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. Voorhees' 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 Packanack Lodge, right near Camp Crystal Lake. As teenagers in the program start snooping around Camp Crystal Lake, they start getting killed violently one by one.
Walt Gorney who played Crazy Ralph, was seen many times walking around the set talking to himself. It's possible he did this just to get more into character. See more »
(at around 19 mins) Scott winks at Terry after hitting her in the rear with the slingshot. You can see his right arm was up towards his chest, holding the slingshot. In the next shot when Terry turns to walk away and smile to herself, Scott's right arm is fully down by his side, still holding the slingshot in his right hand. See more »
Paul, there's someone in this room.
[Jason gets up to lunge at Paul]
Paul, there's someone in this fucking room!
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Just like Part 1, we see giant letters proclaiming 'Friday the 13th' moving towards the screen (minus the shattering glass). When they reach the screen, they explode and reveal letters proclaiming 'Part 2.' See more »
The following scenes were cut from the film in order to avoid an "X" rating from the MPAA:
A close-up shot Jeff and Sandra being double-impaled while having sex on the bed.
A close up shot of Crazy Ralph and the wire cutting.
A scene at the very end where we are shown the inside Jason's shack and see Pamela's face. While there, her eyes open. It was cut by Paramount for looking too fake.
A facing shot of Mark's face being split by the machete.
Blood was trimmed from the shot of Jason driving the hammer in the cop's head.
The flashback footage showing Mrs. Voorhees decapitation was trimmed.
Bloodflow was cut from the shot of Jason driving an icepick into Alice's head. Additionally, Jason turns her to the camera, revealing the icepick tip exited through her nose while a look of shock is on her face.
Additional bloodflow was cut from the shot of Jason slicing Scott's throat.
Originally, sex scene between Sandra and Jeff was longer and it included full frontal nudity from actress Marta Kober but when Paramount studio discovered that she was underage the scene was deleted completely.
Against all odds, the lone survivor of the last film is quickly taken out by Jason - the son of the last film's killer who was under the impression that he died some point in the 50's. Meanwhile, a camp across the lake from Crystal Lake is about to open for the summer and they've gathered their staff of sexually charged counselors to help get it ready for campers. Jason returns home after his homicidal jaunt into town and is none too pleased that he's having to share his lake with a bunch of strangers, so he gathers up every sharp implement he can find and goes off to teach these inconsiderate brats a lesson.
A film with a plot this dumb shouldn't work, but Friday the 13th Part 2 does thanks to fine direction by Steve Miner who has an flair for building suspense and landing a jump scare and an incredibly appealing cast who give their characters more dimension than was probably on the page. Amy Steele deserves a special mention as the smart Ginny who makes for a great audience surrogate.
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