Alternate titles : Friday the 13th : A New Beginning

Tagline : "If Jason still haunts you...You're not alone!"

Friday the 13th Part 5 : A New BeginningThe previous film may have been titled "The Final Chapter", but it made far too much money for Paramount Pictures to let it stop there, and so just over a year later we have "A New Beginning".

Several years on from Part 4 and young Tommy Jarvis, who you remember killed Jason at the end of that film, is now 18 (played by John Sheppard) and currently residing at a halfway house for people with mental health problems. Having been plagued with constant nightmares of Jason returning from the grave,

Unfortunately, for Tommy, and the other kids at the institute, somebody wearing an Ice Hockey Mask has taken a disliking to them and started killing them off, along with some of the townsfolk, in an extremely brutal fashion.

As the bodies start to pile up, it becomes apparent that either Jason has risen from the dead, or a copycat killer is at work. Either way, it'll be a "sticky end" for them for sure (those who've seen the film will get the joke).

Whilst this isn't a bad sequel, it certainly isn't a particularly good one either. While the film did boast some inventive kills, they seemed to be losing their impact due to the series getting so overly long and I personally feel that they shouldn't really have carried on past Part 4.

Worth a watch, but perhaps one for fans of the series only.

Overall Marks : 5/10.

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