8. Friday The 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan
Somehow, despite being murdered and drowned several times, Jason always manages to make it back out of the lake.
This time, a boat's anchor strikes a power line and the electricity brings the mask-less killer back to juddering life. Quickly boarding the vessel, he finds a high school couple doing the nasty, does even nastier things to them with a speargun, then steals - shock! - a hockey mask.
Stowing away aboard another boat, loaded with beautiful teenagers on their way to New York to celebrate their graduation, Jason starts his reign of terror once more.
Our favourite piece of trivia for this one? Jason kills a man against a mirror - and he's played by Ken Kirzinger, who doubled Kane Hodder at times on the film and would take up the mask himself later in the franchise. What gores around, comes around…
And once again the MPAA had problems with the first cut (or should that be cuts?) and edits galore were required to skip an X rating.
The original plan was for Jason to reach New York much sooner than the third act, and wreak havoc around several well-known tourist locations. But money was tight and Paramount forced writer/director Rob Hedden to curtail his ambitious script and shoot just a few scenes in the city (such as Times Square) and complete the rest in Vancouver.
Thus began a now routine, tax-break fueled tradition of the Canadian city standing in for all manner of US locations.
Still, the Times Square filming allowed Jason junkies a thrill - and Kane Hodder a rock star moment - as throngs of Friday fans lined the streets to see him perform.
But the lack of scenes living up to the Big Apple promise meant that this entry performed poorly, taking in just $14.3 million on its first run.
The bad box office report led to Paramount bailing out, and selling the franchise to New Line.
It wasn't the end for Jason, though - not by a long shot…