John’s Horror Corner: Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981), Jason Voorhees avenges his mother’s death and brokers a slasher franchise.

Anyone who knows me, knows I am a F13 nerd… cool article. Really like the exploration of the influence Halloween had on the slasher films, especially F13 part 2.

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MY CALL:  More kills, more boobs and more excitement than its (honestly) slow-paced classic predecessor.  MORE MOVIES LIKE Friday the 13th Part 2Obviously, Friday the 13th (1980).  For more classic ‘early modern’ slashers one should venture A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), Sleepaway Camp (1983), The Burning (1981) and The Texas ChainsawMassacre (1974).

Part 1 SIDEBAR:  You may recall that in part 1, almost in the form of a Psycho (1960) mother-son role-reversal, Mrs. Voorhees (Betsy Palmer; Friday the 13th) was our killer and she was taking her cues from the inner voice of her presumably deceased Jason in her head (“Kill her, mommy”).  Part 1 ended with her being decapitated (great scene) and her decaying son (perhaps a dream) pulling our final girl Alice (Adrienne King; Fridaythe 13th, The Butterfly Room) into Crystal Lake.  Of…

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