YMMV / Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning

  • Awesome Music: "His Eyes" by Pseudo Echo.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: The two fight scenes where Tommy beats up Eddie in the first scene and Junior in the second scenes. Surprisingly for a person who spent the rest of his childhood in an insane asylum he knows some pretty decent MMA style moves. However there is the odd question: How and when did he learn them? Was there a JKD class in the asylum he was in? Did Dan Inosanto stop by during visiting hours, or is Tommy really that crazy?
  • Ensemble Darkhorse:
    • Violet, who many fans wish had survived and is still considered one of the most memorable characters in the franchise.
    • Reggie is also quite well liked, often being seen as an aversion to the typical useless, annoying kid character in horror movies.
    • Reggie's older brother Demon and his girlfriend Anita are also well liked, do to their cute interactions as a couple and their heartwarming bonding scene when Reggie comes ti visit them.
    • Roy Burns for those who didn't hate the twist of him being a Jack the Ripoff.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • Shavar Ross, who plays Reggie (who becomes orphaned, you couldn't guess how!), went to play an orphan called Reggie in the pilot episode of MacGyver.
    • In the film, character Joey ends up being killed by psychotic Vic. Their actors actually became lifelong friends on the set.
  • It Was His Sled: A copycat is doing the killings.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Roy crossed it when he started his killing spree by going after people who weren't even involved with the Halfway House. Mrs. Voorhees at least limited her wrath to anybody that set foot on Crystal Lake and Jason following her example most of the time.
  • Narm:
    • Joey's sudden demise should be shocking, but the way he has established himself as The Scrappy moments earlier makes his death seem more like a blessing.
    • Intensive horror music plays when Pam, Tommy and Reggie drive to the trailer park.
    • When a lightning strike reveals to Reggie that Tommy's dark room is filled with corpses, it's a decent horror film moment. Then Pam goes in there and the exact same thing happens offscreen, it has been turned into a comedy film moment.
    • When Pam closes in on the killer with a chainsaw, it suddenly runs out of gas.
    • The blue markings in the hockey mask used in this film look like a moustache.
    • Interestingly, averted with the death scenes, which can verge on disturbingly realistic. Especially Robin's death rattle.
      • Eddie's death is sorta split, while kinda Narmish for the concept, just seeing the sight of a belt tightly wrapped around a guys eyes so much as it starts to cave in as the guy's screaming, can't help but also be disturbed by how real it looks too.
  • Replacement Scrappy: Roy Burns for many fans of the series.
  • Sequelitis: The film is held to be among the worst of Friday the 13th films.
  • So Bad, It's Good: The film doesn't even pretend to have a meaningful narrative, as it kills off characters as fast as it introduces them.
  • Squick:
    • Pete goes to take crap into the woods, presumably without toilet paper.
    • Demon takes a dump in a public toilet, and also neglects to use toilet paper.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Your mileage may vary but: Ethel and Junior seem like one for Jason and Mrs. Voorhees. Roy himself is also a Composite Character of Jason and Mrs. Voorhees.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: The ending twist opens a possibility of Jason becoming a Legacy Character. This wasn't taken well by fans.

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