Friday the 13th Part 2

Year: 1981

Director: Steve Miner

Written by: Ron Kurz

Threat: Psychopath

Weapon of Choice: Machete

Based upon: none

IMDb page: IMDb link

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Other movies in this series:
Friday the 13th
Friday the 13th Part 3: 3D
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning
Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood
Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan
Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday
Jason X
Freddy vs. Jason

Rish Outfield's reviews
You know you've been seeing some shitty horror movies when "Friday the 13th Part 2" starts to look good. But really, after Cutting Class and Sleepaway Campand Splatter University, this movie was really great! And it was fun--you've got to remember that. Fun is one of the reasons to watch these films. So, Jason, apparently never really died all those years ago, he was living in the woods with his mother. So why did she kill everyone in the first movie, you ask? Well...I...don't know. I liked it better when Jason was a member of the undead, constantly roaming the woods around Camp Crystal Lake, waiting for some horny teenager to stop by and give him something to stab. They used the camera POV shot SOOOOOO many times in this film, it got hard to tell when the killer was stalking someone and when it was supposed to be a cameraman. Still, one of the girls had the nicest ass! Hey, who typed that? It wasn't me, I swear. Jason's wearing, not a hockey mask, but a pillowcase with a hole in it. Cool, huh? Look folks, this ain't gonna never be called a classic, but it's not a terrible waste of time.
Best Scare: Jeez, I don't know. Maybe the cat jumping out.
I'd Recommend It To: Folks who loved the first film.

The tyranist's thoughts
You know, there was a time and a place where every Halloween I would get together with a few friends in a darkened basement and we would marathon Friday the 13th movies. In some ways I miss the innocence of those annual parties. When I recently decided to re-screen Friday the 13th Part 2 and Friday the 13th Part 3 I had to do so alone. I didn't even have Rish close by.
Five years after Jason's mom, Pamela, terrorized Camp Crystal Lake with a killing spree some idiot decides to hold a special training camp especially for camp counselors. At one point it is apparent that he fully understands what happened and just doesn't care. Of course, neither would I since Pamela Voorhees was decapitated (as they kindly show us again in the first five minutes of this one). Anyway, Jason has decided to pick up where mummy left off. Death ensues.
What is it with this series and having to recap the end of the last film? Part 2 does it. Part 3 does it. I believe Part 4 does it as well. Do they think it may have been a while since we last saw the previous episode?
This really is the pinnacle of the series. Jason hasn't become the supernatural, icon-of-evil being that he will become and the people producing the movie still seem to care at least a little about plausability. They are a little more careful to explain why bodies aren't just lying around everywhere and why some of the campers aren't around for some of the killing. I can appreciate the effort that they put into it.
I guess if I had to watch these movies in marathon again, parts 1 and 2 would be pretty fun and actually pretty enjoyable. Oh, and I'd watch the campground seen from Jason X and maybe little Corey Feldman taking Jason apart in Part 4 as those are the most memorable scenes in the series once you get past the first two movies.

Total Skulls: 35

Sequel skull
Sequel setup skull
Rips off earlier film
Horror film showing on TV/in theater in movie
Future celebrity appears
Former celebrity appears
Bad title
Bad premise
Bad acting
Bad dialogue
Bad execution
MTV Editing
OTS skull
Girl unnecessarily gets naked skull
Wanton sex skull
Death associated with sex skull
Unfulfilled promise of nudity
Characters forget about threat
Secluded location skull
Power is cut skull
Phone lines are cut skull
Someone investigates a strange noise skull
Someone runs up stairs instead of going out front door
Camera is the killer skullskull
Victims cower in front of a window/door skull
Victim locks self in with killer
Victim running from killer inexplicably falls
Toilet stall scene
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Car stalls or won't start skull
Cat jumps out skull
Fake scare skullskull
Laughable scare
Stupid discovery of corpse
Dream sequence skullskull
Hallucination/Vision skull
No one believes only witness
Crazy, drunk, old man knows the truth skull
Warning goes unheeded skull
Music detracts from scene
Death in first five minutes skull
x years before/later
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Dark and stormy night skull
Killer doesn't stay dead skull
Killer wears a mask skull
Killer is in closet
Killer is in car with victim
Villain is more sympathetic than heroes
Unscary villain/monster
Beheading skull
Blood fountain
Blood spatters - camera, wall, etc.
Poor death effect
Excessive gore
No one dies at all
Virgin survives
Geek/Nerd survives skull
Little kid lamely survives
Dog/Pet miraculously survives skullskull
Unresolved subplots skull
"It was all a dream" ending
Unbelievably happy ending
Unbelievably crappy ending
What the hell? skull