Friday the 13th Part VIII – Jason Takes Manhattan

Paramount's latest cynical excursion into sadistic violence is lifted slightly above its generic mire by the stylish efforts of debuting director Rob Hedden.

With:
Jensen Daggett Scott Reeves Peter Mark Richman Barbara Bingham V. C. Dupree Kane Hodder

Paramount’s latest cynical excursion into sadistic violence is lifted slightly above its generic mire by the stylish efforts of debuting director Rob Hedden.

The minimal variation this time in Hedden’s script is to have most of the action take place on a cruise ship taking the Crystal Lake high school grads to Manhattan, where some humor naturally arises from the locals’ indifference to the madman in their midst.

The film devotes its energies to recycling all the tried-and-true methods of dispatching teens by stabbing, strangling, electrocuting, burning, head-smashing, slashing and spearing.

Jensen Daggett is a standout as the troubled young girl on whom Jason is fixated. V.C. Dupree has vibrant energy in his boxing scenes, Sharlene Martin has a fine time with the bitch role, and Martin Cummins is funny as a video freak who compulsively films the proceedings.

Friday the 13th Part VIII - Jason Takes Manhattan

Production: Horror/Paramount. Director Rob Hedden; Producer Randolph Cheveldave; Screenplay Rob Hedden; Camera Bryan England; Editor Steve Mirkovich; Music Fred Mollin; Art Director David Fischer

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1989. Running time: 100 MIN.

With: Jensen Daggett Scott Reeves Peter Mark Richman Barbara Bingham V. C. Dupree Kane Hodder

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