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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Young Tina Shepard
... Mr. John Shepard
Susan Blu ... Mrs. Amanda Shepard
... Tina Shepard
... Dr. Crews
... Nick (as Kevin Blair)
Susan Jennifer Sullivan ... Melissa
... Sandra
... Jason Voorhees
... Michael
... Jane
Larry Cox ... Russell
Jeff Bennett ... Eddie
Diana Barrows ... Maddy
Elizabeth Kaitan ... Robin


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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Release Date:

13 May 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Birthday Bash  »

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Box Office


$2,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,245,038, 15 May 1988

Gross USA:

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


After turning down Marta Kober (who appeared in Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)) and Kerry Noonan (who played in Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986)), John Carl Buechler originally wanted Paula Irvine to play the role of Tina Shepherd, because she was 19 years old at the time and had the perfect teenage look and the personality he was looking for. Unfortunately, Paula already made commitments to star as Liz in Phantasm II (1988) so John was unable to cast her for the role. John was running out of time and was not able to find a real teenager between 18-19 years old to play the role of Tina Shepherd, he had no choice to cast Lar Park-Lincoln who was 26-years-old at the time. Lar Park Lincoln had to wear a lot of makeup to look approximately eight years younger than she looks, so the audience will think she's a teenager. See more »


(at around 45 mins) When Tina is driving, she swerves to avoid Jason. The trees that she almost hits change between shots. See more »


Melissa: Hey, Tina.
[Nick appears wearing a big fat jacket on backwards]
Melissa: This how they wear their jackets back at the mental hospital?
[Tina gets angry and snaps Melissa's pearl necklace with her telekinesis]
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Referenced in Friday the 13th Part VII: Deleted Scenes (1988) See more »


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Written by Cameron Hawkins, Nash the Slash and Michael Waite
Performed by FM
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Carrie Vs. Jason
3 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood is more of the same to be honest. It adds original ideas to it and throws in a bit more plot structure, but underneath all of that new material is basically the same old Friday the 13th material. Not necessarily a bad thing in this case, because the acting is very good in this instalment. However the Jason formula does hit rock bottom. The thrills, chills and scares are the same old same old. Victim hears a noise, hunts about, then Jason jumps out on them, and they meet their demise. Now, this is the whole trait of the Jason Voorhees franchise, but it can get a little tedious and boring when they play this the whole way through the movie. Gore wise there is a decapitation, a party horn shoved into a head, an axe to the face, which happens twice, a drowning, a hand thrust through a chest, a body thrown out a window and the fantastic scene where Jason whacks somebody in a sleeping bag against a tree. The soundtrack is more tense and chilling in this sequel which is a benefit to the weaker points of the movie. The characters are very clichéd; the spoilt bitchy girl, the ugly girl who wants to be beautiful and popular, etc. These personalities make you want the characters to die. However Maddy, the ugly-turned-beauty girl was one of the few characters I enjoyed watching on screen, and truly felt sorry for. It really seems that popularity and good looks do, indeed, kill. Anyway, the introduction of a telekinetic girl to battle Jason was a bit of a twist. It half works and half doesn't, to be fair. It just doesn't seem to be very appealing, the fact that this girl, Tina, has her telekinetic powers yet takes forever to get rid of Jason. It was also her powers which summoned him up from the lake. So Jason hacks his way through a cabinful of partying teens, celebrating a birthday. The usual stalk-and-slash ensues, and the battle between the heroine then follows. Why is it never a male who has the final battling climax? Anyway as you can see, apart from the obvious additions to distract you from the fact that this is more of the same, Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood delivers the usual gruesome goods and gratuitous nudity which makes the series so appealing, and is therefore worth checking out.

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