Friday the 13th 8: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)

Stripping away the isolated, woodsy setting that have marked the series thus far is but the first of this seventh sequel’s many miscalculations. Despite its title, the movie is largely set aboard a rundown, industrial vessel carrying a group of largely nondescript, negligible characters, with Jason hiding in plain sight and mass murdering for no reason at all. Add in a bunch of stupid, cannon-rewriting elements (like how Jason apparently lived underwater as a ghost child before living in the woods alone as an adult, or something), and you end up with the worst entry in the series thus far. By the time the characters leave the ship and New York City makes a cameo, it doesn’t matter anymore.

Rating: ★★ (out of 5)

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