Starring: Amy Steel, John Furey, Adrienne King, Kirsten Baker, Stu Charno, Warrington Gillette, Walt Gorney, Marta Kober, Tom McBride, Bill Randolph, Lauren-Marie Taylor, Russell Todd, Steve Daskawisz, and Betsy Palmer.
Directed by: Steve Miner.
Released: May 1st, 1981.
Much like the upcoming sequel to the 2008 remake, the first sequel to the original “Friday the 13th” was immediately hauled into production after the release of the first one. “Friday the 13th Part II” was released while the slasher craze was still hot on fire in the early 1980s, the studios turned this franchise into a yearly event whereas teens would go out once a year to check out the latest ‘Friday the 13th’ episode.
“Friday the 13th Part II” is not scary one bit, gory probably, but not scary. Yet again, this has always been the case for most of the films in this series as well as similar movies. This sequel opens with the whereabouts on the first film’s only survivor, Alice Hardy, who ends up murdered by an unseen assailant in her home, only two months after the first movie. This is a gimmick we’ve seen in quite a few horror sequels lately where the protagonist of the first film is killed off in the sequel (“Hostel Part II” anyone?).
Jump ahead five years later where a fresh new group of youngin’s attend a counselor training camp at the good old Camp Crystal Lake. Crazy Ralph returns from the first movie and tries to warn the new victims-to-be but of course, they don’t listen. The leader of this pack is Paul Holt who thinks that the most dangerous thing to look out for in this neck of the woods is bears. Read more… http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2613887/sequel_rinse_repeat_friday_the_13th.html?cat=9