 (1985) was the restart of the Friday the 13th franchise. The producers had second thoughts they officially "ended" the series after part four. This time the machete is back...or is it? Tommy has grown up but his past still haunts him. After the horrific events of part four he's placed in a home for mentally disturbed teenagers. The poor kid has never recovered after killing Jason. He arrives at his new digs only to have his past come back and haunt him.

The filmmakers decided to change the storyline a bit. Dudley from Diff'rent Strokes co-stars as Tommy's young friend. Miguel Nunez also appears as the kid's shady older brother. But the star of the show is "Jason" as he slices, dices and hacks his way around the area. The local authorities are mystified because they believe that Jason's dead and buried. But Tommy doesn't think so. Is he right or is the local Sheriff and his deputies are a bunch of doubting Thomases?

As usual the M.P.A.A. has neutered this film of what genre fans want to see.

They want to see blood and gore. But thanks to the ratings board we'll see none of it. Maybe someday we'll see the gory splatter effects. Until then I'll have to give this one a mediocre grade.
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May 01, 2009
That's more than mediocre, that's almost a thumb's down. I'm not much into sequels, very few of them manage to hold up when you get past 2 and even less past 3 or 4.
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