It's my day off, its hot as hell, and I am super LAZY! Perfect day to watch the little known gem, Friday the 13th Part II.
For some reason I have been hearing a lot about this flick lately, and its like the horror Gods wanted me to watch it. I had seen it when I was a kid, but I only had hazy memories of the chick from April Fool's Day being in it and a guy in a wheelchair getting killed. This film is so much more! It features one hell of an awesome Final Girl, an overlong flashback sequence, and a guy in a wheelchair getting killed!
Amy Steel plays Ginny, a camp counselor/psychology major who is probably saved from getting killed in the first 20 minutes because she is on her period. Ginny and her boyfriend Paul, who runs the camp, are training a new group of counselors. The only thing they should really train them is "Don't have sex" and "make sure when you hit a guy with a machete that the fucker is dead!" But they don't train them these things. They train them to push each other in the water and have cook-outs. It's awesome! Paul tells the counselors the story of Jason and Camp Crystal Lake, which is nearby. Paul thinks Jason is an Urban Legend, as do the rest of the counselors. Ginny is not so sure. It doesn't take Ginny long to get proven right as Jason (sans hockey mask, that comes later) starts killing left and right.
My favorite part of this film is the Eighties fashions. All the guys look like they are dressing for the Gay Pride Parade and all of the chicks look like they stepped out of an American Apparel ad. Shorts that tight are not comfortable!!