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      Friday the 13th -- A New Beginning

      R Released Mar 22, 1985 1 hr. 31 min. Horror TRAILER for Friday the 13th: A New Beginning: Trailer 1 List
      18% 22 Reviews Tomatometer 26% 50,000+ Ratings Audience Score Years after Tommy Jarvis (John Shepherd) murdered hockey-masked serial killer Jason Voorhees, he resides in a mental hospital and struggles with the trauma of the experience. When Tommy moves to an isolated halfway house, he has nightmares about Jason's return, and soon one of the patients (Dominick Brascia) is killed. As the body count grows, Tommy begins to question his sanity and wonder if Jason has risen from the dead. But, to determine the killer's identity, Tommy will need to survive. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Mar 20 Buy Now

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      Teddy B Idiotic with direction and characters that are truly on autopilot as much as possible. The story is a pretentious entity that twists and turns in such a way that we immediately don't care who the killer might be, why the killer did what they did etc. Wrap it up with a completely out of nowhere death scene at a mental institution just for the sake of racking up a kill count to satisfy whoever feels like they have to see this drudgery and you are left with an aimless, insipid entry in a long-dead franchise that is a serious contender for the worst. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/11/24 Full Review Lou T Just when these were getting unbearably repetitive, Friday the 13th: A New Beginning breathes some fresh ideas into the slaughter show. Focusing on our first recurring hero, Tommy Jarvis finds himself tormented by the impending return of his once hunter. With the Part 4 death of Jason being reaffirmed, we now have a murder mystery introduced as you are continually guessing who is behind the mask. The characters become more dynamic and less one dimensional, with a bit of extra time given to developing some of them and creating an emotional connection. Suffering from some of the normal horror pitfalls, the acting is incredibly cheesy in some parts and it sprinkles in some boring moments, hoping that some nudity will be enough to hold your attention. Though the killer is unexpected, the explanation hits hard and feels earned. The writers put more care into this one and it finds itself as one of the best entries since the start of the franchise. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 11/27/23 Full Review Gorptholemew T 🍅 6.4/10 Friday 13th part five
is the same thing as the last four but this time around has very likable and hilarious side characters that makes it have a little more charm definitely not great with some really bad writing a terrible twist and the climax has more to be desired but definitely not the worst to come out of the franchise. Grade B Rated 3 out of 5 stars 11/21/23 Full Review William Joseph B Ever since part 2 the Friday the 13th movies are about Jason and the people who survive him or don't, and this movie doesn't have Jason............. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 11/14/23 Full Review Blu B Besides passable music, everything about this is subpar. There really isn't that much else to say. Granted there is a bit more semblence of a story and the twist is "Kind Of" suprising but it doesn't make too much sense when you think about it. There is potential here for a early meta type of horror they could've done which would've yielded better results but it gets way too bogged down in the trappings and cliches of the franchise and slasher genre as a whole. It's actually ok enough until we get to the 2nd half without Tommy and this jumps around between pointless kills that is nothing we haven't seen before. It can't be stated enough how incredibly boring this gets around that time but it does come back a bit once Tommy shows up. Anything with him is the best moments but even than it's just ok. I have to say the kids should've been given more development simliar to Dream Warriors and a sharper Whodunit plot with a meta tone and this could've been really good. As it is it's subpar but it does try to give something different but it's more of the same really because of the cliches that don't allow it to acheive anything special and it becomes a standard slasher. The plot twist with Tommy at the end doesn't make any sense either simliar to Halloween 4. It doesn't ruin anything really though. I know people hate this one because Jason technically isn't in this but I didn't mind it at all. The complaint is simliar to Halloween III but so far this is probably one of the "Better" seqeuls for what it's worth so take that for what its worth when deciding if you wanna watch this. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 11/02/23 Full Review Kazall R I completely forgot this movie even existed & you know what I'm kinda glad that I did, Friday The 13th Part 5: The New Beginning is a dry, forgettable movie with forgettable characters, forgettable story & unnecessary ending. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 10/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Friday the 13th -- A New Beginning

      Friday the 13th: A New Beginning: Official Clip - I've Never Really Chopped Wood Before Friday the 13th: A New Beginning: Official Clip - I've Never Really Chopped Wood Before 1:56 Friday the 13th: A New Beginning: Official Clip - Killer Crapper Friday the 13th: A New Beginning: Official Clip - Killer Crapper 2:13 Friday the 13th: A New Beginning: Official Clip - Coke Head & Dead Friday the 13th: A New Beginning: Official Clip - Coke Head & Dead 2:06 Friday the 13th: A New Beginning: Official Clip - Come Here and Eat My Stew! Friday the 13th: A New Beginning: Official Clip - Come Here and Eat My Stew! 1:40 Friday the 13th: A New Beginning: Official Clip - Plowing Time Friday the 13th: A New Beginning: Official Clip - Plowing Time 2:12 Friday the 13th: A New Beginning: Official Clip - I Know Who It Is Friday the 13th: A New Beginning: Official Clip - I Know Who It Is 1:28 Friday the 13th: A New Beginning: Official Clip - He's Back Friday the 13th: A New Beginning: Official Clip - He's Back 2:01 Friday the 13th: A New Beginning: Official Clip - Eat My Flare Friday the 13th: A New Beginning: Official Clip - Eat My Flare 1:22 Friday the 13th: A New Beginning: Official Clip - Reawakening Jason Friday the 13th: A New Beginning: Official Clip - Reawakening Jason 2:13 View more videos

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      Austin Chronicle Rated: 0/5 Sep 3, 2011 Full Review Jeremiah Kipp Slant Magazine The tone is crude, raunchy, and leering, with kill scenes combined with more nudity than usual. Rated: 1.5/4 Jun 12, 2009 Full Review Ed Gonzalez Slant Magazine The spiciest entry in the series, it boasts the most T&A, an incredible double homicide, a witty reference to A Place in the Sun, and yokels chopping chickens. Rated: 2/4 Sep 25, 2004 Full Review Kat Halstead Common Sense Media Yet despite these changes, the film quickly ends up feeling like much of the same, and a lackluster version at that. Feb 1, 2024 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy This one had potential but largely blows it. Rated: 1.5/4 Aug 21, 2021 Full Review Matthew Rozsa matthewrozsa.com If you are curious about classic '80s horror and need a gateway into the genre, though, this should be the first movie you check out. Rated: 3/4 Nov 11, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Years after Tommy Jarvis (John Shepherd) murdered hockey-masked serial killer Jason Voorhees, he resides in a mental hospital and struggles with the trauma of the experience. When Tommy moves to an isolated halfway house, he has nightmares about Jason's return, and soon one of the patients (Dominick Brascia) is killed. As the body count grows, Tommy begins to question his sanity and wonder if Jason has risen from the dead. But, to determine the killer's identity, Tommy will need to survive.
      Director
      Danny Steinmann
      Executive Producer
      Frank Mancuso Jr.
      Screenwriter
      Martin Kitrosser, David Cohen, Martin Kitrosser, David Cohen, Danny Steinmann, Victor Miller, Tina Landau
      Distributor
      Paramount Pictures
      Production Co
      Paramount Pictures, Terror Inc., Georgetown Productions Inc.
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Horror
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 22, 1985, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jul 1, 2013
      Sound Mix
      Mono
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