Horror History: FRIDAY THE 13TH: A NEW BEGINNING Opened in 1985


Today in horror history, Danny Steinmann’s Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning opened in 1985. The fifth installment in the Friday the 13th franchise is set years after the events of Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter.

The story follows a teenage Tommy Jarvis (Shepherd). Institutionalized at a halfway house near Crystal Lake because of his nightmares of mass murderer Jason Voorhees, whom he killed as a child. Tommy must face his fears when a new hockey-masked murderer initiates another violent killing spree in the area.

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John Shepherd stars as Tommy Jarvis along with Melanie Kinnaman, Shavar Ross, Richard Young, Dick Wieand, Tiffany Helm, Juliette Cummins, Debi Sue Voorhees, with Corey Feldman as young Tommy Jarvis and Tom Morga as Jason Voorhees.

Timothy Silver produced the script written by Steinmann, Martin Kitrosser & David Cohen based on characters created by Victor Miller. Harry Manfredini scored while Stephen L. Posey handled cinematography, and Bruce Green edited it all together.

Friday the 13th: A New Beginning opened on 1,759 screens. The film debuted at number 1 on its opening weekend with a gross of $8M beating Porky’s Revenge, Mask, The Last Dragon, and Disney’s Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend. By the end of its theatrical run, the film earned $22M at the US box office.

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