Friday, 13 November 2015

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





Kane Hodder, Lar Park Lincoln, Kevin Spirtas, Susan Blu, Terry Kiser, Susan Jennifer Sullivan, Elizabeth Kaitan, Jon Renfield, Diana Barrows, Jeff Bennett, Heidi Kozak, Larry Cox, William Butler, Staci Greason, Craig Thomas, Diane Almeida, John Otrin, Jennifer Banko


Years after Tommy Jarvis chained him underwater at Camp Crystal Lake, Jason Voorhees (Kane Hodder) is released from his watery grave by a telekinetic girl (Lar Park Lincoln), and the killing begins again.


It's Friday the 13th so what a better day to attack Jason Voorhees and the franchise? Let's hope Jason won't come and get me. Jokes apart, this film wowed me , they really got creative this time.

Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood has some ideas, and some real suspense but it's executed in a pretty bad way.

After the discreet sixth chapter, Jason Lives, this installment will always stand out thank to its innovative element, the psychic and paranormal abilities of the protagonist - compared by many to Carrie, but I wouldn't know since I haven't seen the film or read the book. Her powers will be useful to cope with the threats of Jason, but also will be fateful as they'll bring Jason back from the deaths. 

Once again, the main problem is the plot, always the same damn plot whose repetitiveness and predictability begins to bore, and with the same stereotypical characters whose only purpose is being unintentional sacrifices to the murderous fury of Jason. The killings are predictable as they were in the previous chapters, but this time they also lack in gore.

The makeup is probably the best part. Jason is a "beautiful" rotting cadaver with a visible spinal cord, rib cage poking out, and the unmasking scene is both shocking and awesome, revealing Jason's putrefied face that is more than just a skull. Jason should keep the mask on next time though, he is really ugly.

Kane Hodder begins his run as Jason Voorhees, and his portrayal of the serial killer is more scary than ever, and I must say, beneath the makeup, he wonderfully expresses the evil wrath of Jason. That's basically the reason why he is the only one who became famous for playing him. Lar Park Lincoln also gives a good performance, even though she is close to tears most of the time. 


  1. Kane Hodder is definitely the man when it comes to playing Jason. And you really should watch Carrie.

    1. I'll definitely watch Carrie, it has been on my watch list for ages