Archive for Part 8: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)

You are browsing the archives of Part 8: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989).

BIOGRAPHY - Kelly Hu

BIOGRAPHY – Kelly Hu

Whilst there have been countless discussions on the merits of the slasher’s ‘final girls,’ the victims themselves are often overlooked. The Friday the 13th series, more than any other, has boasted a cream of undiscovered talent that would later go on to enjoy varied degrees of success in Hollywood. Kevin Bacon, Corey Feldman and Crispin [...]

CRYSTAL LAKE'S BLOODY LEGACY pt.10 - Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)

CRYSTAL LAKE’S BLOODY LEGACY pt.10 – Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)

Director: Rob Hedden Writer: Rob Hedden Starring: Jensen Daggett, Scott Reeves, Barbara Bingham, Peter Mark Richman, Martin Cummins, V.C. Dupree, Kane Hodder Producer: Randolph Cheveldave Music: Fred Mollin Special Makeup Effects: Martin Becker

Jason's 13 Greatest Hits!

Jason’s 13 Greatest Hits!

If the Friday the 13th franchise is to be remembered for anything, other than the iconic hockey mask, then it will be the elaborate and graphic special effects, which were created by various different artists and workshops, from the legendary Tom Savini and Stan Winston to the likes of Martin Becker and Greg Nicotero. Twelve [...]

Friday the 13th: The Lost Scenes

Friday the 13th: The Lost Scenes

Throughout its thirty year legacy, the Friday the 13th franchise has boasted some truly memorable moments. But there were several scenes that were cut, either from the script or the finished film, for a variety of reasons. Here’s a few that, in a perfect world, would have made their way into the series…

Deluxe Edition DVDs Parts 5-To-8 Out Of Print!?

Deluxe Edition DVDs Parts 5-To-8 Out Of Print!?

At the end of each year, I try to go through my Amazon cart and pick up those titles that have been perpetually marked ‘save for later’. This may sound shocking, but the Friday The 13th part 4-8 Deluxe Editions have been stuck there forever. Wait, wait – don’t mark me a non-fan just yet. [...]

Film Prop Thursday: Jason Takes Manhattan Costume

Film Prop Thursday: Jason Takes Manhattan Costume

There have been a few requests from visitors to see what the Jason costumes look like today outside of the films that they originally appeared in. Most of the costumes used in the films now reside in private collections, such as Mario Kirner’s Friday the 13th Props Museum. I usually forward fans over to his [...]

BTS Wednesday: Jason's Sewer Remains

BTS Wednesday: Jason’s Sewer Remains

Every single person I have ever talked to about the ending of Friday the 13th Part 8: Jason Takes Manhattan universally agrees that it is the worst ending they have ever seen in the franchise. Rob Hedden’s intentions for the ending were at the very least, understandable, however, the execution and overall idea were not [...]

Jason Takes Manhattan Head Sculpt Completed

Jason Takes Manhattan Head Sculpt Completed

Over the last few months, Ken McCabe has been sending out updates on his custom 1/6 scale head sculpting project for the different variations of the Jason Voorhees character. We have ssen some truly astonishing work with very high detail, considering how small the heads are. The previous looks at the Part 3 and Jason [...]

Julius Got His Head Back From Manhattan!

Julius Got His Head Back From Manhattan!

There have been many fans that ask the actors of the Friday the 13th series if they keep props or items from the films. A number of the actors do indeed keep items, but the severed heads of their character? Is that even possible? If you frequent conventions, then at some point you have seen [...]

The Original Discovery Of Tamara In Part 8

The Original Discovery Of Tamara In Part 8

When the Deluxe DVD of Friday the 13th Part 8: Jason Takes Manhattan was released in September 2009, the buzz surrounding the disc was that of the cut and deleted scenes that had been found at Paramount Studios. The biggest question to be answered was that of the original kill of the boxer. Did we [...]