Here are a couple photos that Joe Cook posted on his group Cook's Horror Central, from the hands of special effects artist Louis Lazzara who worked on multiple Friday the 13th films (III & V) as well as multiple Nightmare on Elm Street (1, 5, Freddy's Dead, Freddy's Nightmares) films as well as an extensive resume including Halloween H20, Teen Wolf Too and The Addams Family.
I think a lot of us would agree that the makeup effects in A New Beginning aren't up to par with Parts I - IV, but I think a lot of them suffered cuts (film, not skin - DUH!) more than anything. Most of the effects were cut (and believe this - more footage was cut from A New Beginning than was cut from The New Blood!) and the effects that weren't cut, suffered vital editing to "sell" the gag.
Like Tom Savini said, part of selling the gag is distracting the eyes and mind – much like a magic trick. A New Beinning had it's magic removed as suggested by the loathsome MPAA.
|© Louis Lazzara|