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Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)

Years after Tommy Jarvis chained him underwater at Camp Crystal Lake, the dormant Jason Voorhees returns to the camp grounds when he is accidentally released from his prison by a telekinetic teenager.

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Lying dormant at the bottom of Camp Crystal Lake, Jason Voorhees is released from his watery grave by a telekinetic girl. And so the killing begins again. Can she use her powers to stop Jason, or is he back for good? Written by Michael Silva <silvamd@cleo.bc.edu>

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On Friday the 13th, Jason will meet his match. See more »

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13 May 1988 (USA)  »

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$2,800,000 (estimated)

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$19,170,001 (USA)
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Much of the film's score (credited to Harry Manfredini and Fred Mollin) is recycled music by Manfredini from previous Friday The 13th films. Manfredini was given credit for the use of his music, and Fred Mollin composed the rest of the score. See more »

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(at around 37 mins) When Jason first grabs Sandra's left foot she is pointing it strait down like a ballerina or a gymnast you can see that it is two different girls. Because after it cuts back to the surface and Sandra reacts to Jason pulling her down and the camera cuts back again to showing her pulled under water. If you look closely at her left foot again you can tell despite it being pointed down like before that it is a different girl by the different shape of the foot compared when they first showed her foot when Jason grabbed it. See more »

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Sandra: So what do you think of Nick?
Melissa: [eyeing Nick] Gee, I hadn't noticed.
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References The Walking Dead (1936) See more »

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Take The Time To Dream
Written by Cameron Hawkins, Nash the Slash and Michael Waite
Performed by FM
Courtesy of Duke Street Records
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Series is winding down.
12 August 2014 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

I really don't remember much from this film, so it is evident that this movie didn't stand out much in the series, which is winding down by this time. Jason Voorhees is like a case of the bad plague, always returning and menacing people over and over again. This time around, he was inadvertently released from his watery prison in Camp Crystal Lake by a guilt-ridden teenage psychic and begins another rampage on a group of unsuspecting teens at the camp.

It's more of the screams, stalking, mangling with some campy and amateurish acting. There is nothing you really haven't seen before in the previous Friday the 13th entries, save for the psychic girl who uses her powers to fight against Jason, which I thought was a pretty clever plot device.

The script is pretty basic but for a movie at 88 minutes, there is really no room for boring fillers and you might find yourself at least mildly entertained if you don't mind watching the usual Jason chases teens stuff.

Grade C


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