Friday the 13th, Part V - A New Beginning
Friday the 13th, Part V - A New Beginning (1985)

The murderous spirit of Jason Vorhees lives on in this horror sequel, although the plot hinges on the mystery of whether the killer's body actually survives. Opening with a nightmare prologue in which Corey Feldman reprises his role as… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 1985
DVD Release Date: September 25, 2001
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Critic Score: 16% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...falls right in line with its hopelessly inferior (and surprisingly dull) immediate predecessor...

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Jeremiah Kipp
Slant Magazine

The tone is crude, raunchy, and leering, with kill scenes combined with more nudity than usual.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

This is not a fun stupid movie. This is a stupid movie that makes me want to claw my skin off.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

The plot twists may offer something different from the series, actually having a little more in common with the first film than any other. However, this wasn't that original.

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Steve Crum

Let's make it an old ending! Enough slashing and dicing!

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.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

This one just annoyed me.

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Stefan Birgir Stefansson

Jason doesn't show up, which sucks.

Eric D. Snider

While it is safe to say none of these movies was particularly worth making, I believe Part 5 is the one that brought the least for our collective edification.

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Flixster Audience Score: 26% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhes
Of course they wouldn't just kill the golden goose, so they naturally had to came up with a sorry excuse for a "new beginning," but it is not… More
Coxxie Mild Sauce
My favorite sequel because it captured one of those magical moments of film history where everything and everybody was so bad. No actor knows if he/she is… More
Jason Calvin
This movie has annoyed me off since I was a kid. Followers of this series and viewers of the film were victimized by the old, bait-and-switch. Aspiring… More
Conner Rainwater
By far the worst of the series. The acting is terrible to the point of laughter and the entire premise of the four previous films was ignored. You cannot have a… More
Tim Salmons
I've gone round and round with my feelings about Friday the 13th Part 5: A New Beginning. I've never hated it for it being all a ruse and not… More
jd cryptic
The series just keeps getting gorier and gorier. This is the bloodiest so far, and again, it's hilarious. I love part 5. It has an interesting twist on the… More

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