In a special edition of Rewind of the Living Dead to celebrate every horror fan’s second favorite holiday, we look back on the 1981 sequel Friday the 13th Part 2…
The wild success of the first Friday the 13th movie had Paramount Pictures frothing at the mouth for a sequel but the initial idea was to essentially treat the franchise as an anthology where each movie would involve an entirely new scary story.
Some of the producers on the original film had a much different idea that the sequel should involve Jason Voorhees even though his appearance in the original film was essentially done in a nightmare sequence that was never expected to go any further than that movie.
Steve Miner, who was an associate producer on the original film ran with that idea and he signed onto direct the next movie after Sean Cunningham opted not to return to the franchise he helped start.
Miner came up with an idea that would carry the story five years into the future after the events in the original film as a new group of camp counselors are arriving to train for the summer ahead but they are completely unaware of the danger lurking in the woods….
In the latest episode of Rewind of the Living Dead, we’re going to put on mother’s sweater and sharpen the pitchfork as we review the 1981 sequel “Friday the 13th Part 2”….
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