Top 13 Lessons Learned from Watching Friday the 13th Films
Rule #4: Do Not Rely on Your Car
Time and time again, Jason's victims turn to their automobiles as a way of escaping the nightmare they are experiencing. And whether the doors are locked or the car crashes, dies or simply won't start, the bottom line is, cars at Crystal Lake suck. They have a curious way of failing just when you need them the most. You're not going to get away from Jason, not in a car, not on a plane, not in a boat, not on a train. Once the big guy has set his sights on you, the only way to survive is to kill him…at least momentarily, until he awakens again for the next crop of rule-breaking victims.
Rule #5: Windows Are Not Your Friend
In Friday the 13th films, one structural item to avoid at all costs is the window. Windows are nothing but bad news for potential victims of Jason Voorhees. If he's not peering in through the window at people drinking or smoking or humping each other, then he's reaching in through the window to snatch someone out. And, of course, Jason is also very famous for taking the bodies of his victims and throwing them through the window to freak out the survivors inside leading up to the final confrontation scene. If you're in Crystal Lake, you don't do windows! Period.
Rule #6: Jason is Pretty Easy to Fool
A couple of Jason's potential victims realized that you don't have to go physically toe to toe with the nightmarish killing machine. He's actually quite easy to outsmart. Come on, he spent how long at the bottom of a lake? I don't think we'll see him getting his Mensa acceptance anytime soon. But when we say he's easy to fake out, we mean he's really easy to fake out. In Friday the 13th Part 2 and Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter characters easily get one over on Jason with some pretty transparent costumes. Yes, Corey Feldman’s Tommy Jarvis went through the trouble of shaving his head and putting some whitish makeup on his face, but in Friday the 13th: Part 2, Amy Steel’s Ginny Field bamboozles him with nothing more than a crusty old sweater and some sweet talk. Lesson to be learned, if you're up against it with Jason, at least try to dupe the big guy.