Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan

Continuity mistake: When Sean, Rennie and the sewage worker walk down the sewers, in frontal shots and reverse shots, the sewage worker repeatedly changes from holding his flashlight by his side / out in front. (01:26:55)

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Visible crew/equipment: After Rennie and Sean pull the emergency break on the train, and get off, Jason follows. As he exits through the door, in the window to the viewers left is a reflector screen clearly reflected. (01:20:55)

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Other mistake: Jason seems to be able to teleport in this film. Most notably towards the end when Mr. McCulloch is running from him down an ally, Jason is behind him, then in a matter of seconds he's on the top floor of a building, without ever entering it, in time to throw McCulloch out the window.


Factual error: When the captain gets his throat slashed, hardly any blood comes out. When a persons throat is cut, blood will pour out in large volumes as there is a major artery in the neck. (00:41:00)

Continuity mistake: When Jason is walking down the stairs toward J.J. his left foot comes off the last step but in the next shot it's his right. (00:20:55)

Continuity mistake: The black sludge on the girl's white pants when she's in the sewer at the end is constantly changing. It sometimes changes position or isn't there at all in later shots. The best example is when she lures Jason away from the guy that just got knocked out and runs into the dead end. She slides down the wall next to the toxic chemical container and the back and sides of her pants are completely covered in the black sludge, when she runs away, her pants are totally clean. (01:27:55)

Plot hole: Jason all of a sudden can drive a boat and out of nowhere, seems to know about a cruise ship filled with teenagers ready for him to kill. Yeah, makes sense to me. Especially since there is land with buildings right where Jim and Suzie drop anchor on their boat. Jason gives up killing people in those buildings to drive to a cruise ship that he cannot possibly know about? Also the fact that the survivors get to New York and minutes later Jason just happens to pop out of the water? Are we led to believe that he not only learned how to swim to New York but he managed to not kill everyone while they were in the life raft?


Factual error: When Rennie and Sean are on the ladder and the toxic waste is flooding through "destroying" Jason, they are completely unscathed. There is no way there would be no splash back burning them, plus the fumes from the toxic waste which they are subjected to would have done them serious bodily harm.

Factual error: Jason stabs the druggie with the needle and it comes out the front, but his hand is only on his back and the needle isn't long enough to go through to the other side. (01:08:35)

Revealing mistake: As Jason brings his arm back to punch Julius, the back of his neck obviously buckles like a rubber mask. (01:09:40)

Continuity mistake: When Rennie and Sean walk out of the subway onto the streets, they walk across the metal grids on the floor twice. (01:22:45)

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Revealing mistake: When Sean and Rennie run through the two glass doors leading down into the New York subway system, you can see Jason's shadow on the wall as he stands off camera and waits for his cue to walk on screen and kick his way through the glass doors. (01:19:25)

Continuity mistake: When McCulloch and Miss Van Deusen enter the cabin where everyone else is, they have just been out in the rain, but they are perfectly dry. (00:41:10)

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Continuity mistake: In the police car Rennie jumps into the driver's seat and drives off, while the other three stay in the back. After the car crashes, Sean has suddenly moved to the passenger seat. (01:11:35)

Factual error: The amount of people on the ship is very unrealistic. Although the low number of people is to benefit the plot, there should have been cooks, waiters, deckhands, boiler room engineers, cleaners etc. (00:40:00)

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Suggested correction: Well there was a deckhand and boiler room workers. As for cooks, etc, they were on a class trip taking no more than a few hours. They didn't need all that.


Continuity mistake: When the boat is sailing along, it reaches the 'Camp Crystal Lake' sign. When Jim throws the anchor over, it should have sailed well past it, but it has actually gone backwards. (00:03:05)

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Visible crew/equipment: After the police car is crashed, as it goes up in flames you can see a thick black wire trailing up into the police car's boot, which wasn't there before. (01:13:00)

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Continuity mistake: After Jason kicks the teens radio to the floor, they stand up, and the street behind them has a lot of cars on it. In the next shot, as Jason shows them his face, the street is now totally empty. (01:23:40)

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Rennie: There is a maniac trying to kill us.
Waitress: Welcome to New York.

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Trivia: Interesting note. The cook that Jason threw into the mirror at the diner is Ken Kirzinger, who went on to play Jason Vorhees in the movie "Freddy Vs Jason."


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Question: Do the sewers of New York really fill up with toxic waste every night as stated in the movie, or was this just for the purpose of the plot?


Chosen answer: No they do not. This is only for the purpose of the film's plot.

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