Friday, 13 March 2015

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


‘Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning’ is much maligned by the majority of the slasher franchise’s fans. While I am not going to defend it as a good instalment as it mostly certainly is not (in my honest opinion there has not been a good one since 1984’s Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter) it is not quite the stinker it is made out to be. It does not languish at the bottom of the barrel scraping it alongside the atrocities that are ‘Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan’ (1989), ‘Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday’ (1993) and ‘Jason X’ (2001). Instead it ranks in the series somewhere just above climbing up the barrel a little as an entry that at least tried to do something different with the filmmakers having their work cut out for them as the studio Paramount wanted to keep milking the cash cow after what was supposed to be “The Final Chapter”.