December 5, 2015
Friday the 13th Part 2.
Review #761: Friday the 13th Part 2.
Amy Steel (Ginny Field), John Furey (Paul Holt), Warrington Gillette (Jason Voorhees), Walt Gorney (Crazy Ralph), Stu Charno (Ted), Bill Randolph (Jeff), Marta Kober (Sandra Dier), and Adrienne King (Alice Hardy) Directed by Steve Miner.
Yay, this one. 486 reviews after doing the first film in the franchise, I'm reviewing the sequel released barely less than a year after the original. Apparently the intention of the series would be focused on events occurring around Friday the 13th, but the idea was scrapped, with Jason becoming the killer, somehow being alive. If you're wondering, he doesn't wear his hockey mask in this one (saving that for the sequel), wearing instead a burlap sack, which either makes him slightly menacing or a farmer reject. I'd say the latter, but someone is bound to be scared by a burlap sack. The movie begins by recalling the events of the first film (5 minutes of it, anyway), because I guess someone didn't know what happened in the first film (but then again, why would they being going to a sequel?), ending with the only character from the first film getting killed by Jason, setting up our new cast to be killed...for the most part. The movie runs just a bit shorter than the original (8 minutes, but who's counting?), and I suppose that means the movie doesn't drag too much. There really isn't much to the characters or acting, but at least you'll get some slasher action, with the body count this time being at 9, complete with the characters you'd expect to die dying. The ending to the movie is somewhat baffling, considering the whereabouts of one character, considering that Jason...comes out of a window and then it cuts to Ginny being escorted out. It doesn't really have much quality in terms of film making, but it will most likely satisfy anybody looking for some sort of thrills in the first film with Jason as the villain.
Overall, I give it 5 out of 10 stars.