|Voorhees. Jason Voorhees.|
#13. JASON X
|Jason's brief foray into cosmetics. It didn't work out.|
#12. FRIDAY THE 13th PART VI: JASON LIVES
It's no secret that Part VI was as much a satire on the genre as it was a sequel. Everything from the James Bond-esque opening scene, to the American Express Card floating in a puddle of blood, to Alice Cooper's pumping rock score - Part VI may have had its share of humor, but it gave new blood to what could have become a stagnant rehash. Few scenes in the franchise share the humor that the paintball scene does in Part VI. Stumbling on a group of paintballers, Jason dishes out a triple decapitation! But that's not all, he also finishes off another paintballer by slamming his head into a tree - and leaving a smiley face embedded in the blood stained bark! Now that's what veterans of the sport have come to call 'Extreme Paintball'.
#11. FRIDAY THE 13th
Kevin Bacon wasn't always a Hollywood star. In fact, back in 1980, he was just another teenager that found himself at Camp Crystal Lake. While Mr. Bacon thought he could lie back and relax, Ms. Voorhees proved otherwise, by brutally shoving a spear through the back of his neck from under the bed. The spear through Bacon's flesh and the resulting geyser of blood is still one of the best effects in the whole franchise and puts to shame the CGI-aided gore scenes in modern horror films (that's directed at the Nightmare on Elm Street reboot, one of the genres most notorious offenders).
#10. FREDDY VS. JASON
Anyone who was a fan of the Friday the 13th franchise in the '80s and/or '90s had long heard about the possibility of Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger going one-on-one. Many thought it was never going to happen. After all, Paramount owned Jason and New Line had Freddy's rights. By the early '90s deals were made and money exchanged hands and lo, New Line had both iconic characters. So, do we get the battle of the century? No. We get Jason Goes To Hell, which
hinted at promised us a confrontation between the two titans before the end credits when Freddy's hand reached up from the Earth to drag Jason's shattered mask into the bowls of hell. Ok, fine. Next film is sure to be the long-awaited fight, right? No. First Wes Craven releases A New Nightmare and then, several years later, New Line makes Jason X. All the while, rumors continue about this supposed 'Freddy vs. Jason' film. Well, obviously, the movie did happen - and thus the showdown in the film's final ten minutes deserves to be among our top 13 moments. Of course, had Kane Hodder been chosen as Jason, it might have been closer to the #1 spot.
#9. FRIDAY THE 13th PART VII: THE NEW BLOOD
Sleeping bags. They're instrumental to camping. They're also instrumental to getting onto this list if they're used by Jason - to severely bash the camper within the sleeping bag to a bloody pulp. Unfortunately, the MPAA tore the death scenes in Part VII to pieces, making them a pale shadow of their former selves. Yet, the glory of Jason smashing the sleeping bag, with victim inside, against a tree is still brilliant.
#8. FRIDAY THE 13th PART VI: JASON LIVES
All Sheriff Garris wanted to do was protect his daughter and make sure crazy hooligans weren't resurrecting the name of Jason Voorhees. Sadly, Garris didn't realize until it was too late that Jason, much like the film's title implies, lives. Garris puts up a good fight against the hockey masked killer, until his body is folded backwards and snapped at the waist.
#7. FRIDAY THE 13th PART III
DEATH FROM ABOVE aka HALF WAY THERE
|Now Andy knows. And knowing is half the battle.|
#6. FRIDAY THE 13th PART VII: THE NEW BLOOD
Over twelve films Jason has used nearly every weapon known to exist to dispatch his victims. However, in Part VII he sought out variety (it is the spice of life, after all) - with no tool more unique than a circular saw. Dr. Crews may not have been a great doctor, but he was great fodder for Jason's annual Friday the 13th summer bash.
#5. FRIDAY THE 13th PART VI: JASON LIVES
Tommy Jarvis aims to make sure Jason is dead, once and for all. His plan? Dig up the corpse. Not very smart, especially at night, when the forecast calls for lightning and rain. Oh, by the way. Apparently lightning can revive Jason in the same way that it can juice up Frankenstein and turn King Kong into a living lighting rod as seen in King Kong vs. Godzilla. So, what does a reanimated, rotting corpse do when it wakes up, you ask? Well, if said corpse is not a fan of Welcome Back, Kotter, it rips out Horshack's heart.
#4. FRIDAY THE 13th PART III
EYE SEE YOU
This ranks as #4 for two reasons. First, this is the first scene where you see Jason with his trademark mask. Second, Jason uses a harpoon gun to fire a spear into his victim's eye. Can it get any better? Yes, in fact, it can. It's all in 3D.
#3. FRIDAY THE 13th PART VIII: JASON TAKES MANHATTAN
LOSING ONE'S HEAD
Julius was one of the fortunate ones to survive the doomed voyage from Crystal Lake to Manhattan. He was also one heck of an amateur boxer. It's not widely known that Jason himself is a bit of a practitioner of the sport himself. When Julius confronts Jason on a roof, instead of running, he has a bout with the pychopath. Julius holds his own at first, landing a flurry of devastating blows against Jason's face. But there's only so long you can lay waste to a sturdy hockey mask before your fists are bleeding. Jason, allowing the youngster his fun, waits until Julius is finished and deliver his own right hook - taking the young man's head off! All and all it's a typical showing of HBO's (Horror Box Office) Friday Night Frights.
#2. FRIDAY THE 13th PART VI: JASON LIVES
HIGHWAY TO HELL
Okay, so we've chosen a number of scenes from Part VI, but who can deny the awesomeness of Jason Lives? What other Friday the 13th film has Jason snapping a Sheriff in half, triple-decapitating paintballers, ripping Horshack's heart out, and ramming his victim's face through the wall of an RV while Alice Cooper's Teenage Frankenstein blasts in the background? Yes, #2 goes to Jason's bathroom brawl scene in the RV, just before he takes out the whole RV, which careens into a flaming wreck. Afterwards, what does Jason do? He stands gloriously atop the burning hunk of metal, triumphant.
|RV decor for the '80s.|
|Perfect for the music video.|
#1. FRIDAY THE 13th
HE WASN'T A VERY GOOD SWIMMER
|So much for fishing...|