Jason Vorhees Wasn't the Killer in 'Friday the 13th' - Here's Who Was
Jason Vorhees is forever associated with the Friday the 13th franchise — not that he was the killer in the original film. Depending on how you look at it, the horror movie icon might not appear in the original film at all. Interestingly, the actor who played the killer in the first Friday the 13th thought the film’s script was “sh*t” but had a specific reason for appearing in the slasher horror film anyway.
One of the most famous horror sequences of the last 30 years comes from Wes Craven’s Scream. In it, a masked killer named Ghostface calls Drew Barrymore’s character, Casey Becker, on the phone and demands she answers trivia questions — or else. Ghostface asks who the killer was in Friday the 13th.
Casey, a horror fan, says Jason was the killer. Ghostface informs her the killer was actually Jason’s mother, Mrs. Pamela Vorhees. Sadly, Casey doesn’t live to the end of the scene.
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Does Jason Vorhees even appear in the original ‘Friday the 13th?’
To the surprise of some, Jason doesn’t kill anyone in the first Friday the 13th. It’s unclear if he appears in the film at all. The film’s protagonist, Alice, learns Mrs. Vorhees had a son named Jason who drowned in Crystal Lake. Near the end of the film, a juvenile Jason rises from the lake to attack Alice. Alice later awakens in a hospital and it’s ...
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