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

Last Watch Date – October 28, 2020
Total Times Watched – Hm, probably 5

Comments

Kelly Hu is in this movie. Let that sink in for a minute. Somehow Crystal Lake accesses the sea in what appears to now be the Pacific Northwest. Jason is resurrected by an anchor and some electricity. It makes sense. NYC is possibly the actual villain in this movie, and as such, it only shows up in the last 20 minutes or so. These late 80s movies blend into the early 90s in terms of style and it’s NOT good. There’s definitely one good kill, but this movie is overall not good, nor is it entertaining. There are some goofy NYC native interactions with Jason that save this from a 1. But just barely. I can’t explain it, but I really loved this movie when I was younger. It might’ve been one of the first I actually saw from the series.

Recommended?

No. Even if you’re a completionist, you’re going to struggle on this one. It’s a snoozer.

Rating – 2 Toxic Sludge Waves out of 10