Three young children accidentally release a horde of nasty, pint-sized demons from a hole in a suburban backyard. What follows is a classic battle between good and evil as the three kids ... See full summary »
Damien the Antichrist, now age 13, finally learns of his destiny under the guidance of an unholy disciple of Satan. Meanwhile dark mystical forces begin to eliminate all those who suspect the child's true identity.
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
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In the diner, the man Jason throws into the mirror is Ken Kirzinger, who would go on to play Jason in Freddy vs. Jason (2003). Kirzinger also doubles as Jason in a few brief shots in this film. See more »
When Jason is lifting Eva up, her head gets closer and closer to the ceiling, but the shots of her feet stay the same. See more »
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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Though often criticized for spending most of the film on a cruise ship rather than New York as the title seemingly promises, I find that Jason Takes Manhattan is actually one of the best entries in the series, and easily the most underrated Friday the 13th film.
Jason's slimy look in the film is pretty cool (though his unmasked face is wildly disappointing), and he racks up a couple of pretty great kills. The protagonists are pretty standard, I don't really like or dislike them. The character of Tamara is pretty much exactly the same as Melissa from Part VII, and the deckhand character is the same type of doom prophet like Ralph from the first two films or that guy with the eyeball in Part III.
Once the protagonists and Jason get to New York City, it gets really great, and more time in the film is actually spent there than some people's complaints would lead you to believe. It's cool to see Jason in a new environment after spending so many films in a forest setting.
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