Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood 1988-05-13 ( current )

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A young girl who possesses the power of telekinesis accidentally causes her father's death after a family dispute at Crystal Lake. Years later, when a doctor tries to exploit her abilities, her power becomes a hellish curse, and she unwittingly unchains the merciless, bloodthirsty Jason Voorhees from his watery grave.

Fewer and fewer movies happen to be being shot on actual film, because fewer and fewer movies building have film projectors. Except if there is an art house theatre nearby, any watching of older, or less recognized, films, on actual film, is pretty much impossible. When is the last time that an more aged or obscure film was available at the local multi-theater megaplex? If whoever has a film copy of that older, hidden film, does not think it is profitable enough to put it about DVD, there is little which can be done about it. Soon, the only way to watch films of any kind, will probably be through on-line streaming. Based on your point of view, this is possibly that natural progression of technology, or it's the end of the world.

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There's a legend around here. A killer buried, but NOT dead. Jason Voorhees is unintentionally revived from his watery grave by a girl with telekinetic powers. And so the Friday the 13th bandwagon rolled on for another sequel, a part 7, that once again pitches the unlikable Voorhees against a number of annoying teen types. Those involved here deserve some respect for at least trying to add some impetus to the flagging series, here by way of a gimmick, that of a telekinetic foe played by Lar Park-Lincoln, but ultimately it just ends up same old same old. In fact it's a considerable step down from the more fun and funky part 6. The telekinetic issue becomes something of a side-bar, which is annoying as there's a potentially great thread involving a devious doctor (Terry Kiser) that never reaches the heights it should have. There's a little thought in the writing as regards grief management, but ultimately all hope of something more substantial gives way to Voorhees slicing and dicing kids we don't care about anyway. We could watch the first 3 films if we wanted that again. A decent confrontation fight at the finale saves it from stinkerville, but really it's a weak sequel that offers nothing to warrant it being made in the first place. 4/10

  • Kane Hodder
  • Lar Park Lincoln
  • Susan Jennifer Sullivan
  • Kevin Spirtas
  • Terry Kiser
  • John Carl Buechler (Director)
  • Frank Mancuso Jr. (Producer)
  • Iain Paterson (Producer)
  • Barbara Sachs (Producer)
  • Manuel Fidello (Screenplay)



United States of America



Release Date:

1988-05-13 USA

Run Time:

88 min