Friday The 13th: A New Beginning Ranked As One Of Worst Horror Sequels

We just cannot stop the bleeding on the fifth movie in the Friday The 13th film franchise. Twenty seven years later it is still being dumped on, now by Internet websites! Although we have seen a more balanced following of positive and negative views of Friday The 13th: A New Beginning of late, the film still draws the ire of many fans who just cannot let go of the fact that Jason is truly not the killer. Proponents of A New Beginning like to point out that it is the last film in the franchise to give the vibe of what its predecessors did, which was the unseen killer with tension, grit, and engaging characters. None of that has dissuaded Total Film from pointing out that the film is one of the worst Horror sequels of all time in their new Top 50 Worst Horror Sequel list.

Apparently, the staff at Total Film despise A New Beginning so much that they think it is a worse sequel than Leprechaun In Space (Ranked 17). So, where does Roy Burns and his mechanics suit and blue chevron laden hockey mask rank? Third worst! That's correct, it is viewed as the third worst Horror sequel of all time. Even genre fans that hate the movie can't agree with such a high ranking, right?

From Total Film 
Why So Terrible? *SPOILER* Jason Voorhees isn’t even in it?! Learning nothing from sister-franchise Halloween III, which dumped Michael Myers, this is a pointless entry in the franchise which only proved how vital Jason was to its success. Sure, they had the hockey mask and the boiler suit, but without Jason inside them, we might as well be watching footage from a fancy-dress party. Luckily, Jason returned for franchise high point Part VI: Jason Lives. *END SPOILER*

What do you guys think? Does it deserve such a high ranking among some of the worst stink pile of sequel films in genre existence? Is there a worse sequel than A New Beginning in the Friday The 13th film franchise?

Source: Total Film


  1. I've learned to like Halloween 3 and Friday 5 alot more now that I'm a bit older.
    I thought part 8 was the worst of them all, and the red marks on the 8 mask look like a Frenchie mustache.

  2. I've tried watching Friday 5 again recently, and I still think it is the worst of the films. I love Friday the 13th, but I skip this one everytime. Jason Goes to Hell is far better than Friday 5..... and it is super crap! My issue with Jason Goes To Hell is the soundtrack. I love Harry's music for Friday 1-6, but JGTH & JasonX music is god awful. Friday part 5 is the worst film in all 12... period!

  3. Is it the worst horror squeal ever? NO!

    Is it ONE of the worst ever? Probably... but ONLY because Friday 1-4 are so beloved.

    To be honest, I actually LIKE the man story of this film. The idea of an imposter Jason, slashing teens, is a GOOD one. To follow this idea, presents the writer with so many different ideas on where to go with the storyline. The idea chosen, Roy....slashing everyone because of the death of his son, was an OK direction. Not the best, but it was acceptable, IMO.

    So, what made this movie so bad? The director. I believe this to be one of the worst put together movies EVER made. Though I have never done this before, I sometimes think about...WISH... I had the tools to re-edit a new version of this film. It would be tough using only scenes from the film itself, but there HAS to be something better underneath this directorial slop.

    Though the movie was put together poorly, I still enjoy the basic idea of the film, the young man who played Tommy was fantastic, and I did enjoy seeing Tommy Vs. "Jason," part 2.

    What can I say? A "New Beginning" gave fans one of the worst squeals in horror history... "EEEEEEEEEE," by many of us fans who endured this disaster.

  4. It's better than parts 6, 7, and 8, but it's still something awful. I love even the bad Friday the 13th films, but only the first two movies are actually good.

  5. Jeez it's bad, but it ain't bad enough to be 3rd worst THIS many years later. These people apparently haven't seen enough horror movies.
    In it's time I felt it was a strong entry...sure I was just a kid seeing on-screen boobs for the first time...but it still delivered some of the goods of a Friday the 13th. What Halloween III did was a billion times worse, and I hate that they compare the two.
    Hating this movie mainly over the copycat aspect is incredibly shallow. There are much worse things about the movie.

  6. Juan Diego Gomez Sanchez PerezJuly 16, 2012 at 6:34 AM

    Part 5 goes back to the initial "who-dunit?" that jump-started the entire franchise, and having the unseen killer is way better than the stupid trend they started in Part 6 of having Jason be just another character in the film. Long live Part 5!


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