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Friday The 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan Review


Terrible
Utterly appalling, as Jason finds himself a stowaway on a cruise ship bound for New York (contrary to the popular description, he isn't dragged there), after being awakened by an electric shock to his watery grave. Then he, well, takes Manhattan -- and that means leather-clad gang members and shag-haired rockers, to wholly unfunny effect. Most of the film is spent on the ship, however. Watch for Kelly Hu in her first motion picture appearance. (She gets a garden-variety strangling.)
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