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

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.

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Jim Miller (as Todd Shaffer)
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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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The Big Apple's in BIG trouble! See more »

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Adventure | Horror

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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

Peggy Hedden, the New York waitress, is the sister of the film's director Rob Hedden. See more »

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(at around 1h 14 mins) In the NYC police car, there is no screen separating the front and back seats. 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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Tamara's Bio Project
Written by Rob Hedden
Performed by Rob Hedden and Murray Middleman
Courtesy of Quayton Music
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Jason at his best!
4 July 2005 | by (Wolverhampton, England) – See all my reviews

Jason is back yet again in this 8th outing. With the exception of Jason X and Freddy Vs Jason this is Jason's best killing spree. He is brought back to life (as usual)and it isn't long before he's on board a teenage filled cruise ship with one thing in mind....MURDER!

The body-count and gore is completely satisfying, there are some of the best deaths by normal means here from Jason punching an annoying character's head off to the old wrench in the head demise. So if you like gore this is for you.

A lot of people will tell you that the Friday 13th series has gone downhill since the first but i disagree, the older films took quite a while to get to the death scenes and Jason had limited screen time but this is perfect, Jason's presence is forced upon you regularly which will please other Jason fans.

It's the best slasher from its time.

(ki-ki-ki-ha-ha-ha)


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