Welcome to Camp Crystal Lake, happy campers!
Okay, maybe that isn’t the right name for those who visit Camp Blood, I think the correct term is dead meat.
For the past couple of weeks, I have been binge watching not only the Friday the 13th movies but as much Friday the 13th content that I can find. Why? Well, I have become a tad obsessed with this franchise.
This is not the first time I have gotten hooked on a film series, but it is the first horror movie series I have fallen in love with.
There is an odd charm this series has which has won me over. So much so that for Halloween this year I am going as a murdered Camp Crystal Lake Counselor, complete with slit throat (bloody choker).
Thing is, the top I bought for this costume is two sizes too big for me. But hey, after Halloween it will make a great nightshirt.
Back on topic, one of the reasons that I love these films is how the characters are killed. I know that in the horror world Freddy is credited as having the most unique and creative kills, but I still prefer Jason’s as they are slightly more realistic.
You know these bland characters are going to die, but the fun part is how.
I will be the first to admit that these films have dated and certainly have their cheesy moments, but that is why I love these movies so much.
My favourite film has to be the first, while Jason himself doesn’t become the star of the show until the second, the first one has a decent twist and doesn’t take itself too seriously.
While Jason is an icon of pop culture, it is interesting to see how the lore around him developed from movie to movie. With each film, more elements are added to the lore but not all questions are answered, leaving just enough room for fan theories to spring up.
Like I said, Jason didn’t become the antagonist until the second film and it wasn’t until the third that he donned the hockey mask for the first time.
I love this series, and my special, special boy.