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

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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Her Mind Awoke Jason From The Dead! (Deluxe Edition DVD) See more »

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13 May 1988 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$2,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,245,038, 15 May 1988

Gross USA:

$19,170,001
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Trivia

John Carl Buechler: (at around 1h 24 mins) the firefighter who picks up Jason's broken mask at the end. See more »

Goofs

(at around 21 mins) When Eddie is reading stuff from his pile of paper you see the pile is disordered. When it cuts to the pile, it is neat. See more »

Quotes

Russell: When did you first fall in love with me?
Sandra: The first time I saw the enormous size of your beautiful... wallet.
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Referenced in Twins (1988) See more »

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Can't Look Back
Written by Stan Meissner
Performed by Stan Meissner
Courtesy of A&M Records of Canada Limited
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Has some ideas, but the film in a hole doesn't work.
17 October 2008 | by 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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