Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988) Movie Review

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

1988 | Horror, Thriller
88 minutes /

User Score: 75/100

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Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood Review


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.

Friday the 13th Part 7 (VII): The New Blood, although the story itself is different from other Friday the 13th movies and has a lot of potential, this movie still only immitates previous titles in the series. Jason Vorhees, still at the bottom of Crystal Lake, is released by a teenager with telekinetic abilities. Jason begins another killing spree, using everything from his trusty machete to a little plastic party horn. Finally, Friday the 13th Part 7 (VII): The New Blood comes to an unsatisfying climax when a confrontation between the telekinetic girl and Jason ensues. While the story is lame, there are other reasons to watch this one. Kane Hodder dons the hockey mask for the first time in this entry, and the way Jason looks in this one is just amazingly grotesque. This isn’t the best Friday the 13th in the series, but it’s far from the worst.

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

Title: Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood
Original Title: Friday the 13th Part 7, Friday the 13th Part 7: The New Blood, Friday the 13th Part VII, Friday the 13th, Part VII Jason's Destroyer
Year: 1988
Runtime: 88 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.75/5 stars from 8 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 8
Starring: Kane Hodder, Corey Feldman, Kimberly Beck, Tony Goldwyn, William Butler, Walt Gorney, Thom Mathews, Mike Nomad, Ted White, Jeff Bennett, Lauren-Marie Taylor, Darcy DeMoss, C.J. Graham, Jennifer Banko, John Otrin, John Carl Buechler, Craig Thomas, Nancy McLoughlin, Debora Kessler, Diane Almeida, Delano J. Palughi, Susan Blu, Lar Park-Lincoln, Terry Kiser, Susan Jennifer Sullivan, Kevin Spirtas, Heidi Kozak, Staci Greason, Larry Cox, Diana Barrows
Writers: Daryl Haney, Manuel Fidello, Sean S. Cunningham, Victor Miller
Director: John Carl Buechler

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