Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)

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Once again, Jason Voorhees is resurrected from his watery grave in Crystal Lake, and goes straight to doing what he does best — murdering people. After murdering a young couple on a boat, he hides himself on a cruise ship that’s occupied with graduating high school students that are on their way to New York City. Rennie (Jensen Daggett) has been having visions of Jason Voorhees drowning as a young boy, but she has no idea that there may be something more to the visions she’s been having.



Directed by:  Rob Hedden

Produced by: Randy Cheveldave

Written by:  Rob Hedden

Music by:  Fred Mollin

Director of Photography/Cinematography: Bryan Englund

Special FX / Makeup: Jamie Brown

Edited by: Steve Mirkovich

Distributed by: Paramount Pictures

Release date:  July 28th, 1989

Running time: 100 minutes

Country:  United States

Budget: $5 million

Box office: $14.3 million




  • Jensen Daggett (Rennie Wickham)
  • Scott Reeves (Sean Roberstson)
  • Warren Munson (Admiral Roberstson)
  • Kane Hodder (Jason)
  • Barbara Bingham (Colleen)
  • Peter Mark Richman (Charels McCulloch)
  • Saffron Henderson (J.J. Jarrett)
  • Martin Cummins (Wayne Webber)



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