Friday the 13th Part 2

May 1st, 1981


Friday the 13th Part 2

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Mrs. Voorhees is dead, and Camp Crystal Lake is shut down, but a camp next to the imfamous place is stalked by an unknown assailant. Is it Mrs. Voorhees' son Jason who didn't drown in the lake some 30 years before?

Release Year: 1981

Rating: 5.7/10 (18,015 voted)

Director: Steve Miner

Stars: Betsy Palmer, Amy Steel, John Furey

After killing the crazy Mrs. Voorhees, who was avenging her son Jason's death, Alice can finally sigh with relief. But there is just one problem. Jason never drowned in 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!

Writers: Ron Kurz, Victor Miller

Amy Steel - Ginny Field
John Furey - Paul Holt
Adrienne King - Alice Hardy
Kirsten Baker - Terry
Stuart Charno - Ted (as Stu Charno)
Warrington Gillette - Jason Voorhees
Walt Gorney - Crazy Ralph
Marta Kober - Sandra Dier
Tom McBride - Mark
Bill Randolph - Jeffrey
Lauren-Marie Taylor - Vickie
Russell Todd - Scott
Betsy Palmer - Mrs. Pamela Voorhees (also archive footage)
Cliff Cudney - Maxwell
Jack Marks - Deputy Winslow

Taglines: The body count continues...

Release Date: 1 May 1981

Filming Locations: KenWood Camp, Kent, Connecticut, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $1,250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $6,429,784 (USA) (3 May 1981)

Gross: $21,722,776 (USA)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

This film has one of the longest pre-credit sequences in cinematic history, nearly 15 minutes in some versions.

Continuity: When Scott hits Terri in the rear with his slingshot, it hits on her right side, but she grabs the left side. Also in this scene, Scott winks at Terri 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 Terri 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.

Vicky: What does the winner get?
Mark: What does the winner want?
Vicky: Guess.

User Review

Arguably the best of all nine sequels.


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 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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