Okay, so you're expecting the same ole Jason thing, kill every character in a nice orderly fashion using every yard tool imaginable until there is the obvious sole survivor, busty or still looks good even she's found all her friends dead and been chased thru the woods in a middle of a rain storm, and miraciously offs what men half her size could not do at the end.......WELL, that's exactly what you get for the 5th time! But, for this to be labeled as the worst of the series....I DISAGREE! This movie kept Jason dead like part 4 ended (part 6 resurrected him again). I think it was cool how thru the entire movie you are lead to believe the killer is Jason, wearing a hockey mask and all, but is actually Joey's dad using the "Jason-thing" to act out revenge for the death of his son! From the point Reggie goes upstairs and discovers bodies in Tommy's room to the push of "Jason" out the barn door onto the bed of spikes (the last 25 minutes), INTENSE! One of the best flee from the killer into the woods, then back again, then confrontation until the bloody end in the series. The thunderstorm with it's loud strikes of thunder and flashes of light revealing dead bodies was perfect! If you are tired of the same [stupid] plot, then watch this one for the Ethel scenes. HILARIOUS! Her lines were famous to me and a few friends for years! True, there were parts that dragged and characters killed that held no ties to Pinehurst (half-way house), but this is NOT the lamest Friday. NOT THE BEST BUT NOT THE WORST!!