In 1957, at Camp Crystal Lake, a young boy named Jason Voorhees drowned. In 1958, two camp counselors were murdered. In 1962, fires and bad water thwarted the camp’s reopening. Now, in 1979, Steve Christy finally reopens Camp Crystal Lake with the help of a few new counselors. Ignoring the warnings from a local wacko, the murders start once again while a mysterious stalker prowls the area. Is it Revenge that the killer is looking for? Who will survive the nightmare and live to tell the story?
This is probably my favorite part of the series. It’s more realistic, than the other parts, in my opinion. I do enjoy all the Friday The 13th movies, so don’t get me wrong. I just like this one more than the others because you can visualize a woman being psychotic over her kid dying than Jason coming back to life 12 times or more.
I thought Betsy Palmer did a great job as Jason’s mother, Pamela Voorhees. If they ever try to remake this part to the series, I think it would fail horribly. As for Kevin Bacon, I loved his death scene. It’s probably one of those rare scenes that you’ll never forget.
The only thing I didn’t like about this part was that it was slow on the storyline. I know it’s from the 1980’s but it still needed faster kills through it or more graphical ones. This part does remind me of the movie Psycho, in some ways. So, if you have seen Psycho, then you’ll know what to expect.
If you haven’t seen this movie, then I would recommend seeing the uncut version of this part, before any other Friday The 13th film, because it explains everything about Jason. The uncut version shows all of the scenes that were cut from the original movie and is no longer watered down. The cut version was extremely boring because there was a lot more talking than anything else.
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