Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan


Description

Tiffany Paulsen is impaled with a harpoon after Jason finds her hiding place.

Comments

This movie should’ve been called Jason Takes a Boat En Route to Manhattan because 3/4 of the movie takes place on a boat… en route… to Manhattan. I remember seeing the trailer the first time and thinking, “Ooh, asphyxiated socialites!” That’s what I was hoping for, anyway… alas, such was not to be. Thankfully, this scene made up for an otherwise shattered dream of Jason snuffing out New York’s rich and beautiful.



Description

Kelly Hu is strangled while trying to evade Jason in a dance hall.

Comments

I don’t know about you, but when I’m watching a movie in which someone’s about to get killed, I often scan the setting for anything the director might’ve decided to use to kill the character with, all the while getting my hopes up for an asphyxia-related death. When Jason grabbed Kelly’s throat, all I could think was, “Lift her up! Please lift her up!” as if trying to will how the scene played out. Sure enough, up she went, right up against the ceiling. The scene proved to be one of the best I’d seen in the entire franchise. Her performance was spot on. Once she’s dead, Jason just tosses her corpse onto the floor. I once read that was her getting tossed for real.

Fetish Elements

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Edits

Most of the lead-up to her death is a needlessly long cat-and-mouse game, so I edited the clip to start just seconds before she’s attacked.