Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan

Continuity mistake: Not long into the movie, Reni is looking for her dog. Next time we see the dog, it is on her lap in the life boat. Between these two scenes they never show her finding the dog: it just appeared out of nowhere.


Revealing mistake: When Jason breaks his hand through the door it's really strange how his hand makes a perfect square on the broken door. Telling that the door was already broken and then repaired loosely for the stunt.

Continuity mistake: When Jason, as a kid, comes out of the mirror and grabs Rennie by her throat, Jason's grip on her throat differ between the shots. (00:32:00)

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Continuity mistake: After Jim is stabbed, he smears blood over a window. Later when we see the boat drifting towards the harbour, we see the window and the smears of blood are now much different. (00:09:40 - 00:12:30)

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Continuity mistake: The arrow that Jason shoots at Suzi which hits the wall beside her changes angle when he rips it out of the wall. (00:09:20)

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Continuity mistake: In the film Jason kills the guy in the sauna with a hot coal into his stomach, and there's no blood. When Jason leaves you can see the guys chest and now it's covered with blood. (00:28:45)

Revealing mistake: When we see a wide shot of the ship in the storm we can see the ship slide through the waves untouched by them. It's obvious the scene is fake. (00:35:45)

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Other mistake: When Jason is resurrected in the lake, the water is quite well lit, even though it's night and there aren't any real light sources to light the lake up. (00:06:00)

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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.

Continuity mistake: When Jason is holding Eva in the air, he lifts her up higher towards the ceiling, but in the shots of her feet, they stay in the same position.


Continuity mistake: Crystal Lake goes from a lake surrounded by land in previous installments to suddenly having the space for a small yacht and a channel that feeds right to the open ocean.

Factual error: Jason put Shawn's dad up against the ships wheel. Dead bodies can't stand up.


Visible crew/equipment: When Sean and Rennie come up the stairs just before finding Sean's dead father, as the camera moves backwards, you can see the camera's shadow on the wall to the right. (00:39:40)

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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 Rennie and Sean are on the ladder in the sewer Rennie's position changes between shots. (01:29:50)

Revealing mistake: During the part where J.J. goes down to the boiler room to play her guitar, Jason sneaks up behind her. She screams and runs down more stairs, and then right before Jason kills her, as he lifts the guitar to hit her, in the lower right hand of the screen you can see the blood coming out of the guitar before it hits her. (00:21:25)

Continuity mistake: Rennie's visions of Jason as a boy change their appearance constantly throughout the film. At some points he is bald and deformed, much like how he was in the original film. At other times he appears as a normal, non-deformed boy with a full head of brown hair. At some moments he even appears as a mix of both (with a deformed face, but a full head of hair). This inconsistency is never explained or even acknowledged.


Factual error: In Manhattan, you can't just climb into a sewer tunnel. They are barricaded, meaning the only people who are allowed down there are city workers.


Continuity mistake: When we see Jason lying on the bottom of the lake, we also see some chains lying around. At first we see the upper chain lying out on the edge of a plank. But when Jason gets electricity through him we see the chain has moved in to the middle of the plank. (00:06:15)

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Factual error: When Jason pushes Julius overboard, he would have drowned within minutes. No one can stay underwater that long without drowning.

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