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Friday the 13th 2 (1981)

Friday the 13th 2 (1981)

Country:  USA

Director:  Steve Miner

Main Stars: Amy Steel, Betsy Palmer, John Furey, Adrienne King, Warrington Gillette

Storyline:  The son of Mrs. Voorhees saw his mother’s death.  The truth is Jason did not fully drown that day at Crystal Lake and now he wants revenge for his mother’s death five years later.

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Review (Spoils): This is another gem for the series and it is just a great as the first one. We have pointless sex, slaughter and bring on the blood. (we even have pee) We welcome aboard Jason (not for the first time) but it is for the full of the film.

The kids are back in town not at Camp Crystal Lake but nearby and with their snooping around to get a glimpse of Camp Blood they stirred up their worse nightmare. Alice (Adrienne King) from the first film is back and pays her dues. We have the beautiful Ginny (Amy Steel) playing the more seriouscounsellor and her boy counterpart Paul (John Furey) plays the wanna be tough guy.Great acting on both but Amy Steel takes the lead when it comes tofeeling for her character. Slowly one by one the teenagers get knocked off with such things like the classic machete, spears and even a pitchfork! Jason (Warrington Gillette) is back and this time he brought his grain sack with him.

Rating:  This movie is pretty damn good for being the second of the series. We got Jason, cameo of Alice and Mrs. Voorhees (heehee) and lots of chasing. I loved the idea of the shack, the shrine and the sweater coming together. This leads to a great ending and it all makes sense.  So grab some cold ones and enjoy a good time at the lake and as Ralph says “I told the others, they didn’t believe me. You’re all doomed. You’re all doomed.”

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7/10 Beers!

Yacker

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Friday the 13th (1980)

Friday the 13th (1980)

Country:  USA

Director:  Sean S. Cunningham

Main Stars:  Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Kevin Bacon, Jeannine Taylor

Storyline:  Camp counselors are getting ready for summer camp but someone is not happy about it being re-opened.  Slowly counselors are being slaughtered one by one before opening day.

 

 

 

 

 

Review: Sex, drugs, booze, slaughter, welcome to Camp Crystal Lake.  This is my favorite series of all horror movies so this one is close to my heart to review.  We have the beginning and the reason why Jason Voorhees comes into a teenage killing rage for so many years after.

The movie is based around the re-opening of Camp Crystal Lake (Camp Blood to some) after it was closed for so many years due to a drowning and some counselors getting slaughtered. Steve Christy (Peter Brouwer) is a young horny hippy (his connection to Adrienne King’s character Alison is open to debate) starts working on the camp and invites the counselors to show up early to finish some work on the camp before the kids come. Big mistake someone is pissed that it reopened again. Before you know it we have slit throats, shooting arrows, spears, axes to the head (classic scene from Jeannine Taylor’s character Marcie) and good ol’ machete chopping time!

The highlight and freakishness of the film comes from Pamela Voorhees (Betsy Palmer) and her driven madness due to the loss of her son Jason. Her tiny boy voice “Kill her, Mommy! Kill her! Don’t let her get away, Mommy! Don’t let her live!” sends shivers up your spine and sets the tone for the film’s finale.

Rating:  It’s Camp Crystal Lake we have Jason, Pamela, boobs, weed, booze, blood and rusty panties.  Enough said.

 

 

8/10 Beers!

Yacker

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