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Film: Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning
"If Jason still haunts you, you're not alone!"

A New Beginning is the fifth film in the Friday the 13th series.

Several years have passed after Tommy Jarvis's traumatic encounter with Jason in The Final Chapter, and he has been spending that time by going through a many mental institutes, with no sign of getting better. Now he has been moved to Pinehurst Cottage, a halfway house near Crystal Lake for troubled teenagers. Things don't start well when one of the residents is murdered by another, and soon afterwards a killer starts offing people in the surrounding area. Has Jason Voorhees returned once again?

This film has examples of:

  • Aborted Arc: The Sequel Hook show that Tommy is wearing a hockey mask and is presumably going to attack Pam. This isn't followed on the next film.
  • Asshole Victim: OH GOD, the amount of them in this one. Makes the asshole victims in the remake or most Horror reboots/remakes look like saints!
  • Ax-Crazy: Aside from the obvious, there's Victor, who hacks up Joey in a fit of rage.
  • Badass: While Tommy definitely counts, Pam and Reggie also show their resilience . Pam manages to fight off the killer with a chainsaw and probably would've finished him off if it hadn't run out of gas. Reggie goes after the killer with an Earthmover and later tackles him out a window.
  • Berserk Button: Don't scare Tommy or touch his masks.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Reggie saving Pam with an Earthmover.
    • Tommy's as well almost qualifies as that and a Heroic Sacrifice since his confronting fake Jason, had caused the killer to stop perusing Pam and Reggie. Giving them time to hide in the barn roof.
  • Big "NO!": Tommy's opening nightmare ends with him screaming this.
  • Barrier-Busting Blow: When our masked assailant enters for the climax, it's through an exploding door.
  • Book Ends: The film opens and ends with Tommy going through a violent Nightmare Sequence, then waking up from it.
  • Camping a Crapper: Happens to Demon.
  • Captain Obvious:
    • When Joey sees Tommy's arrival to Pinehurst, he wonders aloud that "he must be the new kid".
    • The next day after Joey's death, Violet is informed that she set too many places on the breakfast table. Fair enough, people make mistakes, but then Jake falls on this territory by telling her that "you don't set a place for dead person".
  • Cat Scare: Diner's cat scares Lana when she's about to go out with Billy.
  • The Cavalry Arrives Late: The help arrives after the main villain's demise.
  • Chainsaw Good: Used for defense the second time in the series, then the gasoline runs out...
  • Chekhov's Gun:
    • First thing that Tommy sees when he arrives at Pinehurst is an Earthmover; Reggie will use it to save Pam later in the film.
    • Tommy's knife, which he later uses to defend himself.
  • Children Are Innocent: The only reason why Tommy didn't beat up Reggie for scaring him or playing with his masks. He instead scares him back and warns him not to touch them.
  • Cigar Chomper: Sheriff Tucker.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Jason's methods become much more creative than the ol' slash & stab. Justified, as it isn't really Jason.
  • Continuity Nod: Tommy still has self-made monster masks, like in the previous film.
  • Country Matters: Pete isn't a nice person, and uses this to refer to the women who are waiting for him and Vinny.
  • Creepy Crows: Random crow flies on the scene after Raymond's death. After Tina and Eddie are dead too, it leaves.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Junior tries to pick a fight with Tommy, and gets his ass kicked.
  • Da Chief: Mayor Cobb comes off like this when his pestering Sheriff Tucker to solve the murders.
    Mayor Cobb: Your ass is on the line here, Tucker. Are you getting that?
  • Danger Takes a Backseat: After finally getting his car started, Pete gets his throat slit.
  • Demonic Possession: Implied in the ending.
  • Destination Defenestration: George's eyeless corpse is hurled through a window.
  • Disney Villain Death: Roy is killed when he falls off a farm loft and onto some farm equipment that impales him.
  • Dramatic Thunder: Thunder rumbles and lightning flashes when Jason raises his machete to kill Tommy in the opening Nightmare Sequence.
  • Eye Scream:
    • Tina gets both of her eyes gouged out with gardening shears.
    • Her boyfriend's eyes are crushed with a belt around a tree, as well.
    • And later in the same movie, Reggie's grandpa is found dead with his eyes gouged out.
  • Evil Laugh: Tommy laughs evilly after stabbing Pam in his second Nightmare Sequence.
  • Fanservice: The nudity, it's so gratuitous!
  • Final Girl: Pam.
  • Flipping the Bird: After giving her ultimatum to stay away from her property to the residents of Pinehurst, Ethel hops on her son's motorcycle and gives Sheriff Tucker the finger before leaving the scene.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • The hockey mask in this film has blue markings on it instead of red ones, foreshadowing that the real killer isn't Jason at all.
    • Then there's the moment where a deputy tells Sheriff Tucker that there's maniac on the loose, and the camera then cuts to Roy giving them a glance.
    • And that bit where Roy sees Joey's chopped up corpse, his reaction and that little evil musical cue in the background, in retrospect, should have raised an alarm or two.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Robin.
  • Grave Robbing: The film opens with two guys disturbing Jason's grave.
  • Groin Attack: Was originally going to happen to one of the female victims and was actually filmed, but they realized the MPAA would never let it through, so they re-filmed her death with a new method.
  • Hallucinations: Tommy has hallucinations about Jason standing around menacingly few times.
  • Handy Man. Raymond, the vagrant that appears on Ethel's doorstep and is then employed by her to work for food after claiming to be one.
  • Harmful to Minors: Events of The Final Chapter messed up Tommy Jarvis bad.
  • Heroic BSOD: Tommy, when he's not panicking or attacking anyone.
  • Hostile Weather: It's raining and thundering in the opening and the climax.
  • Idiot Ball: Pinehurst. While it is fair enough, that they let the kids do whatever they want, as it's supposed to help them re-enter society. However doing so, allows two of the residences to go outside their boundaries and have sex on Ethel's farm which nearly get them arrested as well as later on killed.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Thanks to some conveniently placed tractor harrows.
  • Impromptu Tracheotomy: Les gets an icepick into his throat in the opening.
  • In-Series Nickname: Reggie tells in his introductory scene that his called Reckless, which is held up by the fact that his Grandfather and brother call him that.
  • Jack the Ripoff: "Jason" is revealed to be ambulance driver Roy Burns, who donned Jason's costume to kill the teenagers (and other random people) because of his son's death.
  • Jerkass: Duke the ambulance worker, who after seeing the kids recoil from the sight of Joey's mutilated corpse, calls them pussies.
  • Karma Houdini: Roy never went after Vic, the guy who actually killed his son. He did get arrested though.
  • Kiai: Ethel's take on preparing chicken for supper.
  • Kill the Cutie: Violet's fate.
  • Lightning Reveal: When Reggie enters Tommy's room to see if he has returned, it's dark until a lighting strike shows him that the room is filled with corpses.
  • Made of Iron: Roy Burns takes a ton of damage and still continues to menace Tommy, Pam and Reggie.
  • Menacing Stroll: Jason walking towards Tommy in the opening.
  • Mirror Scare: The first Jason hallucination manifests itself this way.
  • Momma's Boy: Junior, a man-child who still lives his mother and comes screaming for her when he is hurt.
  • Neck Lift: Violet is lifted up against the wall before being gutted.
  • Nightmare Sequence: The film opens with one and another one takes place before the ending.
  • Off with His Head!: Junior gets his head chopped off when he is riding his bike.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Ethel, who drops many f-bombs in her appearances.
  • Spoiler: The DVDs with chapter listings give away the twist with the name of the last chapter: "Copycat Killer".
  • Too Dumb to Live: Joey. Dear GOD, Joey.
  • Traitor Shot: The moment where Roy Burns gives a pissed-off look after covering up Joey's body, and a sinister sting is accompanying it.
  • Vertigo Effect: Used when Pam goes looking for the missing persons and camera lingers on those who are staying in the Pinehurst Cottage.
  • Wham Shot: Roy is revealed as the killer when the audience get a closeup on his corpse.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: Tommy has no problem kicking the shit out of two people that startle him, but when Reggie does it, he out scares him with his home made masks.

"There's a man with no life in his eyes..."

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alternative title(s): Friday The13th Part VA New Beginning; Friday The13th Part V; Friday The13th A New Beginning
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