Friday the 13th Part 2
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Friday the 13th Part 2
Two months after the events of the original Friday the 13th, Alice (Adrienne King), the lone survivor or Mrs. Vorhees' killing spree, meets a grisly end in her city apartment. Five years later, a new group of co-eds converges near Camp Crystal Lake, scene of the original massacre and the drowning of Jason Vorhees that preceded it. This time around, the horny collegians attend a nearby training school for camp counselors. As half the group parties in town, an unseen assailant picks off the other half one by one. Only when camp leader Paul (John Furey) and his girlfriend, Ginny (Amy Steel),… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Basically only for completists looking to see Jason take center stage for the first time. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"Perhaps the least interesting of all the Friday the 13th films, since it tries to be a "sequel" to the first film, referencing themes and storylines."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Friday the 13th Part 2 never aspires to be termite art."
‑ Jeremiah Kipp, Slant Magazine
"Its general competence remains a surprising improvement, albeit not one strong enough to elevate it into the realm of recommendation."
‑ Rob Humanick, Projection Booth
"If slasher movies are your thing, take a stab at this one."
‑ Steve Crum,
"The new camp counselors are interchangeable with the old ones. Different faces, same basic people."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"cannot be defended intellectually, yet, the film's very simplicity and directness gives it a kind of folkloric power, albeit power that works only if you give yourself over to it"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"A solid first sequel and the truly chilling jump scare at the end gives the original's a run for its money."
‑ Dustin Putman,
"All things considered, it probably should have been a whole lot worse."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Yes, it blows. Try to contain your surprise."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
"Not as good as the original, but still pretty fun, it serves up more of the same and continued to be fresh enough before its many other sequels got too silly."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Even crude techniques, when properly employed, can be effective, in a lowest-common-denominator kind of way."
‑ Steve Biodrowski, Cinefantastique
"a carbon copy sequel"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson,
"The last Friday the 13th film that makes an effort to scare its audience, rather than just going through the motions."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"Jason before hockey mask, but with a nifty flour sack on his head"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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