Box art for Friday the 13th - Part II

Friday the 13th - Part II

horror, thrillers


Just when you thought it was safe to go back to camp...here's even more heart pounding terror.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    33%
  • Audience Score
    49%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: A solid first sequel and the truly chilling jump scare at the end gives the original's a run for its money.

- Dustin Putman, DustinPutman.com, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: cannot be defended intellectually, yet, the film's very simplicity and directness gives it a kind of folkloric power, albeit power that works only if you give yourself over to it

- James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: Perhaps the least interesting of all the Friday the 13th films, since it tries to be a "sequel" to the first film, referencing themes and storylines.

- Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid, Thursday, February 26, 2009

Audience Reviews

4 stars

Jason walking around in overalls and a sack is questionable until the last five minutes when we see the awesomely deformed face of his. It's not as great or as fun as the original, but it does have some amazing death scenes. It still holds some of the essential elements as the previous, but it has a hard time finding Jason's true psychosis. His shrine to his mother definitely sets his murder spree into motion, but you don't get the personality seen in future films. The wheelchair-bound death is one of my favorites, along with the lover's spear.

- ythelastman89, Monday, November 1, 2010

3 stars

another horrible piece of shit for people who like for their horror films to tackle such tender, controversial subjects as fucking in cabins, nerdy virgins, stupid kids who hitch rides with people who keep a machete in the back of their van, skinny dipping, smoking pot and then looking not high afterwards, fucking in the woods, ect.

- LoughnerWasLucid, Friday, January 14, 2011

3 stars

"I told the others, they didn't believe me. You're all doomed. You're all doomed." Mrs. Voorhees is dead, and Camp Crystal Lake is shut down, but a camp next to the imfamous place is stalked by an unknown assailant. Is it Mrs. Voorhee's son Jason who didn't drown in the lake some 30 years before? REVIEW Sporting a one eye hole sack like the killer from "The Town that Dreaded Sunset", Jason Voorhees (Warrington Gillette) is on the rampage, knocking off anyone who gets within arms reach at a nearby neighbor camp. Will sweet, innocent, blond haired, blue eyed little Ginny (Amy Steel), be able to utilize her psyche class know how to defeat this hulking mass murderer? It should be noted that while Jason doesn't really have a voice in this film, he does grunt when he falls down or gets hit with something (Ginny actually kicks him in the crotch!) since he's still in his quote un quote "human phase" here. Also worth noting is that you don't have to have sex to get killed in these movies; all you have to do is think about sex and you'll get an axe where the sun don't shine. The usual doses of sex, drugs, rock 'n roll and violence are alive and well in this second entry, which also marks the first official "skinny dipping" scene of the Friday the 13th series, and what a beautiful, well built woman they chose for it...Moderately interesting climax has Ginny strapping on Mrs. Voorhees' sweater and trying to impersonate her so as to confuse Jason. "Jason, mother is very proud of you..."

- mrpopcorn, Monday, October 18, 2010