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

friday13th7_01A young girl with ESP visits Crystal Lake with her mother and psychiatrist. Her telekinetic powers accidentally resurrect Jason from his watery grave (again!).

The Jason formula hits rock bottom with this static, boring and threadbare episode, directed by B-movie man John Carl Buechler.

New Blood contains virtually no blood and Jason goes about his gory business unmasked in this, the weakest Friday the 13th sequel of all.

The stand-out scene is probably the sleeping bag murder, where Jason zips up an unlucky camper in a sleeping bag and then – like she’s a sack of potatoes – repeatedly slams the bag and camper into a tree trunk.

In some ways, this basic bludgeoning is the most brutal in the franchise.

Tina
Lar Park-Lincoln
Nick
Kevin Spirtas
Dr Crews
Terry Kiser
Melissa
Susan Jennifer Sullivan
Sandra
Heidi Kozak
Jason
Kane Hodder
Michael
William Butler
Jane
Staci Greason

Director
John Carl Buechler