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1981 - 87m.

Flush with the success of the low-budget original, Paramount rushed-out this sequel to their surprise hit first movie and begins it with this series favourite device: flashbacks to previous movies. Then itís on to more formulaic but fun hijinks as a bunch of councellors-in-training at a camp near the infamous Camp Crystal Lake start to get hacked-up by a pillow-case wearing Jason (an idea I suspect may have been lifted from 1977ís The Town That Dreaded Sundown).

For a sequel this one is actually pretty darn good with director Miner keeping it going at a quick pace with all the slasher movie conventions that, at the time, werenít quite so "old hat".

Throw in the fact this is our first real introduction to Jason, Harry Manfrediís above average musical score and the fact the finale has some okay suspense and you get one of the more satisfying entries in this series.

Directed By: Steve Miner.
Written By: Ron Kurz.

Starring: Amy Steel, John Furey, Adrienne King, Kirsten Laker.