• 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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AJ V

Super Reviewer

December 28, 2012
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.
FilmFanatik
FilmFanatik

Super Reviewer

April 22, 2007
Jason VS. Carrie - that would make a good alternate title for this entry. This time around in Friday the 13th Part 7: The New Blood, Jason has to contend not only with his usual victims, but a young woman with psychokinetic powers. Originally this film was written to be the long-awaited Jason VS. Freddy film, but when New Line Cinema and Paramount couldn't reach an agreement about the character rights, it was re-written to accomodate the VS storyline with a different character. Noted to death by the MPAA, Part 7 is really sparse as far as blood and gore go (probably the least amount of the entire series). The heroine of the film is also, character-wise, unwatchable. She is a constant cry baby throughout the entire film because her father was killed when she was very young. Most of the time she just comes off as annoying, and the story suffers for it. As for the other aspects of the film, they're all pretty much mediocre. Nothing new and nothing spectacular, especially as heavily-edited as the film is (which really destroyed its chances anyway). It has some fun moments, but overall, it's nowhere near as impressive as the previous entry. Fans tend to rally around the film because it marked the first appearance of Kane Hodder as Jason. Although he does give Jason a lot more strength and menace than any of the other actors who played him before, the overall quality of the film itself leaves much to be desired. It's definitely not a highlight of the series for me, and it's also the beginning of what I consider to be eventual downfall of the quality of the series.
Coxxie M

Super Reviewer

August 4, 2009
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.
Conner R

Super Reviewer

November 18, 2009
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.
creepfreak
creepfreak

Super Reviewer

February 21, 2008
The New Blood wasn't that good. Lousy acting and lousy story line. Bloody, but not too bloody. Part 7 felt more like a waste of time. But, it still manages to be slightly entertaining.
TheDudeLebowski65
TheDudeLebowski65

Super Reviewer

June 8, 2010
In this seventh Friday installment, the screenwriters basically copied the Carrie White approach to the story. A girl name Tina Sheppard has telekinetic powers awakens Jason and begins yet another series of grisly murders. Of all the Friday films, this one of the weaker ones, but is still enjoyable due to its sometimes slapstick death scenes. The film also suffered from amateurish acting, even by Friday standards, not since part 5 has a film suffered this way. As the Friday The 13th film series progressed, it seemed that the screenwriters where scrambling to find new and "improved" ways to unleash Jason unto oversexed teens. The result? The New Blood, a supernatural entry in the series that relies more on special effects than anything, also like I said previously, the kills are Slapstick at best equaled only by Amateurish actors who seem to struggle to hard. Still for all it's faults, I still enjoyed this film, but if you're looking for a good Friday film to watch, leave this one for last.
Anthony L

Super Reviewer

September 28, 2009
Not the worst Friday the 13th but really not the best. I found Jason in the second film more scary than Kane Hodder?s, he has lost that clumsiness that makes him human and more real, now he is just like Hulk Hogan in a mask. Savani does good as always but can't make up for what is possibly the worst ending to a film ever, even if it is a cheap 80's horror movie! Half way through I was just thinking, please can we go to Manhattan now, I?m bored of Crystal Lake!
Jason O

Super Reviewer

August 15, 2009
"Friday the 13th Part 7 - The New Blood" is definitely one of the top 3 movies of the series if you ask me. Years ago, a young Tina got mad at her father and wished that he was dead after he hit her mom. Somehow, that brought Jason back to life and he killed her father. Now Tina is a teenager and she has telekinetic powers, and she's hurt over her dad being dead. She can see things before they happen and she can move and control objects by concentrating on them. She has to deal with a not so trustworthy doctor who tricks her and doesn't seem to believe her story about Jason. Tina must find a way to use her special powers to overcome Jason Voorhees before he kills everybody around the area of Crystal Lake, including herself.
"Friday the 13th Part 7 - The New Blood" is great because it is real interesting from the start, and it has great acting. In this sequel, Jason Voorhees is more relentless as a killer than he has been in the past 6 movies. It just seems he won't give up and that nothing will kill him, and that's another thing that really makes this movie stand out from the previous 6 movies in the series. If you like the other Friday the 13th movies, or great slash'em up horror flicks, I definitely recommend getting this one. NOTE: This was my Amazon review from the year 2000.
Chris G

Super Reviewer

March 13, 2008
The New Blood throws some new blood in the franchise by throwing Jason a curve ball and having him take on Carrie. Yes, it's a telekinetic girl that kicks Jason's ass left and right. That's the story and I'm sticking to it.

The film has the standardized plot from that point on. Even though I've heard the stories about this film being butchered by the MPAA I still can't see it being any better than what it is- a weak slasher flick that has a gimmick.
Luke B

Super Reviewer

January 22, 2009
It seems as though Jason just isn't enough for the Friday 13th saga. So here instead of just some girl as the hero we get a girl with telekinetic powers. It leads to some very poor effects and leaves unlucky Jason looking more confused than anyone. It also ditches the comedy of the last outing making this far too serious. By the time the awful ending comes about you'll be shaking your head in disbelief. Who knew Friday the 13th could be so cheesy?
TheGame90
TheGame90

Super Reviewer

December 20, 2007
Should've been awarded the oscar for suckiest movie
thefog1331
thefog1331

Super Reviewer

June 6, 2007
Jason looks great and Buechler is a competent director handling a rather convoluted idea but the film suffers the most from the MPAA forcing so many cuts that it is the most bloodless of the entire series.
Cassandra M

Super Reviewer

August 6, 2007
Weepy Tina Shepard arrives at Crystal Lake with her mom and her doctor. Tina is a wreck of a girl - plagued by a powerful telekinetic ability, Tina killed her drunken and abusive father in a fit of rage many years ago and has been trying to deal with her guilt ever since. Unfortunately, her sadistic doctor wants only to exploit Tina's powers and drives Tina to the breaking point with his cruelty. In yet another emotional fit, Tina attempts to raise her dead father from the depths of Crystal Lake, but instead raises the rotting carcass of Jason Voorhees instead, who emerges with his hockey mask intact and his bloodlust stronger than ever. Jason immediately heads into the woods and starts killing, gradually working his way to the house next door to Tina's, filled with vacuous partying teens. Tina, who is also precognitive, tries to warn those around her of impending death, but no one will believe the stressed out girl. Finally, Tina must battle Jason herself is she hopes to save her new boyfriend and herself from death.

This is Kane Hodder's first outing as Jason Voorhees and its a really great one. Jason is a hulking killing machine of pure, cold rage and the deaths the accrue have never been more vicious or grimly satisfying. The now-famous sleeping bag bludgeon makes its first appearance in this 6th installment, and its one of my favorites - really nasty and brutally hilarious. Lar Park Lincoln is great as Tina - perhaps a bit too weepy, but almost as angry as Jason and erupting in great displays of rage, both verbal and telekinetic. Lincoln did a lot of her own stunts in this one too, which is always impressive.

The make-up effects in this movie are my absolute favorite. Jason is a wet, rotting cadaver, his spinal cord clearly visible through the shredded remains of his clothes, his ribcage poking out, his flesh dark with rot. The unmasking scene is a truly shocking and "wow!" inspiring awesome moment, as Jason's face is revealed to be little more than an animated skull - but animated it truly is! Beneath the hideous make-up, Hodder impressively expresses the evil wrath of Jason with one empty eye socket and half a mouthful of teeth. The telekinetic effects are a lot of fun as Tina "throws" every weapon at her disposal at Jason: a couch, a jar full of nails, a light fixture and finally a can of gasoline and the flames from the basement furnace. It was great to see someone give Jason a run for his money instead of just screaming and running away.

All in all, one of the better sequels to follow the original Friday the 13th.
WrenchLT
WrenchLT

Super Reviewer

July 19, 2007
You'd be forgiven in thinking that this was a sequel to 'Carrie' rather than another 'Jason' movie. In this sixth sequel a touch of the supernatural is added into the mix by way of a teenage girl with Carrie-esque powers who mistakenly resurrects Jason Voorhees from his watery grave. They have an entertaining little face-off towards the latter half of the film after Jason has eventually killed almost every living thing within a 5 mile radius of Crystal Lake. But the film suffers from a rather lame and abrupt ending, and by clear edits to the gore by the censors which it needed to do to avoid an X-rating from the mpaa, as were all of the sequels, but this one seems to have suffered the worst and I'm surprised Paramount haven't released them unrated yet. Overall, not one of my favourites, but still it has it's cool moments.
Lafe F

Super Reviewer

July 1, 2007
Jason goes up against a girl named Tina with telekinetic powers.
Jason was resurrected in a great way this time.
There are several great killings in this movie, which weren't as gorey as they could've been, but the meddling studio cut a lot of footage out. Some of the deaths you didn't even see onscreen! I didn't like the subplot of the girl's doctor trying to exploit her powers, but he got it good when he ran into Jason. The effects were top-notch. I really liked the make-up effects of Jason, with his skeletor-like face. The end battle is superb. The music was a bit annoying, with its repeated choral melody. This was the first film with Kane Hodder as Jason; he really fit the body-type and gestures. A mediocre entry in the Friday the 13th series.
Dean !

Super Reviewer

March 28, 2007
A very poor entry in the series!
Jason S

Super Reviewer

January 16, 2007
A psychic chick takes on Jason in a battle to the death. A little dumb.
deano
deano

Super Reviewer

October 4, 2006
Freaky serial killer vs teleiness teen girl alike 'Carrie'.
Dann M

Super Reviewer

August 27, 2013
Going from the ridicules to the absurd, Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood is all kinds of crazy. When Tina Shepard, a troubled teenager with psychic powers, accidentally resurrects Jason from the dead, he goes on another killing spree; and only Tina can stop him. Newcomer Lar Park-Lincoln has some screen presence, but overall the acting's poor. The writing's equally as bad, and is loaded with plot holes. However, going so over-the-top does make the film somewhat entertaining. Still, Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood is an embarrassment to the series, which has gotten worse with each new installment.
LINDSEY DUNN
LINDSEY DUNN

Super Reviewer

March 20, 2012
'Friday The 13th: Part 7 - The New Blood' is basically an average take on what would happen if Carrie White was being haunted by a zombie-like serial killer. Ever wondered what that'd be like? Nah, me either.
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