Friday the 13th: A New Beginning

Also known as Friday the 13th Part V, man was this funny – and I think I did the right thing in watching it after midnight. I mean, it’s hard to take it seriously as a horror movie, because it’s so tame in every sense of the genre, including the violence, gore, and level of terror. The acting is about porn-level. But hey, I had fun watching it. It’s been so long since I’ve seen an example like this of the 80s horror slasher film genre, and as a trip back to the era, it was interesting. Silly as fuck, but hey, there was a time when this is what a horror film was supposed to be like, with dumb kids, lots of boobies, and ridiculous ways to kill people. The Scream movies tried to parody this stuff, but I think they never out-parodied the original movies. And to be honest, I’m kinda curious to watch Part VI, to see if it continues what is set up at the end of this one.

By Jean Snow

Production Services Manager at Ubisoft Shanghai. Before that, half a life spent in Tokyo.