Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988) – Review, Rating and Synopsis

Friday the 13th Part 7: The New Blood (1988) - - Review, Rating and Synopsis

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  • Release Date:  1988
  • Genre:  Slasher
  • Cast and crew: Jennifer Banko, John Otrin, Susan Blu, Lar Park-Lincoln, Terry Kiser, Kevin Spirtas, Susan Jennifer Sullivan, Heidi Kozak Haddad, Kane Hodder, William Butler, Staci Greason, Larry Cox, Jeff Bennett, Diana Barrows, Elizabeth Kaitan
  • Director:  John Carl Buechler
  • Screenwriter:  Daryl Haney, Manuel Fidello, Victor Miller

Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988) Rating:

  • Drew = 4 / 10;
  • Dylan = 7 / 10;
  • Raoul = 5 / 10;
  • IMDb = 5.3 / 10;
  • Rotten Tomatoes = 2.9 / 10;

Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood Synopsis:

After spending years chained at the bottom of Crystal Lake, Jason is brought back to life by a young girl with psycho-telekinesis powers.

Review:

The writers and directors were obviously inspired by a certain Stephen King film adaptation when moving forward with this film. The central character is a young, innocently, shy and awkward girl that possesses telekinetic powers when angry. The premise seemed like it was a blatant set up to be a Carrie vs. Jason type-film to begin with, which is an interesting thought for a fan, but the lack of originality is where the movie hurts. The bottom line is that The New Blood is not an unbearable film to watch per se, but there is just the feeling of having seen the film beforehand.

The entire cast itself was pretty flat, not one interesting character or dialogue was written. Peculiarly, it remains a mystery how some characters, in the beginning, were relevant to the film. The kill count was enormously high for a typical slasher film, which they had to resort to in desperation for keeping the audience’s attention.

The New Blood has its moments and surely there is a big enough fan base that loves Friday the 13th movies to make it profitable… but I felt that they simply ran out of ideas and were quick with this one.

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