“Friday, the 13th, part 2” ( Eng. Friday, The 13th. Part 2 ) - American slasher 1981 , the second of a series of films about Jason Voorhees , directed by Steve Miner, who also directed the third film , scripted by Ron Kurtz . The first film in which Jason himself became the killer. The film turned out to be quite successful commercially, becoming the box office leader after the premiere of May 1, 1981 .
|Friday the 13th, part 2|
|Friday The 13th, Part 2|
|Ron Kurtz |
|In the main|
|Amy steele |
|Film company||Paramount pictures|
|Previous movie||Friday the 13th|
|Next movie||Friday the 13th. Part 3|
Jason Voorhees hunts down and then kills the last survivor of the bloody massacre organized by Pamela Voorhees in a camp on the shores of Crystal Lake - Alice Hardy. Before her death, Alice finds in her fridge the head of Pamela Voorhees. A girl dies right in her house at the hands of Jason, avenging the death of her mother, but her body was never found ...
1985 year. Five years later, the camp is about to reopen. Crazy Ralph again warns a new team of counselors about the danger looming over them, but who will listen to the crazy old man? The company is headed by a young man named Paul, who sincerely believes that the main danger to people in these parts is bears. The very first night, Paul tells the children the legend of a boy named Jason Voorhees and how every Friday, the 13th day, on his birthday, he returns from the dead to avenge the death of his mother ...
That same night, terrible bloody events unfold in the camp, beginning with the death of Ralph. Two counselors, Sandra and Jeff, are found by the police - the guys went to private estates, and they are returned to the camp, where Paul agrees with the police officer for a small punishment for the two. On the way to the station, the officer sees a mysterious man, begins to pursue him and soon becomes a victim of murder ...
Meanwhile, most counselors leave for the party, including: Paul, Ginny and Ted. Six guys remain in the camp - Sandra, Vicki, Terry, Mark, Scott and Jeff. The first victim of the killer in the bag is Scott - he falls into the trap, and the maniac with the help of a machete cuts his throat. The second victim is Terry - a maniac kills a girl and takes her body to his hut. The next invalid is Mark. He encounters a maniac and gets hit by a machete in the face. The fourth turn came on Sandra and Jeff - the killer finds the guys in bed and pierces them both with a spear through and through. Fifth and last, Vicki dies - the girl encounters a killer and gets stabbed in the groin.
Meanwhile, Paul and Ginny return to the camp and find that the lights in the main hut are turned off and the sheets above are covered in blood. Paul is attacked by a stranger in a food bag, and Ginny runs away from a stranger and finds himself in an abandoned house in the forest, where he finds a kind of altar on which lies a head belonging to Pamela Voorhees . Nearby lies her clothes, the corpses of the recently killed Terry and the officer, and the skeleton of the missing Alice Hardy. Ginny understands that the man with the bag on his head is Jason , who did not drown in the lake at all and lived in the forest all these years. Ginny puts on Mrs. Voorhees's sweater and, pretending to be the mother of a maniac, tries to control it. However, Jason understands that it is not his mother in front of him when he sees his head on the altar - he attacks Ginny, but at this moment Paul appears in the house, who saves the girl. While Paul is fighting him, Ginny grabs the machete and sticks it in Jason's shoulder. Assuming they killed Jason , the young people return to their camp house. However, Jason suddenly jumps out of the window and attacks Ginny.
The girl in shock comes to her senses already in the ambulance, asking one single question: "Where is Paul?"
Actors and Roles
- Amy Steel - Ginny Field
- John Fury - Paul Holt
- Adrian King - Alice Hardy
- Stu Charno - Ted
- Martha Cobar - Sandra Dyer
- Bill Randolph - Jeff Dunsberry
- Lauren-Marie Taylor - Vicky Perry
- Tom McBride - Mark Jarvis
- Kirsten Baker - Terry McCarthy
- Russell Todd - Scott Cheney
- Walt Gorney - Ralph
- Jack Marx - Officer Winslow
- Steve Dash Dashkevich - Jason Voorhees
- Connie Hogan - Pamela Voorhees
After the success of the first film, the bosses of Paramount Pictures almost immediately decided to shoot the sequel . Having received the rights to worldwide distribution, Frank Mancuso Sr. said: “We want to make a film that will have long lines of people eager to find out what will happen in the sequel.” It was originally planned that new films will be released annually and will not be in any way connected with each other. Phil Scuderi - one of the three owners of Esquire Theaters cinemas, along with Steve Minasyan and Bob Barsamyan - insisted that Jason Voorhees be the main villain of the future franchise, despite the fact that his appearance in the final of the first film was not real, but only It seemed to the heroine Alice. Steve Miner, the associative producer of the first picture, liked this idea, and he took the director's chair of the first two sequels of the picture after Sean Cunningham refused to return to work on sequels in this role - he thought it was completely crazy idea that Jason did not drown and that's all hiding in the forest for these years, but for some reason did not come into contact with his mother. Miner brought to the work of many members of the film crew working on the first film  .
Filming took place from October 3 to November 1980  in Connecticut in the United States .
When Adrian King was asked to play the role of Alice again, the actress hardly agreed, setting the condition to minimize her screen time - at that time the actress was chased by a crazy fan who broke into her apartment, and the girl was very afraid for her safety. It is interesting that after the release of the first film , there were several such cases in the life of the actress. The whole scene with King did not have any scenario, so King herself only on the set found out that Jason would kill Alice, and her telephone conversation with her mother was completely improvised.
During the filming, the actors lived in the huts of their characters. One day, John Fury (Paul), Bill Randalf (Jeff) and Russell Todd (Scott) decided to play a trick on Lauren-Mary Taylor (Wicky). As a result, the girl began hyperventilation , and then she lost consciousness.
The role of Jason was played by two people - Steve Dash and Warrington Gillette. Most of the film was played by Dash, and only in the final, where Jason is shown without a mask (when he breaks into the window behind Ginny) does Gillette play it. Gillette, who initially auditioned for the role of Paul, was initially approved for the role of Jason (but he was not a stuntman, so Dash was hired), as a result of which he was mentioned in the credits as the performer of the role of Jason. In the subsequent parts of the franchise, where frames with Jason from the second part are used, only the name of Dash is in the credits.
Steve Dash was sent to the hospital after Amy Steel hit the machete on his middle finger. The actress explains what happened: "Everything is not as it should have - he did not have time to put his pickaxe in the right position, as was intended for the filming, and I hit him on the finger." Dash had 13 stitches on his finger. Then a rubber tourniquet was applied to the actor, and he and actress Amy Steele made many shots to capture the scene.
The final scene where Jason breaks the window was shot in three takes - Warrington Gillette could not do his tricks himself: to jump out of the window, breaking the glass with himself, the film crew had to contrive and build a special structure to make it appear that Jason was breaking through the glass.
Betsy Palmer, who played Pamela Voorhees, was hardly persuaded to return to the role - the shots with her participation were shot on a black background for half a day in Los Angeles, where she was then. Interestingly, during the 2003 Cherry Hill Convention in New Jersey , Betsy Palmer said she only starred in the first film, apparently forgetting the second.
Tom Savini , who worked on the first part of Friday , was initially invited to work on special effects, but he refused, preferring Tony Maylam's The Burning tape . Instead of Savini, Karl Fullerton became the special effects artist - the one who would later receive the Saturn Award for his similar work in Silence of the Lambs .
The music for the film was again written by composer Harry Manfredini.
48 seconds were cut out of the film to soften the rating, avoiding “Persons under 17 years of age are prohibited from viewing” (rating X). The following scenes have been shortened or completely deleted  :
- A close-up of the scene in which Jeff and Sandra die. Despite this, a frame depicting their death appears on many promotional materials, including the covers of video publications.
- A close-up of the scene in which Ralph dies.
- The version of the scene was changed in which eyes were opened at the head of Pamela Voorhees in Jason's hut. The authors considered this to be implausible.
- A close-up of the scene in which Mark's face is split into two after a machete hit.
- The scene with an abundance of blood was cut after Jason hit the policeman with a hammer on the head.
- A flashback scene was cut out in which Mrs. Voorhees chopped off her head.
- A scene was cut in which blood flows abundantly from Alice's throat.
- A scene was cut in which Jason cut Scott's throat.
According to rumors, John Farie left the set before the shooting of the picture ended, since his hero does not appear at the end  . In fact, his hero was not supposed to be in the final - in the remote scenes there is a fragment in which Ginny asks where Paul is, and then Mrs. Voorhees ' head appears in the frame - she opens her eyes and smiles, making it clear that Jason killed Paula. Interestingly, in the final scene - the one that went into the film - when the frame freezes on Mrs. Voorhees 's head, it is noticeable that this is not a scarecrow, but the actress in makeup.
- Based on the script of the film, the novel of the same name was written Friday, the 13th. Part II: A Novel, released in 1988 by New American Library ( ISBN 0-451-15337-5 ). The book was written by Simon Hawke. [four]
- Alice and Ralph are the only survivors of the first part. And both of them are killed by Jason in the sequel. In addition, their characters are not called by name.
- The total number of deaths is 9, not counting the 3 corpses shown in the opening scene and the possible death of Paul.
- The killer in the film looks exactly like in the film " The City, which was Afraid of the Sunset " (1976).
- Ginny finds the corpse of Psycho Ralph in the pantry. Something similar has already happened to Ralph in the first part .
- With his sack on his head, Jason Voorhees looked like a copy of John Merrick from David Lynch's “ Elephant Man, ” which was an additional reason for the negative criticism.
- Jason’s first appearance in the frame is the legs of a maniac watching Alice. This is the only case when the role of Jason was played by a woman - Ellen Lutter , the costume designer of the film  .
- Steve Dash was not mentioned in the credits as the performer of the role of Jason, although his screen time is much more than Warrington Gillette . In the next part, it is the name of Dash that is mentioned in the credits  .
Movie slogans 
- "The list of victims will be replenished ..." ( Eng. The body count continues ... )
- “And it seemed to you that it was safe in the camp ...” ( English Just when you thought it was safe to go back to camp ... )
- “The day you knew terror was not over yet ...” ( The day you count on for terror is not over. )
The picture was released on May 1, 1981 in 1,350 movie theaters.
Box office fees
On the premiere weekend, she raised $ 6,429,784  , becoming the leader of the rental. Charges in the US amounted to $ 21,722,776  with a budget of $ 1.25 million  .
As in the case of the first film, the new part of the series was expected commercial success, however, it was poorly received by critics.
Roger Ebert from the Chicago Sun-Times assigned 1 out of 4 stars to the film, noting that “There are several dozens of films a year in which a crazy maniac terrorizes a group of teenagers and, unfortunately, they are all just as bad as this film .  .
Based on 30 reviews on the Rotten Tomatoes website , the picture received only 33% of the approval rating and earned 4.4 points out of 10  .
According to a survey by the American horror magazine Fangoria , the second part of Friday the 13th was named the worst horror movie of 1981.
The final scene in which Jason jumps on the heroine through the window is considered a classic scene of the genre. In addition, at the 82nd Academy Award ceremony, a fragment in which Jason raises his knife before killing Vicki was shown in a tribute montage dedicated to the horror genre  .
In many countries, the film was published on VHS and DVD . In the USSR, the film was released on videotapes recorded with LaserDisc, mainly with the first part, with translations of Leonid Volodarsky, Alexei Mikhalev, Yuri Zhivov, Sergey Kuznetsov, Yuri Tolbin, as well as unknown authors. Officially in Russia, the film was released on video cassettes from Premier Multimedia and Laser Video .
- Peter Brack. Crystal Lake Memories. - United Kingdom: Titan Books , 2006-10-11. - P. 50–52. - ISBN 1845763432 .
- Box office / business for Friday the 13th Part 2
- Alternate versions for Friday the 13th Part 2
- Friday the 13th Part II: A Novel (Paperback) Simon Hawke (Author), Ron Kurz (Author)
- Deakin, Bob. Friday the 13th Part 2 Set up Camp 30 Years Ago in Kent and New Preston, CT . The Kent Good Times Dispatch; The Litchfield County Times . Bullsbridge Inn (October 2004). Date of appeal October 15, 2016.
- Thurman, Trace. 13 Fun Facts About 'Friday the 13th Part 2!' . Bloody-Disgusting (May 1, 2016). Date of treatment October 9, 2016.
- Taglines for Friday the 13th Part 2
- Friday the 13th Part 2 - Box Office Mojo
- Friday the 13th, Part 2 . Rogerebert.suntimes.com. Date of treatment June 16, 2008.
- Friday the 13th Part 2 Movie Reviews . Rotten Tomatoes . Date of treatment November 7, 2010.
- Movie connections for Friday the 13th Part 2
- “Friday the 13th. Part 2 " (English) on the Internet Movie Database website
- Friday the 13th. Part 2 on the allmovie website
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- “Friday the 13th. Part 2 " (English) on the Rotten Tomatoes website
- “Friday the 13th. Part 2 " (English) on the Allmovie website
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