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


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Release Date: May 13, 1988 Wide



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Directed by makeup effects artist John Carl Buechler, the seventh in the long-running, grisly horror series was far from the last, although the climactic fate of its antagonist would seem to suggest a final send-off. Lar Park Lincoln stars as Tina Shepard, a teenager with uncontrolled telekinetic powers. As a girl vacationing at Camp Crystal Lake, Tina killed her abusive father with the use of her mental abilities. Years later, seeking intensive counseling from manipulative, greedy psychologist



Daryl Haney, Manuel Fidello

Sep 3, 2002

Paramount Pictures

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The further look at how the series just became goofier and goofier and hinted at Jason's inevitable foray in to space.

October 1, 2013 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

This new cleaner-looking version of The New Blood is miles ahead of what fans had access to previously on DVD

October 7, 2009 Full Review Source: Dread Central | Comment (1)

You cannot really take the results seriously, but they are fun, offering both...something never really shown in a

February 14, 2009 Full Review Source: Cinefantastique | Comment (1)

A more supernatural turn for the series.

February 20, 2008 | Comment (1)

By this seventh entry in the series, being different just for the sake of it really is justification enough.

September 12, 2007 Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Comment (1)
Antagony & Ecstasy

The anxieties suffered by Tina throughout the film are well thought-out by the franchise's typically one-dimensional standards.

September 25, 2004 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Comment (1)
Slant Magazine

Does this even appeal to the hardcore Jason fans? I doubt it.

September 23, 2004 | Comment (1)

Sort of Jason meets Carrie outing that's about on par with the rest of the silly series.

May 23, 2004 | Comment (1)
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Goodness knows the writer, director and actors didn't expend much effort. We won't bother mentioning that the acting and dialogue are atrocious, like they always are.

November 29, 2003 Full Review Source: | Comment (1)

The only thing that needs new blood injected into it is this franchise

September 17, 2002 | Comment (1)

turns out to be all swing and no follow-through, essentially wasting an interesting premise on tepid writing, bad acting, silly characters, and mediocre direction

September 15, 2002
Q Network Film Desk

When a hardcore Friday the 13th fan tells you that a particular entry is a piece of junk, you should probably listen.

July 26, 2002 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
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Audience Reviews for Friday the 13th Part VII - The New Blood

It was very interesting to see someone with telekinesis fighting against Jason, you felt for a while at least that this was someone who might really stop him. The ending seemed incredibly final as well. But as we all know, like Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees does not die. I like the comparison of the girl to Carrie on here, it was a lot like that. And if you're a fan of these movies, you should check this one out. It's not great, but it's entertaining for horror fans.
December 28, 2012

Super Reviewer

oh ok. yea this might have a local crazy in it, but i think hes a just an old guy working the graveyard who probably saw the Grateful Dead back when they were called the Warlocks, and he discovers Jason's empty grave, and then BAM!, grave aint empty no more. then the opening credits roll and shit gets a whole lot worse.
January 14, 2011

Super Reviewer

Jason vs. Carrie basically. While this is the 7th movie in the series, in many ways it's the birth of the Jason we all know and love. Kane Hodder will always be the one who made the character a full blown superstar; his acting ability under the suit is incredible. No one hacks, crushes and maims like him. This movie is super corny, but I really like that aspect. It's a lot of why the series is so lovable, you really have fun watching them. This has some of the most classic deaths, including the sleeping bag trick and eyeball party favors.
November 1, 2010

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