“Friday the 13th” meets Stephen King’s “Carrie” for this seventh installment in the series that attempts to take a more psychological approach to the material … and give Jason a truly formidable opponent rather than his usual easy victims in the form of the troubled but gifted Tina Shepard (Lar Park Lincoln). It’s been several years since the events of “Part VI” and Jason is still chained to a boulder at the bottom of Crystal Lake; unfortunately, the telekinetic abilities of our heroine causes the masked killer to escape his watery prison … and commence with the hacking and slashing (and burning and stabbing) once again. “The New Blood” is most notable for being the first appearance of Kane Hodder as Jason, a role he would play through three more “Friday” films before being replaced by Ken Kirzinger in “Freddy vs. Jason” (2003); Hodder also made stuntman history with this film by being on fire for a then-record 40 seconds. Terry Kiser makes for an even more despicable bad guy as an exploitative therapist who gets what’s coming to him in — where else? — the woods. – IFC Staff