Cut Scenes: Ginny Discussion From Friday the 13th Part 2

As we have written about in the past, there are a few novels that were written back in the 1980's based on original shooting scripts from the Friday the 13th films. These novels have been great resources over the years for fans to revisit and gain information to fill in the blanks of the movies and their sometimes gaping plot holes.

One particular scene in Friday the 13th Part 2 that was not included in the film has Ginny conducting a talk on child psychology with the counselors in training. The scene takes place the morning after Crazy Ralph is killed by Jason after peeping in on Ginny and Paul. Ginny awakes to read Paul's message Beware of Bears on the mirror and then walks to eat breakfast. The following cut scene is then book-ended by the counselors jogging in the woods, which is the scene that immediately follows Ginny waking up in the theatrical print of the film.

From Simone Hawk's book, Friday the 13th Part II

After breakfast, they gathered in the living room over coffee and Ginny gave a talk on child psychology, with tips on how to deal with homesick campers. They followed this is with a general discussion on how to handle problem children whose parents packed them off to camp just to have them away from home all summer. Then they exchanged horror stories about problem kids they had run into during summers past and how they’d dealt with them.

Jeff told a story about two rotten-tempered little boys, brothers who had driven him nearly insane one summer, always yelling and screaming and fighting with each other. One time, he said, they’d gone at it in the camp’s recreation building and they’d had a war with billiard balls. It was a miracle no one was killed, he said. He himself had a narrow escape when one of the little bastards hurled a pool ball right between his legs.

“What did you do?” said Scott.

“I decided to immobilize ‘em.” Jeff said. “I stuck ‘em in two wooden chairs, placed back to back, and then I lashed ‘em down, tied them to each other. I figured they could just sit there and scream to their little hearts’ content until their throats were raw. I left ‘em that way for three hours. They quieted down some time after that.

“I always carry handcuffs, myself,” said Ted.

“Handcuffs?” Ginny said, feeling that she was starting to lose control of this discussion. This wasn’t exactly the sort of child psychology she had in mind. “You actually use handcuffs?”

You can buy them in any police supply store or a magic shop,” said Ted with a perfectly straight face. “Or one of those kinky places where they sell the leather, you know? Those places are good because they’ve also got these black leather hoods that lace up from the back, you know, so you can’t really see anything? There’s just these little holes for the nose where they can breathe. Even the mouth is covered. Keeps ‘em from making too much noise. ”

Ginny stared at him with horror.

“You know what else is good,” continued Ted, “they’ve got these belts that go along as sort of an accessory, with these studs and rings on them, only the studs are just for decoration, really, though I guess they’d hurt if you got hit with ‘em. But the rings are the thing, see, because you can take a length of chain and run it through the rings, then loop it over the handcuffs and lock the whole right down, and the little buggers can’t hardly move at all then. ”

“Ted!” said Ginny, unable to believe her ears. “ My God, you can’t do that to little kids! What would their parents say?”

And then she saw the grins on their faces and heard the snickers, and she blushed as she realized that they’d been kidding.

“Same old Ted,” Paul said, with a chuckle.

Ginny threw a sofa pillow at him.

Following Ginny’s session, Paul took over and mustered everyone outside for a cross-country run.......

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