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Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning (1985) - Danny Steinmann

In the eighties, just about every year had a Friday the 13th release. What a time to be alive. However, Jason Voorhees was killed off in Part IV. Killed by a young Tommy Jarvis! So that makes this movie the first to not feature Jason behind the hockey mask. Just like Halloween III, they would stray from the main antagonist in the franchise to disastrous results.

Tommy Jarvis hasn't been doing too well since the events of Friday the 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter. He is being haunted by visions of Jason Voorhees. It doesn't help that the secluded halfway house that he lives in is insane. People fight all the time and someone is stalking and killing them. It's safe to say that this is not an ideal living environment for Mr. Jarvis.

This is a notoriously bad installment to the franchise. I didn't exactly enjoy it either myself. The entire story was boring. I couldn't find myself caring about any of the characters. A few of them are memorable, but most were just cari…