Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985, Danny Steinmann)

Directed by Danny Steinmann; screenplay by Martin Kitrosser, David Cohen and Steinmann, based on a story by Kitrosser and Cohen and characters created by Victor Miller; director of photography, Stephen L. Posey; edited by Bruce Green; music by Harry Manfredini; production designer, Robert Howland; produced by Timothy Silver; released by Paramount Pictures.

Starring John Shepherd (Tommy Jarvis), Melanie Kinnaman (Pam), Richard Young (Matt), Dick Wieand (Roy), Corey Feldman (Tommy at 12), Shavar Ross (Reggie), Jerry Pavlon (Jake), Dominic Brascia (Joey), Tiffany Helm (Violet), Carol Lacatell (Ethel), Ron Sloan (Junior) and Debi Sue Voorhees (Tina).


D: "It's a nightmare, Charlie Brown!"

A: Which is the one that starts with them in the graveyard, they bring him back to life with electricity?

D: I think it's VI or VII.

A: So Corey Feldman did return for a cameo. Or is he in the entire movie?

D: I get this one confused with another one.

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D: Is this the one?

A: No.

D: It's like VI or VII where they did that.

A: I thought this was the one where they thought Tommy was the killer.

D: Yeah, I think this is that one.

(pause)

Ben Affleck?

(laughter)

Oh! Wait a minute. That was pretty quick, the machete and the screwdriver. I know he's Jason, but come on. That's Jet Li.

(laughter)

The thing about these movies, it's really simple not to get killed by Jason. Stay away from the lake.

A: I bet they filmed this one–this scene–at the same time they filmed the last movie.

D: Yeah. Look at that, looks like the same Jason.

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A: "Fifteen years have passed."

D: Corey Feldman grew up to be Chad Lowe.

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D: The New Beginning of the New Power Generation! Mancuso!

(laughter)

Shavar Ross? Wait a minute….

(laughter)

A: That's a good cast.

D: Special appearance by Corey Feldman.

(laughter)

Music recycled by….

A: Uh huh. (pause) I like the fades to white, it's very classy.

D: Pinehurst.

A: They must have renamed it.

D: Private drive.

(pause)

Oh, I remember this one. This one goes down. This one's great. This is the one–this one's great.

(pause)

She was on something too, right?

A: She doesn't look familiar.

D: What was she on? "Charles in Charge," I suppose.

A: (laughter)

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A: Oh, he talks. (pause) Honor system?

D: "My left, right?"

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D: Nice stock picture. No actual posed picture.

A: He has a knife!

D: "I ain't scared to use it, man. I'll cut you. I'm a Blade, man."

(laughter)

"I'll sleep with it under my pillow."

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A: Oh, my God!

D: Yeah.

(laughter)

This one goes down.

(laughter)

Dudley.

(laughter)

What? Right after Scrappy Doo.

(laughter)

A: Those are the same masks from the last one.

D: Uh huh. Kmart masks.

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A: "I did."

D: (laughter)

"My grandaddy works here!"

A: They let kids hang out with dangerous psychopaths? What a great institution.

D: Yeah.

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D: Matt Frewer?

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A & D: (laughter)

D: (laughter)

Damn.

A: (laughter)

« • »

D: Here it comes.

(laughter)

A: (laughter)

D: It's summer, what's he chopping wood for?

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D: Uh oh.

(laughter)

A: Are you serious?

D: (laughter)

« • »

D: Another homicide?

(laughter)

A: They shouldn't let the nutcases have axes.

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A: What the hell was that all about?

D: Oh, that'll make sense later. You'll see.

A: This is getting boring. Why isn't anybody dying yet?

D: Why do they have a car, anyway?

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A: (laughter)

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A: What'd he wipe with?

D: Leaves?

(pause)

Are they going to a costume party?

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A: "Was it him?"

« • »

A: I'd be haunted by Corey Feldman's voice too.

D: Yeah. "Die!"

I took too many pills, man.

A: I wouldn't be taking anything from any strange older men, Dudley.

D: "I said, we'll see, Reggie!"

(laughter)

"Let me tap dance for you."

A: (laughter)

D: (laughter)

"Let me sing you a little song."

A & D: (laughter)

D: Stock characters: Girl #1, Girl #2.

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A: (laughter) (pause) Didn't they get Tommy?

D: Uh uh.

« • »

A: There he is. (pause) Why doesn't Tommy get to eat with them?

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D: Ew.

A: (laughter)

A & D: (laughter)

D: (laughter)

A: (laughter)

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D: (laughter)

"This month on the Disney Channel…"

A: What are they searching for–oh, okay.

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A: I bet she dies.

D: Uh huh.

« • »

A: Huge cocaine problem in Crystal Lake.

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A: Yep. Oh, it was a cat.

D: What the hell?

« • »

A: This movie's–okay.

D: (laughter)

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A: The guy who directed this is no Joseph Zito.

D: No. No helicopter shots.

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D: Once it took you too long to get out the door.

(laughter)

Wasn't that the cover of some movie?

A: Well, it can't be Tommy, because that'd just be so obvious.

D: Oh yeah, he's going to have visions of Jason.

A: There's that good Swamp Thing music.

D: (laughter)

A: You know how in Halloween, they took Michael Myers being scary seriously–did they ever take Jason seriously like that?

D: I don't know. Maybe Part 2. I remember Part 2, there was the chick trying to be psychological about it. I still say Friday the 13th Part 2 works. With the exception of the ending. The ending is what ruins it.

(laughter)

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D: Is he the son of one of the Rat Packers?

A & D: (laughter)

D: Look at that dude's suit.

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D: Oh, the great Debi Sue. Her last name is Voorhees. I think this is the biggest part she ever had.

A: Who is she?

D: Debi Sue Voorhees. For some reason she's big, I guess because of the next scene. I think that's why this one is so popular.

(pause)

Everybody gets so excited about this scene.

(pause)

Getting busy with the lead singer of A-ha.

A: At least it advocates safe sex.

D: So they're really going to die.

A: Oh, no, they're smoking pot. Never mind.

D: Uh huh. She looks kind of like–that's not the same girl who plays Veronica in the Archie movie, is it?

A: No. She looks kind of like her though.

D: Yeah. The girl from Once Bitten.

What a bad dub.

(laughter)

So, it obviously wasn't her acting….

(pause)

Very eighties.

(laughter)

Somewhere there's an uncut version of this.

(laughter)

A: (laughter) They don't know about any of the murders yet, right?

D: No, they don't.

A: Okay. Except the one kid.

D: Yeah.

(laughter)

A: We don't get a decapitated head shot, that's no fair.

D: No, wait.

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D: (laughter)

Still breathing.

(laughter)

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D: "These are good white people!"

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D: (laughter)

"Leave me alone, all right?"

(laughter)

A: Now, why's it better he's a grown-up instead of little Corey Feldman again? So he could conceivably be the killer, even though he doesn't have big enough hands?

D: Probably. But, originally, it was going to be Corey Feldman. They said, "No, damn it, Corey's committed to Goonies… but we'll lend him out to you for his little cameo."

Terror Truck!

« • »

A: That's a trailer park, not a town.

D: (laughter)

A: Look at his hair.

D: A straight-up jheri curl.

(laughter)

"Where'd you get that!"

(laughter)

"Shh, don't tell everybody."

(laughter)

A & D: (laughter)

D: She's pigging out.

A & D: (laughter)

D: That could be a whole different movie.

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A: What does he see in the sign….

D: (laughter)

« • »

D: (laughter)

A: Why did they teach the psychotic kid karate?

A & D: (laughter)

D: "Doctor David Banner…."

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D: (laughter)

Damn.

A: (laughter)

D: (laughter)

A: (laughter)

D: Is that a "Thriller" jacket?

A: It is a "Thriller" jacket.

D: (laughter)

A: Why's she singing to him while he's going to the bathroom? That's kind of weird.

D: That is weird.

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A: Isn't he going to wipe?

D: Ew.

(laughter)

"Do not write on walls."

(laughter)

A: Doesn't that say, "Be a Man?"

D: "Killroy."

(laughter)

So he didn't move, why?

« • »

D: The cast of Tom Sawyer.

(pause)

(laughter)

A: Oh, there's a shot; it's like Hitchcock.

« • »

A: What's she having for dinner?

D: What?

A: Can they just kill him soon?

D: I think so.

(pause)

Stew?

A: There's a decapitated head.

D: Right off the motorcycle.

A & D: (laughter)

D: Is that supposed to be 3-D? It's coming right at you.

« • »

A: How's she going to run around in those heels?

D: Mary Jane boots.

A: Oh, it's going to rain.

D: Yeah.

(laughter)

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A: She looks sort of familiar. Like she was a visiting guest star on a show.

D: Yeah.

A: Like somebody's cousin, on for an episode.

D: The troubled cousin. "You stop gambling!"

A: I thought he stuttered.

D: I think he is.

A: What is that movie called?

D: Huh?

A: It's the one with Montgomery Clift–

D: Yeah, that is Monty Clift. And Shelley Winters.

A: He just killed her. It's A Place in the Sun. I think.

D: It's the end, right?

A: No, it's the middle. He goes on trial.

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D: (laughter)

His hair.

A: She's mean.

D: (laughter)

A: "No handball playing."

D: (laughter)

« • »

D: There goes plan B.

(laughter)

A: He's pretty fast. He's faster than that car. (pause) They make Reggie sleep on the couch? (pause) She's covering him up, isn't that sweet? She's a sweet little psychotic.

« • »

D: There they go.

(laughter)

A: (laughter)

D: Well, well. She sleeps like that, huh? What if there's a fire or something?

A: She likes a breeze too.

D: (laughter)

A: Just die already. (laughter)

D: (laughter)

They do one of those a movie too.

A: It's the limo–it's the paramedic, isn't it?

D: Yeah. But at the end, it's like, huh, when they explain the whole thing. It's real "Scooby-Doo."

(laughter)

A: What?

D: (laughter)

Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo.

A: "Where could he have gone?"

« • »

D: (laughter)

A: You know the reason this scene's so long is because they promised the band they'd play it for X amount of minutes.

D: Then, bam, it disappears.

A: Dudley's not going to die, is he?

D: Is he?

A: I don't know.

D: No, they'd don't kill Dudley.

A: Where's the doctor?

D: I think he died too.

A: Okay. I can't keep their names straight.

D: They don't even have names, most of them. Like who's the stuttering kid?

A: Rob.

D: Rob?

A: Rob. No, Don. Or Todd.

D: Rick.

A: Rick was in the last one. (pause) It's going to be Tommy's room. Something to make him suspicious.

D: Yeah, watch this… Thunder and lightning at the same time.

(laughter)

She looks like somebody.

(laughter)

Thank you convenient lightning.

A: She pushed him!

D: (laughter)

A: She pushed him!

D: (laughter)

Did he walk through the door or did the door explode?

A: Maybe he kicked it.

D: An unexpected Jaws: The Revenge explosion.

(laughter)

« • »

D: What?

(laughter)

Damn.

(pause)

"Run, Dudley, run."

A: (laughter) He ran away from her, what the hell?

D: (laughter)

Wow.

A: There he is.

D: So that leaves….

A: Tommy and… It's got to almost be over.

« • »

A: What the hell? She's really looking hard for him.

D: Wow.

A: Aw, poor Gramps.

D: Gramps.

(laughter)

A: Why'd she run out of the house? He's out of the house.

D: Gramps got it in the eyes like those kids who were doing it… who was Gramps doing?

(laughter)

A: Now, if it's not really Jason, why can't he run?

D: You know, got to keep the appearance. How does he know?

A: Has he got a bald cap on or something?

D: I think so.

A: Reggie to the rescue!

D: Oh! I forgot all about this.

(laughter)

A: Reggie the Reckless.

D: Ah.

A: Yeah. Well, hit him again! Stupid kid.

D: (laughter)

And he just knew how to work the tractor–bulldozer. Why do they have a bulldozer?

(laughter)

A: I think there was a–Why's she hugging him so hard?

D: It's a camp full of crazy kids. They've got axes, bulldozers and stuff.

A: (laughter)

D: (laughter)

A: I think I see the hair now. Was I supposed to see the hair? Oh, he's got Reggie! "Come here, Dudley!"

D: "I want to play Neptune."

« • »

A: Does Jason get the hockey mask at the end of 2 or just in III?

D: I think it was III, because at the end of 2, the sack comes off. And then in III, he's just unseen until he puts the mask on, which is weird. Half the movie, you don't actually see Jason–until he puts the mask on in Part III.

A: So they've got chainsaws there too.

D: (laughter)

Ow! Cut him!

A: Get him! Oh, no. Why isn't Jason rushing her right now?

D: Look at how slow he is.

A: Okay. Reggie the Reckless is not doing much to help. That didn't hit him.

D: (laughter)

A: It's Tommy Jarvis!

D: (laughter)

He should be able to tell it's not Jason by the mask anyway, right? That's a different one.

A: But don't the masks change from movie to movie?

D: They all kind of–I don't know. They're just altered versions of the same one.

(pause)

Don't!

A: What's he supposed to remember?

D: He still thinks that's really Jason.

(laughter)

"I'm going to cut you, man." Tommy's a Blade, man.

A: Oh, that's right.

D: Uh huh.

(laughter)

« • »

A: It doesn't even sound like him.

D: It's all ADR.

A & D: (laughter)

D: They keep pressing the button.

« • »

D: When do they kill him?

A: What's he hit him with?

D: Is that a–what is that?

« • »

A: Oh, he's not there.

D: (laughter)

Damn. Still?

A: Tommy's got to kill him.

D: Oh yeah.

« • »

D: Please do not reveal the ending to Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning.

A: Those are press-on nails.

D: (laughter)

A: I'm sure Dudley liked that day of shooting.

D: (laughter)

That's why he's all curled up.

(laughter)

« • »

D: It's obvious, man.

(laughter)

"Which clearly makes him psychotic."

(pause)

"He just lost it."

(laughter)

Jason posed for a picture?

(laughter)

That wasn't an artist's interpretation.

A: Uh uh.

D: It was a picture of Jason.

(laughter)

A: What's she doing there?

D: They let her in the room.

A: This is very nice music.

D: (laughter)

A: I like me some Harry Manfredini.

« • »

D: Somebody's dreaming.

A: Oh, she didn't come to see him. Must suck for him. "Look at the camera, Tommy, look at the camera."

D: (laughter)

Rick Springfield, "Hard to Hold."

A: This one's really bad.

D: (laughter)

Ah! See, that's the real Jason mask.

A: How can Jason be back if he has to be resurrected in the next one?

D: I don't think that's him. Or is it? Does he attack him in the hospital? Damn.

« • »

A: Tommy made him disappear! (pause) He's ready to go!

D: (laughter)

"USA Up All Night!"

A: Oh, my God, it's the mask!

D: (laughter)

A: This is the same shot as before, just without the music. See how effective Harry Manfredini is? Totally different.

« • »

A: What?

D: All right, wake up.

A: So what happens to him in the next one?

D: What the hell?

(laughter)

A: Do they even mention him in the next one?

D: I think he is in the next one.

A: That was awesome.

D: (laughter)

With an ending almost as confusing as Part 2.

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