Happy Friday the 13th - The Many Guises of Jason Voorhees
Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
And then there’s this movie. Which seems to have been made by Freddy people without any regard for Friday the 13th fans. Jason lumbers around without any sense of menace, most of the kills are unimaginable and then there’s this:
Since we don’t actually see his face this time (just his mouth), it’s hard to tell exactly what he looked like. But again, the battle damage is absent from the mask (and Jason sports two eyes beneath that mask – gah!), and somebody explain to me when Jason decided to put a jacket on over his shirt? Do zombies get cold?
Friday the 13th (2008)
Sure, this is a “remake”, but it plays a lot like a sequel. And for everything that’s wrong with it (I hated this film), Jason looks pretty decent when he’s wearing that mask. Sadly, the brain trust at Platinum Dunes failed to deliver fans a proper unmasking sequence (odd, considering they claimed to “really study” the first four films before making this). But this is floating around out there:
Kind of a decent updating of his look from way back in part 2. The gimp eye, malformed skull, straggly hair and disgusting teeth all gel in a way that makes me wish the filmmakers had put some effort into making the movie any good. A damn shame
Twelve movies. Twelve looks. Some great, most good, some terrible. Which are you favorites, and why?
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