Friday the 13th Part VIII (1989)


By Scott Goldfine

Jason Vorhees takes his special brand of mayhem on the road in “Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan.” Moving the hockey-masked killer from the isolation of Camp Crystal Lake to New York seemed like a premised capable of breathing new life into this tiresome series.Guess again.

The film fails at humor, gore and suspense ― the components that make this genre work. This could be the worst one of them all, and that is saying something. Rated R.


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