Friday the 13th Part 2 retrospective book Sackhead is now available

Just in time for the first Friday the 13th of the year (there’s another one coming up in October), Amazon has started taking orders for the book Sackhead: The Definitive Retrospective on Friday the 13th Part 2. As the title indicates, this 277 page book is entirely dedicated to 1981’s Friday the 13th Part 2 (watch it HERE) – and you can pick up a copy of Sackhead at THIS LINK! The book is currently going for the price of $18.99.

Written by R. G. Henning, Sackhead has the following description: For fans of the genre, 1978-1984 is the Golden Age for slasher movies. Towing the line is FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 2, the first follow-up in the Friday the 13th franchise, released in 1981. Beloved for its hooded antagonist, its cunning Final Girl, and its likable supporting cast, it is a tour de force in low-budget filmmaking. Directed by Steve Miner and starring Amy Steel and John Furey, it is a movie that has stood the test of time despite being a product of its time. From cast interviews, behind-the-scenes stories, and character analysis to production tidbits, obscure facts, and scholastic answers to over 30 narrative questions, R. G. Henning’s retrospective is the most detailed examination on how and why FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 2 is a sequel without equal.

The book also features a foreword written by Friday the 13th Part 2 cast member Bill Randolph, who played the role of Jeff – one of the two people who get speared together in bed in what may be the film’s most famous scene.

Directed by Steve Miner from a screenplay by Ron Kurz, Friday the 13th Part 2 has the following synopsis (taken from the back of the VHS box): Just when you thought it was safe to go back to camp… here’s even more heart-pounding terror. Five years after the horrible bloodbath at Camp Crystal Lake, all that remains is the legend of Jason Voorhees and his demented mother, who had murdered seven camp counselors. At a nearby summer camp, the new counselors are unconcerned about the warnings to stay away from the infamous site. Carefree, the young people roam the area, not sensing the ominous lurking presence. One by one, they are attacked and brutally slaughtered. Suspense and screams abound in this compelling chiller.

The film stars Amy Steel, John Furey, Stu Charno, Lauren-Marie Taylor, Marta Kober, Tom McBride, Bill Randolph, Kirsten Baker, Russell Todd, Walt Gorney, Jack Marks, Cliff Cudney, Adrienne King, Warrington Gillette, and Steve Dash, with a cameo by Betsy Palmer.

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Sackhead Friday the 13th Part 2

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