Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)

Mike Matei / February 10th, 2015

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  • Rennie Page

    February 10, 2015 at 3:11 am

    Awesome! Absolutely love when you do movie reviews. It’s just something about your take on things that really hits home. Always has.

  • February 10, 2015 at 3:21 am

    hey james loving your reviews of Friday the 13 series. It’s made want to go back and rewatch them. My reason for posting today is that i’m having some trouble with the videos freezing up lately. I get this weird explanation point on the screen and I have to reload the page and find where I was. It’s getting annoying. This hasn’t been happening on any other video sites I frequent. Please look into it.

  • February 10, 2015 at 3:43 am

    I too remember watching these on TNT. Me and my brother stayed up all night watching these with out are parents knowledge haha.

  • February 10, 2015 at 5:45 am

    Tommy Jarvis from part 4 becomes a continuous character in three movies and I think that’s cool. Even though 5 is pretty garbagey.

  • Ben_from_G-town

    February 10, 2015 at 6:20 am

    Ah, good ole MonsterVision. That marathon they did of these movies was fun. “Then again, it’s just a movie, none of it’s real. So fuck it.” 😀

  • Oscar Lehtonen

    February 10, 2015 at 6:57 am

    The boy Jason could also be Alice reconstruction after the drowning incident. From our view, she never actually saw Jason, she was just grabbed from behind… 🙂 In other words, Jason in her mind is a boy, when in fact he is grown up

  • JB243

    February 10, 2015 at 10:00 am

    I always thought that when Jason “drowned” as a boy he never really died and suffered bad brain damage which is why it looks like he has down syndrome when the bag falls off his head in part 2. His mother found him but considered him “dead” since he wasnt the same. He doesnt become a zombie until Jason lives and the lightning struck him. Thats my theory anyway

    • February 10, 2015 at 1:18 pm

      Good one. The Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash comics say Jason’s a deadite. Damn Necronomicon.

    • Allen Moore

      June 28, 2017 at 4:48 pm

      I agree with you Jason didn’t really die when he was a boy because part2 has the shack where Jason stayed in the woods he got revenge on his mother’s death..

    • Allen Moore

      June 28, 2017 at 6:58 pm

      Jason was born deformed as a child he didn’t really drowned because if he really did drowned he wouldn’t have seen his mother get her head cut off an how would he know to go after Alice who was the one who killed his mother. He went after her to get revenge on his mother’s death. An in part 2 the shack that we see that’s where Jason was staying & that’s where he took his mother’s head & the machete that Alice used to kill his mother with..

  • February 10, 2015 at 10:14 am

    This is my favorite F13 movie. I still haven’t see The Town That Dreaded Sundown, which is where the filmmakers ripped off Jason’s image from (hooded Jason). Apparently it has a sequel as well, released last year.

  • February 10, 2015 at 11:51 am

    I’m so used to seeing some type of monster madness intro before a review like this. I know it’s not October, but it don’t feel right without.

  • February 10, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    This don’t kill the dog thing is just ridiculous. Maybe something you say in front of chicks, but at war, people will eat dogs. And thank God for that.

    • February 10, 2015 at 1:19 pm

      It’s a movie, not war.

    • Don Skiver

      February 10, 2015 at 11:10 pm

      It’s sort of an “unwritten rule” with horror movies (and movies in general). There were three things you did not show getting killed: 1) Pets
      2) Children (babies are included)
      3) Pregnant women

      At least…that USED to be the unwritten rule… Seems like anything goes nowadays and that’s why I believe horror movies have *seriously* gone downhill. : /

  • Deathbringer

    February 10, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    I love how this review ended with James simply saying:

    “So fuck it.”

  • February 10, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    Since when did James get the rights back to allow him to show movie footage on his site?

    • Hanglyman

      February 10, 2015 at 7:13 pm

      Did he ever lose them? I know he couldn’t in AVGN because of the DVD sales or something, but he’s been using tons of movie clips in Monster Madness every year.

  • February 10, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    Don´t try to find a sense in those movies. Simply fuck it! 😉

  • caffeineadvocate

    February 10, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    I never liked Jason in this one– the running kills it (no pun). He doesn’t get cool until part 4— and then even cooler in part 7 😉

    • Allen Moore

      June 28, 2017 at 4:53 pm

      Jason was a beast in part 2 it was by far the best of them all my opinion. T

  • Elvar

    February 10, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    I was watching the fist 7 in a marathon so I really enjoy watching these, and as has been said; you have a great way with words. Kudos kudos kudos

  • Derek Kappelman

    February 10, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    Kick him right in the nuts!

  • February 10, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    Yeah, Jason could run in part 2, but not in the following movies. I think it’s because he wasn’t as beat up as in the later movies. But then again, I’m just fucking retarded, so what the hell do I know?

  • Al Bundy

    February 10, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    The thing that always made me question this movie was the fact that a boat load of the kids go to town and are never heard from again. That must have been one hell of a pub crawl.

  • Magnum66

    February 10, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    Awesome! Although I was hoping you would devote a bit more time than 6 minutes to this review as it’s my favorite Friday The 13th film. Still good though. The questions that arise are pretty much questions I asked myself as well. Although remember there is a reoccurring character in the series in the form of Tommy Jarvis. Also the dog doesn’t get killed in Part 2, remember the very end? 🙂 😉

  • February 10, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    Haha I like how the video ends with just the phrase, “fuck it.” Brilliant.

  • ryan2142

    February 11, 2015 at 12:09 am

    Same problem here…video won’t load at all. Tried reinstalling flash, but that did nothing. 😕

  • Xen11

    February 11, 2015 at 12:57 am

    Best of the series.

    That window pitchfork moment is one of the most surprising scares in a film.

  • February 11, 2015 at 12:59 am

    as far as I knew, Jason was a living psycho til he died and was resurrected in Friday the 13th part 5.. he’s a zombie from part 5 onward

  • Radelta

    February 11, 2015 at 1:24 am

    Thanks james, for NOT doing these as a mosnter madness. As classic of slasher movies they are, they stink. A monster madness devoted halfway to this series would be a nightmare

  • February 11, 2015 at 3:06 am

    This is like getting monster madness twice in one year. Amazing.

  • Robin Larsson

    February 11, 2015 at 3:11 am

    This is so great! And Part 2 is actually a pretty good Friday the 13th movie.

  • DarkMagicianAVPFan

    February 11, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    Crazy Ralph, no!

    • Allen Moore

      June 28, 2017 at 5:02 pm

      I didn’t like it when they had Jason kill crazy ralph that was bad. Crazy rally was so awesome

  • M. Ryan

    February 11, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    James sounds uninterested and underwhelmed in these videos…

    • Allen Moore

      June 28, 2017 at 6:33 pm

      Jason is an icon he’s the master of the killing machine he’s like an unrelentless madman with no regrets

  • Marco Zuniga

    February 12, 2015 at 10:26 am

    I laughed more than I should with the kick on the balls remark… In terms of recurring characters we do have Tommy Jarvis spanning three films, but I always hated him, maybe because he was portrayed by Corey Feldman when he was introduced, always hated that prick…

  • February 12, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    Lol that ending “non of it is real, so fuck it.” Pretty much sums up all those stupid theories about movies and TV series “actually” happening all in a character’s mind. (eg Adventure Time and Harry Potter)

  • February 13, 2015 at 9:37 am

    I don’t think it’s a problem that Jason is now a middle-aged person. It seems to me that the death of his mother lead to Jason being reborn as a supernatural monster who’s killing everyone entering his sacred territory. I mean come on, this guy survives even being blown to pieces, how uncommon should it be for him growing some centimeters in some years? 😀

  • Mark Knight

    February 13, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    LOL, I’m enjoying these REE- VIEWS. On to part 3.

  • Wesley Fowler

    February 14, 2015 at 12:11 am

    Fun trivia: The gal who survives this movie went on to take Michael J. Fox’s virginity on “Family Ties” and did a commercial for Carefree Sugarless Gum.

  • February 14, 2015 at 12:36 am

    He didn’t run; he trotted across. It was definitely a trot.

  • February 14, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    Hey, James! Why didn’t you mention, that Jason here looks EXACTLY like the killer from ‘The Town That Dreaded Sundown’? This movie talks about the events, which took it’s place in 1946 and Jason’s birthday is also in 1946, so there is much resemblances!

  • skwij

    February 16, 2015 at 10:33 am

    Great review! I forgot about the burlap mask in this one!

  • Squall85

    February 17, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    “You can kill as many people as you want but you never kill a pet” – that’s exactly how I felt with movies from back when I was kid till this day. Thank you for saying it out loud.

  • February 17, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    can you please upload these to youtube?

  • brayden Wright

    February 18, 2015 at 3:30 am

    every single time I watch your review of any flick, it reminds me of when my dad would talk about the movies, except you’re so much more in depth with the scenes, so, Mr. Rolfe, thank you for all that you do

  • February 19, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    Well Freddy vs Jason vs Ash said Jason was raised via the Necronomicon, and since it’s in Jason Goes to Hell, I’m inclined to believe that’s canon in the films too

  • Johnthegamer

    February 20, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    Hmm so, I’ve never been much of a Friday the 13th fan, and have never seen this movie. I am only familiar with the classic version of Jason. In some of the scenes you showed. He almost feels like a somewhat sympathetic character. Like he was just a big man child. Killing out of some misplaced way of honoring his dead mother. In the later movies he just a killing machine with no real purpose then to kill because he happens to be there. No defending his home, or seeking revenge for his mother. His just doing it just because for no real reason.

  • Claude Lilford

    February 25, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    Favourite Cinemassacre quote ‘But that’s my favourite part! I want it to be real! Well in the end none of it’s real because it’s a movie so f*** it!’

  • March 17, 2015 at 5:04 am

    Jason wearing a bag
    That’s better than u making a CatDog Movie

    • Allen Moore

      June 28, 2017 at 4:39 pm

      Yup he was wearing a burlap sack that made him look more scary made him look more evil & of course that was the smart idea of making Jason look like my opinion

  • Brent Rowland

    October 7, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    Well my theory is that Jason never died and he was living in the woods. I think he just has retard strength and doesn’t actually die until Part 4.

    • Allen Moore

      June 28, 2017 at 4:30 pm

      My opinion part 2 was by far the best of them all because I loved how Steve miner made Jason it was amazing & plus Steve dash took all them hits like he did that was really awesome, part 2 hit the spot especially where they had the shack where Jason lived in & also I even loved how Jason hid in the woods and watched that was even amazing & they made it to where nobody had any idea Jason was really out there it’s just excellent

    • Allen Moore

      June 28, 2017 at 4:32 pm

      nope because in part 2 the shack was where he stayed in that was really amazing & I kinda figured he didn’t really die like the legend said he did because he had his mother’s head in the shack with him & loved how they made him take his revenge

    • Allen Moore

      June 28, 2017 at 4:40 pm

      Your correct he was living in the shack the whole time

  • Bridget Cooney

    November 6, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    I always just assumed he wasn’t a zombie, but he was some sort of supernaturally fueled undead. His form is correlated to his needs and power. He shows up as a child in the beginning because his mother just died, it’s a child like response to losing his mom. As he goes on he gets bigger and stronger, whether he’s fueled by rage or by his kills, or maybe even by his own mythology, as his story gets bigger he gets bigger. It makes sense to me.

  • October 23, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    I didn’t like whole bag over head sorta thing

    • Allen Moore

      June 28, 2017 at 4:36 pm

      My opinion that was the proper thing to do. To me that made Jason more scary it made him look more evil

  • October 23, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    How come he doesn’t run more often lol

    • Allen Moore

      June 28, 2017 at 4:59 pm

      The only reason he ran in part 2 was to get away from the sheriff & that’s exactly what he did

  • AinWar8

    November 26, 2016 at 3:57 am

    jusan varhus

  • Allen Moore

    June 28, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    Loved Friday the 13th part 2 it was by far my favorite of them all loved all the filming locations & loved exactly how they made Jason wear sheet as a mask it was awesome.. people always say that part 2 wasn’t all that great but you know what my opinion it hit all the spots especially the shack where Jason stayed in that was amazing & loved how Steve miner had it to where no One had any idea that Jason was lurking around in the woods watching them my opinion I didn’t like how the critics down graded the film to be honest part 2 was amazing and the best of them all. An all the hits Steve dash took in the movie it was really amazing he’s by far my favorite Jason of all time he made Jason period I liked how ginny got Jason’s attention in the shack that was even amazing.

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