Part V: A New Beginning
Oh, my. Oh, my, my, my. Well, this one is the Halloween 3 of the series, isn't it? The one that doesn't really belong with the others and no one likes?
See, it ain't Jason doin' the killin'...this time, it's Roy, the Paramedic! Eyyyaaaaahhhh! Tommy Jarvis makes a return appearance, but this time he's about 10 years older than he was in Part IV, and he's spent those 10 years in various mental institutions 'cause he done gone nuts! Now he's at a halfway house kinda place, and he sees Jason everywhere. When Roy the Paramedic dons the hockey mask and grabs a machete, it's up to Tommy to stop him.
The franchise lost about every shred of dignity with this installment. The characters are just caricatures: we've got the jive-talkin' sassy African-American (the first of the series) "Reggie the Reckless"...the fatso, who's always eating and has chocolate running down his cheeks...the sullen punk rocker...the filthy white-trash farmers, "Ma" and "Junior"...the greasy haired thugs in leather jackets...I mean, where's the Indian Chief in the headdress? Where's the Eskimo holding a spear? Gah. In addition to the pathetic characters, there's terrible over-acting- especially when people are supposed to be scared. There's lots of...ahem..."humor", and the special effects amount to...blood, just about exclusively. Tom Savini, we hardly knew ye.
The body count is insane: 21, all told, although 2 of those were in a dream sequence. Yes, yes, don't worry- someone goes through a window.
The highlight is, without a doubt, MORE EXPLODING CREDITS! Yep- this time, the logo blows up when the hockey mask flies through it. I was so psyched. Oh, it makes me happy every time. But that was in the first two minutes- I had to sit through another 90 or so!
The ending shot is Tommy, who's put on the hockey mask and is holding a butcher knife in an "I'm gonna stab ya!" fashion...will he pick up Jason's mantle? I guess I'll find out with the next movie...
It's dark out now. I have a slight headache...must...eat...pizza...