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Friday The 13th Part V: A New Beginning Midnights This Weekend at The Moolah

“Jason Voorhees is dead! His body was cremated. He’s nothing but a handful of ash!”

Friday The 13th Part V: A New Beginning screens Midnights this weekend (January 13th and 14th) at The Moolah Theater and Lounge (3821 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, Mo 63108) as part of Destroy the Brain’s monthly Late Night Grindhouse film series.

Okay, so Friday The 13th Part V: A New Beginning is hardly a subtle, and tasteful work of sophisticated cinematic art, but it is so incredibly crass, coarse, and unapologetically trashy that it’s always entertaining and occasionally even downright sidesplitting in its gleeful go-for-it nastiness. Director/co-writer Danny Steinmann (also responsible for the terrific Linda Blair rape-and-revenger Savage Streets) deserves credit for effectively creating and sustaining an engrossingly sleazy atmosphere throughout and eschewing the by now exceedingly tiresome summer camp slaughter format for a fresh and different approach that’s essentially a vulgar

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