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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 is accidentally released from his prison by a telekinetic teenager. Now, only she can stop him.


John Carl Buechler
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Banko ... Young Tina Shepard
John Otrin ... Mr. John Shepard
Susan Blu Susan Blu ... Mrs. Amanda Shepard
Lar Park-Lincoln ... Tina Shepard
Terry Kiser ... Dr. Crews
Kevin Spirtas ... Nick (as Kevin Blair)
Susan Jennifer Sullivan Susan Jennifer Sullivan ... Melissa
Heidi Kozak Haddad ... Sandra (as Heidi Kozak)
Kane Hodder ... Jason Voorhees
William Butler ... Michael
Staci Greason ... Jane
Larry Cox Larry Cox ... Russell
Jeff Bennett Jeff Bennett ... Eddie
Diana Barrows Diana Barrows ... Maddy
Elizabeth Kaitan Elizabeth Kaitan ... Robin


After Jason Vorhees was chained to the Bottom of Camp Crystal Lake by Tommy Jarvis. A Young Telekinetic Girl known as Tina Shepherd accidentally killed her Father with her Powers at Crystal Lake. Years Later, Tina and Her Mother return to Camp Crystal Lake, Where Tina's Doctor trys to manipulate her powers for his own evil plans. Tina then trys to ressurect Her Father but Accidentally Awakens Jason Instead. It's now up to Tina to use her Powers to Stop Jason and Her Evil Doctor.

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


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Release Date:

13 May 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Birthday Bash See more »

Filming Locations:

Alabama, USA See more »


Box Office


$2,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,245,038, 15 May 1988

Gross USA:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Mrs. Shepard's car is a, 1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme. See more »


(at around 33 mins) Before Tina makes Melissa's pearl necklace fall apart, the necklace changes position between shots. See more »


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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Alternate Versions

A shot of Jason carrying a severed head into a room was also cut. Kate's death was trimmed of blood flow. See more »


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Carrie VS Jason, my favorite underrated flick Lar Park-Lincoln is the best of this film
24 September 2017 | by ivo-cobra8See all my reviews

Carrie VS Jason my all time favorite film in the franchise it is my number five favorite Jason film in Friday the 13th. I just love this movie to death. It is one of my personal favorite horror movies. Lar Park-Lincoln was excellent as Tina Shepard she is my all time final girl in the Friday the 13th movies she is great and excellent I love this film to death. Kane Hodder was the best Jason Voorhees in my opinion he was excellent, he played a menacing character as well. John Carl Buechler designed a great Jason costume and the music score for Jason was excellent.

I love Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood is the best one in the series in my opinion it is way better movie then all 4 Carrie movies. In Stephen King's Carrie movie we have a character Carrie White when she is pushed to far she kills everyone with her telekinetic powers in her school and goes on a revenge. They were three movies about that character telling the same story with the different versions. I am just tired of Carrie movies so the writers make a character Tina that is a good person in which she accidentally release Jason Voorhees (Kane Hodder) from his prison in which Tommy chained him in previous installment.

This one is unique because there's actually development given to its heroine, Tina, and how she gradually learns the extent of her powers. As a horror movie, there's little to no suspense because we know where Jason is at all times: he just moves from decimating one person to decimating another. The final showdown is pretty bad-ass, though.

This movie to me is awesome and excellent because of Lar Park-Lincoln as Tina Shepard and Kane Hodder as Jason Voorhees. I love this movie it is my number one favorite film in Friday the 13th movies and it is in my top 5 best one's Friday the 13th films.

The director was John Carl Buechler who made an excellent job directing the seventh installment the problem with the film was with MPAA ratings, the MPAA where assholes this movie is the most uncut film in horror film history I ever saw. I want to see the uncut version of this film like any else fans want's to see. All the gory and blood was cut out because of MPAA assholes.

I love the music composer for this film by Harry Manfredini and Fred Mollin. I love the theme song for Tina The New Blood by Fred Mollin I have heard that soundtrack so many times. I love the soundtracks that they used for this film: Essence of You by Eye Eye really my favorite song for this film. Dream Girl by FM, Magic (In Your Eyes) by FM they are good songs for this film.

I love the new cast in this movie I love this girl Susan Jennifer Sullivan as Melissa to death she was evil but really great hot sexy girl that was killed from Jason. I liked Kevin Blair as Nick I thought he was good. I like Jennifer Banko as Young Tina Shepard she di d a good job. I like that girl Robin (Elizabeth Kaitan) who was so kind that we see liking her a cat. It was really awful that she was killed by Jason. I love Susan Blu as Mrs. Amanda Shepard she was excellent mom I love her in this movie.

I really miss this kind a films today I just got whole Blu-ray collection of Friday the 13th movies and I wanted to see this movie Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives so damn much whole summer I wished this movies to have in my Blu-ray collection. I love Jason movies and this one is the one I will still watch.

Director John Carl Buechler sees similarities between Tina and Alice Johnson, the protagonist of A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master. "Both films are about heroines who take on special powers which they use to fight the monster. In The New Blood, Tina's able to fully harness her telekinetic powers by the end of the film and she uses the powers to defeat Jason which is what happened, more or less, in The Dream Master.

Buechler was disappointed that the film did not explore Tina's powers more, Composer Fred Mollin came up with theme music for Tina "because she was a psychic.

This movie is the best but so underrated and cut out which got rating x and the movie was cut. It is in my top 5 favorite Friday the 13th films and this movie get's my favorite Bad-Ass Seal Of Approval 10/10 I love this movie to death not that much as I love Jason Lives.

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