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Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)

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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Months after Alice beheaded psycho killer/mother Pamela Voorhees at Camp Crystal Lake, survivor Alice is still traumatized because of the murders. But there is one problem. Mrs. Voorhee's son Jason never drowned and died.So he saw Alice behead Mrs. Voorhees. Jason finds Alice soon and murders her. Five years later a camp counselor in training program begins at Campanack Lodge. Right near Jason's home.Camp Crystal Lake. As teenagers in the program start snooping around Camp Crystal Lake, they start getting killed violently one by one.

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2x The Fear...2x The Carnage...2x The Terror! (Deluxe Edition DVD) See more »


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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)

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$19,100,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Walt Gorney who played Crazy Ralph, was seen many times walking around the set talking to himself. Its possible he did this just to get more into character. See more »

Goofs

(at around 48 mins) When Terri comes out of the water naked and Scott gives her her clothes back, she only puts on her pants. But when she then chases Scott up the hill, she has her shoes on. See more »

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Terri: [to Scott who stepped into a trap] Don't go anywhere.
Scott: Very funny.
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In the end credits, Shaun Curran is credited "Constuction Coordinator" See more »


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The Best Friday
29 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My friend and I saw this movie years ago when we were teenagers. We both love scary movies, and have seen a variety over the years. Whenever the topic of scary, or horror, movies comes up in conversation, this one is always at the top of our list as the best of the best. The reason (s) being, the story was original enough to stand on it's own, even though it was a sequel; It is the first movie of the series that introduces Jason as the killer; and most importantly, Amy Steel starring as the movie's sole survivor was PERFECT casting . She by far, 'makes' this movie, and her acting is exceptional, making her character, Ginny Field, memorable... In my opinion, she sets the standard for all horror movie heroines. (She was also great in "April Fool's Day.") Steve Miner's directing is also worth noting, as there are several effective scares throughout scenes of the movie. The chase scene in the last half hour of the movie is as adrenaline packed as a roller-coaster ride, and is more suspenseful than most big budget movies made today. This movie is not often given the credit it deserves by critics, etc. (you know who you are,) since it is a sequel and a horror movie, but Friday the 13th Part 2, starring Amy Steel, is at the top of my list for the genre. Thanks for reading.


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