Thursday, March 24, 2016

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

Director: Rob Hedden

Stars: Jensen Daggett, Kane Hodder, Todd Caldecott, Scott Reeves                       

I love New York, well at least Jason does.  For part 8 we are in New York City!  No, we are not site seeing, but hanging out in the alley ways near the harbor at night.

A high school graduation class is going on a cruise to New York City.  Not the entire class just a few honor classmates are going.  We have a boxer, a female metal guitar player, the token Asian girl, a rich bitch, a film maker who wants to have sex with the rich bitch and two normal kids.  The rest do not make it that far, so who cares about them. The rich bitch is a coke head.

It’s the late 80’s and the cloths and the environment sorta match up.  The principle of the school and another teacher are the only two chaperones.  The main female, Remmie, was raised by the principle, which is way over protective of her.  She has a thing for Sean, who is the son of the captain of the ship.

While the ship is leaving, an electrical line in the water hit Jason’s body and brings him back to life.  Remember from the film he was killed in the water again, but how can a cruise ship fit in a lake?  It’s a lake, no exit to the ocean.

Jason gets on board and starts hacking at everyone.  The ship starts to sink or something and the only ones left on board are Remmie, Sean, the principle and the other teacher.  Everyone else is dead.  They get on an inflatable raft and float right to the New York piers.  I would be dead or in the middle of the ocean, because I would drown all but Sean.  I would keep him.

They troll the back alleys near the pier looking for drugs or sex.  All they meet are some loser thugs that take Remmie to have a good time, but she wanted it.  It is always the nice girls who go bad.  She hangs out with them and does some drugs.  The rest is mostly forgettable.

Jason shows up and chases them through the city.  Jason ends up in Times Square, when it was dirtier and more fun.  They all meet up again and end up in the sewer system of New York.  That is where I would go in New York to get away from someone, the sewer.  Don’t just walk the streets or hide out in a store or something.  Stupid as hell.

A lot of people did not like this Friday installment, but I did.  It was just too odd not to watch.

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


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