Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan

Revealing mistake: When Tamara pushes Rennie overboard, the water is calm and there are no waves. (00:29:25)

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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)

Continuity mistake: Jason's shown as being a regular faced boy of 8 or 9 when he drowned. This is inaccurate as the original Friday the 13th showed he was deformed as a child.


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: 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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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)

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: 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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Continuity mistake: The position of the towels on Rennie's shoulders change. (00:31:20)

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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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Revealing mistake: When the deckhand falls to the floor, you can clearly see the square outline of the equipment holding the axe in his back. (00:57:20)

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Continuity mistake: As Miles is climbing up the mast, the flags hanging to his right change between shots. (00:52:10)

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Revealing mistake: When Jason starts to strangle Eva in the disco room, a blue strobe light suddenly starts to flash. If you look behind Eva in one shot, you can see the actual strobe light come into the shot, obviously being held by a crewmember. (00:46:20)

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Factual error: When J.J. sees Jason she drops her guitar running away. The guitar then feedbacks. But when J.J. confronts Jason again he has the guitar with him, unplugged, but still we hear the sound of feedback. (00:21:25)

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

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Trivia: Jensen Daggett was genuinely terrified when actor Kane Hodder pulled her towards him, through the porthole. This is because a huge shard of glass was right by her throat and Kane was unknowingly pulling her toward it. You can see the frightened look on her face. (00:53:25)

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