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…
There's a legend around here. A killer buried, but NOT dead. A curse on Crystal Lake, a death curse. Jason Voorhees' curse.
Back from the Ottawa Comiccon and I have the urgent need to rewatch a few films because of certain interactions I had there. It was my first experience at any type of convention like that and I have to say I had a blast. Being a horror fan the biggest draw for me going there were guests Bruce Campbell, Robert Englund and Kane Hodder. Little did I know Hodder would leave the biggest impression on me.
May 9th, 2014 is the day I first met Kane Hodder and started realizing just how awesome he is. The first…
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…
Kane Hodder weed wacking the good doctor. Melissa a real bitch but a sweetheart. Nick one of the smartest characters in the entire franchise. Tina the worst final girl. A WTF ending. The saving grace: Robin's boobs.
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.
Oh. That last one was a false dawn. This is straight back to shit.
It really is Carrie vs Jason like everyone says, but it is also a fun watch wiith the best kill in the entire series.(sleeping bag) It also is the first appearence of Kane Hodder, the best Jason.
On flickchart at 553
A backwards step for the franchise after what seemed like a new start in the previous film.
A very predictable slaughter of improbably horny teens (including the usual gratuitous nudity) as well as a desperately poor (and poorly executed) subplot about a heroine with telekinetic powers.
Some of Jason's kills are entertainingly gruesome, and he looks suitably gnarly when he gets demasked, but the film is otherwise lazy and uninspired.
October Horror Challenge 2014 Movie #88
By this point in the evening, my son was asleep, I was on my third scotch, and the realization that I wasn't going to hit 100 movies for the month was upon me. So I said fuck it and found the first of the big franchises I came across on Netflix. When you're pretty buzzed, tired, and kind of depressed, Jason randomly killing morons and fighting Carrie White is a decent way to end the night.
Another day, another Friday The 13th film. After really enjoying Friday The 13th Part VI, I'm disappointed to say that Part VII falls back into the generic slasher category. Jason returns in either a preposterous or unexplained way (or sometimes both) and kills a bunch of random teenagers for no real good reason. The one thing that Friday The 13th Part VII: The New Blood (seemingly) has going for it is a subplot about a troubled girl with psychic powers who is facing her past at Crystal Lake per doctor's orders. Unfortunately, the filmmakers don't do much with this premise and more time is spent developing the vapid characters inhabiting the lake house next door than exploring this new supernatural…
I know my reaction to this film is largely due to the fact that this is the 3rd one of these I've watched in a row, but I found the formula extremely wearying and the majority of the film really tedious, even with the whole Carrie fights Jason twist, and the introduction of Kane Hodder, somewhat managing to make Jason more menacing.
One of the goofier Friday the 13th sequels (if that's even possible for a franchise that includes Jason Takes Manhattan). I like it and everything but something about it just doesn't work for me as much as, say, Part VI does or Jason Goes to Hell.
I do enjoy some of the kills though and wish Jason would use a weed whacker more often.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
De nuevo una leve bajada en la saga.
La trama no hay por donde cogerla y en gran parte carece de sentido. Los poderes que se le dan a la protagonista (se convierte en una suerte de Jason vs Carrie) no tienen mucha lógica; las motivaciones de ciertos personajes como el doctor tampoco quedan claros, y muchos de los jóvenes también son algo odiosos (el geek de esta película es más horrible que Shelly...y eso es duro).
Eso sí, tenemos la introducción del gran Kane Hodder bajo la máscara de hockey, y el enfrentamiento final de Jason contra Tina es genial.
Es una lástima que no dejaran que la película fuera tan gore como iba a serlo en un principio, porque habría resultado definitivamente mucho más divertida.
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