Friday The 13th Part 25 years after the first tragic incidents back in 1979, a new camp has been opened across the lake from the infamous 'Camp Blood' (Camp Crystal Lake). And it has the same fate, being stalked by an unknown assailant. Is it Mrs. Voorhees' son Jason, who did not really drown in the lake some 30 years before?
Critic Reviews of "Friday The 13th Part 2"
IGN MoviesJanuary 09, 2017
Yes, it's a cheesy slasher film, but you know that going in, and this is a well-done example of the genre.
Reel Film ReviewsMarch 19, 2015
...ultimately right in line with its passable yet far-from-memorable predecessor.
Groucho ReviewsJune 25, 2009
Basically only for completists looking to see Jason take center stage for the first time. [Blu-ray]
Movie MetropolisJune 12, 2009
The new camp counselors are interchangeable with the old ones. Different faces, same basic people.
7M PicturesMarch 05, 2009
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.
Combustible CelluloidFebruary 20, 2009
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.
Q Network Film DeskFebruary 14, 2009
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
CinefantastiqueFebruary 12, 2009
Even crude techniques, when properly employed, can be effective, in a lowest-common-denominator kind of way.
Slant MagazineFebruary 04, 2009
Friday the 13th Part 2 never aspires to be termite art.
TheFilmFile.comOctober 09, 2008
A solid first sequel and the truly chilling jump scare at the end gives the original's a run for its money.
sbs.isFebruary 20, 2008
a carbon copy sequel
Projection BoothJanuary 17, 2008
Its general competence remains a surprising improvement, albeit not one strong enough to elevate it into the realm of recommendation.
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Actors of "Friday The 13th Part 2"
Amy SteelBirth date: 3 May 1960, Pennsylvania, USADescription: Amy Steel's acting career began in West Chester, Pennsylvania in 1973 when she attended Westtown school of dramatic arts. After two summers of dramatic training, Amy joined Barley-Sheaf Players and starred in two productions. She temporarily left the theatre to further pursue her academic career at the prestigious Kent school in Kent, Conneticut. After three years at Kent, Amy left to attend a small college in Palm Beach, Florida where she majored in communications and broadcasting. It was there that John Casablancas, President of the renowned Elite model Agency discovered her.Amy left Florida for New York in June 1979. Career opportunities in modelling, television and film soon followed. Amy has appeared in many television commercials, several soap operas and many hit movies. Today her film and TV career continues to shine.
John FureyBirth date: 13 April 1951, USADescription: John Furey was born on April 13, 1951 in the USA. He is an actor, known for Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981), A Little Thing Called Murder (2006) and Flight 93 (2006). He has been married to Denise Galik since 1991.
Adrienne KingBirth date: 21 July 1955, Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York, USADescription: Adrienne was born in and raised Oyster Bay, Long Island and did her first commercial when she was six months old, and has stayed at it with a brief hiatus or two ever since. She has also studied voice and dance, being continually involved in some phase of show business. She has done numerous television and radio commercials.Adrienne is also a member of the Joseph Jefferson Theatre Company, and her professional credits include summer stock and off-Broadway productions including "W.H. Auden". After the success of Friday the 13th (1980), she appeared in its sequel and than became a voice actress (with voice roles in What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), While You Were Sleeping (1995), and many others). Her return to acting took place in 2009, with the science fiction/horror film Psychic Experiment (2010).
Kirsten BakerBirth date: 7 April 1960, Songnefjord, NorwayDescription: Kirsten Baker made her film debut in "California Dreaming". Throughout the late 1970s and early 1980s, she worked as an actress in feature films and television, as well as a print model for Cannon Pictures. This led to a modelling career which she pursued into the early 1990s. Circa 1993, Kirsten was no longer acting or modelling; she was employed at an art gallery on Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles, CA.
Stuart CharnoBirth date: 29 September 1956, Queens, New York, USADescription: Stuart Charno was born on September 29, 1956 in Queens, New York, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981), Christine (1983) and Just One of the Guys (1985).
Warrington GilletteBirth date: 7 October 1960, Maryland, USADescription: Warrington Gillette was born on October 7, 1960 in Maryland, USA as Francis Warrington Gillett III. He is an actor, known for Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981), Penny Dreadful (2005) and Time Walker (1982).
Walt GorneyBirth date: 12 April 1912, Vienna, AustriaDescription: Character actor Walt Gorney was born on April 12, 1912 in Vienna, Austria. He came to the United States when he was ten years old and lived with his family in Massachusetts. He had at least three younger sisters. In 1946, Gorney moved to an apartment in Greenwich Village in New York City. Walt appeared in a handful of movies in minor roles; he was usually cast as bums or average working class types. With his lean, stringy build, gaunt face, croaky voice, and intense off-center screen presence, Gorney was perfectly cast as local town eccentric and grim prophet of gloom 'n' doom Crazy Ralph in the horror classic Friday the 13th (1980). He returned as Crazy Ralph in Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) and did the opening narration for Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988). Outside of his regrettably sparse movie credits, Walt had a long and respectable career acting on stage. Gorney was a member of the theatrical group the Provincetown Players in the early 1950s. He portrayed the role of Juan in the world premiere of "If Five Years Pass" and the part of Allen in "The Male Animal". Gorney appeared in the Broadway plays "Scratch" and "Trelawny of the Wells". Moreover, he also acted in the Off-Broadway stage productions "The Misanthrope", "Measure for Measure" and "Crystal and the Fox". Walt Gorney died at age 91 after a long illness at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York City on March 5, 2004.
Marta KoberBirth date: 23 October 1963, New York City, New York, USADescription: Marta Kober was born on October 23, 1963 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981), Rad (1986) and Neon Maniacs (1986).
Tom McBrideBirth date: 7 October 1952, West Virginia, USADescription: Tom McBride was born on October 7, 1952 in West Virginia, USA. He was an actor, known for Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981), Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985) and White Lies (1997). He died on September 24, 1995 in New York City, New York, USA.
Bill RandolphBirth date: 11 October 1953, Detroit, Michigan, USADescription: Bill Randolph was born on October 11, 1953 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He is known for his work on Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981), Dressed to Kill (1980) and Double Negative (1985).
Lauren-Marie TaylorBirth date: 1 November 1961, The Bronx, New York, USADescription: Lauren-Marie Taylor was born on November 1, 1961 in The Bronx, New York, USA. She is known for her work on Loving (1983), Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) and Neighbors (1981). She has been married to John Didrichsen since April 23, 1983. They have three children.
Russell ToddBirth date: 14 March 1958, Albany, New York, USADescription: Russell Todd was born on March 14, 1958 in Albany, New York, USA as Russell Todd Goldberg. He is an actor and talent agent, known for Another World (1964), Where the Boys Are (1984) and High Mountain Rangers (1987).
Betsy PalmerBirth date: 1 November 1926, East Chicago, Indiana, USADescription: Betsy Palmer was probably best known for playing Jason Voorhees' mother in the horror film Friday the 13th (1980), but her career as an actress began many years before.Palmer was born Patricia Betsy Hrunek in East Chicago, Indiana, to Marie (née Love), who launched the Chicago Business College, and Rudolph Vincent Hrunek, a Czech-born industrial chemist. Palmer played a young female officer opposite Jack Lemmon in Mister Roberts (1955), and appeared in another war film the same year, The Long Gray Line (1955). Throughout the late 1950s, Palmer was recognized as a news reporter on Today (1952) on NBC, then became largely involved in television. She remained in made-for-TV films and notable guest appearances, before playing the murderous avenging mother, Mrs. Voorhees, in the horror film Friday the 13th (1980). She also continued working in television, and appearing in low-budget films like The Fear: Resurrection (1999). Palmer spent her later years between her home in New York City and Sedona, Arizona.Betsy Palmer died of natural causes on a Friday, May 29, 2015, at a hospice care center in Danbury, Connecticut.
Cliff CudneyBirth date: 1 November 1926, East Chicago, Indiana, USADescription: Cliff Cudney is known for his work on Boogie Nights (1997), October Sky (1999) and Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981).
Jack MarksBirth date: 1 November 1926, East Chicago, Indiana, USADescription: Jack Marks is an actor, known for Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981), Der grosse Horizont (1976) and Anna (1988).
Steve DashBirth date: 14 March 1944Description: Steve Dash was born on March 14, 1944. He is known for his work on Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981), Trust Me (2009) and Nighthawks (1981).
Jerry WallaceBirth date: 14 March 1944Description: Jerry Wallace is an actor and production manager, known for Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) and Enormous Changes at the Last Minute (1983).
David BrandBirth date: 14 March 1944Description: David Brand is an actor, known for Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981), A Wedding (1978) and Camera Three (1955).
China ChenBirth date: 14 March 1944Description: China Chen is known for her work on Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981), Malibooty! (2003) and Tyson (1995).
Carolyn LoudenBirth date: 14 March 1944Description: Carolyn Louden is an actress, known for Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981).
Jaime PerryBirth date: 1 June 1958, Brooklyn, New York, USADescription: Jaime Perry was born on June 1, 1958 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for Jacob's Ladder (1990), Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) and The Visit (2000).
Tom SheaBirth date: 1 June 1958, Brooklyn, New York, USADescription: Tom Shea is an actor, known for Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) and Somewhere, Tomorrow (1983).
Directors of "Friday The 13th Part 2"
Steve MinerBirth date: 18 June 1951, Westport, Connecticut, USADescription: Steve Miner has had a very popular career in making films and remains one of Hollywood's most prolific directors and has worked with a variety of s...
Creators of "Friday The 13th Part 2"
Ron KurzBirth date: 27 November 1940, Baltimore, Maryland, USADescription: Ron Kurz was born on November 27, 1940 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He is a writer, known for Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981), Friday the 13th Part I...
Victor MillerBirth date: 14 May 1940, New Orleans, Louisiana, USADescription: He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, raised in Lloyd Neck, Long Island, graduated from Yale University in 1962 (BA, English) and Tulane Universit...