Review: Friday the 13th Part 7: The New Blood (1988)

You know the killings need more creativity when Jason starts the engine on a tree-trimming saw.

blu“FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 7: THE NEW BLOOD”
1988
Horror/Slasher
USA

Director: John Carl Buechler
Stars: Jennifer Banko, John Otrin, Susan Blu
Distributor: Paramount
Runtime: 88 mins
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“They say he died as a boy, but he keeps coming back.”

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Tina is a telekinetic teenager who’s back in her childhood cabin at Crystal Lake. Together with her mother and an intense psychologist she’s trying to progress mentaly years after she watched her father die at the lake. And of course a bunch of stupid teenagers have a party at the neighbours. Tina accidentaly wakes up the drowned Jason, and all hell’s break loose.

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At a certain point you feel you’ve seen this plot and scenery a couple of times before in the franchise. It’s dumbing down after the fresh approach of number 6. It’s still a decent slasher, but where the fuck is the gore? The franchise is so popular at this point, Paramount had it cut to satisfy the cencorship. Too bad. I like my slashers blood red.

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The complete Friday the 13th box is just GREAT! You have audio commentaries, featurettes, interviews, shorts, booklet and merchandise. Whatever you want to know, you’ll get to know.

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Bodycount: 16

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