40 Years Ago: ‘Friday the 13th Part 2’ Makes Jason a Killer

The resurgence of the horror genre was in full swing by 1981, and the slasher subgenre led the way. It was also a prime time for sequels, and the first one for Friday the 13th came out that spring. This time, however, it wasn’t Mrs. Voorhees who was stalking the sex-crazed, heavy partying camp counselors, but her son, Jason, who made a jump scare appearance in the original movie.

Over at Ultimate Classic Rock, I took a look at Friday the 13th Part 2 for its 40th anniversary and talked about why the original writer and director walked away from the project as well as one of the more legendary kills in the franchise. Head here to check it out, and view the original trailer below.

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