Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
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Five years after Pamela Voorhees (Betsy Palmer) murdered six people at Camp Crystal Lake and was herself killed by Alice Hardy (Adrienne King) in self-defense, the camp has been condemned and closed to trespassers. Disregarding the rumors that Jason Voorhees is still alive and living on the land, Paul Holt (John Furey) opens Packanack Lodge, a counselor training camp next to 'Camp Blood'. The trainees begin arriving en masse, and the killings start all over again.
Friday the 13th, Part 2 is the second movie in the Friday the 13th series, preceded by Friday the 13th (1980) (1980) and followed by Friday the 13th Part III (1982) (1982), Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) (1984), Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985) (1985), Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986) (1986), Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988) (1988), Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) (1989), Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993) (1993), Jason X (2001) (2001), and Freddy vs. Jason (2003) (2003). The screenplay for Part 2 was written by Ron Kurz based on characters created by American screenwriter Victor Miller for the first movie. A novelization, titled Friday the 13th Part II: A Novel (1988) was written by American science fiction writer Simon Hawke.
Unable to get her car started, Ginny (Amy Steel) runs off into the woods, followed by the pitchfork-carrying, burlap-masked man. She comes upon a rundown shack and tries to hide in it only to discover a shrine on which Pamela Voorhees' head has been placed. Realizing that she's inside Jason's abode and that he is attempting to break down the door in order to get at her, she dons Mrs Voorhees' sweater and tries to convince Jason that she is his mother, but Jason (Warrington Gillette) wisens up when he sees his mother's severed head and slices open Ginny's leg with a pick-axe. Suddenly, Paul rushes through the door and tackles Jason. Ginny is able to stab Jason through the left shoulder with his mother's machete, dropping him to the ground. Paul carries Ginny back to their camp and sets her on the bed. They hear a scratching at the door, and Paul cautiously opens it to find Muffin. Happy that the dog has come back, Ginny calls for Muffin to come to her. Suddenly, Jason breaks through the window behind her, this time without the burlap mask. In the final scene the police have arrived at Crystal Lake and Ginny is being lifted into an ambulance. She calls for Paul, but neither Paul nor Jason are there, the deputy telling her they've searched but only found her. The camera then pans on Pamela Voorhees' head.
Possibly he didn't drown at all but just pretended to drown and ran away to live in the woods due to being picked on by the other children at summer camp. This would mean that his appearance as a child at the end of the original film is just a hallucination by the traumatized survivor as he's a grown adult by the next chapter which is set a short time later. Alternatively Jason Goes to Hell (1993), the ninth installment, establishes a supernatural explanation to explain the inconsistencies in the series. Another reason could be that the filmmakers originally didn't have plans for sequel and retconned Jason not dying.