Friday The 13th Part 8: Jason Takes Manhattan

Friday the 13th part 8 poster.

Rated: R

Running Time: 100 Minutes

Year: 1989

Boobs: 1

One Sentence: Now this is more like it.

Everything about this movie was better than part 7.  I could feel it just from the music and the opening title.  It had that transitional were not sure what is happening to rock msuic, so we are going to use this electric low tone metal, that worked for Nightmare 3 and 4.  Along with better titles, and a layover of Times Square.  Right from there I knew it was going to be better.

Every single person in this movie was more believable, real, and stereotyped so much better than part 7, which was shot just 1 year before.  The people were better actors, better looking, and had better back story to them.  Everyone looked like they were from the 90's, instead of the 70's.  The casting, and acting were just so much better than part 7. 

Jason comes back to life, shocking I know, and this time he somehow makes it to New York City!  He kills lots of people and there is death and such.  You know the drill.  Part 8 brought in some new weapons and kills, which I was happy to see.  However still lacking the overdone blood fest that I think we all hope for.  It was better than 7 again, but just not up to a level I have come to expect.  Overall I would say this is a nice addition to the Friday the 13th series, and one of my favorites in the series.  

4 Stars 

  • Jason takes Manhattan is a favorite among the films in this series. It has some humorous scenes as well. I think I still have it on VHS. Looks like that will have to be sold or donated at a flea market on something.

  • Anonymous


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