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.
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…
Demasiado mala. Nunca se caracterizó por el argumento pero el rollo telépata vs Jason es muy NO.
"Need a little touch up my ass!"
In 1976, Brian DePalma's big-screen adaptation of Stephen King's novel Carrie premiered. The movie was a fantastic examination of stress and bullying through the lens of a teenager struggling with psychokinesis. Flash forward 12 years: the Friday the 13th franchise is still going strong, moving onto its seventh installment in eight years. The filmmakers decide to introduce something new to the franchise: a girl with telepathic powers who accidentally raises, and subsequently fights, Jason Voorhees, the film even jokingly being nicknamed by the cast and crew as Jason vs. Carrie. Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood isn't Carrie. It doesn't try to make some higher statement or use the telekinesis as a metaphor through which larger subjects are…
"DON'T GO OUT THERE!"
A little improvement from the 3rd one and the 5th one, but it doesn't really add up to the serie. It's not particularly funny, not particularly scary either. It's just… a Friday the 13th sequel.
With supernatural things.
And a cat. A really, but REALLY random cat.
(I actually made a joke with my sister (my Friday the 13th buddy) saying "Oh my god that'd be so, but SO, random and stupid if a cat jumped out of that wardrobe". I was so shocked that IT HAPPENED. GUYS. IT HAPPENED. THE CAT. IN THE WARDROBE. I guess it's really predictable.)
Oh. And I think it'd been much cooler if they called it "Carrie vs Jason". Cause that's what it was.
I'm a Jason mega-dweeb, but when I was a kid I kinda hated this one. This was my first viewing in over ten years, and I enjoyed it a lot more this time than I used to, but eh.. It's still nothing special.
Basically, my main gripe with this movie is that the telekinesis stuff is dumb. Like, seriously dumb. Not only is it a supremely hacky way of triggering events in the film (and yes I'm aware I'm talking about Jason movies here, but still), it also means that the final girl is basically invincible - there's no threat from Jason at any point. All she has to do is make a TV wobble across the room and smack…
The absolute worst of the Friday The 13th movies. A desperately idiotic film.
Though this deserves bonus points for being Kane Hodder's entry into the series as Jason, it loses about a million points for its nonsensical telekinetic plot (not a sub-plot as many reviews have labeled it - it IS the plot of the film, such as it is) and a HOWLER of a fucking ending.
If you've seen it, you'll know what I'm talking about. If you haven't, well. I guess I won't spoil it for you.
With that said, the way Jason is raised at the beginning of this film is the kind of ludicrous stupidity I can get behind. What's truly insulting about the ending is how it a) violates the rules of the world we're in and b)…
Despite being the seventh installment in a horror film franchise that has one too many sequels, Friday The 13th Part VII: The New Blood is actually a lot better than it seems. It's far from perfect, but it's actually quite good. It's the shortest film in the franchise, under ninety minutes and moves at a rather quick pace. It starts with a recap of the last few films to quickly refresh your memory, but after that the film just moves forward.
There's not a whole lot of humor in this film, favoring a dark atmosphere and suspenseful mood instead, which works quite in favor. It also has a really sweet design for Jason Vorhees showing his decaying, rotting flesh and…
I remember liking this one a lot more when I was younger. The acting is really, well off in this and detracts from what is actually a really good idea by giving Jason someone who can really fight back against him, this time with telekenic abilities. The highlight for me has to be the showdown between Jason and Tina and the make-up effects work that really makes Jason look undead and realistic. Hodder does a great job with Jason in this one and while the film kind of suffers a bit from everyone else, Hodder salvages a lot for me.
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