[[caption-width-right:263:Now with more decomposition!]]

->''On Friday the 13th, Jason is back. But this time, someone's waiting.''

The seventh ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' film.

As a young girl, Tina Shepard accidentally killed her father by using psychic abilities she didn't know she had. The guilt over his death has haunted her for a decade. In the present day, Tina, her mother, and her latest doctor head back to Crystal Lake -- where her father drowned -- to work out her issues for good. Not too far away, a group of teens plan a surprise birthday party for one of their friends; one of these teens even meets and becomes smitten with Tina, which gives her a chance to experience some sense of normalcy.

But things turn sour when her doctor tries to incite Tina's telekinesis under the guise of psychiatric care. When Tina has an emotional outburst after one such session, her latent abilities resurrect Jason Voorhees, who had [[Film/FridayThe13thPartVIJasonLives sunken to the bottom of Crystal Lake]] not long before Tina's father drowned. As the Crystal Lake Killer returns to doing what he does best, everyone around Tina calls her delusional when she says she saw him...but sooner or later, everyone finds out that her "delusions" are anything but.

This film marks the debut of Creator/KaneHodder as Jason, who would play the role for the next three sequels (and become a fan favorite in the process).


!! ''The New Blood'' contains examples of the following tropes:

* AlanSmithee: Manuel Fidello (one of the film's two credited writers) is an alias for an unidentified WGA scab who violated the then-ongoing writers' strike to work on the film after the firing of original writer Daryl Haney. Any admission of working on the film -- even now -- would be grounds for instant expulsion from the WGA, so their identity will likely remain forever unknown.
* AlphaBitch: The RichBitch Melissa.
* ArbitrarySkepticism: Tina's doctor encourages her to explore her psychic powers... but visions of the future? Ridiculous! She's just delusional!
* AssholeVictim: Dr. Crews and Melissa, [[spoiler:who are also ironically the last two characters to die in this film]].
** There's quite a few more, just not to the same level. Specifically: [[ManipulativeBitch Robin]], [[BitchInSheepsClothing Eddie]], and [[SpoiledBrat Russell]].
* AutoErotica:
** Due to the amount of guests in his uncle's cabin, Russell has to "sleep" in his van with his girlfriend Sandra.
** Ben and Kate borrow the van later on to have some fun of their own.
* AnAxeToGrind: Jason kills Melissa with an axe.
* BareYourMidriff: Sandra's outfit before she goes skinny-dipping.
* BarrierBustingBlow: Provided the page picture.
* BigNo: Russell lets out one, and dies before he gets to finish it.
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Subverted. Jason gets a handful of random kills beforehand, but when he starts working his way through the house, the black couple are the first people to go.
* BladeOnAStick: Jason uses one to kill Tina's mom.
* BloodlessCarnage: Oddly enough for this franchise, the theatrical cut is almost completely bloodless, with most of the violence occurring offscreen. [[BloodierAndGorier The uncut version, on the other hand...]]
* BriefAccentImitation: When Dan goes to chop some wood for his and Judy's campfire, he says "I'll be back" in his best Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger accent.
* CassandraTruth: Tina tries tell about Jason's presence, but Dr. Crews chalks it up to hallucinations.
* CatScare: Some random cat hiding in a closet gives a scare to Robin..
* ChainsawGood: Jason kills Dr. Crews with a tree-trimmer.
* CountryMatters: Eddie refers to Melissa with this.
* CoveredWithScars: Buechler arranged for all of the damage and wounds that Jason had suffered from the previous films to show on Jason in this installment. In addition to the motorboat damage from [[Film/FridayThe13thPartVIJasonLives the previous film]], Jason also retains the machete and axe cuts from [[Film/FridayThe13thPart2 parts two]] and [[Film/FridayThe13thPartIII three]] (respectively) as well as the [[EyeScream missing left eye]] from the wound that killed him in [[Film/FridayThe13thTheFinalChapter part four]].
* CreatorCameo: Director John Carl Buechler appears in the film's end as the fireman who picks up the halves of Jason's burned mask.
%%* DeathBySex
* DestinationDefenestration: Jason kills Robin by throwing her through a window.
* DirtyCoward: Dr. Crews pushes Mrs. Shepard on Jason's way to save himself. [[KarmicDeath This still doesn't help him very much]].
* DramaticThunder: Done when Tina and Nick find Michael's corpse.
** Also used in a brilliant FreezeFrameBonus gag. As David walks through the dark kitchen with the flashlight and the thunder flashes briefly, look in the top left corner of the room. [[LightningReveal Jason's standing behind him the whole time.]]
* DramaticUnmask: When Jason attempts to break Nick's spine, Tina uses her powers to apply pressure on his head, which in turn destroys his mask.
* ElectrifiedBathtub: Tina uses her powers to force Jason into a puddle and then breaks one of the power cables to fry him.
* ExactEavesdropping: Melissa eavesdrops on the conversation between Nick and Tina by the lake.
* EyeAwaken: After Tina drops Jason in the basement, the camera closes on his face and he opens his eye.
* EyeScream: Jason kills Kate by stabbing her into the eye with a party horn.
* {{Fainting}}: Tina faints when she sees the resurrected Jason.
* FinalGirl: Tina.
* FingerWag: Dr. Crews does this to Tina when he tries to convince her that he cares about her well-being.
* TheGlassesComeOff: Maddy takes off her glasses when she prepares to make an impression on David.
* GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex: The nice couples have a good time with each other, while Melissa has to resort to an unfulfilling tryst with Eddie, hoping to make Nick jealous.
* HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday: It's Michael's birthday during the first night.
* IWishedYouWereDead: Tina screamed at her father that she wished he was dead in the past. Unfortunately, this is exactly what caused her psychic powers to kill him.
* ImpromptuTracheotomy: Jason kills Jane by pinning her to a tree with a tent spike through her throat.
* InstantThunder: Appears when Dr. Crews finds Michael's body.
* ItWasHereISwear: Tina about the tent spike that Jason stuck on the porch.
* KillItWithFire: When Tina confronts Jason in the cabin basement, she uses her powers to douse him with gasoline and [[ManOnFire set him on fire]]. This somehow causes the whole house [[StuffBlowingUp blow up]] too.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Tina has one for when she uses her powers.
* LightningReveal: Done when Jason is stalking David.
* LostForever: All original negatives, including the cut gore footage, were destroyed by Paramount sometime in 1992.
* NeckSnap: Jason punches through Dan's torso, and then snaps his neck.
* NiceGuy: Nick.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Tina's first attempt to revive her father is what instead frees Jason from the rock to which Tommy Jarvis had chained him.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Tina barely has any control over her powers and they always react horribly whenever she becomes stressed. When Jason kills Tina's mother, she gets so pissed that she instead gets near-perfect mastery over them.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: While stoned, aspiring sci-fi writer Eddie comes up with a brilliant idea:
-->'''Eddie:''' I know; ''Star Mummy!''
* NotTooDeadToSaveTheDay: [[spoiler:Tina manages to temporarily revive her father, who drags Jason back down to the lake's bottom]].
* OffWithHisHead:
** Jason decapitates David offscreen.
** Jason also attempts to do so with Eddie, [[AvertedTrope but only gets halfway]].
%%* OffscreenTeleportation
* PeekABooCorpse: Russell's corpse gives Maddy a scare.
* PreviouslyOn: The film starts off on a quick recap of ''Jason Lives'', as Tina's father's death takes place shortly after Jason is drowned by Tommy Jarvis.
* PsychoactivePowers: Tina's powers depend on her emotions. Knowing this, Dr. Crews tries to inflict emotional stress on her to study her, instead of helping her to get over her mental trauma.
* SinisterScythe: Jason kills Maddy with a sickle.
* SkinnyDipping: Sandra goes skinny dipping, and invites Russell to come along. He dies before he gets his clothes off, and Sandra soon follows.
* StaggeredZoom: Used when Tina finally comes face to face with Jason.
* StrictlyFormula: This film was the last entry in the original continuity to largely follow the standard ''Friday the 13th'' formula. Each entry afterwards either changed the setting and/or Jason's nature. In fact, the storyline for this film is lifted from ''The Final Chapter'', only with Jason as a zombie and Tina replacing Tommy Jarvis and his family.
* TheStoner: Eddie and David.
* SuperWindowJump: Jason performs one when he is going after Tina.
* TokenMinorityCouple: Ben and Kate.
* VisualPun:
** Jason leaves David's severed head on a potted plant, making a headplant.
** Then when Tina uses her telekinesis to throws the potted plant at Jason, Dan's head comes along for the ride, ''headbutting'' Jason.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: Commented on concerning the amount of assholes in the group. Nick says they're not his friends, he's just at the cabin for his cousin's birthday.
* YouKilledMyFather: Jason kills Tina's mother late in the film, which is what prompts her to unleash everything she can on him.
* YourHeadAsplode: More crushed, but Ben's death. ''Much worse'' in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEaZxlagqaA workprint version]], crushed to the size of a walnut.