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Whats the difference.,
This review is from: Friday The 13th Part 8 : Jason Takes Manhattan  [DVD] (DVD)Well firstly the title is mis-leading as he is in New York for about 30 mins. Secondly the music at the start is very up-beat and fun. ER HELLO this is suposed to be a horror flick! It shows all different parts of new york to open which again is very boring and not very scary. What happend to The hockey mask breaking after an introduction. Thats right no intro. Just straight in music. Oh and the credits are in PINK!
When the movie finally does get started Camp Crystal Lake has lights on which is strange for camp thats closed. The boat comes on with two very akward actors. an anchor is put down and it grabs an electricity line which again brings Jason back. Yes electricity again. Happend in "Jason Lives".
The main part of the story takes place on a boat and so is the majority of the films. really the film should be called "Friday the 13th Jason takes a boat and kills a pointless amount of kids"
The film has no scares as mainly things are done with lots of light. Lots of scenes with people dancing to cheesy eighties music which once again takes a way the scaryness. After a while the films becomes boring and you dont care anymore. The acting is poor with only one good one from the bunch(Scott Reeves who is now famous in the USA).
The famous Jason "Ch Ch Ch... Ah Ah Ah..." are made eighties again and are not in the slightest bit scary. When the end of the movie arrives you hoping no one survives and that Jason does finally die.
This film is only for Die-Hard jason fans and anyone looking for a scare should run over to halloween. At least they use scary music.
Also my title is saying whats the difference from every other friday from 3 onwards. Except for "Jason Lives" which is very cool.
This maybe harsh but the movie really does blow.