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

 -  Horror | Thriller  -  28 July 1989 (USA)
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A passing boat bound for New York pulls Jason Voorhees along for the ride. Look out New York, here comes hell in a hockey mask.

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Jim Miller (as Todd Shaffer)
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Tim Mirkovich ...
Young Jason (as Timothy Burr Mirkovich)
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The graduating class of the local high school is going on a luxury cruise with Jason Voorhees as a stowaway. The heroine Rennie Wickham believes she was almost drowned by Jason as a child. Jason eventually sinks the boat and kills many of the students on it, but many of them escape to Manhattan. A long battle with Jason ensues until Jason is washed away in the New York sewers by a midnight flooding of toxic waste. Written by Jason Ihle <jrihl@conncoll.edu>

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28 July 1989 (USA)  »

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Ashes to Ashes  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$14,343,976 (USA)
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DJ: [narration] It's like this... We live in claustrophobia, the land of steel & concrete. Trapped by dark waters. There is no escape. Nor do we want it. We've come to thrive on it and each other. You can't get the adrenaline pumpin' without the terror, good people... I love this town.
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References The Dream Team (1989) See more »

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Broken Dream
Written by Fred Mollin and Stan Meissner
Performed by Terry Crawford
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Garbage Sequel
30 June 2014 | by (Oakville) – See all my reviews

This is the worst Friday the 13th flick from the Paramount era in my opinion - Beating out Part 7 for the dishonour! It's practically bloodless; the change of local was unnecessary; the chronology is further pooch-screwed; Jason looks like a ridiculous slime ball (his face a laughable mess); He sounds like RoboCop when he walks; He teleports; the final girl and guy are the worst in the series; and the ending, oh God the ending, is Atrocious!!!

On the other hand, this was the first one I saw in the movie theatre, so I do hold a special place in my heart for it. It's got some funny bits; the lighting is great; and Kane Hodder portrays Jason perfectly. Unfortunately, it falters everywhere else!

As that one creepy Crazy Ralph-like deckhand proclaims: This Voyage is Doomed!

Indeed.

Check out my Friday the 13th Podcast here: http://tgif13.podbean.com


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