It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of slasher films, and here I've tried to compile a list of…
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood
Jason is back, but this time someone's waiting!
Tina possesses the gift of telekinesis, allowing her to move things and see the future, using the power of her mind. But when a devious doctor tries to exploit her ability, the gift becomes a hellish curse. Tina unwittingly unchains the merciless bloodthirsty Jason Voorhees from his watery grave, igniting a bloodbath that ends in the ultimate showdown in strength of mind versus pure evil matter.
First and foremost, it should be known that of all the well-known horror franchises the Friday the 13th series is my favorite. I think of the other long-running, highly successful series like: Halloween, A Nightmare on Elm Street and to a much lesser extent, Hellraiser, and Friday the 13th has the overall best track record. I enjoy each sequel almost on an equal level with a few minor exceptions, whereas I only like one sequel from the Halloween series. With 10 movies strictly involving Jason Voorhees (excluding Freddy vs Jason and that remake), I enjoyed all of them (enjoyed may be a strong term for Jason Takes Manhattan but I didn't hate it).
The slasher boom had basically two prototypes…
Bad news Crews.
Someone needs to make a film called Crystal Lake Realtors because selling ice to Eskimos would be a walk in the park to these real estate agents. Crystal Lake and it's small community have been witness to over 60 killings at this point taking place during 5 mass murders over the course of 12 to 15 years. Yet it doesn't seem to effect the real estate much as people are still buying and renting cabins around Crystal Lake.
My math on that could be fuzzy as I'm roughing it, and I'm only counting 5 mass murders because I don't think Part V: A New Beginning actually takes place anywhere near Crystal…
Back to the dumpster. The editing is horrendous, the acting is terrible and the humor is mostly gone. Fucking recaps... I thought they were done with that. Worst Schwarzenegger impression of all times. Some potentially good kills ruined by MPAA. The sleeping bag kill was shown uncut in theaters, the victim being hit six times against the tree with the bag covered in blood, instead of just one quick hit in all other versions. Wish I would have been around to see that. Jason's dispatch tools are varied. What did he do, robbed a shed? Tina, the final girl has telekinetic powers. Couple that with a horrible performance and it almost turns into a curiosity. The nice guy who tries…
THE NEW BLOOD is not one of the best entries in the series. The quality of the acting varies wildly, the storytelling is ambitious but sloppy, and the pacing is inconsistent. Also, the characterizations are thin even by the standards of a slasher film. Outside of the 4 central characters, everyone else is vaguely likeable but just not that interesting, which only underlines the fact that they are purely cannon fodder.
All that aside, it's still quite an enjoyable film. The CARRIE VS. JASON plotline is a hoot, especially in the go-for-broke climactic battle between troubled, telekinetic final girl Tina (Lar Park Lincoln) and Jason (played here by Kane Hodder for the first time), which is exciting and creatively staged.…
While this has it's moments (like the infamous sleeping bag kill), it could have been better. Pretty weak compared to the rest and especially looking at how much potential it had from the premise. Not very special, but it's interesting considering this is Kane Hodder's first appearance as Jason and would play him 3 more times afterwards; more than any other actor who played Jason.
I think it's kind of fascinating that no matter how ridiculous the previous movie was they always manage to make the sequel even crazier. So the last time we saw Jason he was chained to a rock at the bottom of a lake. Luckily he decays somewhere around the same spot where years ago little Tina drowned her father with her telekinetic abilities. Yes, you just read that. Years later teenage Tina returns to the scene of the crime with her psychiatrist and one night, in a fit of guilt she tries to resurrect her father...but accidentally brings back Jason instead. Of course he is more than happy to oblige and starts killing of the group of teenagers that has…
The Friday the 13th franchise ticks down the tiniest bit with the seventh entry, mostly because of how obviously it tries to cash in on the Carrie archetype. It does so in as effective a way as possible but the heavy overtones are prevalent throughout. Lar Park Lincoln is effective as the psychic in question but she us saddled with some sketchy dialogue and can't always overcome it. The same can be said of most if the cast; only Terry Kiser and Susan Jennifer Sullivan find their way around their lines without occasional awkwardness.
Where The New Blood really excels is in two things: the make-up and Kane Hodder. John Carl Beuchler's effects make-up team does a phenomenal job with…
"I'll be back" (Arnold Schwarzenegger impression)
This movie started differently to the others, with a narrator giving the back story from the previous 6 films. Echoes of the movie "Carrie" in this as "the one that survives" is a girl called Tina who has Telekinesis powers, she even has a confrontation with Jason where she electrocutes the water he is in (like Carrie).
Plot wise it's business as usual, disappointingly this is a rehash of the previous films but with a supernatural element, the development as Jason as a character seems to have stopped.
Has to be noted that Jason is looking pretty sinister by film number 7, all the shit that's happened to him is beginning to build up.…
It's the same trends every single time. Dream fake-out, fake Jason-deaths, too many characters to really care about a single one, and the survivors always include (sometimes only) a white teenage girl.
Happy birthday, Michael, you lucky son-of-a-bitch. Many happy returns. Love, Melissa.
As a child Tina exhibited psychic abilities and as a result caused the death of her abusive father at Crystal Lake. Now, many years after she returns with her mother and Doctor as a part of her treatment, and she finds out that the lake holds other secrets as well.
With the introduction of zombie Jason in the previous installment, this pretty much gave the filmmakers carte blanche to do what ever they want with the character, but with that in mind, this entry actually feels a little pedestrian. The story has a very promising start, but as things go along, the story becomes weaker and weaker and only picks up again at the end. All the characters are pretty…
This is where the series begins to lose creativity. I do however love the look of Jason here. This also is where they get lazy with killing off Jason.
ridiculous sequel where, even though people find corpses throughout the woods, they act as if nothing has happened and decide to get some air in the same woods. It's not completely without charm though, as Kane Hodder's reanimated Jason gives us a steady stream of kills, and the premise of Jason vs Carrie is a decent one, even though the film doesn't really deliver on it.
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In this list I'm going to keep track of all the slasher films I have seen from it's magnificent beginning…