Friday the 13th – A New Beginning

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.

With:
John Shepard Melanie Kinnaman Shavar Ross Richard Young Marco St. John Juliette Cummins

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.]

Friday the 13th - A New Beginning

Production: Paramount. Director Danny Steinmann; Producer Timothy Silver; Screenplay Martin Kitrosser, David Cohen, Danny Steinmann; Camera Stephen L. Posey; Editor Bruce Green; Music Harry Manfredini; Art Director Robert Howland

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1985. Running time: 92 MIN.

With: John Shepard Melanie Kinnaman Shavar Ross Richard Young Marco St. John Juliette Cummins

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