FRIDAY THE 13TH PART V: A NEW BEGINNING has always gotten a bum rap. Even at the height of the franchise’s popularity, I’ve always had a soft spot for it. When I stumbled into the world of Jason Voorhees, I ended up renting them completely out of order, so piecing together his legend was half the fun. And PART 5 is easiest the sleaziest, most bat-shit sequel of the series. It also racks up the biggest body count!
And look, I get it. People hated it because (spoiler), it’s not really Jason doing all the killing. Guess what? He didn’t do any of the killing in the original FRIDAY THE 13TH either! So what’s the big deal? There’s a guy in a hockey mask stalking our cast of characters for the duration of the movie and in the final act, he faces off against a “final girl.” It’s as standard as any other FRIDAY THE 13TH.
I hope that one day, the tide will turn on opinions of FRIDAY 5 in the same way they have for HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH for not having Michael Myers in it. Need a little more persuading? Check out this awesome re-cut, re-edited trailer done by You Tube user theSupercasa.
Freakin’ cool, right? I want to see that movie! Even though I already have! Dozens of times! It makes me want to watch it again.
You should head over the theSupercasa’s You Tube page and subscribe. They’ve got recut trailers for several other entries in the FRIDAY THE 13TH franchise, as well as other genre films. Now excuse me while I go hang with my old friends Tommy, Pam and Reggie again.