Horror History: Happy Birthday To Man, Myth & Legend, Derek Mears!

On this day in horror history actor/stuntman, Derek Mears was born in Bakersfield, California. Mears is best known as Jason Voorhees in Marcus Nispel’s 2009 remake of Friday the 13th. He also played the titular character in DC’s series Swamp Thing.

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Basically he’s horror’s biggest badass.

Mears is also known for Cursed, The Hills Have Eyes, Pro-Life, The Hills Have Eyes 2, and Resident Evil: Degeneration. Also Predators, The Aggression Scale, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, Hatchet III, Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead, and Freaks of Nature.

And let’s not forget, on top of that, Mears has also appeared in classic shows. Such as The Shield, Sleepy Hollow, Twin Peaks, and of course Kickpuncher in Community.

Friday the 13th (2009) begins when Jared Padalecki (Supernatural) scours the eerie woods surrounding Crystal Lake for his missing sister. But the rotting cabins of an abandoned summer camp are not the only things he finds. Hockey-masked killer Jason Voorhees lies in wait for a chance to use his razor-sharp machete on Clay.

It’s rated R for strong bloody violence, some graphic sexual content, and drug material. It sports a 26% approval rating over on Rotten Tomatoes. The Critics Consensus: Though technically well-constructed, Friday the 13th is a series rehash that features little to distinguish it from its predecessors.

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What’s your favorite Derek Mears movie – other than Friday the 13th?

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