Stephen King revealed over on Twitter yesterday that the best novel idea he never wrote (and probably never will) is a first-person narrative of Friday the 13th‘s Jason Voorhees!
He writes: “The best novel idea I never wrote (and probably never will) is I JASON, the first-person narrative of Jason Voorhees, and his hellish fate: killed over and over again at Camp Crystal Lake!“
Check it out below.
Jason as we know him (minus hockey mas) first showed up in Steve Miner’s Friday the 13th Part 2 which centered on a group of teenage would-be counselors converging on Camp Crystal Lake for training. Inevitably, Paul relates the story of Jason Voorhees (Warrington Gillette), a boy who ostensibly drowned at the camp and whose mother murdered a group of counselors in revenge. No one takes the tale seriously until a very much alive Jason begins gruesomely eliminating people.