Top 10 Underrated Horror Movie Sequels

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Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning – Paramount Pictures

2. Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning

I really enjoy most of the movies in the Friday the 13th film series. Truth be told, I’d say fans are underrating a lot of them. But there’s one I am always hearing about getting flak more than any of the others, and I don’t think that’s right. This would be Part V: A New Beginning.

This sequel picks up years after the events of The Final Chapter. Tommy Jarvis, the young boy who stops Jason in the prior film, is now living in a halfway house in Pennsylvania. Somehow, though, Jason seems to have survived and finds him there, killing everyone else at the facility.

In the end, [SPOILER ALERT] the killer is revealed to not be Jason Voorhees at all. Rather, it’s Roy Burns. If you don’t know who that is, I’ll simplify it. Roy is a paramedic shown sparingly throughout the movie, killing . Nobody saw the swerve coming, but it also irritates a lot of Friday the 13th fans. As the killer isn’t technically Jason, but a copycat, it doesn’t feel “real” to them.

But for me, the killer being Roy doesn’t change the film too much. It still feels very much like a Friday the 13th film. They nail the atmosphere, the characters, the kills, the music, etc. As a fan, I can’t see where all the hate is coming from.