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Friday The 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan

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We're all familiar with Camp Crystal Lake - - the log cabins, the shimmering water, the bloodied teens who litter the woods - - but what about the surrounding area? Well, according to the goon who penned this risible instalment, there's a local high school. No, it doesn't make any sense (surely Jason would have been stalking the corridors long ago?), but it does allow the big man to make it to Vancouver-masquerading-as-New York by tagging along on a school outing. Most of the hack(neyed) action takes place on the voyage, Jason preying on passengers like some hockey-masked Dracula, but it's not the misleading title that makes this the worst in the 10-part series. That would be the striking lack of tension and the farcical killings. Death by guitar, anyone?

Film Details

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  • UK Theatrical Release Date: January 1st 2003