Friday The 13th Part 7: The New Blood

Paramount Pictures Presents
U.S. Release May 13, 1988    U.S. Gross $19,170,001
1 Hour 30 minutes

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About The Film
Ever since homicidal maniac Jason Voorhees got trapped in chains at the bottom of Crystal Lake, the area has been at peace….without a murder. But one of the season’s happy campers has brought along a deadly secret

Tina Shepherd can see the future and levitate objects. Her doctor knows just how dangerous telekinesis can be, but he’s out to exploit her, not help her. And now it is too late. Tina has accidentally unchained Jason from his watery grave and the bloodbath is underway.

Tina’s special powers are her only hope for survival. But what chance does a teenage girl have against an axe-wielding maniac?

A Storytelling Autopsy (Look at the storytelling mechanics of film)
By 1988, a cinematic cold war was already brewing between Paramount's FRIDAY THE 13th franchise and New Line Cinema's NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET series... and Jason was losing the battle at the box office. Paramount suspected that the best days for their hack-n-slash property were behind them and that market viability for future installments was increasingly bleak. Still, the cost-to-profit ratio was still, for the moment, a lossless proposition, so a seventh installment in the saga was an inevitability. It's a clear indication of Paramount's lack of confidence in their franchise that they pursued the concept of a FRIDAY/NIGHTMARE crossover but abandoned it when they were rebuffed by New Line. Only a few years later New Line were able to secure the rights to Jason and bring the idea to fruition on their terms. If Jason was the king titan of the slasher in the early '80s, Freddy had snatched away the crown in the later half of the decade. READ MORE -->

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