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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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After killing Mrs. Voorhees, who was avenging her son Jason's death, Alice Hardy can finally sigh with relief. But there is just one problem. Jason never drowned at Camp Crystal Lake and lived in the nearby woods as a hermit all this time. The day that Alice beheaded his mother, Jason saw everything and his heart filled with thirst for revenge. Two months later, Alice gets stabbed by an ice pick in the temple and disappears. Is Jason behind this? Five years later, a camp next do to Camp Crystal Lake is built and the counselors start snooping around the old, abandoned camp ruins. This makes Jason very upset, since his shack is next to the remains of Camp Crystal Lake and what is inside the shack shall be kept secret forever, even if it means killing nine people! Written by E. Mlodik

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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

Lauren-Marie Taylor and Russell Todd went on to become successful soap opera stars. See more »

Goofs

(at around 15 mins) At the beginning of the film when the two are driving through the country they stop to use a pay phone. When they see their car is being towed they quickly hang the phone up and run to the tow truck. However while they are running you can see the phone swinging off the hook in the back ground. 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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Follows Friday the 13th (1980) See more »

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Arguably the best of all nine sequels.
2 September 2002 | by (Longmont, Colorado) – See all my reviews

So many refer to this as the debut of Jason Voorhees. It wasn't...simply the debut of him killing people. He left that to his mom in part one! Steve Miner didn't mess around too much with Sean Cunninham's successful formula simply adding some quite inventive kills and bloodletting.

No-one could be accused of using method-acting here, truth is its all pretty embarrassing. The high-school script though probably isn't that much out of place - they are schoolkids after all.

Jason himself, though still slightly diminished of stature is one creepy little dude, still without his hockey mask but wearing a burlap sack with holes cut out for his eyes. What appears to be his demise is of course anything but...as parts 3 to 10 will attest. The final 15 minutes are quite tension-filled and better than anything in the original.

A must-see for devotees of the series.


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