What to know

critics consensus

Friday the 13th Part 2 sets the template for the franchise to follow with more teen victims, more gruesome set pieces, and fewer reasons to keep following along. Read critic reviews

You might also like

Where to watch

Show all services

Rate And Review

User image

Verified

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)



  • You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you buy your ticket?

    Let's get your review verified.

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)

  • How did you buy your ticket?

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

Friday the 13th, Part 2 Photos

Movie Info

The second entry in the long-running horror series focuses on a group of teenage would-be counselors converging on Camp Crystal Lake for training under the tutelage of head counselor Paul (John Furey). Inevitably, Paul relates the story of Jason Voorhees (Warrington Gillette), a boy who ostensibly drowned at the camp and whose mother murdered a group of counselors in revenge. No one takes the tale seriously until a very much alive Jason begins gruesomely eliminating people.

Cast & Crew

Amy Steel
Ginny Field
John Furey
Paul Holt
Walt Gorney
Crazy Ralph
Marta Kober
Sandra Dier
Betsy Palmer
Mrs. Pamela Voorhees
Lisa Barsamian
Executive Producer
Tom Gruenberg
Executive Producer
Harry Manfredini
Original Music
Peter Stein
Cinematographer
Charles Layton
First Assistant Director
Ron Kurz
Screenwriter
Show all Cast & Crew

News & Interviews for Friday the 13th, Part 2

Critic Reviews for Friday the 13th, Part 2

All Critics (43) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (12) | Rotten (31)

Audience Reviews for Friday the 13th, Part 2

  • May 07, 2016
    The beginning of Jason's killing spree in part 2 and it's just more of the same but different teens to kill, The movie has allot of plot holes, Like did he really drown in the lake, His age makes no sense too, But I've come to my own understanding that he didn't drown in the lake as no body was recoverd and he lived in the woods for 20+ years that explains how he saw his mum die and his age, And the end of the first film where Jason comes out the lake as a boy was a dream.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Apr 20, 2016
    Solid horror film, worth checking out if you're a fan of slashers.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer
  • Jan 30, 2015
    After a long recap of the first movie and impressive long takes in a tense opening scene, this equally brainless sequel just follows the formula of its predecessor - only with more fun gore -, helping define the now well-known clichés of the genre including an indestructible villain.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 18, 2013
    Terror returns to Crystal Lake in Friday the 13th Part 2. When a new group of counselors gear up to open a new camp at Crystal Lake, local urban legend Jason Voorhees comes out of the woods and goes on a murdering rampage. The story is pretty thin and is full of plot holes; especially the ending (which completely falls apart). However, the directing does a pretty effective job at building tension and suspense; particularly given the relatively low level of blood and gore. While there are a number of problems with Friday the 13th Part 2, it's still a chilling horror film.
    Dann M Super Reviewer

Friday the 13th Part 2 Quotes

Movie & TV guides