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Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) - movie overview

Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)

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55%
(4 reviews)
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Release Date
Jul 28, 1989 (USA)
DVD Release Date
 R1: Sep 3, 2002
 R2: 2 Dec 2002

Budget $5,000,000

MPAA Rating
R

Running Time
1 hour, 40 minutes

Country USA

Studio Horror Films, Paramount

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Other Titles
• Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan
• Freitag, der 13. Teil 8 - Todesfalle Manhattan (1989)
• Friday the 13th, Part 8



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Genre: Horror, Slasher, Psychos, Serial Killer, Gore, Teenage, Suspense, Drugs, Cult Classic, Murder, Escape

Tagline: New York has a new problem!

Plot: After an electricity from a torn cable revives him on the river bottom where his body lies, masked slasher Jason Voorhees stows away on a cruise ship carrying a graduating class of Crystal Lake teens to the Big Apple. Along the way, the ship braves a storm, which is nothing compared to the violence that the hockey mask-wearing psychopath inflicts on the passengers. Upon arriving in New York (in the film's final twenty minutes), Jason's ways don't seem out of place, and the locals hardly pay him any mind.

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 External Reviews
external linkEssentially this is a Jason movie and it can still be enjoyed. There's a classic fight scene on the roof and a hilarious scene where Jason destroys a radio and the hoodlums that had been listening to it threaten Jason with a knife.


external linkDecently directed follow-up isn't the best sequel but at least it's watchable. ... Forget your logic, guffaw at the cheesy boxing moment, just groan at the bad Jason make-up and be mildly entertained - I was. 2/4
-- (TheVideoGraveYard.com)

external link...director Rob Hedden does find ways to make Jason, by now a force of little mystery, interesting, bestowing upon him supernatural abilities such as appearing by will. But there's nothing here to warrant more than a viewing. 42/100
--Jack Witzig (ColdSpot)

external linkThe series really started to bite bad with this one.
-- (eSplatter.com)


 Directed by
Rob Hedden
The Colony, Dying to Live, Alien Fury: Countdown to Invasion
 Written by
Victor Miller
Freddy vs. Jason, Jason X, Friday the 13th
Rob Hedden
Clockstoppers, Knight Rider 2000, The Condemned
 Cast
Kane Hodder
Jason X, Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday, Wishmaster
Kelly Hu
X2, The Scorpion King, Cradle 2 the Grave
Jensen Daggett
Major League: Back to the Minors, Asteroid, Telling You
Tiffany Paulsen
The Next Best Thing, Homegrown, Love 101
Barbara Bingham
Bridge Across Time, Beyond Darkness, Cop Target
[more]
 Music By
Fred Mollin
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood, Thrill Seekers, Pilgrim

external linkI think the director wanted us to see that Jason wasn't just a mindless killing machine but a hurt angry child underneath. Altogether I think this is a great movie, not the best, but definitely not the worst. 4/5
-- (Bloody-Disgusting.com)



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Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
Jason X (2001)

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