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Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)

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Mrs. Voorhees is dead, and Camp Crystal Lake is shut down, but a camp next to the infamous place is stalked by an unknown assailant. Is it Mrs. Voorhees' son Jason, who did not really drown in the lake some 30 years before?



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Kirsten Baker ...
Stuart Charno ...
Ted (as Stu Charno)
Walt Gorney ...
Marta Kober ...
Tom McBride ...
Bill Randolph ...
Lauren-Marie Taylor ...
Cliff Cudney ...
Jack Marks ...


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1 May 1981 (USA)  »

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Friday the 13th Part II  »

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$1,250,000 (estimated)


$19,100,000 (USA)

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Unlucky 13 continues in first sequel.
20 June 2014 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

This is the first sequel of the Friday the 13th trilogy, where a new camp built next to the forbidden Camp Crystal Lake is visited by a new group of camp counselors. One by one, they fall victim to a new menace, the alleged Jason Voorhees.

Like the first movie, there are plenty of scares, screams, gore and running around. The acting performances were a notch-up from the previous film and even though it's still a typical teenager horror flick, the characters, I thought, were a little more likable and heroic, especially Amy Steel as Ginny and John Furey as Paul.

The plot is pretty basic, with a lot of running around, slashing and screaming, and the elements pretty much match the first movie. But, there is still enough tension and excitement to leave you entertained.

Grade B-

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