With the third and final Friday the 13th of 2015 approaching, I figured I'd post a Friday sequel that is near and dear to my heart.
Not only was this the first appearance of Kane Hodder as Jason Voorhees, I think this iteration of Jason also had the best design. His exposed spine is totally badass! I always really loved the Jason vs Carrie conceit that leads to such a fucking awesome third act. Plus, Elizabeth Kaitan, who I am quite fond of.
I always lament how much this film got butchered by the MPAA. John Carl Buechler brought the brutality back to the series, after the tamer, albeit highly enjoyable Jason Lives, yet only a fraction made it onscreen. Some of the shaved bits have resurfaced over the years, but not in any kind of shape that they could be put back into a definitive edition. Shame.