• R, 1 hr. 28 min.
  • Horror
  • Directed By:
    John Carl Buechler
    In Theaters:
    May 13, 1988 Wide
    On DVD:
    Sep 3, 2002
  • Paramount Pictures

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Friday the 13th Part VII - The New Blood Reviews

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Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide

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

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 39/100

July 26, 2002
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

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.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: D

November 29, 2003
Clint Morris
Moviehole

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

| Original Score: 1/5

September 17, 2002
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

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

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 5/10

September 12, 2007
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 2/5

November 9, 2003
Joe Utichi
FilmFocus

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

| Original Score: 2/5

September 23, 2004
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

| Original Score: 2/5

February 8, 2004
Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)

| Original Score: 2/5

July 28, 2005
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

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

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

September 25, 2004
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

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

| Original Score: 1.5/4

September 15, 2002
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 2/5

July 19, 2005
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

| Original Score: 2/5

December 27, 2006

Austin Chronicle

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 0/5

September 3, 2011
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

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

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

October 1, 2013

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

Full Review Source: Dread Central | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 7, 2009

A more supernatural turn for the series.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

February 20, 2008
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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

| Original Score: 3/5

May 23, 2004
Steve Biodrowski
Cinefantastique

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

Full Review Source: Cinefantastique

February 14, 2009
Richard Harrington
Washington Post
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New York Times
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