Film: Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood

Now with more decomposition!

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

The seventh Friday the 13th film.

This time around Jason Voorhees is pitted against Tina Shepard, a girl with psychic powers. She has come to Crystal Lake on her doctor's orders to work around the guilt she has about accidentally killing her father few years ago. One of her emotional psychic outbursts revitalizes Jason's body in the lake, and his killing spree continues once again.

This film marks the debut of fan-favourite Kane Hodder as Jason.

This film has examples of:

  • Alan Smithee: The second of the film's two credited writers, Manuel Fidello is an alias for an unidentified WGA scab who violated the then-ongoing writers' strike to work on the film after original writer Daryl Haney got fired. Since admitting working on the film would be grounds for instant expulsion from the WGA even to this day, chances are their identity will remain forever unknown.
  • Alpha Bitch: The Rich Bitch Melissa.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: Tina's doctor encourages her to explore her psychic powers... but visions of the future? Ridiculous! She's just delusional!
  • Asshole Victim: Dr. Crews and Melissa, 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: Robin, Eddie, and Russell.
  • Auto Erotica:
    • Due to the amount of guests in his uncle's cabin, Russell has to "sleep" in his van with his girlfriend Sandra.
    • Later, Ben and Kate borrow the van to have some fun of their own.
  • An Axe to Grind: Jason kills Melissa with an axe.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Sandra's outfit before she goes skinny-dipping.
  • Barrier-Busting Blow: Provided the page picture.
  • Big "NO!": Russell lets out one, and dies before he gets to finish it.
  • Black Dude Dies First: Subverted. He has a handful of random kills beforehand, but when he starts working his way through the people in the house, the African-American couple, Ben & Kate, are the first to go.
  • Blade on a Stick: Jason uses one to kill Tina's mom.
  • Bloodless Carnage: Oddly enough for this franchise, the theatrical cut is almost completely bloodless, with most of the violence occurring offscreen. The uncut version, on the other hand...
  • Brief Accent Imitation: When Dan goes to chop some wood for his and Judy's campfire, he says "I'll be back" in his best Arnold Schwarzenegger accent.
  • Cassandra Truth: Tina tries tell about Jason's presence, but Dr. Crews chalks it up to hallucinations.
  • Cat Scare: Some random cat hiding in a closet gives a scare to Robin..
  • Chainsaw Good: Jason kills Dr. Crews with a tree-trimmer.
  • Country Matters: Eddie refers to Melissa with this.
  • Covered with Scars: Buechler arranged for all of the damage and wounds that Jason had suffered from the previous films to show on Jason in this installment to tie them together. In addition to the motorboat damage from the previous film, Jason also retains the machete and axe cuts from parts two and three respectively, as well as the missing left eye from the wound that killed him in part four.
  • Creator Cameo: Director John Carl Buechler appears in the film's end as the fireman who picks up the halves of Jason's burned mask.
  • Peek-A-Boo Corpse: Russell's corpse gives Maddy a scare.
  • Previously On: The film starts off on a quick recap of Jason Lives.
  • Psychoactive Powers: 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.
  • Sinister Scythe: Jason kills Maddy with a sickle.
  • Skinny Dipping: Sandra goes skinny dipping, and invites Russell to come along. He dies before he gets his clothes off, and Sandra soon follows.
  • Staggered Zoom: Used when Tina finally comes face to face with Jason.
  • Strictly Formula: This was the last entry in the original continuity to largely follow the standard Friday the 13th formula, with all the following entries changing the setting and/or Jason's nature. In fact, the storyline is essentially a re-run of The Final Chapter, only with Jason now as a zombie, and Tommy and his family swapped out for Tina.
  • The Stoner: Eddie and David.
  • Super Window Jump: Jason performs one when he is going after Tina.
  • Token Minority Couple: Ben and Kate.
  • Visual Pun:
    • 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.
  • With Friends Like These...: 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.
  • You Killed My Father: Jason kills Tina's mother late in the film, which is what prompts her to unleash everything she can on him.
  • Your Head Asplode: More crushed, but Ben's death. Much worse in the workprint version, crushed to the size of a walnut.