The fifth Friday the 13th film reiterates a chronicle of butcherings with even less variation than its predecessors. Director Danny Steinmann (who made his theatrical debut with 1984’s Savage Streets) does a lot with rain in this film and his conclusion is moderately well-orchestrated for maximum effect.
However, the film, which features a new Jason this time (but the same hockey mask), takes too long to set up its litany of eviscerations. For the record, the little boy who helped kill Jason in the last film is now a troubled teenager (John Shepard) hellbent on a crazed future of his own. [Screen story by Martin Kitrosser and David Cohen.]