Every horror icon brings a special something to the genre, and Jason Voorhees has certainly established himself as one of the greats. He is the scary folklore come to life, the campground terror that the remote, unknown outdoors may actually hide. Yet he also bears traits that we can identify with – hiding behind a mask (even, literally), not to remain unrecognizable, but as a comfort zone, and still always somehow feeling on the outside, unaccepted, and invisible. Jason has transcended into a pop culture favorite, and here’s why we also love him:
Adds Character to Home Decor
Most of us can’t be like the guy who installed a Jason statue in a Minnesota lake, but we can have miniature versions of this loveable killer in our home. Prop an 11” ArtFX Jason statue on a table or keep a candy bowl holder next to the bed for convenient late night munchies. For smaller, more subtle touches, consider the Dorbz cutey, PopTaters Jason Voorhees Mr. Potato Head, or the 3 ½” scaler, which also look great in the car or snuck into a work space. POP! fans have a few Jason options to add to their collection, including the new 8-bit figurine, and ones solely signed by Kane Hodder and with other alum, Ari Lehman, and C.J. Graham! As if all of these selections weren’t awesome enough, wait till you see the 6” articulated stylized Jason, with axe, machete, and removable hockey mask – pre-order it now for its July 17, 2018 release!
Always in Style
Only a lucky few will be touring Blairstown, New Jersey’s real Camp Crystal, Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco, April 13th-14th, but Nightmare Toys has essential Jason Voorhees stuff all year round. Whip up some S’mores, snuggle up with a 7” plush Jason and binge on Friday the 13th Parts 1-IV or Tommy Jarvis’ revenge in Jason Lives.
Of course you’re in control of what you wear at home, while lounging around, cleaning, cooking, or hosting parties. Set the tone for the day, lathering up with Jason hockey mask soap, then work on the whispery “chi-chi-chi,” (or is it “cha-cha-cha”?) mantra that fits your mask. In addition to the officially licensed hockey mask, we have likenesses of the man behind it, such as the latex Part VII’s New Blood Jason (with removable hockey mask!), Young Adult Jason, or the Jason Double Adult, which has a tear-away hockey mask covering!
What are the reasons you love Jason Voorhees? Tell us in the comments section below!