Jason Voorhees tears his way over to New Line Cinema, who promptly cranks out an entry that warps his mythos for the worse.
Paramount tried to jazz up the Friday the 13th franchise by plopping Jason in the City That Never Sleeps, but the results nearly killed the series.
Jason Voorhees came back with more teen drama and an even gorier look.
The Friday the 13th series chugs along with a straightforward but functional slasher with a hint of metahumor.
The first film to feature the horror icon in person, 1981’s sequel marks the franchise’s sway from Giallo-inspired mystery to Jason-centric mayhem.