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Friday the 13th Part 2 Movie Trivia

Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)



Following the release of Friday the 13th (1980), Adrienne King had numerous encounters with an obsessive fan. The situation escalated into a stalker case, and she decided to avoid any further acting opportunities. She has not done any on-screen film work since, but has done voice over work on several films more than 15 years later.

Throughout the final scene, the mummified head of Mrs. Voorhees is noticeably an actress wearing makeup rather than a fake head. The final shot is a close-up of the head, ending in a freeze frame before the credits roll. Originally this shot ended with Mrs. Voorhees opening her eyes and smiling, but at the last minute Steve Miner decided this effect was hokey and cheapened the movie's impact.

The actors stayed in the cabins on-set. John Furey, Bill Randolph and Russell Todd came to Lauren-Marie Taylor's cabin to play a prank on her. They scratched on her screen window and she hyperventilated until she fainted.

Originally, sex scene between Sandra and Jeff was longer and it included full frontal nudity from actress Marta Kober, but when Paramount studio discovered that she was underage, the scene was deleted completely.

The film made $21,722,000 with a budget of $1,000,000.

The first Jason scene in the movie is a shot of Jason's legs walking across the street toward Alice's house. This is the only time in the series Jason was played by a woman. Jason's legs belonged to Ellen Lutter, the film's costume designer.

Jason in this film is dressed to look exactly the same as the hooded, burlap sack killer from The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976).

Ginny finds the body of Crazy Ralph in the pantry. In the first movie, Ralph is also found in the pantry (but not dead).

This film has one of the longest pre-credit sequences in cinematic history, nearly 15 minutes in some versions.

A shot of the infamous double-impalement was cut to avoid an "X" rating, yet a gory still photo of this censored shot appears on the back of the videocassette box.

Alice and Crazy Ralph, the only two surviving characters from Friday the 13th (1980), who are eventually killed off by Jason, are not mentioned by name at all throughout this sequel.

Amy Steel has stated that she found shooting the "window scene" difficult. The shot required three takes and her frightened reaction is genuine. Because the shot was in slow-motion, a high-speed camera was used, and every time she heard the film start running, she would tense up and get scared.

The film takes place five years after the first, which was set in 1979 according to Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984). Meaning that this film takes place in 1984. During both summers, both the Friday the 13th's occurred in July making this film take place exactly five years after the events of the first film.

The film takes place in August 1979 and on July 13, 1984.

During the climactic fight between Jason and Ginny, Jason raises the mattock to block Ginny's machete swing. Amy Steel said that during the first take, the timing was wrong and she accidentally hit Steve Dash's finger, causing him to have to go to the emergency room. Steve Dash has photos of him being treated in the ER in full costume, fake machete still stuck through his shoulder. After his finger was stitched up, he returned to set that night and insisted they complete the scene. She said they simply put a condom on his finger, and applied make-up to make it look dirty.

Body Count: 9. (Plus one character presumed dead, but it's unconfirmed. If you count the bodies from the dream sequence recapping the end of the first one, you can add three more to the total body count.)

Both this film and Halloween II  feature their villains killing a law-enforcement officer with a hammer to the head. Both movies were also released in 1981.

During the climactic fight between Jason and Ginny, Jason raises the mattock to block Ginny's machete swing. Amy Steel said that during the first take, the timing was wrong and she accidentally hit Steve Dash's finger, causing him to have to go to the emergency room. Steve Dash has photos of him being treated in the ER in full costume, fake machete still stuck through his shoulder. After his finger was stitched up, he returned to set that night and insisted they complete the scene. She said they simply put a rubber cot on his finger, and applied make-up to make it look dirty.


According to Adrienne King, there was no script for her scene which is why she didn't know her character died. She showed up to set, found out Jason was going to kill her, and that they needed her to completely improvise a phone conversation. So, everything with Alice talking to her mom on the phone about struggling to move on with her soon-to-end life was unscripted.


Throughout the final scene, the mummified head of Mrs. Voorhees is noticeably an actress wearing makeup rather than a fake head. The final shot is a close-up of the head, ending in a freeze frame before the credits roll. Originally this shot ended with Mrs. Voorhees opening her eyes and smiling, but at the last minute Steve Miner decided this effect was hokey and cheapened the movie's impact.


(at around 1h 10 mins) Ginny finds the body of Crazy Ralph in the pantry. In the first movie, Ralph is also found in the pantry (but not dead).

During filming of the first take of her death scene, Adrienne King was injured when the prop ice pick failed to retract as it was pushed into her temple.

(at around 1h 3 mins) Immediately after Jeff and Sandra are killed, Jenny and Paul leave the bar and are passed by a man in a raincoat entering the bar. That was Bill Randolph, the actor portraying Jeff. He convinced director Steve Miner to let him do a run-through in the scene since no one would think of him since his character had just been killed on-screen.


Alice and Crazy Ralph, the only two surviving characters from Friday the 13th (1980), who are eventually killed off by Jason, are not mentioned by name at all throughout this sequel.

One of the biggest mysteries of the "Friday the 13th" series is if Jason Voorhees didn't drown in the first movie and actually hid in the forest, or if he did and he rose from the dead to avenge the deaths of his mother and himself.

Body Count: 9. (Plus one character presumed dead, but it's unconfirmed. If you count the bodies from the dream sequence recapping the end of the first one, you can add three more to the total body count.)


Amy Steel was hoping she would become the new hero of the series, since her character didn't die at the ending. But alas that never came to be.

Both this film and Halloween II (1981) feature their villains killing a law-enforcement officer with a hammer to the head. Both movies were also released in 1981.

Inside Jason's cabin, in addition to the severed head and clothing of Pamela Voorhees, there are 3 bodies on the floor: Terry, the Sheriff, and the decomposing corpse of Alice. You can clearly see the icepick still sticking out of her head, but she is otherwise unrecognizable, as even the clothes have rotted. Oddly, Pamela, who has been dead two months longer than Alice, has faced less decomposition and her clothing merely looks worn and dirty.

The popular horror slasher sub-genre trope of skinny dipping always resulting in death began with this film, as Kirsten Baker's teenage Packanack Lodge counsellor character Terry does such in Crystal Lake before her and Russell Todd's teenage counsellor character Scott are murdered by Jason Voorhees.

Even though he plays Jason unmasked during the dream sequence, Warrington Gilette is the shortest of the actors who have played Jason at 6'1, where as the other stuntmen who portrayed him were 6'2 - 6'5.

The Bible (Numbers 25:1-9) may have inspired how Jason murders Sandra and Jeff.



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Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
R | 1h 27min | HorrorMysteryThriller | 1 May 1981 (USA)

Mrs. Voorhees is dead, and Camp Crystal Lake is shut down, but a camp next to the infamous place is stalked by an unknown assailant.

Director: Steve Miner
Writers: Ron Kurz, Victor Miller (characters)
Stars: Betsy Palmer, Amy Steel, John Furey

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