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

 -  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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On Friday the 13th, 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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Marta Kober, who played Sandra in Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) (a fact unknown to the casting directors), was offered a role in this movie and ended up getting the job, but when she eventually told the directors about being in Part 2 she was replaced. See more »

Goofs

When Dan finishes using his machete to cut the firewood he jabs it into the chopping log and picks up the stack, he moves away several feet before Jason catches up to him and kills him. Jason then pulls the machete from the log that is somehow immediately to the left of Dan's body. The log has also changed shape and position. See more »

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Melissa: Hey Nick, you still mad at me?
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Melissa: LIKE, has nothing to do with it.
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Magic (In Your Eyes)
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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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