Every ‘Friday the 13th’ Film, Ranked

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12. Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood

FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VII: THE NEW BLOOD, Kane Hodder, Kevin Spirtas, Lar Park-Lincoln, 1988, (c)Paramount

The seventh entry in the Friday the 13th film series picked up after the events of Jason Lives, although it marked the first film since The Final Chapter not to feature Tommy Jarvis. With the final battle between Jason and Jarvis ending with Jason chained back up at the bottom of Crystal Lake, things may have seemed like the end for the unstoppable monster. Unfortunately, he manages to escape his chains in The New Blood thanks to the telekinetic powers of a girl named Tina.

Yeah, Tina apparently has magical powers that she accidentally used to drown her father in Crystal Lake with, and her wishing for him to come back sends some sort of magical wave strong enough to brake Jason’s chains. This sets forward a series of events that results in Tina finally managing to successfully revive her dead father to save her from Jason, and it’s pretty much just as cheesy as it sounds.

Adding the telekinesis storyline into the Friday the 13th canon was hard to accept as it just seemed out of place. Carrie and the Friday the 13th films are both excellent on their own, and mixing them wasn’t such a good idea.

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