REVIEW: HIS NAME WAS JASON: 30 YEARS OF FRIDAY THE 13TH

CAST

Erich Anderson (Unfaithful)
Diane Almeida (A Family For Joe)
Judie Aronson (Weird Science)
Diana Borrows (Naked Killer)
Richard Brooker (Deathstalker)
Chuck Campbell (Sanctuary)
Gloria Charles (Brewster’s Millions)
Stuart Charno (Christine)
Seth Green (Family Guy)
Kane Hodder (Seven)
Adrienne King (Hair)
Ken Kirzinger (Stan Helsing)
Derek Mears (Predators)
Nick Mennell (My Little Eye)
Betsy Palmer (The Fear: Resurrection)
Peter Mark richman (The Naked Gun 2 1/2)
Amanda Righetti (The Mentalist)
Lisa Ryder (Andromeda)
Amy Steel (April Fool’s Day)
Travis Van Winkle (Transformers)

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In this exciting documentary for the true fans of the series. Which it has honest interviews with the cast & crew from each film including fans & journalists. Hosted by Tom Savini, who worked in the original “Friday the 13th” and “Friday the 13th:The Final Chapter”. He takes you inside into the entertaining horror series. Which the cast and crew tells you how much fun they had making these movies including hard work, difficulty on the set and the motion picture association of America (MPAA). Which the rating board wanted the studio Paramount or New Line Cinema to trimmed down some of the memorable death sequences.

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Directed by Daniel Farrands (Screenwriter of “Halloween 6:The Curse of Michael Myers) made an amusing documentary for the ultimate fans of the series. This is a much bigger improvement comparing to the “Friday the 13th” box set from 2004. Which the bonus disc from that edition was certainly lacking in bonus features. This new documentary interviews most of the memorable characters of the series, including each actor/stunt man who played Jason as well.

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The two-disc set from Anchor Bay. Disc one has an decent anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1) transfer and an good Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. DVD extra on the first disc are the extended interviews on the actors/stunt man who played Jason. Disc two includes “Final Cuts” interviews with the directors of each film (expect Steve Miner, who directed “Friday the 13th Part 2 & 3” and Ronny Yu, who directed “Freddy Vs. Jason”), “From Script to Screen” interviews some of the screenwriters of the series, fan films, two hidden features and much more. “His Name Was Jason:30 Years of Friday the 13th” is a much better documentary than you expect to be. You could tell the filmmakers behind this… including the actors, fans and journalist had so much fun doing this. It was certainly a labor of love for Sean S. Cunningham, who directed the original “Friday the 13th”. Fans of the series will find some of the interview segments intriguing and hilarious. Don’t miss this one.

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REVIEW: FRIDAY THE 13TH (2009)

CAST

Jared Padalecki (Supernatural)
Amanda Righetti (The Mentalist)
Derek Mears (Predators)
Danielle Panabaker (The FLash)
Travis Van Winkle (Accepted)
Aaron Yoo (Disturbia)
Jonathan Sadowski (She’s The Man)
Julianna Guill (Altitude)
Ryan Hansen (Veronica Mars)
America Olivo (Bitch Slap)
Richard Burgi (Chuck)
Nana Visitor (Star Trek: DS9)

On June 13, 1980, a young Jason Voorhees (Caleb Guss) watches as his mother Pamela (Nana Visitor) is beheaded by a camp counselor (Stephanie Rhodes), who was trying to escape Mrs. Voorhees’s murder spree around Camp Crystal Lake. Almost 30 years later, a group of vacationing friends—Wade (Jonathan Sadowski), Richie (Ben Feldman), Mike (Nick Mennell), Whitney (Amanda Righetti) and Amanda (America Olivo)—arrive at Crystal Lake on a camping trip to search for marijuana growing in the woods. That night, Jason (Derek Mears), now an adult, begins to kill members of the group, but spares Whitney and abducts her because she resembles Pamela at a young age.

Six weeks later, Trent (Travis Van Winkle), his girlfriend Jenna (Danielle Panabaker) and their friends Chelsea (Willa Ford), Bree (Julianna Guill), Chewie (Aaron Yoo), Nolan (Ryan Hansen), and Lawrence (Arlen Escarpeta) arrive at Trent’s summer cabin on the shore of Crystal Lake. Meanwhile, Whitney’s brother Clay Miller (Jared Padalecki) arrives at the lake to search for her. Clay visits Trent’s cabin, and Jenna agrees to help him search for Whitney. As they search, Jason kills Chelsea and Nolan while they are wakeboarding on the lake. Clay and Jenna reach the old Crystal Lake campgrounds where they see Jason hauling a body into the abandoned camp house.

Jenna and Clay run to warn the others about Jason, who arrives and disconnects the cabin’s electricity. Jason kills Chewie and Lawrence outside the cabin and sneaks inside and kills Bree. Trent, Clay, and Jenna escape the cabin, but Trent is killed when he reaches the main road. Jason chases Clay and Jenna back to the campgrounds, where Clay discovers Jason’s lair and finds his sister chained to the wall. Clay frees Whitney, and all three try to escape as Jason arrives. They find an exit, but Jenna is killed before she can escape. Jason chases Clay and Whitney; Whitney pretends to be Pamela, to confuse Jason and stabs him in the chest with his own machete. Clay dumps Jason’s dead body into the lake, but before Clay and Whitney leave, Jason bursts through the wooden dock and grabs Whitney.

The best part is the intro  where the name “FRIDAY THE 13th” doesn’t even appear for about 20 minutes. The opening will surely have you on the edge of your seat!  They really hit the nail on the head with this one, everything about it is fantastically well made.

REVIEW: FREDDY VS JASON

CAST

Robert Englund (A Nightmare On Elm Street)
Ken Kirzinger (Stan Helsing)
Kelly Rowland (Empire)
Monica Keena (The Devil’s Advocate)
Jason Ritter (Girls)
Chris Marquette (Fanboys)
Brendan Fletcher (News Movie)
Katharine Isabelle (American Mary)
Lochlyn Munro (Little Man)
Kyle Labine (Grand Star)
Tom Butler (Blade: The Series)
David Kopp (Romeo Must Die)
Zack Ward (Transformers)
Garry Chalk (Arrow)
Evangeline Lilly (Lost)
Chris Gauthier (Earthsea)

Freddy Krueger is trapped in Hell, it’s 2003 and 4 years after the events and time of the sixth film and due to the fact the teenage residents of his town of Springwood, Ohio have forgotten about him, rendering him powerless, he can no longer return to Springwood, because there’s no fear of him left in the entire town. He “can’t come back if nobody’s afraid”, so, under the guise of Jason Voorhees’ mother, Freddy manipulates Jason, who he’d been looking for over a period of time to do so, into killing the teenage residents of Springwood, hoping the mass fear will restore his powers. Since the residents of Springwood were terrorized by him and not Jason, Freddy reasons, the fear will be directed towards him, giving him more power than ever hoped for. His plan succeeds and Freddy is allowed to return.

Lori Campbell now lives with her widowed father at 1428 Elm Street. Her friends Kia, Gibb, Trey, and Blake, spend the night, and Jason kills Trey by stabbing him in the back, before folding him in half with the mattress. The gruesomeness of the murder and the fact it happened in bed cause police to speculate Freddy was responsible. Later, Blake has a nightmare about Freddy, and awakens to find his beheaded father sitting beside him before Jason appears and kills Blake as well. The next day, the police blame the murders on Blake, who they say committed suicide.
Lori’s ex-boyfriend Will Rollins and his friend Mark Davis, are patients at Westin Hills Psychiatric Hospital, forced to take Hypnocil to suppress their dreams. After seeing a news report on the murders, Mark devises a plan, and the two escape. He and Will return to Springwood, where Mark informs Lori and the others about Freddy. Mark later learns of the city’s plan to erase Freddy by making the population forget about him and realizes he may have ruined their plan. That night, Lori and the others attend a rave at a cornfield. A drunken Gibb believes she sees Trey and follows him to a silo, which turns out to be a dream trap set by Freddy. As Freddy is about to kill Gibb, Jason, who has arrived at the rave to slaughter partygoers, kills her in the real world. An enraged Freddy realizes Jason will not stop stealing his potential victims.

Linderman, a classmate who has a crush on Lori, and stoner Freeburg escape the rave unharmed along with Lori, and Kia. Lori confronts her father about her mother’s death and traps him in a lie. She and Will go to Mark’s house, only to find him being attacked by Freddy, who slashes his face with his bladed gloves. Deputy Stubbs suspects there is a copycat of Jason murderer, but his suspicions fall on deaf ears. He approaches Lori and her friends, who piece together Freddy’s plan. Learning of the Hypnocil, they decide to steal some from Westin Hills, but Freddy possesses Freeburg and disposes of the drugs. After electrocuting Stubbs, Jason is tranquilized by the Freddy-possessed Freeburg, whom Jason cuts in half before succumbing to the drugs.

The teens devise a plan to pull Freddy from the dream world and force the two killers to battle each other. They take the unconscious Jason to Crystal Lake; and should he defeat Freddy there, he’ll already be back home and will not come after the teens. Meanwhile, Freddy battles Jason in the dream world, and upon discovering Jason’s fear of water uses it to pull him into a nightmare of his drowning as a child. Lori enters the dream world to retrieve Freddy, saving Jason in the process. Enraged, Freddy attacks Lori, and reveals he was the one who killed her mother. In the real world, Jason awakens and chases the others into a cabin. Jason pushes Linderman into a shelf bracket and he is mortally wounded. The cabin catches fire, and Lori’s hand is dragged through flames, causing her to wake up and pull Freddy from her dream into the real world. Jason begins to fight Freddy while the others escape, and throws Freddy through the roof of another cabin.

Linderman dies, and Lori, Will and Kia encounter Freddy. Kia taunts him, but Jason kills her by slamming her into a tree with his machete. As Lori and Will escape, the two begin their final battle. An attempt to ram a mine cart into Jason goes wrong and both of them are hit and land on the boardwalk. Lori and Will igniting propane tanks that blow Freddy and Jason into the lake. Freddy makes one final attempt to kill Lori and Will; however, Jason saves them by using Freddy’s own arm to impale him through the chest, before falling back into the lake. Lori decapitates Freddy while Jason sinks below the water. Finally at peace with their past, Lori and Will leave Crystal Lake together. Later, Jason emerges from the lake holding Freddy’s severed head, which winks and laughs.

This is a brilliant film especially if you grew up watching these two maniacs before they both fought on the big screen in the same film. It does not disappoint and leaves you wondering who will win the fight between two of the cinemas most notorious killers.

REVIEW: JASON X

CAST

Kane Hodder (Seven)
Lexa Doig (Stargate SG.1)
Jeff Geddis (Sophie)
David Cronenberg (Alias)
Jonathan Potts (Earth: Final Conflict)
Chuck Campbell (Sanctuary)
Dylan Bierk (Mutant X)
Peter Mensah (Spartacus)
Melody Johnson (The Virgin Suicides)
Kristi Angus (White Chicks)

In 2008, Jason Voorhees (Kane Hodder) is captured by the United States government and held at the Crystal Lake Research Facility. In 2010, a government scientist decides to place Jason in frozen stasis after several failed attempts to kill him. While Private Samuel Johnson (Jeff Geddis) places a blanket on Jason, Dr. Wimmer (David Cronenberg), Sergeant Marcus (Markus Parilo), and a few soldiers hope to further research Jason’s rapid cellular regeneration and try to take Jason. They pull off the blanket covering his body, but find Johnson dead, instead. Having broken free of his restraints, Jason kills the soldiers and Wimmer. Rowan (Lexa Doig) lures Jason into a cryogenic pod and activates it.Jason then ruptures the pod with his machete and stabs Rowan in the abdomen, spilling cryogenic fluid into the sealed room and freezing them both. Over 445 years later, in 2455, Earth has become too polluted to support life and humans have moved to a new planet, Earth Two. Three students, Tsunaron (Chuck Campbell), Janessa (Melyssa Ade), and Azrael (Dov Tiefenbach), are on a field trip led by Professor Braithwaite Lowe (Jonathan Potts), who is accompanied by an Android robot, KM-14 (Lisa Ryder). They enter the Crystal Lake facility and find the still-frozen Jason and Rowan, whom they bring to their spaceship, the Apache. Also on the ship are Lowe’s remaining students, Kinsa (Melody Johnson), Waylander (Derwin Jordan), and Stoney (Yani Gellman). They reanimate Rowan while Jason is pronounced dead and left in the morgue. Lowe’s intern, Adrienne Thomas (Kristi Angus), is ordered to dissect Jason’s body. Lowe, who is in serious debt, calls his financial backer Dieter Perez (Robert A. Silverman), of the Solaris, who notes that Jason’s body could be worth a substantial amount to a collector.

While Stoney has sex with Kinsa, Jason comes back to life and attacks Adrienne, then freezes her face with liquid nitrogen before smashing her head to pieces on a counter. Jason takes a machete-shaped surgical tool and makes his way through the ship. He stabs Stoney in the chest and drags him away, to Kinsa’s horror. Sergeant Brodski (Peter Mensah) leads a group of soldiers to attack Jason. Meanwhile, Jason attacks and kills Dallas by bashing his skull against the wall after breaking Azrael’s back. He then tries to attack Crutch, but Brodski and his soldiers save him. Jason disappears, and after Brodski splits up his team, Jason kills them one by one.

Lowe orders Pilot Lou (Boyd Banks) to dock in on Solaris. As he is talking with the Solaris engineer, he is hacked apart by Jason. With no pilot, the ship crashes through a nearby space station, destroying it, and killing Dieter Perez and everyone else on the Solaris. The crash damages one of the Grendel’s pontoon sections. Jason breaks into the lab, reclaims his machete and decapitates Lowe. With the ship badly damaged, the remaining survivors head for Grendel??’s shuttle, while Tsunaron heads elsewhere with KM-14. After finding Lou’s remains, Crutch (Philip Williams) and Waylander prepare the shuttle. Rowan finds Brodski, but he is too heavy for her to carry, so she leaves to get help. Waylander leaves to help with him, while Crutch prepares the shuttle. Jason kills Crutch by electrocution. On board the shuttle, Kinsa has a panic attack and launches the shuttle without releasing the fuel line, causing it to crash into the ship’s hull and explode, killing her. Brodski attacks Jason, but is overpowered. Tsunaron reappears with an upgraded KM-14, complete with an array of weapons and new combat skills. She fights Jason off and seemingly kills him, knocking him into a nanite-equipped medical station and blasting off his right arm, left leg, right rib cage, and, finally, part of his head. The survivors send a distress call and receive a reply from a patrol shuttle.

The survivors set explosive charges to separate the remaining pontoon from the main drive section. As they work, Jason is accidentally brought back to life by the damaged medical station, rebuilt as an even more powerful cyborg called Uber Jason. Jason easily defeats KM-14 by punching her head off. As Tsunaron picks up her still-functioning head, Jason attacks them, but is stopped by Waylander, who sacrifices himself by setting off the charges while the others escape. Jason survives and is blown back onto the shuttle. He punches a hole through the hull, blowing out Janessa. A power failure with the docking door forces Brodski to go EVA to fix it. Meanwhile, a hard light holographic simulation of Crystal Lake is created to distract Jason, but he sees through the deception just as the door is fixed. Brodski confronts Jason so that the rest can escape. As they leave, the pontoon explodes, propelling Jason at high speed towards the survivors; however, Brodski intercepts Jason in mid-flight and maneuvers them both into the atmosphere of Earth Two, incinerating them. Tsunaron assures KM-14 that he will build a new body for her. On the planet, two teens beside a lake see a falling star as Jason’s charred mask sinks to the bottom of the lake.

I actually liked this a lot more than some of its predecessors.  it’s actually pretty fun, with some nice SFX and a decent pace

REVIEW: JASON GOES TO HELL

CAST

John D. LeMay (E-Ring)
Kari Keegan (Mind Games)
Kane Hodder (Seven)
Steven Williams (21 Jump Street)
Steven Culp (One Life To Live)
Erin Gray (Silver Spoons)
Rusty Schwimmer (Highlander II)
Richard Gant (Rocky V)
Leslie Jordan (Ugly Betty)
Billy Green Bush (Critters)
Allison Smith (Kate & Allie)

The undead serial killer Jason Voorhees, thought to be killed in Part 8, is back at Crystal Lake. As he is about to kill a woman the FBI springs a trap. After gunning him down they blow him to pieces. His remains are sent to a morgue, where the coroner becomes possessed by the demonic spirit of Jason. Jason, now in a new body, begins to kill again. Jason then goes to Crystal Lake, where he finds three partying teens. While two of them have sex, Jason kills the third. He then kills the other two. Jason then attacks two police officers, killing one and possessing the other.
Meanwhile, bounty hunter Creighton Duke finds out that only members of Jason’s bloodline can truly kill him and he will return to life if he possesses a member of his family. The only living relatives of Jason are his half-sister Diana Kimble, her daughter Jessica, and Stephanie, the infant daughter of Jessica and Steven Freeman. Jason makes his way to Diana’s house. Steven bursts in and attacks Jason. Diana is killed and Jason escapes. Steven is falsely accused and arrested for Diana’s murder, and meets Duke, who reveals Jessica’s relation to Jason. Determined to get to Jessica before Jason does, Steven escapes from jail.Jessica is dating an American Casefiles reporter. Steven goes to the Voorhees house to find evidence to convince Jessica, but falls through rotten boards. Robert enters the upstairs room and receives a phone call which reveals that he is attempting to “spice up” his show’s ratings by putting emphasis on Jason’s return from death, having stolen Diana’s body from the morgue for this reason. Jason bursts in and transfers his heart into Robert, while Josh melts. Jason leaves with Steven in pursuit. Jason attempts to be reborn through Jessica but is disrupted by Steven who hits him and takes Jessica into his car. Steven runs over Jason, explains the situation to Jessica who disbelieves him and throws him out of the car. Jessica goes to the police station.Jason arrives at the police station and kills most of the officers. He then nearly possesses Jessica before Steven stops him; Jessica realizes Steven is right. In the chaos, Duke makes his escape. Jessica and Steven make their way to the diner to grab the baby. Jason arrives but is attacked by the owners of the shop. He kills the owners, but is injured by an attacker whom he kills. Jason is presumably killed, and Jessica and Steven discover a note from Duke, telling them that he has the baby and demands that Jessica meet him at the Voorhees house alone.
Jessica meets Duke at the Voorhees house and is given a mystical dagger which she can use to permanently kill Jason. Meanwhile, a police officer enters the diner where Robert (possessed) transfers his heart into him. Duke falls through the floor, and Jessica is confronted by Landis and Randy. Landis is killed accidentally with the dagger, and Jessica drops the dagger. Randy (possessed) attempts to be reborn through Stephanie, but Steven arrives and severs his neck with a machete. Jason’s heart, which has now grown into a demonic infant, crawls out of Randy’s neck and makes its way to the basement where it crawls into Diana’s dead body. Steven and Jessica pull Duke out of the basement as Jason is reborn. While Steven and Jessica attempt to retrieve the dagger, Duke distracts Jason and is killed. Jason turns his attention to Jessica and Steven tackles Jason, who both fight outside while Jessica retrieves the dagger. Jessica stabs Jason in the chest, releasing the souls Jason accumulated over time. Demonic hands burst out of the ground and pull Jason into the depths of Hell. Steven and Jessica reconcile and walk off into the sunrise with their baby. However, after a dog unearths Jason’s mask, the clawed hand of Freddy Krueger appears and drags the mask down to Hell, setting up the events of Freddy vs. Jason.Part 9 feels different from the rest, very different and the makers should get a lot of credit here. First up the movie has adults and less teenagers, and the adults actually think for themselves. The residents know about Jason and are more ready for him. There’s a bounty hunter after Jason and we are introduced to Jason’s sister. Much to gauge on for the Jason fan.The movie has some outstanding kills and of course has Kane Hodder, appearing here for a record third time

REVIEW: FRIDAY THE 13TH – PART 8: JASON TAKES MANHATTAN

 

CAST

Jensen Daggett (Project: Alf)
Kane Hodder (Seven)
Todd Caldecott (Fear)
Tiffany Paulsen (Love 101)
Kelly Hu (Arrow)
Peter Mark Richman (Swamp Thing: The Series)
Martin Cummins (Bates Motel)

One year after the previous film, two graduating high school students are aboard on a houseboat. Jim tells his girlfriend Suzy the legend of Jason Voorhees, before playing a prank on her with a hockey mask and a fake knife. The boat sails over some underwater cables, which electrocute Jason’s corpse and cause his resurrection. He sneaks on board and stabs Jim with a harpoon barb before impaling Suzy, who tries to hide from him.

The next morning, the SS Lazarus is ready to set sail for New York City with a graduating senior class from Lakeview High School and chaperoned by biology teacher Charles McCulloch and English teacher Colleen Van Deusen. Van Deusen brings McCulloch’s niece Rennie along for the trip despite her aquaphobia much to his chagrin. Jason sneaks on board and kills rock star wannabe J.J. with her guitar before hiding in the bowels of the ship. That night, after a boxing match, a young boxer who lost to champion Julius Gaw is killed when Jason slams a sauna rock into his abdomen while Rennie, searching for her dog Toby, discovers prom queen Tamara and Eva doing drugs. McCulloch nearly catches them moments later and Tamara pushes Rennie overboard, suspecting she told on them. She then uses video student Wayne to record McCulloch in a compromising situation with her, but rejects Wayne’s advances afterward. Tamara is killed by Jason when she goes to take a shower.Rennie begins seeing visions of a young Jason throughout the ship, but the others ignore the deckhand’s warnings that Jason is aboard. Jason kills Captain Robertson and his first mate. Rennie’s boyfriend, Sean discovers them and tells the others before calling for an emergency stop. Eva is strangled as she tries to flee from Jason. The students agree to search for Jason while McCulloch decides that the deckhand is responsible; however, the deckhand is discovered with an axe in his back. One of the students, Miles, is killed by Jason and Julius is knocked overboard. Wayne discovers Jason in the hold of the ship and is thrown into an electrical box; his corpse catches fire and begins a chain of events that causes the ship to sink. With the other students dead, McCulloch, Van Deusen, Rennie and Sean escape aboard a life raft, and discover Toby and Julius are alive as well.

They row to New York where Jason stalks them through the streets. Rennie is kidnapped by a pair of junkies and the group splits up to find help. Julius tries to fight Jason with his boxing skills but is decapitated by a single punch. Rennie escapes from Jason when he kills the punks that kidnapped her. She runs into Sean and they reunite with the teachers and the police before Jason kills the officer who is helping them. Rennie crashes a car after a vision of Jason distracts her. Van Deusen is incinerated in the car when it explodes, and it is revealed that McCulloch is responsible for Rennie’s fear of water, having pushed her into the lake as a child. They leave him behind and Jason kills him by drowning him in a barrel of waste. Jason chases Rennie and Sean into the subway where Sean incapacitates him by knocking him onto the electrical third rail. He is revived again and chases them through Times Square where they try to escape through a diner. They flee into the sewers and encounter a sewer worker. He warns them that the sewers will be flooded with toxic waste at midnight before Jason appears and kills him. Sean is injured and Rennie draws Jason off, wounding him with a splash of acidic waste. She and Sean climb the ladder as the sewers flood, Rennie sees a child-form of Jason as the two of them escape to the street. Rennie and Sean reunite with Toby who had run away earlier, and walk off into the city.

I thought this was a pretty neat movie. They went for something different and it worked While it offers a different setting, it’s still the good old Jason formula we’ve all come to love.

 

REVIEW: FRIDAY THE 13TH – PART 7: NEW BLOOD

CAST

Jennifer Banko (Barb Wire)
John Otrin (Runaway Train)
Susan Blu (Transformers: The Movie)
Lar Park-Lincoln (House II)
Terry Kiser (Lois & Clark)
Kevin Spirtas (Apt Pupil)
Heidi Kozak (Slumber Party Massacre 2)
Kane Hodder (Seven)
William Butler (The Gingerdead Man 3)

7-year old Tina Shepard hears her alcoholic father physically abusing her mother. The emotional trauma unlocks Tina’s previously latent telekinetic powers, which result in her father’s death at the bottom of Crystal Lake. Ten years later, Tina is still struggling with the guilt surrounding the death of her father. Tina’s mother, Amanda Shepard, takes her to the same lakeside residence so that her powers can be studied (and unknowingly exploited) by her psychiatrist, Dr. Crews. Dr. Crews begins a series of experiments (verbal assaults) designed to agitate Tina’s mental state, forcing her powers to become more pronounced.
After a particularly upsetting session with Dr. Crews, Tina runs from the cabin and runs to the dock thinking about her father’s death. While thinking about him, she accidentally breaks the chain around the neck of Jason Voorhees, the undead Crystal Lake serial killer. Tina’s torment from her powers is increased as Jason’s reign of terror descends on the area once again.

Next door to the Shepard residence is a group of teens who are planning a surprise party for their friend Michael, who, along with his girlfriend Jane, are killed by Jason before they even get to the party. Michael’s cousin Nick who has arrived just for the party takes a liking to Tina, much to the dismay of popular girl Melissa, who bullies Tina and has a crush on Nick. Tina tells Nick about Jason and has a vision of Jason murdering Michael. The teens, Russell, Sandra, Maddie, Ben, Kate, David, Eddie and Robin are all murdered one by one, with Jason leaving their bodies all over the woods. Dr Crews saves himself by using Mrs. Shepard as a shield while Jason kills her, however Jason catches him after Crews tried to tell Tina that her mother was fine. Tina finds her mother shortly afterwards and uses her powers to electrocute Jason and to crash the house down on him. She tells Nick and Melissa what happened, but Melissa thinks she is crazy and goes to leave the house , only to be confronted by Jason, who axes her in the head.

After Jason subdues Nick, Tina unleashes her powers in various ways such as forcing Jason’s mask to tighten until it breaks in two, revealing his decaying and deformed face. As the battle rages on the Shepard lakeside cabin is destroyed by an explosive fire. Although she is unable to kill Jason, she unknowingly resurrects the spirit of her father, who emerges from the lake and drags Jason back down into the depths with him, chaining the killer once more.

Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood” is an excellent movie in the Jason series. It has a great story, great concept, and most of all some really cool death scenes. This is definitely one of the better ones in the series, without a doubt