Alice, having survived the previous installment of the Nightmare series, finds the deadly dreams of Freddy Krueger starting once again. This time, the taunting murderer is striking through ... See full summary »
Kelly Jo Minter
Still haunted by his gruesome past, Tommy Jarvis - the boy who killed Jason Voorhees - wonders if somehow he is connected to brutal slayings occurring in and around the secluded halfway house where he now lives.
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 scene in the subway when Jason is chasing Rennie and Sean, Sean pulls the emergency brake to knock Jason back. On the poster to right of Sean, sprawled in graffiti are the words Jason Lives See more »
When Shaun and Rennie run through the two glass doors leading down into the New York subway system, you can see Jason's shadow on the wall as he stands off camera and waits for his cue to walk on screen and kick his way through the glass doors 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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