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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…
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.
Though it's hokier touches and some formula tediousness undercut the strengths of "Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood," this chapter of the lengthy horror franchise earns points for adding, uh, new blood to the plot. This new blood comes in the form of a telekinetic teen who, ultimately, battles the hulking Jason Voorhees in an attempt to vanquish the lumbering stalker. It all makes for a watchable genre film.
The film has its share of weaknesses, but its addition of the telekinetic character enlivens the narrative. That narrative misses ample opportunities to set off in new and more interesting directions and eventually loses steam as it settles into its traditional formula of violent slayings, but it has a…
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 Lake. Also the 12-15…
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…
super-fucking-flawed. i've had a habit of watching the 13th series pretty much yearly, i've seen this movie over a dozen times, and it's still a gigantic fucking blur with a few striking images. the plot is stupid as fuck, some psychic chick like sunk her dad telekentically as a kid at crystal lake, and just has to revisit it and try to come to terms. she basically tries to mindlink with jason, waking his trifling ass up into a murder spree. what comes next is a buncha slasher porn with the hardcore shots cutout, basically a mildly frustrating and unsatisfying experience. the end is kinda weird, jason fights telekentic chick who does shit like drop a house on him. watch the deleted scenes of this movie instead.
There’s a lesson here. I came to Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood with an open mind. Sure, I’d heard rumblings it was bad, but I’d seen enough “bad” films to know the masses can be wrong.
The story opens at night with seven-year-old Tina standing outside a house on Crystal Lake. Inside, we hear her parents fighting. Mom’s yelling at Dad, saying he promised he wouldn’t drink so much. Dad’s smacking Mom and telling her to shut up. It aims for drama but plays as caricature.
Tina runs down to the lake, walks down a short pier, and gets into a small fishing boat. She motors out to the middle of the lake. Dad comes running out…
I saw this at the New Beverly as part of a marathon of the first 8 movies. Seeing these with a packed, appreciative crowd is 100% the way to see all of these. They are all basically cartoons disguised as exploitation films (they all definitely operate with a certain level of elastic, cartoon logic), and that can be a tremendously entertaining mix.
As for specifically The New Blood, it wasn't helped by the fact that I was watching it at roughly 5 in the morning, but it's so much more of a slog than any of the previous films. The idea of Jason actually having a formidable opponent to fight isn't bad, but the film takes absolutely forever to get…
Maybe in another time and place Jason could have made an excellent landscaper. He clearly has access to both the tools and the skills to properly operate them. This one has my favorite looking Jason and the sleeping bag kill but not much else besides its fake ass Carrie.
On ajoute de nouveaux ingrédients (Tina et ses pouvoirs psychiques, woo !) pour tenter de renouveler la série et j'avoue que ça me plait bien. Ce n'est rien de grandiose, mais il demeure divertissant et bien différent des autres volets avec des touches ici et là qui surprennent. Dommage que la MPAA y soit allé vraiment fort dans les coupes, ça se sent...
Not a great Friday movie, but commendable for trying something different, namely the "Carrie vs. Jason" riff they try to pull. They should've pulled harder. Also, if all of the cut gore scenes were in the movie it would immensely improve upon its enjoyability. Horror fans can dream. . .
Read my FULL REVIEW at my blog: squealingtiresondirt.blogspot.com/2015/11/friday-13th-part-vii-new-blood.html
-This movie really throws off the continuity of the series. The last one takes place in 1986, which was present day. In the opening of this film, we have houses and a dock built around the lake from the last film that didn't exist then, so it takes place after all of that is built and lived in for a while (let's say 10 years). Then we skip ahead about ten years for the rest of the movie. So apparently this movie exists in 2006, with everyone using technology and wearing fashions from 1988.
-From what I've read, it was with this film that they were first trying to do a crossover with Nightmare On Elm Street. Paramount and New…
Kane Hodder's brutal performance is simply the best here. I hate how the kills were butchered by the MPAA, but I've always really liked this one over all. I like the character of Tina and the whole psychokinesis subplot, and Jason is an absolute beast.
Yep, this one is still great, made better by Heidi Kozak, Elizabeth Kaitan, and Susan Jennifer Sullivan. Seriously, the character of Melissa is one of the greatest bitch characters in all of slasherdom. Love how it's chock full of b-movie actors. I like shit movies so it's nice seeing them in this film. Jason looks the coolest in this film. The makeup was fantastic. I liked the telekinesis subplot. I'm a huge fan of telekinetic horror such as Carrie, Jennifer, Tourist Trap, etc. It made for a great showdown between Voorhees and Tina. The only problems are the cut gore and stupid ending. Otherwise, I'd rank it near the top.
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