The year was 1985. There was a lot of Oscar buzz surrounding the release of Friday The 13th Part V: A New Beginning...Everyone was shocked that there would actually be another sequel. The world was convinced that after Friday The 13th Part 4: The Final Chapter, the heart-rending saga of Jason Voorhees had come to its bittersweet conclusion. The previous year, F134: The Final Chapter killed it's Oscar chances by being released too early in the year. It's obvious the Academy had simply forgotten it. A little known indie film came out of nowhere (Amadeus) and once again the acclaimed series was denied an Oscar.
But now there would be "A New Beginning." Director Danny Steinmann (of the seminal classic that is "Savage Streets") would re-energize the series by harnassing the talents of Marco St. John, who had dazzled audiences with his role as "Policeman" in Cat People (1982), and Shavar Ross, an actor who had taken home two consecutive Emmys for his role of Dudley Ramsey in Diff'rent Strokes.
Corey Feldman was even rumoured to appear in a cameo role. The cameo was in the form of footage from the previous film, but who cared? Any Corey was good Corey back then.
<sigh> Those were the days...
Now what the fuck was I talking about?
Friday The 13th Part V: A New Beginning?
It sucked. It sucked so bad that I didn't watch another Friday The 13th movie for 5 years.
The whole ending was a pathetic rip-off and they tried to add a touch of mystery by force-feeding you about 20 possible suspects. (Hey GUESS WHAT? Friday the 13th fans don't give a rat's ASS who Agatha Christie was...They want GORE and BOOBS. If that fails, more GORE and more BOOBS!) I am not certain if Jason Voorhees was actually one of the suspects.
It all comes off like some sort of sick Scooby Doo episode in which the mask is finally pulled off a corpse at the end. I think the killer would have let those meddling kids have it if he hadn't been impaled on a conveniently placed BED of NAILS.
A complete waste of time. Not even on par with the rest of the series.Only suitable for watching in a Friday The 13th Marathon which would be more grueling than the Boston Marathon.