- NAME: JASON VOORHEES
Jason's body was never recovered and he was believed to have drowned in the lake. His mother blamed the camp counselors who were supposed to have been looking after Jason, but had been too busy having sex and smoking dope to prevent the accident. A year later, in the summer of 1958, Mrs. Voorhees, snuck into Camp Crystal Lake at night and murdered the two teenage counselor's that were supposed to have been watching the children. After the double homicide, the camp was closed. Years later, Mrs. Voorhees heard about various attempts to re-open the camp; she set fire to the camp, and poisoned the water supply. Following these events, locals believed the area was jinxed and dubbed the camp, "Camp Blood".
The adult version of Jason was first seen in Friday The 13th Part II, after he sought revenge for the murder of his mother. Initially, Jason was seen as a little boy at the end of the original Friday The 13th. In Friday The 13th Part II, he would be wearing a potato sack over his face instead of his trademark hokey mask. The iconic mask would not come until Friday The 13th Part III. The character of Jason has appeared in 12 films, which includes the 2009 remake and 2003's Freddy VS Jason. The film series also spawned a television series, which shared similarities in name only. Jason has also appeared in video games, comics, and even cartoons.
Jason has been played by a swarm of actor's, both portraying him young and old. The most recent being Derek Mears of the 2009 remake. The most prolific actor to portray the character, is Kane Hodder, who played him starting with Friday The 13th Part VII: The New Blood, and ending with Jason X.
In 2007, Universal licensed the character form New Line Cinema to appear in their Halloween Horror Nights XVII: Carnival Of Carnage. Jason would be part of a three ring circus of blood, hosted by Jack The Clown.