Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood

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"Jason is back. But this time someone's waiting."
  • R
  • 1988
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 5.2  (40,207)
  • 13

The movie Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood is a horror film released in 1988. It is the seventh installment in the long-running Friday the 13th franchise, and it was directed by John Carl Buechler. The movie follows the story of Tina Shepard (played by Lar Park Lincoln), a teenage girl with psychic powers who inadvertently resurrects Jason Voorhees (played by Kane Hodder), the infamous serial killer who has been presumed dead since the previous film.

The movie begins with a flashback showing how Tina accidentally caused her father's death while trying to use her psychic powers to save him during an argument with her mother. Years later, Tina returns to the site of her childhood trauma with her mother and her psychiatrist, Dr. Crews (played by Terry Kiser), as part of her therapy. However, Tina's psychic abilities become stronger as she moves closer to the lake, and she unknowingly reawakens Jason, who was trapped at the bottom of the lake after being defeated in the previous film.

As Jason returns to his killing spree, Tina becomes a primary target, and she must use her psychic powers to fight back against him. Along the way, she meets a group of teenagers who are spending their weekend in a nearby cabin, including Nick (played by Kevin Blair), who becomes her love interest, and Melissa (played by Susan Blu), who becomes her rival. As the body count rises, Tina and Nick must find a way to defeat Jason once and for all, while Dr. Crews has his own motives for wanting to capture the killer.

The movie was notable for introducing a new concept to the franchise, as Tina's psychic abilities added a supernatural element to the story. This allowed for new ways to fight against Jason, as Tina was able to use her powers to move objects, create telekinetic force fields, and even resurrect the dead. The movie also featured special effects by John Carl Buechler himself, who created some of the most iconic kills in the series, including Jason's mask being cracked and his spine being torn out.

The cast of Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood included several up-and-coming actors, such as Lar Park Lincoln, who had previously starred in the TV show Knots Landing, and John Otrin, who played Michael, one of the teenagers in the cabin. The movie also featured a brief cameo by Kane Hodder, who would later become the most famous actor to portray Jason in the franchise. Terry Kiser, who played Dr. Crews, was best known for his role in the comedy movie Weekend at Bernie's, and his character added a new level of intrigue to the film, as his true motives were not revealed until the end.

Overall, Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood was a successful addition to the franchise, grossing over $19 million at the box office. It was praised for its special effects and the performances of its cast members, as well as its creative use of the psychic powers of Tina Shepard. However, some critics felt that it was too similar to previous Friday the 13th films and did not bring enough new material to the table. Nevertheless, it remains a cult classic among horror fans and is one of the most memorable entries in the series.

Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood is a 1988 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.2 and a MetaScore of 13.

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