Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)

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The highly anticipated sequel in the classic horror franchise follows the story of a group of teenage counselors that have decided to reopen Camp Crystal Lake. One night, while all the counselors are gathered by a campfire, head counselor, Paul, recants the legend of Jason Voorhees, a mentally ill boy that once drowned at the camp, whose mother, Pamela Voorhees, murdered counselors that used to work at the camp in an attempt to avenge her beloved son’s death.

Of course, no one believes this tale, and equates Jason Voorhees to nothing more than an urban legend. However, as counselors begin to start dying off one-by-one, it’s evident that Jason is alive, and he stalks Crystal Lake.


Directed by:  Steve Miner

Produced by:  Sean S. Cunningham, Alvin Geiler, Steve Miner

Written by:  Ron Kurz, Victor Miller, Sean. S. Cunningham

Music by: Harry Manfredini

Director of Photography/Cinematography: Peter Stein

Special FX / Makeup: Carl Fullerton

Edited by: Susan E. Cunningham

Production company: Georgetown Productions Inc.,/ Sean S. Cunningham Films

Distributed by: Paramount Pictures (USA)

Release date:  May 1st, 1981

Running time: 87 minutes

Country:  United States

Budget:  $1.25 million

Box office:  $21.7 million




  • Amy Steel (Ginny)
  • John Furey (Paul)
  • Kirsten Baker (Terry)
  • Stuart Charno (Ted)
  • Warrington Gillette (Jason)
  • Marta Kober (Sandra)
  • Tom McBride (Mark)
  • Bill Randolph (Jeff)
  • Lauren-Marie Taylor (Vickie)
  • Russell Todd (Scott)
  • Steve Dash (“Jason” Stunt Double)
  • Cliff Cudney (Max)





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