Love it or hate it, it’s the film that brought Kane Hodder into the mix.
Just last week we celebrated the 29th anniversary of director John Carl Buechler’s Friday the 13th: The New Blood, which is fittingly the subject of James A. Janisse’s latest video in his popular “Kill Count” series. For those who haven’t been following along, Janisse has been tallying up the deaths in every single installment in the Friday the 13th franchise, with a new episode dropping each and every Friday. We’re honestly kind of sad the Friday fun is almost over, but here’s hoping he heads to Elm Street next!
As mentioned up above, The New Blood saw Kane Hodder play Jason Voorhees for the first of a record four times, which makes it one of the most historic installments right off the bat. The film’s iteration of Jason was nastier looking and, well, deader than ever, and in it the masked maniac was put up against his most worthy adversary up to that point: a woman named Tina who happens to have Carrie-like telekinetic abilities that allow her to bring the fight to Jason like never before.
Infamously, The New Blood was completely butchered by the MPAA, a fact that Janisse notes several times throughout the video – it’s impossible not to when you examine the film’s kill scenes, as most of them take place off screen and are severely lacking in visible gore. It’s a huge bummer but hey, at least The New Blood gave us that iconic sleeping bag kill scene.
Check out the latest “Kill Count” video below!
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