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…
250/365 (365 films in 365 days)
Not really sure about this one. It's definitely not the worst, but the whole plot about the girl with telekinesis seems to be taking the franchise down an unwelcome (and even more) supernatural route).
It's the same old Jason stuff here with the sole innovation of having the final girl have psychokinetic abilities. She's pretty good as the disturbed girl dealing with the death of her father while dealing with an exploitative doctor. Other than that this movie is pretty much pure crap when either Tina or Jason is not on screen. You can really feel the MPAA cuts on this one as the kill scenes (which are some of the coolest of the series) are harshly edited making for a frustrating viewing experience.
Nails the essence of the series the most efficiently. 80s photography, fun cast, great kills, an amazing 'final' in Tina, and a fantastic showdown with Jason. 90 minutes went by pretty damn quickly.
So the movie starts off with an argument over alcoholism with mommy and daddy in a lake-house on the dock of the bay. During the argument, their little cute daughter, (The little telekinesis girl) is sitting on a boat by herself just chillin like a villain because she can't stand to see daddy beating the shit out of mommy over daddy's booze. Why the fuck does drinking too much alcohol lead to a fight on the dock of the bay? You're in a lake-house, who gives a fuck about drinking too much? If I had a lake house in the middle of the fucking lake with my own dock, I wouldn't be fighting like your everyday middle class American? Those…
Worth watching solely for the last 20 minutes.
A girl with telekinetic powers returns to Crystal Lakes where she killed her father ten years earlier as a little girl. Not giving a shit about timelines, the writers decide to stick Jason in the water at the same time.
I love watching documentaries, and specials about Horror movies. And one of the people who pop up all the time talking about horror movies is a guy named JOhn Carl Buechler. And it usually says "director/ special effects" under his name. Hmmm.... sounds familiar, and I know I've seen him in other documentaries about horror, but for some reason I didn't know anything he directed. BUt he must know his shit, since he's in all of these documentaries and coming…
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…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
"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.…
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