Jason Voorhees is the Hockey Mask wearing, Machete weilding, killer in the Friday the 13th sequels.
Jason Voorhees was a mentally challenged child, who was also physically deformed. These handicaps alienated him from other children, who tormented him both psychologically and physically. This alienation lead to him forming a special bond with his mother Pamela. His mother was only true friend and caretaker.
Pamela wanted young Jason to have all of the fun and experiences the other children had, and wanted nothing more than for him to be happy. So one year she allowed little Jason to join a summer camp, at Camp Crystal Lake, Canada. However, on one fateful day, the two counselors on duty (who were meant to be supervising the young campers,) left their duties to have sex. While the counselors were having sex, Jason strolled down to the Lake to swim. However, Jason didn't know how to swim, and without any adult supervision, he drowned Or so everyone thought, that is.
Pamela Voorhees believed her son died that day, and it drove her to murderous madness. She killed two counselors and set the camp on fire to keep it from reopening. But years later the camp was reopened, and on that Friday the 13th Pamela Voorhees turned Camp Crystal Lake to Camp Blood.
But on that fateful night, a Camp Counselor by the name of Alice fought back, and decapitated Pamela Voorhees with her own machete. On that night Jason watched from the woods as his mother, his only friend, died. And that was the beginning of Jason's legend.
Before he wore the iconic hockey mask, Jason wore a burlap sack with a single eye-hole. Jason tracked his mother's killer, Alice, to her quiet suburban home where he drove an icepick through her skull. After dispatching Alice, Jason returned to the new closed Camp Crystal Lake, only to find that a new group of campers had set-up at a new camp nearby. He slaughtered most of them.
The main protagonist Ginny, bore a striking resemblance to Voorhees' mother. She used this to her advantage and convinced Jason to kneel down in front of her as she buried a machete in his shoulder. However it didn't kill Jason, and he returned with one last jump scare; crashing through the window. Ginny wakes up later, having passed out from freight, but her boyfriend is never found.
Jason finally donned his iconic Detroit Red Wings hockey mask when he killed the loveable goofball Shelley. This time the protagonist was Chris, who had been sexually assaulted and almost killed previously at Camp Crystal Lake years ago. Only this time she ran across Jason who murdered all of her friends in unique ways; pitchforks to the throat, spears to the eye, and eye-popping head crushing. Ultimately Chris defeated Jason by burying an axe straight into his head.
The end of this film seems to pay homage to Cunningham's original ending. Instead of Jason popping out of the water (when he grabbed Alice), Pamela Voorhees leaps out of the water and pulls Chris out of her boat into lake. This is all revealed to be a nightmare however, as afterwards we see the police taking Chris away, Jason's supposedly dead body hanging in the background.
Jason faced his most notorious foe Tommy Jarvis. Tommy was just a young child, but he was the only character (aside from Jason) to appear in more than two Friday the 13th films. Jason woke up, after his supposed death in Part 3, in the local hospital where he proceeded to kill a nurse with a scalpel, and Doctor Axel with a bone-saw. Jason then made his way back to the camp only find that strangers have yet again invaded his home. This spurs another murder spree.
However in a strange twist of fate amongst the carnage Tommy realized that Jason wasn't very clever. So Tommy proceeded to shave his head in order to make himself resemble Jason as a child. Jason was caught by surprise, and Tommy used the situation to his advantage, by slamming a machete in Jason's face.
Jason only appeared in flashbacks to previous films.
Roy Harper, a paramedic whose son had been killed at Camp Crystal Lake, dons the Jason attire. He then continues Jason's legacy of mutilation and murder. Tommy Jarvis re-appeared as a troubled teenager.
Tommy Jarvis returned. With a buddy, Tommy decided to make sure that Jason could never come back. So they found Jason's grave, and opened his casket with the intention to burn his corpse. However, at the sight of seeing Jason, Tommy lost control and began driving a metal fence post into Jason's corpse. Sudden lightning struck the metal post, and the electricity re-animated Jason.
Jason immediately killed Tommy's friend, and Tommy ran off in fear. Jason retrieved his mask from the open grave and returned to Camp Crystal Lake (which had been re-named Camp Forest Green in an attempt to cleanse the Camp of the negative press it had received over the years). While Jason was slaying the Camp counselors, Tommy was locked up in the county jail for acting like a lunatic. After some help from the Sheriff's daughter, Tommy was freed. In his last battle with Jason he anchored a large stone to Voorhees' neck, drowning him for the second time.
Jason was pitted against his most formidable foe so far, Tina. A young woman with psychic powers, Tina accidentally drowned her own father in Crystal Lake when she was a child. Tina's therapist thought it would be beneficial for her to return to Crystal Lake (where she had first discovered her powers) to help put things to rest. However, it was a deceitful lie by her therapist who wanted to strengthen and study Tina's unique abilities.
One night when she was particularly frustrated, Tina went out to the docks to vent. Accidentally, her venting caused the resurrection of Jason. Yet again, Jason proceeded to kill counselors, Tina's mother, her therapist, and anyone he could find. Eventually only Tina and her boyfriend remained. There was a final epic battle between Jason and Tina, in which she electrocuted him, strangled him, filled his face with nails, sets him on fire, and eventually resurrects her own father who drowned Jason for the third time.
Jason is resurrected once again from his watery tomb, when a boat anchor sliced open a power cable running across the bottom of the lake. The surge of electricity revived him once more. Jason found his way aboard a party boat, where he murdered several college students in unique ways; guitar chopping, hot coal, punching, and neck snapping. The remaining students and teachers realized what was happening, and abandoned the ship. They took a small raft and landed in New York's harbor. However Jason followed them to the City, and killed most of them until he was ultimately submerged and drowned in toxic waste.
Jason mysteriously returned to Crystal Lake, and was promptly set up by the military who blew him into pieces. However his intact heart survived and was eaten by the doctor who examined it. This allowed Jason's soul to inhabit the Doctor's body, and it was revealed that he could be reborn if he found someone bearing Voorhees blood.
Eventually he found Diana Kimble and her adult daughter Jessica, who both bear the bloodline. Jason's hunt continued as his soul traveled from body to body, in search of Diana and Jessica. He eventually inhabited Diana's body and was reborn through her, only to be killed by the dagger from the Evil Dead series.
This sent him to Hell, where Freddy Krueger dragged him by the mask into Hell.
Chronologically this is the end of the Jason series, but it is not the last film.
Jason took his bloody adventures into space. There he became Uber-Jason and relived key moments from his previous murderous outings, but in a different setting.
Jason was pitted against fellow horror icon, Freddy Krueger. Jason was tricked into going to Elm Street, where he killed high school students to re-new their fear of Freddy, which would allow Freddy to also return from Hell. It climaxed with Jason as the victor, when he rose from the lake holding Krueger's decapitated head (which winked at the audience alluding to a possible sequel).
The Story of Jason's first three films was revamped for a newer generation.
|2011||The Nightmare Ends on Halloween II||Matt Spease|
|2009||Friday the 13th||Derek Mears|
|2005||The Nightmare Ends on Halloween||Matt Spease|
|2003||Freddy vs. Jason||Ken Kirzinger|
|2003||Jason Vs. Leatherface||Matt Spease|
|2002||Jason X||Kane Hodder|
|1993||Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday||Kane Hodder|
|1989||Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan||Kane Hodder|
|1988||Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood||Ted White|
|1988||Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood||Kane Hodder|
|1988||Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood||C.J. Graham|
|1986||Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI||C.J. Graham|
|1985||Friday the 13th: A New Beginning||Kane Hodder|
|1984||Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter||Steve Dash|
|1984||Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter||Richard Brooker|
|1984||Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter||Ted White|
|1982||Friday the 13th Part III||Richard Brooker|
|1981||Friday the 13th Part 2||Warrington Gillette|
|1980||Friday the 13th||Ari Lehman|