Sunday, March 05, 2006
"Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason takes Manhattan" review
Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)
Directed by Rob Hedden
Writing credits Rob Hedden
Todd Shaffer.... Jim Miller
Tiffany Paulsen.... Suzi Donaldson
Tim Mirkovich.... Young Jason (as Timothy Burr Mirkovich)
Kane Hodder.... Jason Voorhees
Jason hops aboard a pleasure cruise. A bunch of high school dullards are celebrating their graduation. Jason has got to crash this party. Soon the ship has taken enough damage and must heal its wounds in New York City. Jason wants to go check out the sights and grind up a few more teens along the way.
"Friday the 13th Part VIII" is easily the worst one in the series. What makes a good Jason movie versus a bad one? Three things: BLOOD, BLOOD and BLOOOOOOD! The blood spray was lacking in this one. Jason was a very tired mass murderer. He looked like he'd rather hang by the pool than have to kill these dang teens. Work, work, work. Also, this entry promises you Manhattan but most of the movie is spent running around the ship. NYC only figures into the last twenty minutes or so. The ending in the sewer is also completely ridiculous.
In a nutshell, it stinks.
SCORE: 1 out of 4 cruising Jasons