A passing boat bound for New York pulls Jason Voorhees along for the ride. Look out New York, here comes hell in a hockey mask.
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Kelly Hu is trying to get away from Jason and takes refuge in the dance room. Jason suddenly appears, and she begins frantically looking for an escape. Then, he appears to vanish. The camera follows her rapid look around the room. One final pivot, and it’s too late. Jason’s upon her and quickly grabs her throat. Now, I don’t know you, but when I’m watching a movie in which someone’s about to get killed, I often scan the set piece for anything the director might’ve decided to use to kill the character with, all the while getting my hopes up for an asphyxia-related death. When Jason grabbed Kelly’s throat, all I could think was, “Lift her up! Please lift her up!” as if trying to will how the scene played out. Sure enough, up she went, right up against the ceiling. The scene proved to be the best murder I’d ever seen in the entire franchise. She doesn’t die too quickly or too slowly either. Kelly’s performance was spot on. We even get to see her feet leave the floor, kick a bit, and finally come to rest. Once she’s dead, Jason just tosses her corpse onto the floor. How cool is that!
I thought the build-up to the point where Jason finally attacks Kelly was needlessly long, so I edited the clip to start just seconds beforehand.
This movie should’ve been titled Jason Takes a Boat En Route to Manhattan because 3/4 of the movie takes place on a boat… en route… to Manhattan. I remember seeing the trailer the first time and thinking, “Ooh… socialites asphyxiated in evening gowns! Yummy!!” That’s what I was hoping for, anyway… alas, such was not to be. Dammit! Thankfully, this scene made up for an otherwise shattered dream of Jason snuffing out New York’s rich and beautiful.