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

R  |   |  Horror  |  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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The film takes place on October 13, 1991 and in September 2001. See more »

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When Jason is walking down in the forest you can see three spotlights on the upper right. See more »

Quotes

Melissa: [to Tina] Hey, Tina.
[Nick appears wearing a big fat jacket on backwards]
Melissa: This how they wear their jackets back at the mental hospital?
[Tina gets mad and snaps Melissa's pearl necklace with her telekinesis]
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Connections

Follows Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Essence of You
Written by Bill Wood and Andy Ryan
Performed by Eye Eye
Courtesy of Duke Street Records
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Jason meets his match... again.
19 January 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Jason has met his match before, going down two-nil to Tommy Jarvis. However, this one is different! Her name is Carrie, but for some reason she uses the name Tina Shepard.

Camp Crystal Lake has been operating peacefully for years, ever since Tommy Jarvis chained Jason to the bottom of the lake. But, you see, in horror movies, any peace is bound to be interrupted eventually. Enter Tina Shephard. Years ago the Shephard family was on vacation at Crystal Lake, when Tina's father drowned under some bizarre circumstances. At the age of 17, Tina and her mother return to Crystal Lake with Tina's psychiatrist, Dr. Crews. Dr. Crews isn't what he seems, he is obviously more interested in exploiting Tina's psychic abilities rather than helping her. This isn't very important, because it isn't very long before Tina accidentally releases Jason from what should have been his watery-grave...

Yeah, this is your average slasher movie. All the characters are obvious stereotypes. Except for the sci-fi nerd sporting a mullet. I can honestly say I've never seen that before. Tina Shephard is basically a re-work of Carrie from... 'Carrie', but she is the films saving grace. Jason against a psychic made for a nice showdown. Other than that, I'm still wondering why people keeping going to Crystal Lake, only to be surprised when maniac wearing a hockey mask tries to kill them.

Apparently this was heavily censored. Kane Hodder makes a good Jason, and there are kills aplenty, but not much gore. Oh well, it had a nice musical score if that makes up for anything...

Not too bad entry in the series - 5/10


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