Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood

1988

Action / Horror / Thriller

71
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 26%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 38%
IMDb Rating 5.3 10 25964

Synopsis


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Cast

Tony Goldwyn as David
Corey Feldman as Young Tommy Jarvis
Kane Hodder as Jason Voorhees
Terry Kiser as Dr. Crews
720p.BLU
698.17 MB
1280*720
English
NR
23.976 fps
1hr 28 min
P/S 5 / 22

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by TheLittleSongbird 4 / 10

Jason meets his match

'Friday the 13th' may have been panned by critics when first released but since then it is one of the most famous and influential horror films, the franchise containing one of horror's most iconic villains. The film is popular enough to become a franchise and spawn several sequels of varying quality and generally inferior to the one that started it all off.

'The New Blood', the seventh instalment, is not among the best films in the series from personal opinion, though far from awful. It does have good things and a couple of interest points, but there is the general sense that things and the concept were becoming half-hearted and stale. Not sure as to whether 'The New Blood' is the worst film in the series as some critics and fans have said it to be.

As aforementioned, 'The New Blood' has strengths. The make-up effects are genuinely gruesome and frightening and the telekinetic effects are surprisingly good. The music score once again is hauntingly eerie and there are a couple of deaths that are well done, the sleeping bag one is the best one and not just one of the film's highlights but also one of the best death scenes to me of the whole series.

Kane Hodder sends chills down the spine as Jason. The interest point of 'The New Blood' is the supernatural, telekinetic element, the one thing that stops the film from being severely fatigued and from it being a complete retread. It is a very strange idea and doesn't feel like it entirely belongs within the film, but it's pretty clever.

However, Lar Park-Lincoln is fairly overwrought in places, though she does have good moments especially with Hodder, and the rest of the acting is nothing to write about. Their characters are hard to care for, due to them being so sketchy and in a couple of cases grating. The dialogue continues to be crude and simplistic. None of these were strengths anyway in the 'Friday the 13th' series ('Jason Lives' is an exception), but for all 'The New Blood' is one of the worse-faring cases.

Pacing feels rushed in the telling of the story, which can feel jumpy, and dull because it's all so bloodless. The humour is more goofy and annoying than tongue-in-cheek and witty, there is a real shortage of suspense, far too tame scares (and it's not just because the film is very un-gory, the only one that shocks is the un-masking) and the deaths have been far more imaginative and creepy elsewhere in the series, with one exception. The ending is ridiculous and over-extended.

On the whole, lacklustre but not a waste of time. 4/10 Bethany Cox

Reviewed by Eric Stevenson 5 / 10

Too kind

I really am being too kind to this movie to give it even ** because it's just another entry in this endless series of Jason killing people. It got formulaic the first four times he did it. There actually is one big thing about the movie that I do like. The guest character (who doesn't die) is a girl named Tina with telekinetic powers. I'm going to admit I actually like this character. We really do get to see her go through a story arc and she becomes more developed as time goes on. It's a pity the ending is a real cop out as she somehow brings her father back to life to stop Jason.

I guess the makeup effects are fairly good in this movie. For the most part, it's just nothing special. It's still at least better than most of the other entries. Still, there's only so many times you can see a guy in a mask kill everyone in sight. This is why slasher movies are not a high form of entertainment as they're too repetitive. Of course in later movies here when they do things to change the formula, it's still pretty dumb. I guess these guys just can't win. It's forgettable like most of this dumb series. **

Reviewed by Platypuschow 5 / 10

Friday the 13th Part VII The New Blood: Jason vs Psychic

After Tommy Jarvis left Jason to rot chained at the bottom of the lake we thought we'd seen the last of Mr Voorhees, but no a psychic girl accidentally frees him and you know the rest.

Thats right Jason Voorhees goes on another rampage indiscriminately killing more 20 somethings with very little story actually present.

This however marked the first time Kane Hodder took on the hockey mask and as ridiculous as it sounds you can really tell and new life is breathed into Jason.

Now rotted, chain around his neck and looking seven shades of undead Jason looks amazing and scarier than ever before. Sadly the death sequences in New Blood are more cutaway poorly constructed nonsense and considering this is the 7th movie in the franchise there really is no excuse.

New Bloods greatest weakness is the finale, the movie builds up to the final battle really well, draws it out into a lengthy encounter but then hits you with a moronic unexplained baffling twist just before the credits.

New Blood isn't bad and it marks a really turning point for Jason, but as a standalone film it's not the strongest part of the franchise.

The Good:

Jason looks amazing

Kane Hodder

The Bad:

Weak death scenes

Awful finale

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

A magnifying glass is a cheap alternative to a penis pump

Jason Voorhees may have a window fetish

No matter how fast you run Jason Voorhee's walk is faster

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