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

R  |   |  Horror  |  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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Todd Caldecott ...
Jim Miller (as Todd Shaffer)
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Tim Mirkovich ...
Young Jason (as Timothy Burr Mirkovich)
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Ace ...
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Saffron Henderson ...
Martin Cummins ...
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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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Trivia

This was the last film in the "Friday the 13th" series to be produced and distributed by Paramount, due to declining box office returns. Subsequent entries were handled by New Line Cinema. See more »

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When Jason grabs the New York cook he is several paces to the right of the mirror, but when he throws the cook into the mirror Jason can clearly be seen in the reflection standing right across from it. See more »

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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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Referenced in The Many Lives of Jason Voorhees (2002) See more »

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He Is Back Again!
9 November 2004 | by (C-Town) – See all my reviews

Man, let me tell you, after seeing Friday The 13th Part 7, I was very skeptical about seeing Friday The 13th Part 8. I was thinking that after part 7, the series was going to fall apart. But I was wrong! Friday The 13th Part 8: Jason Takes Manhattan gave a brand new twist onto the Friday The 13th Series, while at the same time keeping the feel of all the originals.

One year after Friday The 13th Part 7, Jason is still floating around under water, waiting to be brought back to life. Once Jason is killed, the only thing that can bring him back is an electrical shock. (We learned this in part six) But of course as long as he is deep down under water, he isn't going to be getting any electric voltage any time soon, right? WRONG! Jason is back! And now, he is on a boat to the big apple... New York!

This film was very cool. A huge improvement over the 7th film. All the acting skills are great, the gore is pretty good, (not as good as the gore in some of the previous films, but still pretty good) and we finally get something new into the mix! A new location! If you like the Friday The 13th series, you will LOVE Friday The 13th Part 8: Jason Takes Manhattan.


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