Friday the 13th Part VII - The New Blood Reviews
"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.
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.
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.
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.