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Friday the 13th, Part 8: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)

In this underwhelming addition to the Friday the 13th franchise the indestructible psycho-fiend Jason Vorhees is revived by an underwater electrical cable and heads for New York City aboard a teen-filled “love boat” pleasure cruiser, which he transforms into the ultimate voyage of the damned.


It’s fun seeing the hockey-masked murderer stalking rat-infested mean streets instead of leafy glades, but this crisply photographed scare-fest surprisingly doesn’t milk the new location for extra added chills.

Jason is overcome by toxic waste in Manhattan’s sewers . . . because everybody knows toxic waste gets flushed through the sewers every night in NY!

Rennie Wickham
Jensen Daggett
Sean Robertson
Scott Reeves
Charles McCullough
Peter Mark Richman
Miss Colleen Van Deusen
Barbara Bingham
Jason Vorhees
Kane Hodder
Julius Gaw
Vincent Craig Dupree
Tamara Mason
Sharlene Martin
Wayne Webber
Martin Cummins

Rob Hedden