Friday the 13th was meant to be a quick cash-grab for filmmaker Sean S. Cunningham, riding the coattails of John Carpenter's Halloween.  Much to their surprise, F13 was a smash hit.  Needless to say, a year later, Friday the 13th Part 2 came about!

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

-From E. Mlodik on IMDb

My thoughts:
F13 Part 2 is a decent little flick, but it's never been one that I cared for too much.  I love the notion that the filmmakers admit to stealing the look of the killer from The Town That Dreaded Sundown (one of my all-time favorite movies), but I just feel like there was something missing in this movie.  Regardless, as far as quality goes, this sequel stacks up far better than some of the later installments.


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