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Jason Voorhees

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Who is Jason Voorhees?

Ch-ch-ch. Ah-ah-ah. Watch your back for Jason Voorhees, the evil antagonist of the Friday the 13th horror franchise. He wears a hockey goalie mask, wields a bloodstained machete, slowly stalks his victims, and almost never talks.

Related words

Freddy Krueger, Friday the 13th, creepypasta

Where does Jason Voorhees come from?

Examples of Jason Voorhees

Tom Brady is like Jason Voorhees. No matter how many times you think he’s done, HE ALWAYS COMES BACK!
@jdny2, April 18, 2018
The majority of my followers don't interact with any of my tweets so I imagine them just sitting. Scrolling silently as they ready tweets. Being haunted for the rest of the day by me saying something like "Jason Voorhees is an Asexual Icon"
@horrorsequel, May 13, 2018
Like Jason Voorhees, Acid Wash Jeans Just Keep Coming Back From The Dead
Hortense Smith, Jezebel, November 29, 2008
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Who uses Jason Voorhees?

In pop culture, Jason Voorhees, who often just goes by Jason, occupies a similar niche as Michael Myers from the Halloween movies that is popular among cult, camp, and nostalgic horror fans and resurfaces every year around Halloween.

Both are portrayed as strong, silent serial killers who always come back from the dead no matter how many times we think they’ve finally been axed—and who obviously wear signature masks.

Jason‘s hockey goalie mask is commonly called a Jason mask. Given that films have him born on the date, Friday the 13th is sometimes referred to as Jason’s birthday.

Because of his habit of dusting himself off after intense fighting, people often liken something unstoppable to the character (e.g., that football player is like some kinda Jason Vorhees). And, because he pursues victims by slowly walking— almost never running—he’s associated with stalking movements.

Whenever Jason Vorhees appears, the film cues its eerie and suspenseful theme music, popularly represented as ch-ch-ch-ah-ah-ah. Movie trivia: the sound is properly a ki-ki-ki-ma-ma-ma, rendered from the movie line “Kill her, mommy!”

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