|Directed by:||John Carl Buechler|
|Written by:||Manuel Fidello, Daryl Haney|
|Cast:||Kane Hodder, Lar Park-Lincoln, Susan Jennifer Sullivan, Kevin Spirtas|
Damn the MPAA. This movie is the perfect example of why I just despise them. They had a field day butchering this film. Practically every kill was seriously neutered in The New Blood. It's a testament to everyone involved, however, for it to come out as good as it did.
This movie sucks me in immediately with a nice little montage of the carnage Jason has inflicted over the years. It really gets going when they introduce Tina, one of the most memorable heroines of the series. I didn't find her telekinesis out of place in this film, considering the main character rose from the dead in the last one. And this one. And the next one. And so forth.
And I got to admit, she's a bit of a badass. When she lets loose with her power, she beats the crap out of Jason. The entire scene in the basement is just pure mayhem. And the entire time I was rooting her on.
The two other notables are Dr. Crews and the slutty brat Melissa. Dr. Crews manages to come across slimier than Jason after his resurrection. I just love to hate that guy. And Melissa... Well, she plays the bitch well. Not the brightest person on the planet(who seriously tries to provoke someone from a mental hospital?!?) but she's definitely easy on the eyes. Plus, who didn't love it when she caught the axe in her forehead?
Which brings me to Jason. Now THIS is what I'm talking about! Kane Hodder perfected the character in this movie(his first of course). And the design for the costume is hands down the best in the series. Seriously, John Carl Buechler should still be commended for his makeup work in this film. Too bad the MPAA didn't want us to see it...
Which brings me to the ugly side of the mask. They seriously took out a good 60-75% of the gore from this film. After seeing all the cut footage(from the boxed set) it pisses me off to this day.
And the ending, you seriously think after seeing how nasty Jason looks I couldn't handle another nasty corpse when her father saved the day? Sure, it would have still been cheesy as hell, but it wouldn't of been so fucking stupid. Bodies rot after people die.
All in all, despite it's forced upon shortcomings, there is still a hell of a lot to like in this film. If for no other reason, it has the AWESOME sleeping bag kill. There's a reason people still love that scene.