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


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1989 | Horror, Thriller, Adventure
100 minutes /

User Score: 75/100

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Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan Review

Synopsis:

A boat of graduating high school students bound for Manhattan pulls Jason Voorhees along for the ride. Look out, New York - here comes Hell in a hockey mask.

Rob Hedden directed Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) had an estimated $5 million movie budget. Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan took in $14.3 million at the US box office.

Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan is about Jason Voorhees ( Kane Hodder) hiding away on a local cruise consisting of teens from a local high school. The heroine Rennie Wickham (Jensen Daggett) believes herself to be a drowning survivor of Jason Voorhees as a child. Jason Voorhees eventually sinks the cruise and the survivors end up in Manhattan where Jason follows them.

Friday the 13th Part 8 (VIII): Jason Takes Manhattan, the very idea of Jason going to New York sounds like this one might have something new, fresh, and slightly funny to add to the series, but it doesn’t. Instead, it’s just a retread of the previous Friday the 13th horror movies, with a different background and one or two comical points.

Jason Voorhees is accidentally revived from his watery grave and soon boards a boat that’s headed out to Manhattan from Crystal Lake. Well, only a few survivors make it to New York, and the last half hour or so is spent watching Jason stalk them through streets and sewers. Friday the 13th Part 8 (VIII): Jason Takes Manhattan is nothing new, but it did put a permanent end to the series, at least until New Line Cinema bought the rights from Paramount.


About Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan

Title: Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan
Original Title: Friday the 13th Part 8, Friday the 13th Part 8: Jason Takes Manhattan, Friday the 13th Part VIII
Year: 1989
Runtime: 100 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Adventure
Reviewer:
Score: 2.5 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 3.75/5 stars from 8 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 8
Starring: Kane Hodder, Ken Kirzinger, Michael Benyaer, Alex Diakun, Kelly Hu, Gordon Currie, Warren Munson, Todd Caldecott, Vince Cupone, Fred Henderson, Martin Cummins, David Longworth, Jasper Cole, Barbara Bingham, Peter Mark Richman, Ace, Scott Reeves, Saffron Henderson, Vincent Craig Dupree, Sharlene Martin, Sam Sarkar, Roger Barnes, Amber Pawlick, Peggy Hedden, David Jacox, Tiffany Paulsen, Tim Mirkovich, Jensen Daggett
Writers: Rob Hedden, Victor Miller
Director: Rob Hedden
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