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YMMV: Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan
  • Awesome Music: Fred Mollin's score is hit-or-miss... but the jazzy piece that plays when Rennie and Sean are in Times Square is so bittersweetly beautiful it can bring tears to your eyes.
  • Critical Research Failure: Jason sails a boat to the local harbor... from a lake. He sails a boat... to the ocean... from a closed body of water in the middle of a forest.
    • Actually, unless it was a manmade lake, most bodies of water are connected to a larger source.
    • Apparently the sewer system in New York city get flooded with toxic waste every night.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Julius, partially for being an amusing Bad Ass who fights back against Jason and partially for his awesome death
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Jason (played by Kane Hodder) chases the protagonists to a diner, where a huge chef tries stop him and gets thrown across the room for his trouble. Actor playing that huge chef? Ken Kirzinger, the stuntman who would later replace Kane Hodder as Jason in Freddy vs. Jason.
  • Sequelitis
  • Snark Bait: The subtitle has proven to be this due its similarity to The Muppets Take Manhattan.
  • So Bad, It's Good: It's a cheesy late eighties sequel. A very cheesy late eighties sequel.
  • Special Effect Failure: The unmasked Jason's head just looks like a lump of clay, which is all the more disappointing considering how well he was realized in the previous film.
    • When Jason boards the boat in the opening, you can see Hodder's pinkie finger poking through the costume. Actually, you can spot a lot of holes in the Jason costume thanks to Hodder's skin.
    • Speaking of the beginning, Jason ripping out the man's intestines is also laughably bad since said intestines look more like generic plastic tubing.
      • Actually, the "intestines" was actually the airhose to the harpoon gun, but easy mistake.
    • When everyone is getting off the Lazarus and Jason is shown looking down at the rest, there's a painfully obvious sprinkler visible at the top left of the screen.

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