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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.

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Cast

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
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Storyline

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 will meet his match. See more »

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Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Birthday Bash See more »

Filming Locations:

Alabama, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,245,038, 15 May 1988

Gross USA:

$19,170,001
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Sandra: So what do you think of Nick?
Melissa: [eyeing Nick] Gee, I hadn't noticed.
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Heart of Ice
Written by Fred Mollin and Stan Meissner
Performed by Stan Meissner
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"There's a legend around here..."
14 April 2014 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Jason is stuck at the bottom of Crystal Lake after the events of the last movie. Luckily for him there's a telekinetic girl (Lar Park-Lincoln) who cries a lot and has Carrie fits. She inadvertently frees Jason, thinking he's her dead father! Jason immediately starts killing people, naturally. The series was clearly trying to move in a new direction here with more of a focus on the paranormal and supernatural. Terry Kiser from Weekend at Bernie's plays a shrink in this. He's better with comedy. Lar Park-Lincoln's performance consists of crying or being on the verge of crying at all times. My sister used to love this entry in the series because of the angle with the telekinetic girl and the handsome guy who looks like he belongs at a Superman audition.

First movie in the series where Kane Hodder plays Jason. He would be the longest-running Jason, playing him for the rest of the series. Frankly, I'm not a big fan of Hodder's Jason. He's too big and bulky, like a football player or pro wrestler. Plus they put him in some kind of suit where you are supposed to be able to see his exposed spine and ribcage. It's incredibly cheesy and just makes Jason cartoonish instead of intimidating.

Most of the people Jason kills in this one aren't particularly annoying or bad. The first couple seemed quite nice, actually. The whole vibe to this sequel seems off but it's still a watchable movie. Not the best of the series but far from the worst. There would only be one more decent one after this then it was downhill.


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