Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan
New York has a new problem!
( Horror )

Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan Poster

MPAA Rating:

US Runtime: 100 min

Premiere Date:
Jul 28, 1989   [USA]
Director: Rob Hedden
Writer: Rob Hedden   [written by]
Producers: Randy Cheveldave   [Producer]
Barbara Sachs   [Associate Producer]
Cinematography: Bryan England
Edited by: Steve Mirkovich
Production Companys: Horror Films
Paramount Pictures


Kane Hodder
Jason Voorhees
Jensen Daggett
Rennie Wickham
Todd Shaffer
Jim Miller
Tiffany Paulsen
Suzi Donaldson
Tim Mirkovich
Young Jason
Barbara Bingham
Miss Colleen Van Deusen
Alex Diakun
Deck Hand
Peter Mark Richman
Charles McCulloch
Warren Munson
Admiral Robertson
Fred Henderson
Chief Engineer Jim Carlson
Gordon Currie
Miles Wolfe
Saffron Henderson
J.J. Jarrett
Martin Cummins
Wayne Webber
Vincent Craig Dupree
Julius Gaw
Sharlene Martin
Tamara Mason
Kelly Hu
Eva Watanabe
Michael Benyaer
Gang Banger #2
Roger Barnes
Irish Cop
Amber Pawlick
Young Rennie
Vince Capone
Street Urchin
Peggy Hedden
New York Waitress
David Longworth
Sanitation Engineer
Ken Kirzinger
New York Cook (uncredited)


Timothy Alverson
first assistant editor
Debra D. Jeffreys
assistant: Randy Cheveldave
James Muro
steadicam operator: second unit
Patrick Murray
underwater gaffer: underwater shooting unit
Pete Romano
underwater photography: underwater shooting unit

Special Effects:

Cinema Research Corporation
optical effects
Effects Associates Ltd.
special photographic effects
Light & Motion
miniature effects
Reel Efx Inc.
special effects

Filming Locations: (Now With Clickable Links To Location On Google Maps)


Tech Info:

Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Color Info:
Color (Technicolor)
Cinematographic Process:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1
Film Negative Format:
35 mm
Printed Film Format:
35 mm


  • The original poster for the film featured Jason ripping through an "I Love NY" poster. However, the poster was dropped following a complaint from the New York Tourism Committee.
  • The prologue of the film foreshadows all the places that Jason will chase the teenagers: downtown with the gang members, the diner, the alley with the drug addicts, and the subway.
  • The last third of the movie is set in Manhattan; however, the only scenes that were actually filmed in Manhattan were the scenes in Times Square. It took three days of shooting to film them.
  • Fred Mollin wrote the original music for this film, as he did for Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood.

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