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

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

1988 | R | Horror, Thriller
88 minutes / 1h 28min

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Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood Plot Synopsis:

Lying dormant at the bottom of Camp Crystal Lake, Jason Voorhees is released from his watery grave by a telekinetic girl. And so the killing begins again. Can she use her powers to stop Jason, or is he back for good?

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

John Carl Buechler directed Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988) was nominated for 2 movie awards back in 1989 for Best Young Actress and Teenage Choice for Best Horror Motion Picture. Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood had an estimated movie budget of $2.8 million and took in $19.1 million at the US box office.

Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood is about a telekinetic girl who inadvertently releases Jason Voorhees (Kane Hodder ) from his grave prison at the bottom of Crystal Lake.

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 promise, this movie still only imitates 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 Voorhees 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.

  • Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 7
  • Overall Score: 4.53
  • IMDB: 5.3
  • MetaCritic: 1.3
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 3.0

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

Title: Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood
Year: 1988
Runtime: 88 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Reviewer:
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 2.27/5 stars from 26,904 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 26,904
MPAA Rating: R
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood Cast Starring: Kane Hodder, Corey Feldman, Tony Goldwyn, Kimberly Beck, William Butler, Jeff Bennett, Walt Gorney, Thom Mathews, Lauren-Marie Taylor, Darcy DeMoss, Mike Nomad, Ted White, John Otrin, John Carl Buechler, Craig Thomas, Kevin Spirtas, Nancy McLoughlin, C.J. Graham, Jennifer Banko, Susan Blu, Heidi Kozak Haddad, Lar Park-Lincoln, Terry Kiser, Susan Jennifer Sullivan, Heidi Kozak, Staci Greason, Larry Cox, Diana Barrows, Elizabeth Kaitan, Jon Renfield
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood Writers: Daryl Haney, Manuel Fidello, Sean S. Cunningham
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood Director: John Carl Buechler
Production: Paramount Pictures
Language: English
Country: USA