Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)

A New Beginning to the first step in terror.
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  • RT Rating 16%
  • IMDB Rating 4.8

Critic Reviews:

Either out of an unspecified intention to be an homage to itself, or simply because the script is out of original ideas, “Part V” also recycles previous “Friday the 13th” moments including an under the bed stab and a body thrown through a window.

A New Beginning depicts a fork in the road that was immediately closed in the follow-up. It’s sleazy, oh so quirky, and a wholly unique outlier in the franchise. That means it tends to be one of the most polarizing and divisive entries in the series.

Given its divisive ending, there’s a case for saying this film’s end doesn’t justify its means. Since the means take the form of a half-decent slasher movie though, you won’t mind too much.