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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.

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Cast

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... Ginny
... Paul
... Alice
Kirsten Baker ... Terry
... Ted (as Stu Charno)
... Jason
... Crazy Ralph
Marta Kober ... Sandra
... Mark
... Jeff
... Vickie
... Scott
... Mrs. Voorhees
Cliff Cudney ... Max
... The Cop
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Storyline

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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One year ago today, 12 of her friends were violently murdered. Why should the first anniversary be any different? 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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,429,784, 3 May 1981

Gross USA:

$21,722,776
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Trivia

This came out the same year as Halloween 2. (John Carpenter was basically coerced into creating another Halloween movie by the studio after the runaway success of Friday the 13th). But whereas Halloween 2 is loathed by Halloween fans and critics alike, who bemoan the sharp dropoff in quality of the series after part 1, Friday the 13th Part 2 is generally considered by series fans anyway as being better than Part 1. With a stronger villain, Jason, who is creepy and menacing here without becoming superhuman and ridiculous as he did the in later entries in the series, and featuring crisp and effective direction by Steve Miner and many startling set pieces, it's actually considered to be the best in the series. See more »

Goofs

When we first see Jeff's black Chevrolet Cheyenne K10 truck, it has two square off-road lights mounted to the black push-bar on the front. But when Jeff, Sandra, and Ted stop to remove the tree blocking the road in the woods minutes later, both of these lights are gone. See more »

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Paul: I don't wanna scare anyone, but I'm gonna give it to you straight about Jason. His body was never recovered from the lake after he drowned. And if you listen to the old-timers in town, they'll tell you he's still out there, some sort of demented creature, surviving in the wilderness, full grown by now... stalking... stealing what he needs, living off wild animals and vegetation. Some folks claim they've even seen him, right in this area. The girl that survived that night at Camp Blood, that... ...
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In the end credits, Shaun Curran is credited "Constuction Coordinator" See more »

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Followed by Friday the 13th Part III (1982) See more »

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Itsy Bitsy Spider
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The Best Friday
29 October 2005 | by 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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