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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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On Friday the 13th, Jason is back. But this time, someone's waiting See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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13 May 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Birthday Bash  »

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$2,800,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$19,170,001 (USA)
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Original writer Daryl Haney was sacked after his agent contacted executive producer Frank Mancuso Jr. and told him that Haney would not do any more work on the project unless he received a large pay increase (even though Haney had never told his agent to do any such thing). The screenplay was completed by a second, unknown writer, who was credited as Manuel Fidello. See more »

Goofs

At the end, as Tina is calling her father to come get Jason, there is a huge black curtain visible which is hiding the actor underneath the dock. See more »

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A Ho-Hum Entry
30 June 2014 | by (Oakville) – See all my reviews

The New Blood is the second worst installment in the Paramount era Friday the 13th movies - edged out, ever-so-slightly by Jason Takes Manhattan.

I'm always perplexed by how many fans embrace this entry. Truthfully, Kane Hodder's portrayal of Jason Voorhees, and the Jason make up design are the best things about part 7.

From the lackluster sound design, insipid script (which seemingly can't even rip off The Final Chapter well), forgettable characters, turtle pacing, and practically non-existent gore effects, almost everything about this entry is pi$$ poor!

Maybe, if the movie was available uncut (something that will unfortunately never exist), that would boost my rating and enjoyment slightly. But as it stands, the sleeping bag kill sequence remains one of the only highlights in this dismal Friday.

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