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Steve Miner. Harry Manfredini. Paramount Pictures. Friday the 13th Part 2 , marketed as Friday the 13th Part II , is a slasher film and was the second sequel to the smash hit original. The screenplay was written by Ron Kurz.
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Friday the 13th Part 2 directed by series producer Steve Miner in his directorial debut was no exception, as its change of direction helped lay the groundwork for a saga that would be a gamechanger in the slasher genre. Cunningham , was a massive hit, and naturally, the executives at Paramount were itching to start filming a sequel. There was just one small problem: most of the characters were dead and the previous antagonist, Pamela Voorhees, had been decapitated. The dead counselors could easily be replaced, but even if they brought back Pamela, a middle-aged woman was hardly the type of killer a studio would base a franchise on. The workaround came from the dream sequence at the end of the first film. And so a horror icon was born. A new set of cannon fodder—I mean, camp counselors—are opening up a camp on the other side of Crystal Lake. Despite warnings from Crazy Ralph Walt Gorney and Deputy Winslow Jack Marks , these plucky young folks are convinced that the stories about Jason are just urban legends.
See our picks. Title: Friday the 13th Part 2 But there is one problem: Mrs. Voorhees' son Jason never drowned and died, so he saw Alice behead Mrs. Jason finds Alice soon and murders her. Five years later, a camp counselor-in-training program begins at Packanack Lodge, right near Camp Crystal Lake.