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…
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…
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.
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…
Fun in parts but kinda ruined by this random Carrie-esque subplot.
With a slightly better story than the last two installments, this ends up being fairly entertaining.
Jason is back. This time he just reappears with new weapons in almost every scene. Where do these weapons come from? Does Jason have his own bat cave of torturous devices? He litterally looks ridiculous when he's chasing the guy around with a weed-wacker-saw. He looks even more ridiculous when his mask comes off. Hunch back of Crystal lake...ohh I'm sooo scared. None of the chicks are hot in this one, well except the brunette with the huge..., and all the characters are one-dimensional. The nerdy guy, the "good-looking" next door neighbor guy, the bitch that wants the GL guy, the nerdy girl that wants to be noticed more, then there's this one guy who I'm completely stifled by, he's…
Jason Voorhees vs a telekinetic teen. 'Nuff said!
The opening is fantastic, a gleeful acknowledgement of the nonsensical mythos of the series: a long series of flashbacks to previous films, replaying kill after kill without including a single story-beat. It's a tacit admission that none of that shit in Friday the 13th has ever been important, that they know why the audience is there and they promise not to waste their time.
Then they sink into a Z-grade psychic girl plot and waste everyone's time.
Dedicating so much time to such poorly acted nonsense only means that there is no time to develop any of the teenagers and their poorly acted nonsense. The New Blood has some of the most forgettable and generic victims to date in the…
Generic with a capital G.
'The New Blood' is my first venture into the Friday the 13th series and it doesn't set a very good precedent for the other films. The problem isn't so much that the film is poorly constructed or contains laughable errors or ridiculous dialogue. The issue is that there isn't an ounce of creativity in the whole thing. In a slasher film, I'm not looking for a complicated storyline or underlying themes. A story to frame the killings would be nice and the inclusion of themes would be a major plus, but they aren't really necessary for the genre to work. 'Part VII' sort of attempts a story, but just abandons it once Jason comes on…
I have an awful confession to make: up until today, I had never seen any Friday the 13th movie with Kane Hodder as Jason. I know, I know, what kind of horror fan am I? Well, I decided to rectify that today when I got my hands on a copy of the seventh entry into the series: "The New Blood".
This film, if there's anyone on this page that doesn't already know, features a girl with telekinetic powers who accidentally raises Jason from the lake he was left in in Part 6 so he can continue his bloody rampage across Crystal Lake. But let's be honest: this is the seventh entry in the series, does anyone even care about the…
Jason is back and he looks beast! He gets a technical sleeping bag kill then a chest rip which looks like something out of mortal kombat. I loved the part where he threw the chick out the window wwe style. Dude's got no mercy. Unfortunately the psychic element was just corny and lame. This film could have been great but the execution wasn't there.
I Like 1988's Friday The 13th Part VII: The New Blood, I Like It Because It Turned 25 Years Old Last Year In 2013.
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