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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 more memorable victims in the franchise.
    • Roy Burns for those who didn't hate the twist.
    • Reggie is also quite well liked, often being seen as an aversion to the typical useless, annoying kid character in horror movies.
  • 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.
  • 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, 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.
    • Interestingly, averted with the death scenes, which can verge on disturbingly realistic. Especially Robin's death rattle.
      • Raymond'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.
    • The blue markings in the hockey mask used in this film look like a moustache.
  • 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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