Friday the 13th – Jason’s Most Iconic Masks
Jason Vorhees is murderous monster of a man that just can’t seem to stay dead. But more than just a man, he’s an icon. And the very face of that icon is his mask!
Over the years, Jason’s mask has changed quite a bit- and it wasn’t even a hockey mask at first! In honor of today’s date- Friday the 13th- let’s take a look at Jason‘s most iconic masks.
Friday the 13th: Part II
The very first mask that ever hid Jason’s face: the burlap sack. The sack had a single hole in it for his left eye and used a rope to keep the bag securely fastened onto his head.
It wasn’t particularly complex, but it was iconic enough to result in the nickname “Sack Head Jason.” He traded up in his next appearance.
Friday the 13th: Part III
In Friday the 13th Part III: 3D, Jason finally gets his mask! It’s a classic hockey mask with three red triangles and black straps connected at the top and the sides.
Jason didn’t purchase the mask brand new, though- he stole it from Shelly. And while Shelly used it for pranks, Jason used it to strike terror (and machetes) into the hearts of his victims.
Friday the 13th: Part IV Final Chapter
In the very end of Friday the 13th: Part III, Jason gets an axe to the head that permanently changes his look.
Naturally, there’s some wear and tear on his mask that ruins the red triangles that once marked the mask. Instead, the triangle above his eyes is worn down, and a deep bloodied gash oozes at the top of his mask.
Friday the 13th: The New Blood
Jason’s mask is all sorts of different in Friday the 13th: The New Blood, but every detail tells of part of Jason’s story.
The blade of a motorboat decimated and splintered the lower left side of his mask. The axe mark from Part IV is still there, but the red triangle above the eyes is both repainted, and a deeper, bloodier red. This mask shows Jason‘s history, but shows him coming back with all new strength and all new bloodlust.
Freddy vs. Jason
No one could have expected the dangerous crossover between Freddy Krueger and Jason. And while his mask appears to be similar to his Friday the 13th Part III mask, the wicked claw marks scratching from the top left to the bottom right tell a whole new story.
While a mask usually covers Jason’s expression, this time, we can see the terror and the danger of the moment.
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