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

Years after Tommy Jarvis chained him underwater at Camp Crystal Lake, the dormant Jason Voorhees is accidentally released from his prison by a telekinetic teenager. Now, only she can stop him.

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John Carl Buechler
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Banko ... Young Tina Shepard
John Otrin ... Mr. John Shepard
Susan Blu Susan Blu ... Mrs. Amanda Shepard
Lar Park-Lincoln ... Tina Shepard
Terry Kiser ... Dr. Crews
Kevin Spirtas ... Nick (as Kevin Blair)
Susan Jennifer Sullivan Susan Jennifer Sullivan ... Melissa
Heidi Kozak Haddad ... Sandra (as Heidi Kozak)
Kane Hodder ... Jason Voorhees
William Butler ... Michael
Staci Greason ... Jane
Larry Cox Larry Cox ... Russell
Jeff Bennett Jeff Bennett ... Eddie
Diana Barrows Diana Barrows ... Maddy
Elizabeth Kaitan Elizabeth Kaitan ... Robin
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Storyline

After Jason Vorhees was chained to the Bottom of Camp Crystal Lake by Tommy Jarvis. A Young Telekinetic Girl known as Tina Shepherd accidentally killed her Father with her Powers at Crystal Lake. Years Later, Tina and Her Mother return to Camp Crystal Lake, Where Tina's Doctor trys to manipulate her powers for his own evil plans. Tina then trys to ressurect Her Father but Accidentally Awakens Jason Instead. It's now up to Tina to use her Powers to Stop Jason and Her Evil Doctor.

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On Friday the 13th, Jason is back. But this time, someone's waiting See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Birthday Bash See more »

Filming Locations:

Alabama, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,245,038, 15 May 1988

Gross USA:

$19,170,001

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,170,001
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

John Carl Buechler was so impressed with Kane Hodder when he ate live worms on the set of Prison (1987), that he pushed for Paramount Pictures to let him cast Hodder in the role of Jason. If it had not been for Buechler's persistence, the role of Jason Voorhees would have been reprised by C.J. Graham. See more »

Goofs

When Melissa comes into the kitchen, asking where Nick is, Robin says "I think he went next door to visit Marilyn Munster." This couldn't possibly be an insulting nickname, as Marilyn Munster was the only normal one in the Munster family. See more »

Quotes

Melissa: Hey Nick, you still mad at me?
Nick: What was that crap you pulled on Tina?
Melissa: That chick's crazy. Besides, all is fair in love and war.
Nick: Melissa, I don't even like you.
Melissa: "Like" has nothing to do with it.
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A shot of Jason carrying a severed head into a room was also cut. Kate's death was trimmed of blood flow. See more »

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Soundtracks

Magic (In Your Eyes)
Written by Cameron Hawkins, Nash the Slash and Michael Waite
Performed by FM
Courtesy of Duke Street Records
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this ones ok
30 November 1999 | by mcfly-31See all my reviews

Last time I blamed Tommy for causing the deaths of others after inadvertently raising Jason from 6 feet under. I must do the same here concerning Tina, the very cute Lincoln as a girl with powers to move things with her mind. Thinking shes moving her dead father from the same lake where Jason is stuck under water, she ends up snapping the chain attached to the rock holding Jason down and hes back in business. So like Tommy, shes kinda responsible for the batch of teens who get skewered. But missing from part 6 and really the rest of the other films, are the inventive murders. Jasons slams a girl into a tree, stabs a few, throws one outta window, its just a little too dull. Theres a couple decent ones like the party favor in the eye or the ol' axe to the face, but the rest are standard. And way too much time is spent on Lincolns character trying to get over her past at the lake and her would be romance with Blair. Most of Harry Mandredinis great music is stuff from previous films as either he and/or Fred Mollin unfortuntely decided to overuse a lot of "banging" sounds. And after being the lead character the last 3 films, Tommy Jarvis was dropped. Tack on a totally unsatisfying ending (Jasons pulled under a dock and disappears) and you've got only a fair follow up. At least its more watchable than 8 or 9.


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