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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
... 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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1 May 1981 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$1,250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,429,784, 3 May 1981

Gross USA:

$21,722,776
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Trivia

The film takes place five years after the first, which was set in 1979 according to Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984). Meaning that this film takes place in 1984. During both summers, both the Friday the 13th's occurred in July making this film take place exactly five years after the events of the first film. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the original Friday the 13th, Alice's hand is already in the water when she is sleeping in the canoe. When the police arrive and shout out to her, she awakens and removes her hand from the water. But when they show the flashback at the beginning of this movie, her hand is in the boat first, and then she puts it in the water as the cop is shouting to her. When she finally awakens, she removes her hand. 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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A Classic Horror Sequel
22 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

I am a huge fan of the horror genre and have always preferred Jason over the comical Freddy Nightmare movies or Micahel Myers' stale franchise. People seem to always knock sequels of any genre but this sequel is one the best in any genre not just horror. It picks up after part 1 and it doesn't suffer from continuity problems as far as the storyline is concerned. In my opinion Friday the 13th is all about parts 1-4. But part 2 is just awesome all around. It has the same creepy atmosphere that part 1 and is topped by one of the greatest endings in horror cinema. The endings to part 1 and 2 in this series are some of the best. They just seem to go so well hand in hand. Friday 2 has always been my favorite in the entire series. As you all know it marks Jason's debut, and what's kind of sad is that Jason is identified with the hockey mask and his best movie is with the sack over his head. This one is a much more credible movie. It doesn't have a supernatural Jason who looks like a monster. He's a lot more human here and not so robotic. I love watching this movie on a breezy or stormy night. It's just a perfect slasher film. People should know that the horror genre especially the slasher kind are never going to win Oscar nominations, awards or have it's cast members win em either. Horror movies are a special treat of their own and Friday the 13th Part 2 is Jason's murderous rookie of the year foray into horror films. This movie is horror gold. From Jason's mother's head in the fridge, to the crash through the window classic ending. If it doesn't get a 10 from me, it's only because nothing is ever perfect.


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