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

 -  Horror | Thriller  -  13 May 1988 (USA)
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Years after Tommy Jarvis chained him underwater at Camp Crystal Lake, Jason Voorhees returns to the camp grounds when he is accidentally released from his prison by a teenager with psychic powers.

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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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Jason is back, but this time someone's waiting! See more »

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13 May 1988 (USA)  »

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Birthday Bash  »

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$2,800,000 (estimated)

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$19,170,001 (USA)
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Trivia

This film was originally intended to bring Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger together onscreen for the first time. But when Paramount Pictures (at that time was holding the rights to the "Friday the 13th" film series) and New Line Cinema (who holds the rights to the "Nightmare On Elm Street" series) couldn't agree behind the scenes, the script was rewritten to pit Jason up against the telekinetic Tina Shepard instead. See more »

Goofs

There's a black cloth visible, stuck in the left eye hole of the mask, after Jason kills Melissa. In fact, throughout the movie it is obvious that there is some sort of black cloth or screen inside the eye holes of the hockey mask, preventing one from seeing Jason's eyes under the mask, even when his mask is well-lit and his eyes should be visible. See more »

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Narrator: There's a legend around here. A killer buried, but NOT dead. A curse on Crystal Lake, a death curse. Jason Voorhees' curse. They say he died as a boy, but he keeps coming back. Few have seen him and lived. Some have even tried to stop him. NO ONE can.
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Heart of Ice
Written by Fred Mollin and Stan Meissner
Performed by Stan Meissner
Courtesy of A&M Records of Canada Limited
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Well, The Actors Are New...
13 September 2013 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Part VII begins with a useful recap of the previous films, with a narrator telling us how these are Jason's woods, and that no one can stop him. Film then begins with a young girl named Tina with telekinetic powers accidentally killing her father on Camp Crystal Lake, and then how, years later, she returns there with her mother and psychiatrist to sort out her problems, only Tina, hoping to bring back her father, instead revives Jason Voorhees, still chained in the lake, though now free to resume his killing ways with another group of unfortunate teenagers. Only Tina, using her telekinetic powers, has a chance to stop him...

Aside from the novelty of Jason having an equally powerful opponent to contend with, this tepid, contrived sequel has little else going for it, though Kane Hodder is very good as Jason, and film a step up from earlier sequels(which isn't saying much!)


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