Horror B-Sides – October 3rd, 2013
Jason vs Julius
Friday The 13th – Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan
With the exception of the first one, I love every entry in the Friday series. Along with part 5, Jason Takes Manhattan is often on receiving end of some heavy verbal bashing. Hell, Entertainment Weekly had it on their list of 25 Worst Sequels. While not a 5 star classic, it has a lot of charm and is fun as hell to watch. Kane Hodder makes history as the first man to reprise the role of Jason, as he stomps around a cruise ship & New York, dispatching the asshole teenagers who had the nerve to graduate. One of them is a kid named Julius who’s an aspiring boxer. While being chased around New York [Vancouver], he finally comes face to face with Jason a rooftop. Now, most men would cry and try to beat down Jason with their purse, but Julius mans the fuck up and takes on Jason with just his 2 fists. Jason however goes the Rocky route and just lets himself get punched all to hell before making his first strike. He goes the Johnny Cage route and caps off what is the most memorable moment of not only Jason Takes Manhattan, but the entire series. And for the record, fuck Entertainment Weekly, Friday part 8 is fantastic.