MeFi Horror Club: Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
March 5, 2015 11:35 PM - Subscribe

Friday the 13th Part 2 is a 1981 American horror film directed by Steve Miner. It is a direct sequel to Friday the 13th, picking up five years after that film's conclusion, where a new murderer stalks camp counselors at a nearby training camp. The film marks the first time Jason Voorhees is the antagonist.

Originally, Friday the 13th Part 2 was not intended to be a direct sequel to the 1980 original but rather part of an anthology series of films based around the Friday the 13th superstition, but after the popularity of the original film's surprise ending to feature Jason Voorhees attacking the heroine, the filmmakers decided to bring back Jason and the mythology surrounding Camp Crystal Lake, a trend which would be repeated for the rest of the series.

This is also the second part of the seven year odyssey to watch every Friday the 13th movie on successive Friday the 13ths.

Streaming options look pretty good, with it available through Netflix and epix, and available for rental in a variety of other places.

As one last note, you can learn more about Horror Club 2.0 here.
posted by Literaryhero (2 comments total)
Can't wait.

Welcome to God's Country!
posted by doctornecessiter at 6:50 AM on March 6, 2015

Wait, is that my Mom's head in your refrigerator? Chop chop chop!

By the way, please let me know if anyone wants to make the next horror club pick. I have made 3 in recent days and don't want to seem like I am monopolizing it, but it is pretty hard to find interested parties to post.
posted by Literaryhero at 5:01 PM on March 6, 2015

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