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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.
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…
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…
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…
"Friday the 13th Part VII - The New Blood" contains an interesting concept, pairing a young woman with psychic and mental abilities with the homicidal masked man, Jason Voorhees. "Part VII" probably marks the first film in the series, where Jason isn't killing people immediately into the film and instead focuses on the young woman's tribulations. What follows is the formulaic destruction of all characters involved, one by one and not very creatively. Felt like a mash-up of "Carrie Meets Jason Voorhees", which is perhaps what spawned the forth-coming sequel "Freddy Vs. Jason".
In many ways, the extraordinary image that concluded Friday the 13th Part 6 – Jason chained to the bottom of Camp Crystal Lake but very much alive – was to be a blueprint for the increasingly extravagant spatial excursions of the remainder of the franchise. Marking the moment at which Jason graduated to a fully supernatural being – a force that might be tethered but never vanquished – it set in train a more fantastic and science-fictional dimension to the Friday the 13th films that would find its logical conclusion in 2002’s Jason X. Key to that new “look” for the franchise was a more operatic, melodramatic and hyper-cinematic sense of spectacle, inspired to some extent by the increasing hegemony…
WHY WOULD HER DAD STILL BE IN THE LAKE
In this 7th installment, Lar Park Lincoln plays a girl with telekinesis (Carrie anyone?) who uses her powers to fight Jason (a walking lump of muck at this point). This aspect gives the film a much needed boost since the slasher genre was getting stale in the late 80s.
”Need a little touch-up work, my ass!”: Maddy, presumably speaking on behalf of the producers of Friday the 13th: The New Blood
How many ways can I describe this movie and the character of Jason using the exact same words? Well, both things are barely going through the motions, content to spend most of the time simply staggering about from set-piece to set-piece without rhyme or reason. Both things look completely horrible. Neither have any interest in conforming to anything resembling common sense, logic or simple cause-and-effect. And neither have any reason for existing other than hacking up idiotic, badly acted ‘teenagers’.
This last is a much bigger problem for The New Blood than it is for Jason himself. Presumably…
While sadly unsuccessful in its attempts The new blood follows the same path as the previous instalment Jason lives by trying to exceed expectations and offer something surprising. This time Jason goes up against a teen with telekinesis, it's not scary and is arguably the weakest entry yet, but you have to appreciate anything that tried to change the story in favour of sticking with the same old, same old formula.
Who cares if most of your muscles have deteriorated away leaving mostly a skeleton? You can still fling people through the air like ragdolls.
It has this cheap, soft focus soap-opera feeling coated all over itself, and the script isn't exactly helping. And since the MPAA neutered the kills, it really has nothing going for it.
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