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

The worst in a string of increasingly pointless sequels to Sean S. Cunningham's crude slasher hit, this installment provided clear evidence that the "slasher" subgenre, already creatively dead, was no longer financially… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: January 1, 1989
DVD Release Date: September 2, 2002
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Critic Score: 8% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Trevor Johnston
Time Out

For what it's worth (very little), probably the best in the series.

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

The makers of the Friday films wouldn't even consider stopping the series till they hit that magic number: Part XIII.

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Brian Orndorf

It's actually quite amazing that a film titled Jason Takes Manhattan never really takes place in Manhattan. At least the Muppets kept their titular promise to bite the Big Apple.

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Richard Harrington
Washington Post

Among the passengers is a bright girl who's having visions of a drowning boy, her smarmy guardian, her concerned teacher, a boyfriend whose soon-to-be-late father is the ship's captain, and assorted high school stereotypes.

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Heather Wixson
Dread Central

Overall, as a horror fan, even the weakest of movies can still hold a place in my heart and Jason Takes Manhattan is definitely one of them.

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Steve Biodrowski

This is easily the most disappointing of the original...movies - which is quite an achievement when you consider that the overall quality of the franchise was hardly high enough to raise expectations to a level that would allow for disappointment.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...ultimately stands as a very slight improvement over its various predecessors.

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Steve "Uncle Creepy" Barton
Dread Central

Taking the serial killer and putting him on a boat isn't the silliest thing you could do -- you could always send him to space.

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TV Guide

Not only are the later Friday the 13th films distasteful, but they've become so repetitive that each sequel is duller than the last.

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Flixster Audience Score: 27% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
I think I would change that to Manhattan Takes on Jason. The attitudes of the bystanders to Jason and the teenagers was my favorite part of this movie. The main… More
Conner Rainwater
A hilarious horror epic, Jason truly takes the city by storm. There's so much anticipation to get to Manhatten, what with the whole boat trip and float to… More
Tim Salmons
Regarded by most as the worst of the series, Friday the 13th Part 8: Jason Takes Manhattan is far from the worst. Storywise and in title maybe, I'll give… More
jd cryptic
Another bad one in the series. Not that gory, horrible acting, horrible story, and just flat out corny. I hated how they made Jason Voorhees seem like a pissed… More
Coxxie Mild Sauce
The one where we find out that Jason's head is made out of Play-doh. one of the first people he ever killed was his dentist.
Alex roy
This ain't no love boat, and Jason is on board with one thing on his mind. The last Paramount release of the Friday The 13th franchise is actually an… More