Fake Jason, Real Sleaze: FRIDAY THE 13th PART V: A NEW BEGINNING

Over at my Patreon I publish stuff that is subscriber only, such as a deep dive into Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning. Here’s the opening of the piece – subscribers get to read, much much more. To read the whole thing become a $10 patron at www.patreon.com/cinemasangha!

A few years ago The Cinefamily in Los Angeles did a 35mm screening of the Tommy Jarvis Trilogy – Friday the 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter, Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning and Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives – and I secured a comfy couch at the front of the theater. The couches were each reserved, and the one next to me was reserved for Quentin Tarantino. That couch sat empty for The Final Chapter, but just before A New Beginning started up Tarantino arrived and plopped his lanky body down next to me. Then, for the next 90 minutes, he hooted and hollered, enraptured by the movie. I watched him almost as much as I watched the film, and as soon as A New Beginning was over Tarantino got up and left.

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