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

 -  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 ...
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Saffron Henderson ...
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Storyline

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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I LOVE NY [heart symbol in the shape of a bloodied ice hockey mask denotes love] See more »

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28 July 1989 (USA)  »

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Ashes to Ashes  »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$14,343,976 (USA)
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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 »

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The captain of the ship gets his throat slashed, yet no blood gushes out immediately. Additionally, the machete barely makes contact with the captain's neck. See more »

Quotes

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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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It's like this...Jason's heading to the big apple.
14 February 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film isn't too bad, the plot sees Jason being bought to life from an electric wire while chained under water again (See Part VII) and taking a trip on a high school boat going to New York. The gore seems limited in this film but at least Jason is still killing people, they could of shown a bit more of New York but I guess the budget was limited since Reb's first draft had Jason chasing those two teenagers through various parts of New York.

An alright sequel to Friday the 13th franchise that tries to add something new by showing a new location, check this one out if you want. 9/10


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