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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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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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$2,800,000 (estimated)

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$19,170,001 (USA)
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During filming, the dressing room for Kane Hodder was a quarter of a mile down a dirt road. One night filming ended at at 2 a.m. and he was still in the Jason costume, and he decided to walk through the woods on a path to his dressing room. As he was walking someone approached him and asked if he was with the movie. He didn't reply, because he thought it was a pretty stupid question to ask, as he was standing there in full Jason costume. The man asked again, Kane took a little lunge for the guy and grunted. The guy took off, tripping and running. The next day director John Carl Buechler told Kane that the local sheriff was supposed to stop by, but he never showed. See more »

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(at around 18 mins) When Michael's girlfriend is waiting for him to return from the bathroom, the cooler in her hands disappears in the reverse shot of Jason coming up behind her. See more »

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Kate: [Having sex in their van] What was that?
Ben: What was what?
Kate: [van shakes] That!
Ben: God, it's probably Michael.
Kate: Oh what timing.
Ben: [van continues to shake] Okay, okay buddy you hear us in here, stop shaking the van!
Kate: Quick, grab a balloon.
Ben: Yeah, right! Happy fucking birthday!
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Essence of You
Written by Bill Wood and Andy Ryan
Performed by Eye Eye
Courtesy of Duke Street Records
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Has some ideas, but the film in a hole doesn't work.
17 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Often considered to be "Carrie vs. Jason", Friday the 13th Part 7: The New Blood may very well be considered one of the most popular in the series. It is however, looked down upon by hardcore fans of the series, and I can somewhat see why.

A New Blood introduced an extremely cheesy supernatural aspect behind the main heroine character. This can be looked at through several different view points; while one person can see this as an opportunity to develop a character, another person would see this as a cheap way to kill of Jason. I personally think that this supernatural "Carrie" element added onto the main character, which is a good idea considering that sympathetic characters have never been Friday the 13th's positive points.

Another factor of the movie that is commonly looked down on is the fact that this movie is virtually lacking in any gore at all. A New Blood was attacked by the censor boards more than any other film in the entire series, which was the films biggest downfall. Almost all the gore in this movie was taken out. Not only does this take away from the film, but it just makes the viewer feel sad and annoyed that the great gore effects that where there before have been taken away. No uncut copy of A New Blood ever has (or will) be released.

Overall, this movie had some interesting ideas when it comes to character development and storyline, but overall, it is nothing but Part 6 done over again. It is recommended, but I doubt anybody who can be considered die hard fans would think much of it.

A pretty mediocre edition into the series.

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