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

R | | Horror | 13 May 1988 (USA)
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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Cast

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Nick (as Kevin Blair)
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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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Birthday Bash  »

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$2,800,000 (estimated)

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$19,170,001 (USA)
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Trivia

There were numerous filmed scenes that were edited out of the final cut in order for the movie to gain its R rating including: Maddy's face getting stabbed in the wood shed, Dr. Crews' body being cut in two in the woods, a longer death-in-sleeping bag scene, Russell's axe in the face by the lake, Jason holding David's head, and an ending scene of Jason jumping out of the water and grabbing a fisherman. See more »

Goofs

When Melissa comes into the kitchen, asking where Nick is, Robin says "I think he went next door to visit Marilyn Munster." This couldn't possibly be an insulting nickname, as Marilyn Munster was the only normal one in the Munster family. See more »

Quotes

Russell: If this is my uncle's house, why are WE sleeping in the van?
Sandra: Who says we're sleeping?
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Connections

Referenced in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Magic (In Your Eyes)
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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