Friday the 13th is an American horror franchise that consists of twelve slasher films, a television show, novels, and comic books. The main villain in the series is Jason Voorhees, who drowned at Camp Crystal Lake as a boy due to the negligence of the teenage counselors. Decades later, the lake is rumored to be “cursed” and is the setting for a series of mass murders. Jason is featured in all of the films, either as the killer or as the motivation for the killings. Each entry in the series features a different cast of characters, including a final girl who defeats the killer in the end. Recurring characters in the series include Jason’s vengeful mother Pamela Voorhees, Alice Hardy, Tommy Jarvis and Crazy Ralph.
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Abel is an elderly gentleman portrayed in Friday the 13th Part III who picks up where Crazy Ralph left off by warning teenagers who venture into the area of Camp Crystal Lake. He is met briefly as Chris Higgins nearly runs him over with her van as he is lying in the middle of the road. After thanking the teens for their compassion and kindness, Abel claims that “he” (Jason) had given him a token to warn off any who venture into the area. He reveals the gift as a disembodied eyeball, which suddenly frightens the teens who drive off and leave him behind as he continues to proclaim his warning. He is never seen again.
Admiral Robertson was a character in Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan played by Warren Munson. Admiral Robertson was the captain of the SS Lazerus cruise ship that a group of graduating senior students from Lakeview High School had boarded to visit New York City. He is the father of Sean Robertson (Scott Reeves), while in the ship’s cabin he and Sean argue over the procedure of how to correctly set sail. During a violent storm Admiral Robertson briefly leaves the wheel, while he is gone Jason kills his first mate. Admiral Robertson returns to the cabin to find the first mate’s dead body, Jason then appears from behind and slits his throat with a machete.
Admiral Robertson’s body is later found by Sean and Rennie.
Alexis Peterson was a character in Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday. Alexis, Deborah, and Deborah’s boyfriend Luke, hitchhiked to Crystal Lake to celebrate Jason’s death. When Steven gave them a ride, Alexis flirted with Steven, unsuccessfully trying to persuade him to come with them. After skinny dipping, Alexis slept outside while Luke and Deborah had sex. While peeing, a Jason-possessed Phil slashed Alexis to death with a scalpel, and propped her corpse up on a tree.
Ali is a character in Friday the 13th Part III, played by Nick Savage. Ali is the leader of a biker gang, consisting of himself, Fox, and Loco. After a tense confrontation with Shelly and Vera at a convenience store, Shelly destroys the gang’s bikes in front of Ali. In retaliation, the gang sneaks into Higgins Haven and drain the gas from Chris’s van. When Fox and Loco wander into the barn, Ali goes to check on them where he discovers their corpses. Jason then beats Ali unconscious with a pipe wrench. Ali later awakens as Chris is about to be killed by Jason and attacks him. Jason severs Ali’s hand and slices him to pieces with his machete. An alternative ending saw Ali and Chris survive and contact the authorities only for Jason’s body to be missing when they arrive.
Main article: Alice (Friday the 13th)
Alice Hardy is the main hero of the film Friday the 13th, played by Adrienne King. She is one of the camp counselors hired by Steve Christy to reopen and work at Camp Crystal Lake. In the film, the counselors are murdered until she is eventually left alone as the only survivor, and is discovered by Pamela Voorhees. Mrs. Voorhees explains to Alice how her son Jason drowned at the camp several years ago, and reveals herself to be the killer. After a long chase and a brief struggle, Alice is finally able to decapitate Mrs. Voorhees with a machete before passing out in a canoe on the lake. There, she suffers a nightmare in which Jason’s decayed corpse drags her underwater. The police arrive and take Alice to the hospital. When she tells them her story, they explain that they did not find a boy, to which she replies “Then he’s still there…” Alice makes a brief reappearance in the opening scene of Friday the 13th Part 2, where she is stabbed in the temple in her apartment by an adult Jason Voorhees, who evidently survived his childhood drowning and had tracked her down. Later in the movie, Paul explains how Alice went missing and blood was found in her apartment. Her decomposed body is later seen in Jason’s shack. Alice also appears in a flashback in Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter.
Alice’s backstory is expanded upon in the novelization of Friday the 13th, which reveals she has a boyfriend named John in California and that her father was a neglectful workaholic who, due to stress, died of a heart attack while at his office. This backstory is contradicted in the novelization of the second film, which states Alice’s father is still alive, also mentioning that Jason had tracked Alice down to her apartment by memorizing what her car looked like when she had made a visit to the camp. Alice also appears in the prologue of the Freddy vs. Jason novelization as a shade in Hell. In the novel Friday the 13th: The Jason Strain, Jason witnesses a holographic projection of Pamela being attacked by a soldier and suffers a hallucination which causes him to perceive the soldier as Alice, while the novel Friday the 13th: Carnival of Maniacs adapts Alice’s battle with Pamela as its prologue, and also features an appearance by her corpse which is found in Jason’s shack by Glo and her friends and, later, the police. Alice makes a cameo appearance in the sixth and final issue of Wildstorm’s Friday the 13th comic series, in a flashback depicting Jason’s attack on her from the first film. The second issue of the comic miniseries Friday the 13th: Pamela’s Tale by Wildstorm also features a cameo appearance by Alice, depicting the scene from the first film when she first meets Mrs. Voorhees.
Although always the heroine, Alice was originally scripted as a slightly less sympathetic character than seen in the final cut of the first film. In early drafts, she was having an affair with a married man on the West Coast, which was the reason her relationship with Steve Christy is deteriorating and she wants to leave Crystal Lake. Adrienne King claims she played the character as a traditional horror movie character, stating “I think that Alice is a great scream queen heroine. You got the feeling that Alice could handle anything which, in a way, she could”. She also expresses regret that, due to the nature of horror movies, audiences never got to see more of Alice’s relationship with Steve, or what could have happened between her and fellow counsellor, Bill. Rather than viewing the character as a victim, King describes the role as an “empowering position” due to her survival in the film. Steve Miner, director of Part 2, says “Alice was a very special character: she was the hero of the first film and indestructible in a way. It was important that she be killed off in a dramatic way because this is Jason’s film and avenging the death of his mother is what motivates him.” Because the character displayed an artistic side in the first film, production designer Virginia Field included various sketches in her apartment in order to show that Alice was a “real person”. She says, “It didn’t seem like a big deal at the time we were filming, but I knew that Alice liked to draw and I wanted to show evidence of that.” Adrienne King felt that killing her character was somewhat unusual since she had survived so much in the original film. She claims Alice’s death was done in such a way to leave the door open for a possible return, but does not know how she could have survived an icepick through the head.
Alice’s decayed corpse appears as a part of the model of Jason’s shrine to his mother NECA has released. Mezco Toyz has also released a screen grab statuette of Alice, which depicts the hallucination of Jason attacking her from the ending of Friday the 13th. Alice Hardy was Jason Voorhees’s first murder victim, yet he murdered her in her house, not at the Crystal Lake Campground.
Alice Jane Witney
Alice Jane Witney is a character in the novel Friday the 13th: Carnival of Maniacs. The daughter of George Arthur Witney, the owner of a traveling carnival called Doktor Geistmann’s Carnival of Terror, Alice loathes her life, believing the carnival has ruined any chance she has for a better life. After the carnival is run out of Crystal Lake by the superstitious locals, Alice, while driving an RV drunk, runs over Jason Voorhees. Jason, weakened due to his battle with Freddy Krueger, is knocked out after being hit and is collected by Alice and the other carnival workers, who decide to use him as the newest sideshow attraction. While setting up the Jason display in a town, Alice learns from fellow carnival worker Kenton Freely that her mother had hated the carnival and that her father had lied to her – Alice’s mother did not die in a carnival accident, she had actually died when George stabbed her to death after finding her and Kenton together; Kenton had been blackmailing George with this information, so he could embezzle from the carnival and eventually take it over. Devastated by this news, Alice, becoming drunk, steals a laptop from one of the carnies and uses it to put Jason up for sale on an internet auction site called ZingBid. Passing out after putting Jason up for auction, Alice awakens to find Jason rampaging through the carnival, having woken after a teenage girl named Glo, who had been possessed by Pamela Voorhees, came in proximity to him. After he kills the Pamela-possessed Glo, Jason falls comatose again and is taken by Alice, who drives away from the ruined carnival. Despite losing her laptop and being attacked by FBI agents and Jason when he briefly revives, Alice manages to reach a computer and successfully sells Jason to a shock rocker named Ross Feratu for five million dollars. Friday the 13th: Carnival of Maniacs ends with Alice relaxing in a resort in the Caribbean, enjoying her new wealth.
Andy is a character in Friday the 13th Part III played by Jeffrey Rogers. Andy is the boyfriend of Debbie and is also a friend of Chris Higgins, as well as Chuck, Chili, Vera, and Shelly. At Higgins Haven Andy gets into a juggling challenge with Shelly, and Debbie walks up to him, saying there are better things he could be doing with his hands. Andy forfeits and leaves Shelly to his juggling while he and Debbie go upstairs. Later, after Chris and Rick go out for the night, Andy and Debbie finish having sex. Debbie then gets up to take a shower. Andy handstands his way into the bathroom, asking if she wants a beer, to which she accepts. Andy is killed when Jason slices him in half at the groin with his machete. His halves are soon wedged in the rafters of Chris’ room.
Annette is a character in Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives played by Cynthia Kania. Annette and her boyfriend Steven are having a picnic in the woods when they hear a scream. Steven goes to check out the noise and sees Jason killing the local gravedigger Martin (Bob Larkin). A panicked Steven runs back to Annette who asks him what is wrong, she and Steven board his motorbike but Jason approaches and impales Steven and her with his machete.
Annie Phillips is a character that appeared in the original Friday the 13th film played by Robbi Morgan. She is a young teenage girl who hitch hikes her way to Camp Crystal Lake after being hired to work as the camp cook. Arriving in the area, she stops in a diner and one of the locals, Enos, agrees to drive her part of the way to the camp. En route, Enos informs Annie about the camp’s notorious history, telling her about the two counselors, Barry and Claudette, who were murdered in 1958, as well as mysterious fires and water contamination that occurred after the deaths of the two counselors. Annie dismisses the warnings, stating that she can’t just quit her job. After Enos drops her off, Annie is picked up by someone else, whose identity is not revealed. During this second car ride, Annie tells the driver that she really likes children when she suddenly notices that they have driven past the camp. Annie, panicked, opens the passenger door and jumps out of the car. However, the unknown driver stops alongside the road and pursues Annie into the woods. After a brief chase, the unknown driver of the car finds Annie and slits her throat. Later in the film, Annie’s corpse is discovered by Alice Hardy inside the car of Pamela Voorhees.
Main article: Ash Williams
Ashley Joanna “Ash” Williams is the main character of the Evil Dead series, played by Bruce Campbell. An employee of the supermarket S-Mart, he discovers his destiny as the “Chosen One” while vacationing at a cabin in the woods, where he and his friends raise the demonic “deadites” after reading from the Necronomicon. Ash’s friends are killed, and he loses his right hand to the deadites, which he replaces with a chainsaw. Ash’s first appearance in the Friday the 13th series is the crossover comic Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash, in which he arrives at Crystal Lake to work at the town’s S-Mart. Learning the legend of Jason Voorhees, he becomes convinced that Jason is some kind of deadite and travels to the Voorhees house to find and destroy the Necronomicon.
Ash faces Jason again in the comic miniseries, Freddy vs Jason vs Ash: The Nightmare Warriors.
Axel was a coroner who appeared in the Final Chapter. Axel scares his girlfriend, a nurse named Robbie Morgan, but makes up for it by having sex with her. Morgan is scared by Jason, and leaves. Axel, disappointed, starts watching aerobics and drinking coffee. Jason promptly slits Axel’s throat with a hacksaw, before twisting his head around.
Barry (Willie Adams) is a character in the original film. He was a counselor at Camp Crystal Lake during the summer of 1958 and was the boyfriend of Claudette, a fellow counselor. After singing with the other counselors around a campfire, he and his girlfriend snuck away and secretly entered a cabin used for storage to have sex. Unbeknownst to the young couple, Pamela Voorhees was lurking and watching them. Eventually, she revealed herself to the teens, whereupon Barry attempted to convince her that they were just horsing around, but Mrs. Voorhees stabbed him in the abdomen, killing him. Little information is given about this character, but he is notable for being the first murder victim of the entire series.
- Shortly before their death Claudette had confronted and asked Barry, “Does Mary Anne kiss as good as I do?” But Barry denied having kissed Mary Anne (presumably another camp counselor) and sweet talked his way out of it. Claudette then gave in and agreed to have sex with him.
- 9-1-1 was not established as a nationwide emergency telephone number in the United States until the year 1968. Prior to that year if there was an emergency, a person would have to get in touch with a telephone operator who would then connect them with the police, etc. This would have been the case in the year 1958.
- In the original film, several years later, a young teenage girl named Annie Phillips hitches a ride to the newly reopened Camp Crystal Lake. During the ride, Enos, the truck driver, briefly mentions the murders of Barry and Claudette, as well as a series of other follies that befell the former owners of the camp, in an ultimately futile effort to warn Annie of the possible dangers ahead.
- According to the original Friday the 13th film, it is known that Pamela Voorhees swore revenge on the counselors of Camp Crystal Lake, whom she blames for her son’s death. However, there is no information or evidence directly linking Barry and Claudette to Jason’s drowning. But some fans of the film strongly suspect that these two counselors were in some way the ones responsible for Jason’s death, while others do not. This has resulted in a long-running debate among fans of the film.
- Barry and Claudette are featured or mentioned in some of the Friday the 13th comics which attempt to fill in some of the blanks.
- It can be assumed that Barry was born some time in the 1930s or very early 1940s, which would have made him a teenager or perhaps place him in his early 20s in the year 1958 when he was employed and died on the job at Camp Crystal Lake.
Ben is a character in Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood played by Craig Thomas. Ben and his girlfriend Kate are attending a friend’s birthday party with a group of other friends, when Michael appears to not show the pair head to Ben’s van to have sex. As they do they hear noises and the van starts to shake. Suspecting it’s Michael playing a trick Ben goes outside, he is grabbed by Jason who crushes his skull to a pulp.
Big Red Gleason
Big Red Gleason is a character in the novel Friday the 13th: Jason’s Curse. An inhabitant of the Crystal Lake area, Big Red, due to abuse suffered at the hands of his family has several mental and physical handicaps, such as a missing eye and leg. While fishing in Crystal Lake, Big Red discovers the hockey mask of Jason Voorhees and puts it on, which places him under the influence of Jason’s soul. Setting out to kill all those he perceives as having hurt him, Big Red kills various members of his family before beginning to murder a group of teenagers who have come to Camp Crystal Lake in search of Jason. After all her friends are murdered, Kelly Boone, despite being severely injured, manages to kill Big Red, shooting and impaling him before managing to hack him apart with an axe. Unlike the other characters influenced by Jason, Big Red retains some level of his humanity, showing hesitation and unease about his actions several times.
Eric Morse, the author of Friday the 13th: Jason’s Curse, has stated that Big Red “came about because I wanted to explore the world of the abused child getting revenge on those who hurt him”. He also views Big Red as the opposite of Jason; whereas Jason grew up with loving parents, Big Red was raised by abusive and apathetic ones.
Butch “The Butcher” Mahan is a character in the novel Friday the 13th: The Jason Strain. A champion ultimate cage fighter, Butch, after being framed for a double homicide, is put on death row and disowned by his mentor and adoptive father. While in prison, Butch is approached by media mogul Caleb Carson, who convinces him to compete as one of twelve contestants on his death sport reality show Extreme Elimination 2, promising Butch that if he wins the game Caleb will help him prove he was innocent of the murders he was imprisoned for. While on the Costa Rican island where Extreme Elimination 2 is set, Butch befriends fellow contestants Alexandra Coyle and Valkyrie Randall and together, the trio escape the island with a group of soldiers after a zombie plague spread by Jason Voorhees, a “special guest” on Extreme Elimination 2 who, after being exposed to an artificial virus, begins to emit a reanimating plague that causes his victims to come back as the undead. After Valkyrie and the soldiers are killed either by zombies or Jason, who had reached mainland, Butch and Alex reach the compound of the soldiers’ boss, Dr. Helen Cain, the person who accidentally created the “Jason Strain” virus while trying to artificially recreate Jason’s apparent immortality. Using holographic technology developed by Dr. Cain, Butch and Alex manage to capture Jason by making him believe Alex is Pamela Voorhees and take him to Dr. Cain’s compound, where a cure for the Jason Strain (which will not affect Jason, but will kill the infected and immunize the living) is being released into the air. Upon reaching the compound, Butch and Alex find Dr. Cain dying, having been shot repeatedly by soldiers working for Caleb Carson, who still believes he can salvage what is left of Extreme Elimination 2. Before being captured by Caleb’s soldiers, Butch manages to obtain the dosage of the Jason Strain cure meant to rid Jason of his plague spreading abilities from Dr. Cain. Put on a plane set for America, Butch, after Jason breaks free of his restraints and begins to kill everyone on the plane, learns from Caleb that he was the one who actually ordered the double homicide Butch was imprisoned for. Giving Alex a recording of Caleb’s confession, Butch has her jump out of the plane with a parachute while he stabs Jason in the eye with the syringe containing the cure for the Jason Strain before the plane crashes, removing Jason’s ability to reanimate his victims. With Butch dead, Alex honors his last request, giving the tape containing Caleb’s confession to Butch’s adoptive father.
Carly McDonnell is a character in the novel Friday the 13th: Mother’s Day. After the death of her father when she was a toddler, Carly is left alone with her overprotective mother, who shelters her constantly. Going on a trip with her friends and her boyfriend Billy Boone to Camp Crystal Lake on a Friday the 13th, Carly and her friends are at first oblivious to the legends surrounding the place, only being told about the Voorhees family en route to the camp. It is there that Carly encounters Joe Travers, a hunter who kills all her friends while under the influence of Jason Voorhees’ hockey mask and the reanimated head of Pamela Voorhees. After several attempts to flee from Joe and Pamela fail, Carly fights back, stabbing Joe to death before using his own shotgun to blast Pamela’s head apart. After killing Joe and Pamela, Carly tears Jason’s mask from his face and tosses it into a stream.
A minor mention of Carly is made in the novel Friday the 13th: Jason’s Curse, which reveals that after her experience at Camp Crystal Lake, she has managed to get her life back on track, having gotten into Harvard University.
Caroline is a character in the six-issue comic miniseries Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash by Wildstorm. A resident of Crystal Lake and employee in the town’s new Super Mega Ultra Warehouse Sized S-Mart, Caroline wishes to leave Crystal Lake, believing the town to be too boring and uneventful. When Ash Williams is transferred to the S-Mart, Caroline (who Ash refers to as “Carrie”), unlike her fellow employees, believes the stories he tells about having fought evil entities. After Ash tells Caroline about his various adventures, Caroline tells him about Jason Voorhees, who Ash surmises is a Deadite, an old enemy of his. When citizens of Crystal Lake begin to be murdered by Jason, who has been sent out by Freddy Krueger to find the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis, Ash travels to the old Voorhees house, believing the Necronomicon could be there, not knowing Caroline is following him. When Ash, who finds the Necronomicon in the Voorhees’s basement, he and a girl named Bree are attacked by Jason, Caroline saves the two, ramming Jason with her car and taking Ash and Bree to the S-Mart. Shortly after reaching the S-Mart, Jason, who had followed the trio, enters the store and, after killing several shoppers and store employees, knocks Ash unconscious and murders Bree, taking the Necronomicon from her; Jason brings the book to Freddy, who uses it not only to free himself from Jason’s mind and increase Jason’s intelligence, but also give himself reality warping powers. After Ash regains consciousness, Caroline helps him reclaim the Necronomicon, after narrowly escaping both Freddy and Jason on several occasions. Together, Ash and Caroline open a portal to the Deadites’ dimension and send both Freddy and the Necronomicon there, also trapping Jason under the ice of Crystal Lake.
In Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash: The Nightmare Warriors, set six months after the events of the first miniseries, Caroline has gone steady with Ash and the two have lived together in Franklin, Michigan ever since defeating Freddy and Jason. While preparing for a backyard barbecue in June with family and friends Caroline is killed by Jason while Ash is at the store getting refreshments. When Ash returns home he finds Caroline’s body pinned to the wall and her severed head burning on the grill.
Charles McCulloch is a character in Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan portrayed by Peter Mark Richman. A Biology teacher at Lakeview High School, McCulloch is a chaperone aboard the S.S. Lazarus; a ship bound for New York City for a senior class trip. Much to his chagrin, his coworker Colleen Van Deusen brings his niece Rennie along, who has a strong fear of the water. He spends most of his time focusing on delinquent popular girl Tamara Mason, who has shrugged off his final report and threatens her that she will not graduate or visit New York without a proper report. She uses the report as an excuse to trap him in a compromising position recorded by Wayne Webber, though he is disgusted by the fact he realizes he can’t do anything as the evidence can still be construed that he is guilty. He ignores a deckhand’s warning that Jason Voorhees is on board killing his students in cold blood stating that “Walking corpses don’t exist” and he thinks the deckhand is responsible for the murders of his students, until he discovers him dead from an axe to his back. McCulloch, Van Deusen, Rennie, Sean Robertson and Julius Gaw escape the Lazarus before it sinks into the sea. Finding their way to New York by sextant, the group is shortly thereafter mugged by a pair of punks who kidnap Rennie and he advises they split up. McCulloch gets the police and shortly after reunites with Sean, Rennie, and Van Deusen before discovering Julius’ disembodied head in the police patrol car. After the policeman is taken, Rennie gets into the front seat and tries to drive, smashing the car into a light post. Van Deusen is immolated in the car when it explodes, but the fire makes Rennie remember that McCulloch was responsible for her fear of the water, by forcing her into deep water to learn how to swim. Disgusted, Sean and Rennie leave him behind and Jason recovers from being hit by the police car. Still not believing Jason to be real, McCulloch tries to run from him. McCulloch is thrown from a window like a rag doll and then cornered by Jason, who stuffs McCulloch into a toxic filled barrel and he is drowned.
Chelsea is a character in Friday the 13th (2009), played by Willa Ford. She joins Trent and the others for a fun filled weekend at Trent’s parent’s summer home on Crystal Lake. After passing the time playing some games and drinking, she along with Nolan decide to go down to the lake and do some wakeboarding. As Nolan drives the boat, a topless Chelsea loses her balance while performing a jump and falls into the lake. As Nolan turns the boat around to go and pick her up, he is suddenly shot in the head with an arrow, causing his body to fall forward onto the throttle, increasing the boats speed. Chelsea (who is oblivious to what just happened), watches as the boat comes towards her, realizing too late as the boat runs over her, suffering a head injury. As she comes to, a panic stricken Chelsea calls out to Nolan, scanning the lake for any sign of him or the boat. Suddenly her eyes find Jason standing in the woods on the banks of the lake, watching her. A terrified Chelsea begins to swim away from him towards shore, screaming out for help as she goes. She finally emerges from under the water, finding herself under the dock at the shoreline but before she can get out, Jason appears and walks out onto the dock. Chelsea half submerges herself in the water to keep Jason from hearing her, and it appears to work as Jason is shown walking off the dock and out of Chelsea’s sight. She starts to relax when suddenly a machete bursts through the dock and directly into the top of Chelsea’s head. Her body is lifted slightly out of the water as Jason pulls out his machete, and Chelsea’s body falls back into the water. Her body is never shown after.
In a deleted scene, her body is shown lying on the shoreline when Clay and Jenna stumble across her while trying to get away from Jason.
In an interview, the writers revealed that they had actually written a different scene involving Willa Ford’s character. Originally after spotting Jason on the shoreline, her character would end up treading water for hours and hours, afraid of heading to shore. She eventually would tire and drown, which was something that the writers had not seen in this genre of movie. Ultimately they decided to make the death more quick and “visceral”.
Chewie is a character in Friday the 13th (2009), played by Aaron Yoo. He joins Trent and others for a fun filled weekend at Trent’s parent’s summer home on Crystal Lake. After reaching the Sutton’s summer home, Chewie passes the time getting stoned and playing games with Trent, Bree, and his best friend Lawrence. When night falls he tries to impress Bree with a flaming shot, but ends up burning his lip and breaking a chair. Apologizing profusely and claiming he can fix the chair with some tools Chewie is directed to the tool shed alone by the seething Trent. Upon seeing the size of the shed, instead of getting to work goofs off, drinking from Mr. Sutton’s private beer stock and playing with some sports equipment left lying around. After accidentally breaking a light fixture with a hockey stick, Chewie bumps into Jason. Knocked around by Jason, the frantic Chewie tries to defend himself with a screwdriver he grabs off the wall, only for it to be turned against him by Jason, who stabs Chewie under the chin with it. Killing Chewie by driving the screwdriver deeper and deeper into his skull, Jason afterward hangs Chewie’s body from the ceiling, with it later swinging down and hitting Lawrence when he goes looking for his friend.
Chili is a character in Friday the 13th Part III played by Rachel Howard. Chili and her boyfriend Chuck (David Katims) are hippy living stoners. On the way to Higgins Haven the police begin following Chris Higgins’ van. Chuck and Chili are smoking marijuana in the back and panic. Chuck and Chili get Andy, Shelly and Vera to eat the “evidence”. The gang is annoyed when the police pass them. Later that evening, Chuck and Chili make popcorn when the power goes out. Chuck goes to investigate and is killed by Jason. Chili finds Shelly on the doorstep with his throat slit. Chili thinks it’s another prank so she ignores him. She tells Shelly to stop but realizes he’s actually dead. As Chili runs through the house shouting for her friends, Jason stabs her through the stomach with a hot poker. He carries her body away.
Chili’s bloody sweater is later found by Chris in the bathtub.
Christine “Chris” Higgins is a character in Friday the 13th Part III, played by Dana Kimmell. A teenage girl who lives in the Crystal Lake area, Chris returns to her home three years after a traumatic experience. It is later revealed through flashback that Chris survived an attack by a disfigured man who turns out to be Jason Voorhees. Jason, who is still living in the forest, attacks her again at her summer home and murders her friends. Chris manages to hit Jason in the head with an axe, before suffering a hallucination of Jason’s mother dragging her into the lake, similar to the ending of the first Friday the 13th. She is then taken away by the police, severely traumatized.
In the opening sequence of Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (which takes place the day after Part III), a mother is seen consoling her daughter in a hospital waiting room. Since the daughter is only seen from behind, the probable implication is that she is Chris.
In an alternate ending of Friday the 13th Part III, Chris’ fate is changed; after hearing her boyfriend Rick’s voice while canoeing to safety, Chris follows it to a cabin, only to be decapitated by an unmasked Jason, who is waiting inside.
In the 1982 novelization of the film, Chris, instead of striking Jason with an axe, decapitates him with a sickle, later falling unconscious and awakening in her own bed, with it being implicated by an attending doctor and police officer that the events of the previous night were simply delusions. Sneaking out of her room and to her barn after being left alone, Chris discovers both the place completely cleaned up and the bodies of her friends and the trio of bikers Jason had killed. After discovering the bodies, Chris is killed by Jason. The scene then shifts to the police officer who was guarding Chris who, after waking from a nap, enters Chris’s room and finds her sleeping peacefully; after checking in on Chris, the officer listens to a radio broadcast that mentions the shopkeepers Jason had murdered earlier in the book, but makes no reference to any events having transpired at Higgins Haven.
Dana Kimmell has said that she only took the role of Chris due to the paycheck, stating she felt uncomfortable working on the movie, persuading executive producer Frank Mancuso to alter or remove several scenes involving gratuitous sexual or violent material. Her reason for taking the role is similar to that of Ted White taking the role of Jason in Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter.
Chuck is a character in Friday the 13th Part III played by David Katims. Chuck and his girlfriend Chili (Rachel Howard) are hippy stoners, always high when given the chance. On the way to Higgins Haven Chuck, Chili, Andy, Shelly and Vera are forced to eat Chuck’s marijuana as the police are behind them. Chuck is unhappy when he realizes the police weren’t following them. Chuck and Chili make popcorn that night and Chuck goes outside when the power goes out. As he checks the fuse box, Jason appears behind him and throws him into the fuse box electrocuting him to death.
Claudette (Debra S. Hayes) is a character in the original Friday the 13th film. She was a counselor working at Camp Crystal Lake during the summer of 1958 and was Barry’s girlfriend. After having sung a camp fire song with the other counselors, she snuck away with her boyfriend to have sex privately in a cabin that was used for storage. Unbeknownst to them at the time, Pamela Voorhees was lurking and watching. She eventually interrupted the two teens and killed Barry first. Claudette was left alone, screaming and pleading for her life. Despite attempts to defend herself with a few items and run away from her assailant, she was ultimately cornered and killed off-screen by Pamela. Little else is known about her, except that she is the second murder victim of the entire series.
- Shortly before their death Claudette had confronted and asked Barry, “Does Mary Anne kiss as good as I do?” But Barry denied having kissed Mary Anne (presumably another camp counselor) and sweet talked his way out of it. Claudette then gave in and agreed to have sex with him.
- 9-1-1 was not established as a nationwide emergency telephone number in the United States until the year 1968. Prior to that year if there was an emergency, a person would have to get in touch with a telephone operator who would then connect them with the police etc. This would have been the case in the year 1958.
- Her death was not shown on camera but the script reveals that she sustained a slit throat. However, there are production still photographs that have been circulated on the internet showing Claudette’s throat being slit by a machete.
- In the original film, several years later, a young teenage girl named Annie hitches a ride to the newly reopened Camp Crystal Lake. During the ride, Enos, the truck driver, briefly mentions the murders of Claudette and Barry, as well as a series of other follies that befell the former owners of the camp, in an ultimately futile effort to warn Annie of the possible dangers ahead.
- According to the original Friday the 13th film, it is known that Pamela Voorhees swore revenge on the counselors of Camp Crystal Lake, whom she blames for her son’s death. However, there is no information or evidence directly linking Claudette and Barry to Jason’s drowning. But some fans of the film strongly suspect that these two counselors were in some way the ones responsible for Jason’s death, while others do not. This has resulted in a long-running debate among fans of the films.
- Claudette and Barry are featured or mentioned in the Friday the 13th novel (1987) and in some of the Friday the 13th comics, which attempt to provide some background information on these characters.
- In the script, she was listed simply as GIRL.
- In the script, Claudette was killed before the BOY.
- It can be assumed that Claudette was born some time in the 1930s or very early 1940s which would have made her a teenager or place her in her early 20s at the time of her employment and death at Camp Crystal Lake in the year 1958.
Clay Miller is the male protagonist in Friday the 13th (2009), played by Jared Padalecki. Clay comes to Crystal Lake searching for his missing sister, Whitney, who is attacked by Jason Voorhees early in the movie. The Crystal Lake locals have given up searching for Whitney, who has not been seen for six weeks, and advise Clay to look for her somewhere else. Undeterred, Clay eventually meets a group of college students vacationing in the woods, and befriends one of them, a girl named Jenna. Jenna decides to aid Clay in his investigation of Camp Crystal Lake, but while searching the camp grounds, they witness Jason Voorhees hauling a dead body. The pair escape to warn Jenna’s friends, but Jason follows them and kills the other students. Clay and Jenna eventually wind up back at the camp, where they discover Whitney alive in Jason’s underground lair. As the three make their way through the tunnels, Jason murders Jenna, leaving only Clay and his sister alive. The siblings take refuge in a barn, where Jason catches up with them. Whitney uses her resemblance to Jason’s mother to distract the killer long enough to stab him with his own machete. She and Clay then dispose of his body in the lake, only to be attacked once more.
Jared Padalecki describes his character as a real hero, because when his sister goes missing he sets out “to do the right thing”, and tends to go about it as this “lone wolf” who wants to take on this responsibility of finding his sister himself.
“Crazy” Ralph is a character from both Friday the 13th and Friday the 13th Part 2, played by Walt Gorney. A man who lives in the Crystal Lake area, Ralph rides around on his bicycle telling people to stay away from Camp Crystal Lake (which he refers to as Camp Blood) or they will be killed, claiming he was a messenger sent by God to warn people of the campground’s “death curse”, always saying “Doomed. You’re all doomed!” Ralph is murdered in Friday the 13th Part 2 by Jason Voorhees, who strangles him with a length of barbed wire and stuffs his body in a pantry, where Ginny Field discovers him. Crazy Ralph appears in archive footage in Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter. The opening narration to Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood voiced by Gorney is likely intended to be Ralph due to it being an explanation of the legend of Jason Voorhees.
Two other characters have had a Crazy Ralph-type role. In Friday the 13th Part III, the main characters encounter an old drifter named Abel (David Wiley) while travelling to Higgins Haven. Abel carries around an eyeball which he views as an “omen” and warns the group to “Go back from whence ye came!” In Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan, an unnamed deck hand (Alex Diakun) of the Lazarus, having seen Jason climb aboard, attempts to warn the crew and passengers of the ship about him (stating “This voyage is doomed! Doomed!”) but is dismissed as insane and later, when people aboard the ship are found dead, is accused of being the killer. The deck hand is later killed by Jason with a fire axe to the back.
In the novel Jason X: Death Moon, a character named Tobe Cunningham is hired to portray Ralph on Moon Camp Americana, a job which entails warning new arrivals to the Moon Camp about Jason and telling them to stay away from the woods and lake. Tobe is murdered by Jason in a manner almost identical to Ralph’s death, being strangled with barbed wire, which is later used to decapitate him. In the later novel Friday the 13th: Hate-Kill-Repeat a farmer named Jack Flanahan recalls an encounter he had with Ralph on a stormy night, nearly shooting him by accident when he found Ralph skulking about his property, ranting about how he “knew what was going on under the lake”. Ralph also makes a cameo appearance in the two-issue comic series Friday the 13th: Pamela’s Tale by Wildstorm, which features the scene, from the first film, of him warning Annie and Enos not to go Camp Crystal Lake.
Victor Miller claims that “the function of Crazy Ralph is to set the tone for this horrible geographic area.” Miller also states that in the original screenplay for Friday the 13th, Ralph was known as “Ralphie the Rat Boy” and describes the character as “one of those crazies you see in Deliverance, a demented person who knows the truth, a character who gives you the sense that the world you’re in is not what it seems, a soothsayer right out of Shakespeare. Most people think people like Ralphie are nuts, but they are closer to reality in some ways than the ‘normies’.”
Ralph is featured in the third installment of IGN’s Obscure Character of the Day feature, which has him referred to as the “unsung hero of the slasher movie genre”.
Creighton Duke is a character in Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday, played by Steven Williams. An anti-heroic bounty hunter who styles himself like a cowboy, Creighton witnesses Jason Voorhees being blown apart by the FBI, but remains unconvinced that Jason is truly dead. After several murders are committed in a style similar to Jason’s, Creighton is hired by talk show host Robert Campbell to hunt down and kill Jason. Before going to search for Jason, Creighton attempts to warn Jason’s half-sister Diana that Jason will be searching for her, but is arrested by Diana’s boyfriend, the sheriff, for harassing her. While in jail, Creighton meets Steven Freeman, the ex-boyfriend of Diana’s daughter Jessica who has been blamed for Jason’s murder of Diana. Creighton tells Steven that Jason will be looking for Jessica because; if he manages to possess her he can recreate his body. Creighton later escapes his jail cell when a Jason-possessed Robert Campbell goes on a rampage at the police station while looking for Jessica. Going to the diner where Diana worked, Creighton abducts Stephanie, Steven and Jessica’s infant daughter, and brings her to Pamela Voorhees’s old house, leaving a note for Steven and Jessica telling them to meet him there. When Jessica and Steven arrive, Creighton gives Jessica a dagger, which he claims can kill Jason if it is used against him by someone of Voorhees descent. When Jason (who has possessed a local deputy) arrives at the Voorhees house, he finds and possesses Diana’s body, which had earlier been moved to the house by Robert Campbell. Attempting to fight the newly resurrected Jason, Creighton is incapacitated when Jason crushes his back in a bear hug.
Creighton makes a cameo appearance in the 2003 novelization of Freddy vs. Jason. While in Hell, Jason, after impaling a girl to a tree with his machete, watches as she shifts into several mocking former victims of his, Creighton among them.
Creighton’s original name was Anderson Duke. Additionally, cut dialogue was to reveal that Creighton’s obsession with Jason stemmed from him witnessing Jason kill his girlfriend while the two were out boating on Crystal Lake. Adam Marcus, the director of Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday, has said that he believes Creighton to be, after Jason, the best character in the Friday the 13th series, also stating Creighton “is the flip side of the Jason coin. A sadistic psychotic who happens to be sort of a hero or at least an enemy of Jason”
Colleen Van Dueson
Colleen Van Dueson is a character in Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan, played by Barbara Bingham. Colleen is Rennie Wickham’s teacher who accompanies her on the Lazarus for the students’ graduation trip. Her and Rennie are very close much to the chagrin of Charles McCulloch who disapproves of her bond with Rennie. When the group arrive in New York, Colleen is forced to watch as Rennie is kidnapped by two thugs. Colleen dies in an explosion when the police car Rennie commandeered and drove at Jason crashes and blows up, killing her instantly.
Colleen is the first Friday the 13th character to encounter Jason and not be killed by him.
Cort is a character in Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives played by Tom Fridley. Cort is a scruffy, work shy layabout who arrives with Megan, Paula and Sissy to teach the boys coming to the summer camp. He instantly gets on the wrong side of Sheriff Garris who disapproves of his dress sense and manners. Cort meets up with his girlfriend Nikki in her RV to have sex whilst listening to loud music, suddenly, the power goes off. Cort goes to investigate and finds the wire cut. Spooked, Cort decides to leave and starts driving the RV recklessly sending Nikki flying. She is pulled into the bathroom and killed by Jason via having her face forced into a mirror. Cort continues to drive while listening to Alice Cooper’s “Teenage Frankenstein” on high volume; he spots Jason in the rear view mirror as Jason grabs his head and stabs him in the temple, killing him and causing the mobile home to crash.
Davie Falkner is a character in the two-issue comic miniseries Friday the 13th: How I Spent My Summer Vacation by Wildstorm. A 13-year-old boy suffering from a disfiguring bone disorder called craniodiaphyseal dysplasia, Davie is sent to the Camp Crystal Lake-adjacent Camp Piney Woods by his mother, despite his objections, in an attempt to have him interact with other children. While at the camp, Davie is relentlessly bullied by the other children. One night, after telling him about Jason Voorhees, a group of these bullies throw Davie into the lake. As Davie struggles to swim, Jason appears and proceeds to kill the other children, before spotting Davie. Instead of attacking Davie, Jason simply stares at him, only reacting when Davie flees from him along with two of the camp counselors. As Jason chases Davie and the counselors, the group runs into the local sheriff, Elroy P. Tanneyhill. Sheriff Tanneyhill, in a deranged state due having just used meth, opens fire on Davie and the counselors, killing the two adults. As the sheriff approaches Davie, planning on killing him as well, Davie is grabbed by Jason, who leaves the scene and the sheriff. Unable to get away from Jason, Davie can only watch as he murders a group of police officers the two encounter before moving on, with Davie slung over Jason’s shoulder.
While held captive by Jason for nine days, Davie befriends him after realizing that Jason has not once tried to harm him and has, in fact, provided him with such things as food and shelter. Davie grows to admire Jason, relating to him due to their similar childhood and deformities. After following Jason into the woods and aiding him in killing a pair of soldiers sent to look for him, Davie is attacked by Sheriff Tanneyhill from a helicopter, the sheriff having tracked Davie down with the intent of killing him due to Davie being the only witness to the sheriff’s murder of the two camp counselors. Davie and Jason escape the sheriff and hide in a cave after Jason causes Tanneyhill’s helicopter to crash. Spending the night in the cave, Davie wakes up to find Jason leaving, and attempts to stop him, only to find himself ignored. When Jason exits the cave, Davie is grabbed by Sheriff Tanneyhill, who tries to slash Davie’s throat with a switchblade. Davie manages to knock Tanneyhill backwards into a hole after stabbing the sheriff in the leg with a knife he had earlier taken from one of Jason’s victims. Rushing outside the cave, Davie witnesses Jason being shot and seemingly killed by a group of soldiers. As Davie mourns for Jason, Sheriff Tanneyhill, having climbed out of the pit, grabs the boy and loudly declares his intent to kill him, an announcement clearly heard by all the soldiers present. As Sheriff Tanneyhill yells at the soldiers to drop their weapons, he is attacked by a recovered Jason. Despite Davie warning him to be careful, Jason falls off a cliff while fighting with Tanneyhill, taking the sheriff with him.
With Sheriff Tanneyhill dead due to the fall and Jason having disappeared, Davie is taken back home by two soldiers. He tells himself that his time with Jason was exciting and taught him a lot, believing that all of the people Jason killed during their time together were “assholes” and deserved to die, rationalizing that Jason was merely defending both of them, and simply doing what he had to do in order to survive.
Debbie is a character in Friday the 13th Part III played by Tracie Savage. Debbie is Andy’s girlfriend and a good friend of Chris Higgins. In the summer of 1984, she goes along with her friends to Higgins Haven with Andy’s roommate Shelly and his blind date Vera Sanchez. At Higgins Haven, she watches Andy and Shelly have a juggling contest before walking over to Andy and telling him he can do better things with his hands. Later, she and Andy go upstairs to have sex. As she takes a shower, Andy walks in doing a handstand, asking her if she wants a beer. At first she says yes, but soon calls out to Andy to tell him she has changed her mind, but there is no answer. Debbie lays down on the hammock to read a Fangoria magazine and soon notices blood dripping down. She looks up and sees Andy’s mutilated corpse wedged in the rafters above her. Before she can react, Jason, who had concealed himself beneath the hammock, grabs her head and stabs her through the chest, killing both Debbie and her unborn child.
Deborah Caldwell is a character in Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday. Deborah, her boyfriend Luke, and Alexis hitchhiked to Crystal Lake to celebrate Jason’s death, getting a ride from Steven. After skinny dipping, Deborah and Luke have sex in the tent. When Deborah reaches an orgasm, a Jason-possessed Phil impales her on a pole, and bisects her with it.
Diane Cavanaugh is a character in the two-issue comic miniseries Friday the 13th: Bad Land by Wildstorm. An experienced camper and hiker, Diane, while out hiking with friends Phil and Jeremy in early April, becomes stuck in a blizzard. Seeking shelter, the trio discovers an abandoned cabin located in Camp Crystal Lake and, breaking in, proceed to make themselves at home. While waiting out the blizzard, Diane and Jeremy have sex. While with Jeremy, Diane notices Jason Voorhees glaring in a window at her. Shocked by the sight of Jason, Diane accidentally wakes Phil up, who walks in on her and Jeremy together. Angered and hurt at the sight of Jeremy and Diane, the latter who he has a crush on, Phil storms off outside, dismissing Diane’s sighting of someone out there as a trick of the snow. Worried that Phil could freeze to death in the blizzard, Diane convinces Jeremy to go look for him.
While Diane waits for Jeremy to return, Phil enters the cabin, telling Diana to barricade the entrances, as he had just found Jeremy in the woods, decapitated. While Phil pushes a couch in front of the cabin door, he is killed when Jason forces a ski pole through the door and his head. Despite Diane’s attempts to keep him out, Jason bursts into the cabin and knocks her to the floor. Before Jason can attack her, Diane, tearing the ski pole out of Phil’s head, impales Jason with it before fleeing outside. While running from the cabin, Diane trips on a rock, allowing Jason to catch up with her. As Jason readies himself to kill her, Diane begins to beg for her life and ask why he is doing this, before falling into a rant about how she should not have come here and how it’s “a bad place”. As Diane mumbles this over and over again, Jason strikes her in the head with his machete, killing her instantly, and proceeds to drag her body to Crystal Lake.
Diane Kimble is a character in Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday who is Jason’s half-sister, mother of Jessica Kimble, and grandmother of Stephanie Kimble. In the film, she is targeted by Jason after his body is destroyed by the FBI, forcing him to possess other people; however, his hosts eventually decay, forcing him to find a surviving member of his family in order to be reborn. After possessing a police officer named Josh, Jason goes to his sister’s house interrupting a phone call with her daughter. Seeing Jason’s reflection in a mirror, Diane realizes her half brother has possessed Josh and grabs a handgun from a drawer, shooting him in the head. Believing she had killed him, she steps over Josh’s body only for Jason to grab her and tries to transfer his soul into her. However the father of her granddaughter, Steven Freeman ends the house and seeing Diane being attacked, attacks Josh unaware that he is actually Jason. During the ensuing struggle, Diane is killed and Jason escapes. Steven is blamed for her murder and arrested. Her daughter’s current boyfriend, American Casefiles host Robert Campbell, later steals her body from the morgue and places it in Voorhees house to have it found by the police to spice up his shows ratings, only for Jason to transfer his soul from Josh’s body to Roberts. During the film’s climax, after his latest host is killed, Jason escapes in the form of a demonic fetus. He eventually ends up inside the cellar were Diane’s body ended up and uses her body to completely resurrect himself, as he only requires the body of a Voorhees to be resurrected.
Doctor Armando Castillo
Doctor Armando Castillo is a character in the novel Jason X: Death Moon. An infamous scientist, Dr. Castillo has little regard for human life, his experiments often resulting in the mutilation and death of his subjects; a necrophile, cyborg and sadomasochist, Dr. Castillo is a lifelong admirer of Dr. Wimmer (a minor character in Jason X). After Jason is captured by the government, he is in the custody of Dr. Castillo, who has the government convert one of their bases on the moon into a laboratory; to cover up the unexpected reopening of the Moon Base, the government rechristens it Moon Camp Americana, a camp for delinquent girls and the set for a reality TV show hosted by pornographic and exploitation filmmaker Roger Bordeaux. Wanting to replicate Jason, Dr. Castillo keeps him in suspended animation, as he begins to murder the campers in Moon Camp Americana to use as test subjects for his experiments. After Jason escapes and goes on a rampage, Dr. Castillo, after armed soldiers prove unable to defeat Jason, resorts to blasting Jason apart with a weapon referred to as The Berzerker. With Jason apparently dead, Dr. Castillo begins the process of rebuilding him. After Jason is reconstructed, he once more breaks free and goes on a rampage. Tracking down Dr. Castillo, who had just finished having a session with his robotic mistress, Jason murders him, stabbing his face with shards of a mirror before tearing him apart and stomping his head into the ground.
Despite Dr. Castillo stating in Jason X: Death Moon that he does not have a family, the novel Jason X: To The Third Power (in which Dr. Castillo’s name is changed from Armando Castillo to Arthur J Castillo) reveals he has a wife and three daughters – Luna, Terra and Skye Fellows. Jason X: To The Third Power also states that after the events of Jason X: Death Moon almost all evidence of Dr. Castillo’s existence was wiped out.
Doctor Hyacinth Stein
Doctor Hyacinth Stein is a character in the novel Jason X: The Experiment. A well-known scientist working for the government, Dr. Stein is strict and has little regard for human life, traits which have caused some of her employees to privately refer to her as “Dr. Bitchenstein”. When Jason Voorhees is captured by the military after going on a rampage at the Three Mile Island Power Plant, he is placed in the custody of Dr. Stein, who makes plans to replicate Jason’s abilities to create an army of supersoldiers. After having four staff members at her research facility killed for breaking into her office, Dr. Stein begins experimenting with their corpses, hoping to somehow imbue them with Jason’s powers. After several failed experiments, Dr. Stein’s attempts at replicating Jason bear fruit, as a clone of Jason, one formed when some of Jason’s nano ants (which Dr. Stein had been keeping immobilized, thus paralyzing Jason) manage to migrate from Jason’s body to the cadavers of three of the staff members she had killed. Shortly after her discovery of the clone, Dr. Stein is killed by it and Jason (who grows immune to the devices Dr. Stein had been keeping him captive with) when the two tear her arms off, though not before Dr. Stein has a chance to press the panic button in her lab, signaling the military to come and “sterilize” the research facility. The Jason clone, after Dr. Stein is disposed of, absorbs her body into itself, the clone being in a constant state of needing to absorb living tissue to survive.
Later on the novel, when two interns named Lynne and Fredo encounter Jason’s clone, they discover it now has Dr. Stein’s mind and voice. Before the clone can attack, Lynne and Fredo blast it apart with laser weaponry, only to notice moments later, while leaving the scene, that it has begun to regenerate. The book ends with it being stated that the clone, as well another research facility member who was mutated by exposure to Jason’s cells, have been captured by the government.
Dr. Stein and her work with Jason are mentioned frequently by Professor Bardox in novel Jason X: Planet of the Beast; Bardox holds the opinion that Dr. Stein’s (who for an unknown reason is referred to as being male) work was both “extremely brilliant, and primitive”.
Doug is a character in Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter played by Peter Barton Doug is a very popular guy amongst the gang of friends that stay opposite the Jarvis house. He and his girlfriend Sara are a devoted couple and Sara has saved herself for him, that night she tells him she’s ready, so they have sex in the shower. Sara then goes into the bedroom to blow dry her hair, leaving Doug singing in the shower. Jason then enters the bathroom, and Doug, seeing only a vague form through the shower’s steamed-up door, mistakes him for his friend, Paul, before asking if Sara has returned. Jason smashes through the shower door and slams Doug’s head against the tiled wall, crushing his skull. Doug’s body is seen a short while later, when Trish finds him impaled to the wall through the back of the neck.
Drayton “Cook” Sawyer is a character in the comic book mini-series Jason vs. Leatherface.
Duke is a paramedic and Roy Burns’ partner in A New Beginning played by William Caskey Swaim. When Duke and Roy attend the murder of Joey, a resident at Pinehurst Halfway House, Roy appears distracted by Joey’s corpse, Duke snaps him out of it, mocking the grief of the other residents seemingly angering Roy. Pam later finds Duke dead with his throat slashed.
Eddie is a character in Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning played by John Robert Dixon. Eddie is a promiscuous teenager who is often getting trouble for being caught with girlfriend Tina on private property. He and Tina sneak into the woods and have sex. Eddie goes to freshen up at a nearby lake, as he is gone Tina is killed. When Eddie returns he discovers her dead. As he backs away in horror against a tree a strap is thrown over his eyes and Roy Burns, masquerading as Jason, tightens it by twisting a branch attached to the strap eventually crushing Eddie’s skull.
Elias Voorhees (or simply Mr. Voorhees) is the husband of Pamela Voorhees, and the father of Jason Voorhees and Diana Kimble.
Virtually nothing is known about the character, making him one of few mysteries surrounding Jason in the series. The nature of Elias is much debated among fans largely due to what little information is given in Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives, which is the first installment to touch upon the character in any way. Though the scenes involving and mentioning Elias were edited out of the theatrical cut (but preserved in the novelization) it nevertheless is, to date, the most information given on the character.
According to Tom McLoughlin’s treatment, the red-haired Elias is depicted as being silent, but quite intimidating. The caretaker of Jason’s grave makes sure not to touch Elias’ hand when taking his payment and is careful not to look into his eyes. There is a general belief that Elias is quite aware of what Jason is. This evidence stems from the fact that Elias paid for burials of Jason and Pamela rather than a cremation, which would have prevented Jason’s resurrection. Additionally, at the end of the film and novel, Elias is seemingly aware of the fact that Jason’s body is no longer in his grave (in the deleted scene, he peers into the camera; in the novel, he looks in the direction of the lake where he was left defeated in the film).
The reason for abandoning his family also remains unknown and left up to fan speculation, but the closest thing to an answer is given in and with the writer of the first film, Victor Miller. When he was asked about the background of the father, Miller says that there was no time allowed for a proper backstory when they made the film, including that of Jason’s father. The only idea Miller had was that Mr. Voorhees simply ran off at least in part because he could not handle Mrs. Voorhees’ slightly unbalanced obsession with their child. Miller’s wording does not make it clear if it was due to how Jason came out, though it is of note that Miller did not envision Jason with deformities. However, as this is only Miller’s admitted assumption, the issue of discrepancies is moot.
Because the information regarding Elias does not derive from what made it to film, its canonicity is unknown. However, the ninth film Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday does briefly mention Elias as the father of Jason, securing the name, at least, as canon. Elias himself is present in an early screenplay of Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday written by Dean Lorey, in which he is the main antagonist and Jason’s brother, instead of his father. The film’s director, Adam Marcus, has stated that the version of Elias present in this early screenplay is “far more evil than Jason”.
In the Jason vs. Leatherface comic miniseries by Topps Comics, Elias (never referred to by name and seen only in flashbacks caused by Jason witnessing Hitchiker’s abuse of his brother Leatherface) is depicted as stereotypical “white trash” and is highly abusive towards a young Jason, beating him and calling him a freak and monster; Elias is killed by his wife, Doris (a renamed Pamela) with a machete while trying to beat Jason once again.
Elias is mentioned in the novel Jason X: Death Moon by Black Flame. Here, Elias is described as being little more than a hillbilly, whose great-great-great-grandfather Jebediah Voorhees was a warlock who lived in Salem, Massachusetts and possessed the Necronomicon. In the year 1667 on Samhain, the townsfolk living near Jebediah, believing him to be responsible for the disappearance of several local girls, burned his mansion to the ground with him inside, though after the fire no body was ever found. After Jebediah was supposedly killed the Necronomicon was passed down to Elias, who uncovered it one day while searching for kindling. After accidentally using the Necronomicon to summon a demon, which proceeded to possess the then unborn Jason, Elias attempted to use the book to become a warlock himself, with minimal success. The authenticity of this story remains in doubt, as the character who tells the story admits that “that’s just one version of what happened”.
A version of Elias similar to the one presented in Jason vs. Leatherface, both in appearance and demeanor, appears in the two-issue comic miniseries Friday the 13th: Pamela’s Tale by Wildstorm. Here, Elias is shown to be a worker in a mine and abusive towards Pamela. After a particularly brutal beating (and possible sexual assault) at Elias’ hands, Pamela, driven by a voice she believes to be the unborn Jason, murders Elias with an axe blow to the head before entering a manic state and proceeding to hack his body to pieces. Afterwards, Pamela disposes of Elias’s remains by dumping them in Crystal Lake, after blowing up the trailer the two of them lived in using gasoline.
Eric Pope is a character in Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday played by Dean Lorey. Pope is Phil’s assistant. After he returns from getting snacks, Pope tells Phil, who had just been possessed by Jason, that they could say whatever they wanted about Jason. Pope began insulting Jason, and Phil promptly stabbed Pope with a surgical probe and mangling his face on a grater.
- Eric is not named in the film or its credits, but his lab coat says his name.
Enos is a friendly gentleman encountered by teenager Annie Phillips in Friday the 13th. He agrees to drive her part of the way to Camp Crystal Lake and, during the drive, he informs Annie about the 1958 murders of camp counselors Barry and Claudette, as well as the mysterious fires and water contamination. Unfortunately, his warnings are dismissed by Annie. He is played the late Rex Everhart (who later became known as the voice of Belle’s father, Maurice, from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (1991 film)).
Ethan is a character in the two-issue comic miniseries Friday the 13th: Bad Land by Wildstorm. A fur trapper living in the 19th century, Ethan, while hunting with fellow fur trappers Ben and Joseph, becomes stranded in a blizzard near Crystal Lake. While searching for shelter, the trio of fur trappers discover a hut belonging to a Native family and break in. While Ethan is content to simply wait out the storm and leave the occupants of the hut, a woman and her child, alone, Ben grows restless and, with help from Joseph, rapes the woman, threatening Ethan with violence if he interferes. After raping the woman, Joseph and Ben rest, while Ethan voices his disgust at what they have done. As Ethan talks, Joseph notices the woman reaching for something and, believing it to be a weapon, shoots her and her baby dead, only to learn to afterwards that what she was reaching for was a rattle. Enraged by what Joseph has done, Ethan begins to yell at him, only to be interrupted in his speech when the husband of the dead woman enters, having been out fishing. Seeing his family dead, the man lunges at Ethan, only to be shot in the face by Ben and sent running.
Soon after the woman’s husband is shot, Joseph begins acting erratic before fleeing from the hut, manically claiming that this is “a bad place”. Believing Joseph could freeze to death outside; Ethan prepares to go after him, attempting to convince Ben to do so as well. When Ben refuses to go outside, not caring about what happens to Joseph; Ethan threatens him, but gives up on attempting to convince him to go searching and leaves, cursing Ben as he does so. While searching, Ethan, unaware that Ben has been killed by the Native from earlier, finds Joseph impaled on a tree, barely alive. With his last breaths, Joseph continues his rant to Ethan about how the surrounding land is cursed before dying. Convinced that Joseph is right, Ethan is about to run when he is attacked by the Native man with a tomahawk, getting an ear chopped off and being knocked to the ground. Attempting to fight back, Ethan tries to shoot the Native with his gun, but misses and hits a nearby tree, and resorts to clubbing the Native in the face with his gun. After doing this, Ethan tries to run away, only to be tripped by the Native. As the Native readies to kill him with a rock, Ethan mutters “I am so sorry…” before having his head crushed.
Centuries later, in the year 2008, Diane Cavanaugh, while fleeing from Jason Voorhees, unknowingly passes the tree accidentally shot by Ethan, which still has the bullet lodged in it; she also trips on the very rock used to kill him.
Eva Watanabe is a character in Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan, portrayed by Kelly Hu. Eva is a female student of Ms. Van Deusen, first seen with the New York-bound group aboard the SS Lazarus. She is shown to be friends with Tamara Mason, and tries her best to emulate Tamara in small ways. When the pair sneak off to do cocaine, they are chanced upon by fellow student, Rennie Wickham, who declines Tamara’s offer of a ‘hit’. After almost being caught moments later by chaperone Charles McCulloch, Tamara assumes that Rennie ‘narced’ on them, and, in revenge, intentionally knocks Rennie overboard. Disgusted at her friend’s actions, Eva makes her excuses and leaves Tamara to her own devices. Later, after Jason’s murderous activities endanger the ship, an announcement goes out for all students to gather on the bridge. Eva goes in search of Tamara, only to find her friend’s mutilated body in her cabin. Horrified, Eva runs out of the room only to come face-to-face with Jason. After a brief chase, she finds herself on the ship’s dance floor. Realizing that Jason has followed her, and already terrified, the strobe lighting and pounding music only serve to disorient her further as Jason appears to somehow be in several places at once. Suddenly, he appears right in front of her. He grabs her around the neck, hoists her into the air and throttles the life from her.
Main article: Freddy Krueger
Frederick Charles “Freddy” Krueger is a horror icon and the main antagonist of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. Played by Robert Englund, he appears in several crossovers with the Friday the 13th series. In life, Freddy Krueger was a sadistic child murderer responsible for the deaths of some twenty children from the Elm Street area. Spared from prison due to a legal technicality, the enraged parents of the innocent children he butchered sought their own vengeance: they cornered him in the boiler room of the abandoned factory where Krueger had once worked, and where he would take his young victims, doused the place in gasoline, and set it ablaze, burning Krueger to death. In doing so, they unwittingly created a new reign of terror which their own children would be forced to suffer. Despite his fiery death, Krueger was somehow able to use the fear he induced to allow him to invade the dreams of his killers’ children. In a nightmare world which he could seemingly manipulate at will, he used his supernatural powers to slaughter his teenage victims as they slept. His signature weapon, a home-made killing glove with four razor-sharp blades extending from each finger, made a cameo at the climax of Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday, and Freddy himself appeared fully in Freddy vs. Jason. In that film, Freddy has grown weak, unable to invade the dreams of potential victims as the people of Springwood, his home town, have managed to suppress their fear of him. Freddy, by impersonating Pamela Voorhees, manipulates Jason (Ken Kirzinger) into going to Springwood, knowing that Jason’s brutal murders will be attributed to him, causing panic and fear. It does not take Jason long to accomplish Freddy’s goals, but when he refuses to stop killing, a ferocious battle ensues between the two iconic mass murderers, spanning both the dream-world and the campgrounds of Crystal Lake. The ultimate victor is left ambiguous, as Jason surfaces from the lake holding Freddy’s severed head, which winks and laughs.
References to Freddy and his battle with Jason are occasionally made in novels, such as Jason X: Death Moon, Friday the 13th: Church of the Divine Psychopath and Friday the 13th: Carnival of Maniacs.
Freddy and Jason reunited in the comic book miniseries Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash, which reveals that since his death in Freddy vs. Jason, Freddy has been trapped in Jason’s mind for five years. After searching the bowels of Jason’s mind, Freddy discovers the existence of the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis and has Jason seek it out, having Pamela Voorhees tell him in dream that the book can be used to turn him into “a real boy”. Despite the interference of Ash Williams and several local teenagers, Jason does gain the Necronomicon and brings it Freddy’s severed head, which is in his shack. Reading the magic words in the Necronomcon, Freddy resurrects himself, gains reality warping powers and also increases Jason’s intelligence as a reward for his aid. Despite his newfound abilities, Freddy is defeated when Jason turns on him and Ash, having taken the Necronomicon from Freddy, uses it send him to the Deadites’ dimension. The comic miniseries ends with it being stated that the Necronomicon, having foreseen that Freddy would want to harness its powers, had manipulated events so that Ash came to Crystal Lake, with the book realizing that Freddy having access to all its secrets would end disastrously.
Fox is a character in Friday the 13th Part III. Fox is part of a biker gang, and attempts to steal Shelly’s wallet, harassing Vera when she tries to get it back. After Shelly destroys their bikes, Fox reluctantly joins the others in stealing gas from Chris’s van. Fox then walks into the barn and starts fooling around, before being stabbed in the throat by Jason with a pitchfork.
Fox is also featured as a playable character in Friday the 13th: The Game.
Free Jefferson is a character in the novel Jason X: To the Third Power. A 24-year-old cybertechnician, Free is the son of London Jefferson and Jason Voorhees, conceived when his mother was artificially inseminated with Jason’s sperm in the novel Jason X: Planet of the Beast. As a child, Free spent the bulk of his life with his mother on a satellite owned by one of the richest men in the universe, Jackson Mansfield, who had rescued London when she was lost in space. In order to prepare Free for the real world, Jackson Mansfield places him in charge of a project dedicated to creating the perfect cyborg, giving him and his team one of Earth II’s moons, Elysium, to work on. While working on Elysium, Free enters a relationship with fellow scientist Skye Fellows and learns his true parentage from some logs Skye, the daughter of Jason obsessed scientist Dr. Castillo, has. When the prisoners being held in a prison on Elysium escape due to the machine being used to transport them to another moon malfunctions, Free, Skye and their companions are captured by the prisoners. Befriending the leader of the prisoners, a man named JJ, Free, Skye and JJ, after a battle between prisoners, are captured by Viper, a rival of JJ’s. Escaping captivity, Free, Skye and JJ travel to the prison, believing that they can use the transport there to escape Elysium. While in the prison, Free, Skye and JJ encounter a clone of Jason and, after JJ is killed, Free and Skye escape back to their laboratory, finding all the prisoners and their fellow scientists dead. In order to combat the Jason clone, Free and Skye create another clone of Jason. After briefly joining forces, the two Jason clones fight each other, with the second clone winning the battle and absorbing the first clone, adding to its own power. After Skye is killed by the Jason clone, Free manages to launch the clone into space, and is left alone on Elysium to wait for rescue.
George is a character in Friday the 13th: A New Beginning played by Vernon Washington. George is the cook and maintenance man at Pinehurst Halfway House, he is Reggie’s grandfather and shares a strong bond with him despite chastising him for his behaviour. He warns Reggie to behave when he goes to visit his brother, Demon. George is not seen again until his dead body is thrown through a window, his eyes gouged out.
Main article: Ginny (Friday the 13th)
Virginia “Ginny” Field is a character in Friday the 13th Part 2, played by Amy Steel. A friend of Paul Holt, she arrives at Crystal Lake to partake in his counselor training camp. Familiar with the legend of “Camp Blood”, she initially feels sorry for Jason Voorhees, sympathizing with his lonely childhood and the traumatic death of his mother. However, when Jason enters the camp and murders all the counselors, Ginny is forced to fight for her life. She eventually discovers Jason’s shack in the woods, and dons Pamela Voorhees’ old sweater in effort to convince him she is his mother. Jason falls for her plan, and she manages to calm him down before driving a machete into his shoulder. One of the final scenes in the movie is of Ginny being carried away in a stretcher, crying out for Paul, whose fate is unknown.
Ginny appears briefly in Friday the 13th Part III, using footage from Friday the 13th Part 2. She can be seen on a news report detailing the events of the last film.
Ginny is referenced to in the novel Friday the 13th: Carnival of Maniacs, which states that her claims of finding Jason’s shack in the woods went ignored, due to the authorities doubting her sanity.
Hayley “Halo” Harlan is a character in the novel Friday the 13th: Hate-Kill-Repeat. A nineteen-year-old woman trapped in an abusive relationship with her boyfriend Trey, Halo’s father left her family before she was born and her mother died of cancer shortly afterward, leaving Halo to be raised by her older sister Shelley. While returning home one day after discovering she is pregnant, Halo encounters a psychic named Denzela, who tells Halo that “a storm is coming… in the shape of a man” and that only “the wings of destiny” can save her. After meeting Denzela, Halo, Trey and a couple of their friends take a trip to the Clear Water (formerly Crystal Lake) area, where Halo’s sister Shelley works as a receptionist in the newly opened Phoenix Heights Hotel. Halo is contemplating leaving Trey after the trip is over, but the decision is taken out of her hands when Jason Voorhees attacks their camp, killing Trey and the others and leaving Halo on the run. Although she manages to trap Jason under a fallen tree at one point, she is unable to kill him, fleeing from him only to encounter serial killers Norwood and Penelope Thawn, strict moralists attempting to make contact with Jason due to their belief that he shares their ‘moral code’. Having escaped the Thawns while Jason attacks Norwood and murders Penelope, Halo makes her way to the Phoenix Heights Hotel, a comment of Norwood’s having led her to believe that her sister has been murdered. With the aid of Tom Sheridan, a marketing executive becoming disillusioned with his life, Halo manages to fight off Jason and Norwood, Jason killing Norwood shortly before Halo throws Jason off the top of the burning hotel, causing him to be impaled on the sharp wing-tips of the metal phoenix fountain in the park. Although she has lost the baby during her struggle, the novel ends on an encouraging note for Halo, when it is implied that she and Tom will enter into a relationship.
Jack Burrell is a character in Friday the 13th played by Kevin Bacon. Jack and his girlfriend Marcie Cunningham (Jeannine Taylor) arrive at Camp Crystal Lake to help Steve Christy re-open it, however they are more interested in sneaking off for fun. During a walk Jack listens as Marcie relays a story about a terrifying recurring dream. A storm breaks and Jack and Marcie take refuge in an old cabin and have sex. Marcie goes to freshen up in the camp bathrooms while Jack relaxes on the bed, suddenly, an arrow pierces Jack’s throat from underneath the bed killing him.
J.J. Jarrett is a character in Jason Takes Manhattan, portrayed by Saffron Henderson. She is first seen aboard the SS Lazarus, playing her guitar while being filmed by her young friend, aspiring film school student, Wayne. After giving him some advice about women, she heads down into the lower decks of the ship in order to take advantage of the superior guitar acoustics the cavernous interior will offer. As J.J. loses herself in a jam session, she fails to notice Jason stalking her until the last minute. Upon seeing him, she panics and runs deeper into the bowels of the ship. After running down a flight of steps, she suddenly stops and lets out a blood-curdling scream, just as Jason, who has gotten in front of her and is wielding her guitar, swings the heavy instrument at her head, smashing her skull. Her body is shown later when Wayne literally falls over her whilst fleeing from Jason.
Jake is a character in Friday the 13th: A New Beginning played by Jerry Pavlon. He is a shy awkward teenager who often stutters when nervous or anxious, he is attracted to fellow Pinehurst resident Robin. Jake is upset when Robin spurns his sexual advances, humiliated he storms upstairs to talk to Violet who is too busy dancing. Jake leaves Violet’s room and sees a meat cleaver raised in the air, he tries to scream but stutters as the meat cleaver slams into his face.
Jake’s body is discovered by Robin when she gets into bed, before she can react she’s also killed.
Jane is a character in The New Blood, played by Staci Greason. She is the girlfriend of Michael, played by William Butler, whose surprise birthday party, thrown by his cousin and their friends, the pair are en route to when their car breaks down, forcing them to walk the remainder of the way through the woods. They decide to take a quick break so that Michael can relieve himself. While Jane waits a short distance away, Jason, having just been resurrected from the depths of Crystal Lake, surprises her. Grabbing her from behind, he covers her mouth to stifle her screams, before pushing her against a tree and ramming a metal tent spike through the front of her throat, killing her and pinning her body to the tree.
Main article: Jason Voorhees
Jason Voorhees is the main antagonist in the Friday the 13th series. He first appeared in Friday the 13th (1980) as Mrs. Voorhees’ son, portrayed by Ari Lehman. Created in combination by Victor Miller, Ron Kurz, Sean S. Cunningham and Tom Savini, he was never intended to carry the series as the main villain. Jason Voorhees has also been represented in numerous novels, comic books, and a cross-over film with another horror legend, Freddy Krueger.
The character has primarily been an antagonist in the films, whether by stalking and killing the characters, or acting as a psychological threat to the lead character, as is the case in Friday the 13th: A New Beginning. Since Lehman’s portrayal, the character has been represented by numerous actors and stuntmen, sometimes by more than one at a time; this has caused some controversy as to who should receive credit for the portrayal. In the fifth film, Jason is knocked off the edge of a barn loft and lands on a tractor harrow below, which impales him through the chest. The end of the film reveals that a character shown earlier as a paramedic, Roy, was using the hockey mask and boiler suit to imitate Jason in order to carry out his revenge-driven killing spree. This mask differs from those seen in the previous films, featuring two blue markings instead of three red markings. Kane Hodder is the most well known of the stuntmen to have portrayed Jason Voorhees, having played the character in four consecutive films.
The character’s physical appearance has gone through many transformations, with various special makeup effects artists making their mark on the character’s design, including makeup artist Stan Winston. Tom Savini’s initial design has been the basis for many of the later incarnations. The trademark hockey mask did not appear until Friday the 13th Part III. Since Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives, filmmakers have given Jason superhuman strength, and near invulnerability. He has been seen as a sympathetic character, albeit one whose motivation for killing has been cited as driven by the immoral actions of his victims.
Jason Voorhees has been featured in many humor magazines, referenced in feature films, parodied in television shows, and been the inspiration for a horror punk band. Several toy lines have been released based on various versions of the character from the Friday the 13th films. Jason Voorhees’s hockey mask has become one of the most recognizable images in popular culture.
Jeff is a character in Friday the 13th Part 2 played by Bill Randolph. Jeff and girlfriend Sandra Dier (Marta Kober) visit Camp Crystal Lake in the Summer of 1984 on a counselor program. One night they go to the bedroom to have sex. Jason Vorhees enters the house and grabs a spear, he walks upstairs and enters the room where Jeff and Sandra are in bed. Sandra sees Jason and gasps but Jeff does not see him. Jason spears them both with such force that the spear goes through the bed to the floor killing them both instantly.
Jeff’s body is seen hung up on the door discovered by Vickie in her death scene.
Jenna Montgomery is a character in Friday the 13th (2009), played by Danielle Panabaker. Jenna is Trent DeMarco’s girlfriend. She is athletic, nice, and adventurous. She meets Clay at a gas station and immediately feels an attraction for him. Jenna and Clay eventually meet up again, and she decides to help him look for his sister, Whitney. Jenna and Clay stumble upon Jason’s home and return to the cabin where most of Jenna’s friends are dead. Jenna, Clay and Trent are left and Trent wants to leave with Jenna while Clay wants to go find his sister. Jenna ends up deciding to stay with Clay, angering Trent even more. When Jenna and Clay find Jason’s lair they find Clay’s sister. As Clay attempts to free Whitney, Jenna hears Jason coming and warns Clay to hurry. Jenna, Clay and the now released Whitney attempt to escape and they eventually find an exit. When Whitney and Clay are safe Clay attempts to help Jenna but Jason stabs her in the chest after sneaking up behind her.
Jessica Kimble is a character in Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday, played by Kari Keegan. She is the niece of Jason Voorhees and daughter of Diana Kimble. While searching for a host body, Jason tries to transfer his soul into Jessica’s baby, Stephanie, but later claims Diana’s instead. Being a Voorhees, Jessica is the only one who can kill Jason, and is responsible for sending him to Hell with an enchanted dagger after he recreates his body after possessing Diana’s body.
In the comic book Freddy vs Jason vs Ash: The Nightmare Warriors, Steven mentions that Jessica died.
Dean Lorey, the writer of Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday, has stated he had Jessica be a mother because “I thought that a mother fighting to protect her baby would really up the stakes and elevate the movie.” Lorey would later regret this decision, agreeing with film director Adam Marcus that Jessica having a child “made her less sexy and, therefore, less appealing to the core audience.”
Jim Miller is a character in Jason Takes Manhattan. played by Todd Caldecott. Jim is the one who accidentally brings Jason back to life. He is a Lakeview High Student. While on his boat travelling to the Lazerus graduation party ship, he and his girlfriend Suzie (Tiffany Paulson) have sex. He plays a trick on Suzie scaring her in a hockey mask, she is initially angry but they go back to bed leaving the hockey mask on the boat’s wheel. Meanwhile, Jason has boarded the boat, he takes the mask and fires a harpoon gun at Jim and Suzie, Suzie runs out the open window but Jim is disemboweled with the harpoon.
Jimmy Mortimer is a character in Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter played by Crispin Glover. In 1984, after an unsettling breakup with his girlfriend, Jimmy joins his friends on a trip to a summer house at Crystal Lake, not knowing the murderous Jason Voorhees is still on the loose. His friend Ted teases him as being a “dead fuck” and convinces him to find someone new. Sure enough, the gang meets local twins Tina and Terri. Jimmy proves he is not a “dead fuck” after he sleeps with Tina. He then goes to gloat to Ted and celebrate with a bottle of wine. While searching for a corkscrew, Jason appears from the shadows and slams it on Jimmy’s hand and before hitting him in the face with a meat cleaver, killing him.
In Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash, Freddy summons Jimmy, along with other victims of Jason, as Deadites to defeat Jason. The Deadites are defeated by Jason after he reclaims his machete.
Joe Travers is a character in the novel Friday the 13th: Mother’s Day. A hunter who lives in the Crystal Lake area, while hunting for deer, he finds Pamela Voorhees reanimated head in a shallow grave, brought back to life through the power of her son Jason’s cursed hockey mask. Led to Jason’s mask by Pamela, Joe puts it on and begins to be influenced by Jason’s soul and proceeds to go on a killing spree under the orders of Pamela, murdering several members of a group of camping teenagers with a machete and shotgun. Joe is eventually killed by the final girl of the novel, Carly McDonnell, who destroys Pamela’s head with Joe’s own shotgun, after tearing Jason’s mask off Joe and stabbing him to death.
Josh is a character in Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday. Josh is a police officer, and had a wife, Edna. Josh had an affair with Diane Kimble, though Diane was unaware of that Josh was married. A Jason-possessed Phil attacked both Josh and Edna, killing Edna and capturing Josh. After giving him a shave, Jason possessed Josh. In Josh’s body, Jason killed Diane, but was stopped from possessing her corpse by Steven. Jason later possessed Robert, causing Josh to regain consciousness before discovering to his horror that he was melting to death.
In deleted scenes, the Jason-possessed Josh kills Vicki’s boyfriend and a man inside of a bathroom.
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Juan Jimenez Gonzales (often shortened to simply JJ) is a character in the novel Jason X: Death Moon. A conspiracy theorist, J.J. is placed on Moon Camp Americana on the moon Elysium, a camp for delinquent girls, to spy on Dr. Castillo, the man who was responsible for murdering his parents. Working as a technical consultant on Moon Camp Americana while uncovering Dr. Castillo’s crimes, JJ befriends and soon enters a relationship with a girl named Amanda Cartwright. When Jason Voorhees, who was being held captive by Dr. Castillo for experimentation, escapes imprisonment and goes on a rampage, JJ attempts to stop him, but fails. After Jason is killed and subsequently rebuilt by Dr. Castillo, JJ, after finding Amanda being tortured by one of Dr. Castillo’s employees, kills the torturer and, working with Amanda and a pair of androids named Major Tom and Pinkie 3K, sends the rampaging Jason off Elysium and into a black hole, which regurgitates him onto another part of the moon, near a city.
JJ returns as a main character in Jason X: To The Third Power. After the events of Jason X: Death Moon, both JJ and Amanda are imprisoned on Elysium by the government for knowing too much about Dr. Castillo and his experiments. Becoming the leader of the convicts who are placed in the prison, JJ, Amanda and the other prisoners, after the device meant to transport them off Elysium and on to another moon malfunctions, escape from the prison. Encountering a group of young scientists who are staying on Elysium, JJ learns from them that they are there working on the creation of the ultimate cyborg and that Jason Voorhees, or at least a copy of him, is on Elysium. During a battle between prisoners, in which Amanda is killed, JJ, after the battle, is imprisoned along with three of the scientists by Viper, a rival of JJ’s who wants to depose him as leader of the convicts. Escaping captivity, JJ and two of the scientists, Free and Skye, begin to travel to the prison, believing they can still use the transport system there to escape Elysium. It is at the prison that JJ, Skye and Free encounter a clone of Jason. Attempting to give Free and Skye enough time to escape the Jason clone, JJ battles him and is killed when the clone halves him at the waist with its machete.
Julius Gaw is a character in Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan and is portrayed by Vincent Craig Dupree. An avid boxer, Julius is highly competitive and has a tendency to leap before he looks. He is easily the best boxer at Lakeview High School, and is part of the graduating party on the S.S. Lazarus on their trip to New York City where he spends his time doing what he loves. After the captain and his first mate are murdered, he decides to override McCulloch’s authority and rallies the rest of the students to hunt down the killer. He is caught by Jason and overpowered before being thrown overboard. After Charles McCulloch, Colleen Van Deusen and his classmates Rennie and Sean escape the ship via life raft, Julius and Rennie’s dog Toby are recovered alive. They make their way to New York on the life raft where Rennie is kidnapped by a pair of punks, and McCulloch advises they split up to find help. Finding a payphone, Julius tries to call for the police, but he is attacked by Jason. Fleeing Jason up a fire escape and onto a roof, he finds himself unable to escape and he decides to beat Jason down. Punching Jason and making him back away across the roof, Julius soon becomes exhausted and his fists start bleeding from punching the maniac’s mask. Unable to make anymore ground, Julius tells Jason to “Take your best shot”. Jason obliges by decapitating Julius with a single blow. Later, his head is stuck on a pike and is discovered in a police car by the rest of his party and a policeman.
Katherine ” Kate” Pataki is a character in Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood, portrayed by Diane Almeida. Kate is one of Michael’s friends and is first shown at the house where Michael’s surprise birthday party is taking place. Her boyfriend is Ben and early on it is shown that there is some tension between them after David slips up and reveals something unbeknownst to Kate, which Ben quickly tries to cover. They make up and head out to the van where while in the middle of having sex, begin to hear noises outside the van, as well as it shaking here and there. They believe that it is Michael screwing around with them, so Ben goes out to try to scare him, leaving Kate in the van. Kate calls out to Ben several times with no reply, not knowing that he had just been killed by Jason. She crawls into the front seat and sticks her head out the window, calling for Ben and telling him to quit fooling around. Suddenly Jason appears, grabbing her by the back of the neck, and taking a party horn and ramming it into her eye, killing her. Her body is later shown along with Sandra’s, Maddy’s and Russell’s when Tina discovers them.
Kay-Em 14 is a character from Jason X. She is a gynoid who accompanies Professor Braithwaite Lowe and his students on their field trip to Earth in 2455, when they discover the frozen Jason and Rowan LaFontaine. She is the one who reveals that Rowan is still alive and perfectly preserved, leading to her being revived on board the Grendel. She is among the survivors of Jason’s attack on the Grendel. While the other survivors prepare to escape on the shuttle, Kay-Em goes off with Tsunaron, who ends up making out with her (it is implied they may have done more than kissing). Tsunaron later upgrades Kay-Em into a combat android complete with an array of weapons and new combat skills to take on Jason. She fights Jason off and seemingly kills him, knocking him into a nanite-equipped medical station and blasting off his right arm, left leg, right rib cage, and, finally, part of his head. However, Jason is resurrected by the malfunctioning medical station into a more powerful cyborg called Uber Jason. Kay-Em tries to destroy his body as she had before, but his new body is impervious to her weapons and he easily defeats her by punching her head off, though she remains functional and is saved by her lover Tsunaron. She later helps Tsunaron create a hard light holographic simulation of Crystal Lake to distract Jason, to allow the others time to open the door to the patrol ship, Tiamat. She, Tsunaron, and Rowan are the only survivors of Uber Jason’s rampage and Tsunaron promises to get her a new body.
Kelly Boone is a character in the novel Friday the 13th: Jason’s Curse. The sister of Billy Boone, the character is first mentioned in the novel Friday the 13th: Mother’s Day, with her brother stating that she is too sick to go on a trip to Camp Crystal Lake with him and his friends.
After her brother is murdered by Jason Voorhees (actually a hunter named Joe Travers possessed by Jason) on the aforementioned trip taken by him to Camp Crystal Lake, Kelly becomes obsessed with the place and the history of it, an obsession which begins to ruin her life. Kelly eventually decides to travel to Camp Crystal Lake with her roommates and boyfriend, intent on hunting Jason and avenging her brother’s death. While at the camp, Kelly’s companions are murdered by the Jason-possessed Big Red Gleason and the malevolent ghost of her brother. After Big Red kills a policeman, Kelly encounters him and is forced into a fight against him. Despite being shot and stabbed by Big Red several times, Kelly manages to kill him by shooting him, impaling him and hacking him apart with an axe, afterwards witnessing Big Red’s leg, under its own power, attack her brother’s ghost, vanquishing it. With her brother’s spirit gone, Kelly takes Jason’s hockey mask from Big Red’s body and buries it, before dying due to the wounds she had obtained during her fight with Big Red.
Kelly Mills is a character in the novel Friday the 13th: Church of the Divine Psychopath. A 26-year-old woman with a troubled history, Kelly, while in a drunken stupor, wanders into The Ministry of the Heavenly Vessel cult and joins the group, developing a crush on the founder of it, the charismatic Father Eric Long. As time goes on, Kelly grows increasingly disillusioned with the cult, especially when Father Eric has his followers sell all their belongings and move to Camp Crystal Lake, where he plans to revive Jason Voorhees, who the cult is dedicated to worshipping. Only staying at the camp due to her friendship with a seventeen-year-old girl named Meredith, who has developed a crush on her, Kelly, after Jason is awakened by Father Eric and begins to slaughter church members, flees from him and reaches a black ops group, which had been sent to seek out and destroy Jason, stationed nearby. Eventually, Kelly and the black ops group leader, Walter Hobb, are the only ones left at Camp Crystal Lake, Walter’s fellow operatives and the cult members having been either killed by each other or Jason. Aiding Walter in a plan to defeat Jason, Kelly lures Jason to the main cabin of Camp Crystal Lake, where Walter blows him apart with grenade launchers. With Jason seemingly dead, Walter and Kelly collect his remains before leaving the area in a partially working LAV.
Kristen is a character in the comic Jason X Special by Avatar Press. A bio-engineer living in a laboratory on the dead Earth Prime, Kristen, wanting to study and replicate Jason Voorhees’s regenerative abilities to help her dying lover Neil, hacks into and takes control of the holo-deck of The Grendel, the ship Jason is on, and manipulates the crew of it into setting course for her planet. After The Grendel explodes, seemingly killing the crew who had thought they were heading to Earth II, Kristen and her android assistant Michelle capture Jason and extract some of his tissue. Before Kristen can inject Neil with Jason’s tissue, Jason breaks free from his restraints and, destroying Michelle, goes after Kristen. Fleeing from Jason, Kristen manages to reach Neil and inject him with the tissue sample before luring Jason into the launch bay of her lab, where she proceeds to launch him into space in a shuttle. With Jason gone, Kristen returns to the now fully healthy Neil who, upon seeing Kristen, attacks her with a knife, driven to do so by the voice of Pamela Voorhees. As she lies on the floor dying, Kristen is cursed at by Neil, who now has Pamela’s voice, and watches as he kills himself by slitting his own throat.
Laura Upland is a character in the comic Friday the 13th Special. The daughter of Camp Crystal Lake’s founder, Laura and her brother Miles are driven to near bankruptcy when Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger, during their fight at the campground during the events of Freddy vs. Jason, destroy practically all the uninsured equipment the two had been using to renovate the place into a resort. Wanting revenge on Jason for ruining her plans for the camp, Laura hires a paramilitary group to hunt Jason down and destroy him. When her hired soldiers are all killed by Jason, Laura, having witnessed their deaths from a helicopter, attacks Jason with the helicopter’s weaponry. Retaliating from Laura’s assault, Jason manages to kill the helicopter’s pilot and cause the vehicle to crash into the trees near Crystal Lake. Having survived the helicopter crash, Laura confronts Jason and explains why she hates him before challenging him to enter Crystal Lake, which she landed in after falling from her helicopter. Jason, not wanting to enter the water, responds to Laura’s challenge by knocking her helicopter out of the trees by throwing his machete at it, causing it to land on Laura and slice her apart.
Main article: Leatherface
Jedidiah “Leatherface” Sawyer is the main antagonist of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre series. Leatherface crossed-over with Jason Voorhees in the comic book mini-series Jason vs. Leatherface.
Loco is a character in Friday the 13th Part III. Loco is one of the members of a biker gang consisting of Fox, Ali, and himself. After Shelly accidentally destroys their bikes after a heated confrontation at a convenience store, the bikers arrive at Higgins Haven to drain the gas from Chris’s van. When Fox starts fooling around in the barn, Loco goes in after her to tell her to stop fooling around. Loco then discovers her corpse pinned to a beam in the barn, a pitchfork through her throat, Loco, himself, is then impaled in the abdomen with a pitchfork by Jason.
London Jefferson is a character in the novel Jason X: Planet of the Beast. A 28-year-old geneticist from the province New Saskatchewan on Earth II, London is named after the city of the same name and is unofficial second-in-command of G7, a space station orbiting and studying Planet #666 (nicknamed “The Planet of the Beast”). When the head of G7, Professor Bardox, unintentionally brings Jason Voorhees aboard the space station after returning from an unauthorized trip to Planet #666 (where Jason had crash-landed, along with two ships, the crews of which he had slaughtered) London and her co-workers are forced to fight for their lives against Jason, who proves to be unstoppable. After all her co-workers and boyfriend Andre are killed by Jason, London narrowly escapes him, flying away from the crumbling G7 in a semi-functional space shuttle. It is only while traveling through space that London is informed by the shuttle computer that she is pregnant with Jason’s child, Bardox having impregnated her with some of Jason’s genetic material after tampering with the G7’s life-support to knock the entire crew of it unconscious.
London has a cameo appearance in the novel Jason X: Death Moon, where she and her shuttle are sucked into a black hole. The later novel Jason X: To The Third Power reveals that London, as her shuttle was being sucked into the black hole, had managed to escape death using a one-man pod that was in the shuttle. While in the pod, London was found and rescued by a satellite owned by Jackson Mansfield, one of the richest men in the universe. For the rest of her life, London lived on Jackson’s satellite, giving birth to her and Jason’s son, who she named Free.
Nancy Kilpatrick, London’s creator, had intended all along for London to have one final showdown with Jason in a later Jason X novel and was outraged to discover that Alex Johnson had killed her off in his novel Jason X: Death Moon; when she gained the opportunity to write another Jason X novel, Nancy retconned London’s death, having her survive the black hole she had been sucked into in Jason X: Death Moon.
Lori Campbell is a character in Freddy vs. Jason, played by Monica Keena. Her name was inspired by both character Laurie Strode from the Halloween franchise and actress Neve Campbell who played Sidney Prescott in the horror film Scream. Being one of the few residents of Springwood who realizes Jason Voorhees is responsible for the recent string of murders there and not Freddy Krueger, Lori and her boyfriend Will, along with their friends, make several attempts to stop the latter’s return to full power. After a failed attempt at retrieving the dream suppressant Hypnocil and after Jason is left comatose due to the machinations of Freddy, Lori volunteers to enter the dream world and confront Freddy there and bring him to earth; after nearly being raped by Freddy and learning he was responsible for the death of her mother as a child, Lori does successfully force him into entering the real world, where he and the reawakened Jason battle in Crystal Lake. In the end, Lori blows up the dock the two are fighting on with gasoline and propane, and later decapitates Freddy, whose body falls into the depths of Crystal Lake, along with Jason.
In an unused ending for Freddy vs. Jason, Lori dies when, while having sex with Will two months after Jason and Freddy’s battle, he transforms into Freddy and proceeds to kill her. This scene is retained in the novelization of the film. A small mention of Lori is made in the novel A Nightmare on Elm Street: Suffer the Children, in which the protagonists of the book discover her online journal. In the Wildstorm and Dynamite Entertainment comic miniseries Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash, set five years after the events of Freddy vs. Jason, both Lori (spelled Laurie in the comic) and Will return to Crystal Lake (renamed Forest Green once more) to make sure Jason and Freddy are gone for good. While investigating the woods around Crystal Lake, Lori encounters Jason in a partially constructed condo after finding Will’s disemboweled body in it. Fleeing from Jason, Lori is injured by him with a metal rod. Despite her injury, Lori manages to get the upper hand against Jason, finding a handheld circular saw and attacking him with it. Lori manages to knock Jason out a window and rushes outside to finish him off, only to be met at the door by him. Before Lori can attack him again, Jason kills her by splitting her head open with his machete, and proceeds to take her body and Will’s to his shack in the woods.
Monica Keena has praised the depth of her character, claiming “I think Lori’s a very independent and tough character. She has an arc in the film because she learns that Freddy killed her mother and that inspires her to have a need to get revenge. She’s the real hero of the story.” Jeff Katz, who worked on the original screenplay for Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash, explains that Lori and Will’s deaths were a way to continue the long-running tradition of Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street survivors being killed off in subsequent films.
Lynne Bowes is a character in the novel Jason X: The Experiment. A 28-year-old journalist working for a local newspaper, Lynne is given the chance to tour the newly opened and controversial Three Mile Island Power Plant. While Lynne is at the power plant, it is attacked by Jason Voorhees, who goes on a rampage in the plant, killing various personnel in his search for the plant power source, which the nano ants in his body are driving him to find. Lynne is saved from Jason when his nano ants become overloaded by the energy being shot at him by guards and shut down, immobilizing Jason.
After the events that occurred at the power plant are covered up, Lynne, suspicious of the military and Dr. Hyacinth Stein, who Jason has been placed in the custody of, applies for an internship at Dr. Stein’s research facility, which she gains. While working under Dr. Stein, Lynne, discovering that all the surviving personnel from the power plant are being held by her as test subjects, manages to convince her co-workers to turn against Dr. Stein, who intends to use Jason to create an army of supersoldiers. After waking all the power plant workers from their comatose state, Lynne and a fellow intern named Fredo try to escape the facility after Dr. Stein, who is killed by Jason and a clone of him she had created, hits the panic button in her lab, signaling the military to come and cleanse the facility. While escaping the facility, Lynne and Fredo encounter Jason’s clone, which appears to have Dr. Stein’s consciousness, and blow it apart with laser weaponry, just as the real Jason is launched into space in a rocket. The book ends with Lynne and several other interns, having escaped the research facility, on the run from the military, who have covered up everything that happened at the facility and arrested several people involved with the events that transpired.
Luke was a character in Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday. Luke, along with his girlfriend Deborah and Alexis, hitchhiked to Crystal Lake to celebrate Jason’s “death”, getting a ride from Steven Freeman. While having sex with Deborah, a Jason-possessed Phil impales them both with a pole.
Maddy is a character in Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood played by Diana Barrows. She is first seen at the house where the party is taking place for Michael. She is a quiet, shy type who appears to share a close friendship with Robin and, like Robin, has an attraction for David. She is also one of the few people to show any kindness to Tina during her brief visit. Later in the evening, after asking Robin about the way David looked at her, Maddy is offended when Robin tells her to “get real” and that “you’re not his type.” Maddy storms off, disappearing upstairs.
When we next see her, she has given herself a makeover, wearing makeup with her hair styled and dressed more provocatively. She ventures out of the house in search of David, but ends up finding the body of Russell, which tumbles out of the tree which he was tied up into. Jason appears and chases Maddy into a small shed like building. She hides, and it appears that she may have given him the slip. Suddenly, Jason’s arm comes bursting through the wall directly behind her, grabbing her, followed by his other hand, which is wielding a sickle, which he swings into her neck, killing her. Her body is shown later along with Kate’s, Sandra’s and Russell’s.
Maggie is a character from the one-shot comic Friday the 13th: Abuser and the Abused by Wildstorm. A troubled and bullied teenage girl, after her mother died, Maggie was raised by an abusive stepmother and apathetic father. After her boyfriend Steve begins to become violent with her, Maggie, finding no help from school guidance counselors, psychiatrists or church officials, decides to solve her problems on her own. Murdering her parents, Maggie calls Steve and convinces him to take her to Camp Crystal Lake, promising to have sex with him if he does so. Upon reaching the campsite, Maggie attacks Steve with a knife and begins beating him, only for him to be killed by Jason Voorhees, after he discovers the two. Enraged at being robbed of the chance to kill Steve, Maggie begins to attack Jason, ultimately blowing him up. Seeing Jason has survived the car explosion unscathed, Maggie begins trying to reason with him, saying that they are both the same, as they both know what it is like to have lost a mother and to be hurt and ridiculed by others. Unfazed by Maggie’s speech, Jason decapitates her with his machete, afterwards submerging himself in Crystal Lake, taking Maggie’s head and body with him.
Marcie Cunningham is a character in the first film. She was the girlfriend of Jack Burell and the friend of Ned Rubenstein. Marcie, Jack and Ned were a stoner three-person gang. She spent most of the day messing around like the other counselers. After explaining to Jack her fear of thunder storms, they sneak into a cabin to have sex. Marcie goes in the bathroom while Jack is murdered by Mrs. Voorhees who then sneaks into the bathroom and slams an axe in her face, killing her.
Mark is a character in Friday the 13th Part 2 played by Tom McBride. Mark is wheelchair bound but still likes to keep fit. He plays video games with the other guys and gets the attention of Vickie (Lauren-Marie Taylor). They talk and Mark tells her he doesn’t plan to be in a wheelchair his entire life, the two kiss and Vickie leaves to freshen up. Mark goes outside to look around – unbeknownst to him, Jason approaches from behind and kills him by slamming a machete into his face, the impact sending Mark hurtling down a flight of stairs.
Mark’s death is considered to be one of the most infamous deaths in the series due to his character being handicapped and the way he was killed.
Martin is a character in Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives played by Bob Larkin. Martin is the local gravedigger and resident drunk. He is annoyed when he finds Jason Voorhees’ grave dug up. When Tommy Jarvis returns to the graveyard with Sheriff Garris and Deputy Cologne he orders Martin to dig it up to prove Jason isn’t in his grave, Martin scoffs at the idea as Tommy is taken away. Later, a drunk Martin tosses his empty bottle of whiskey, when he doesn’t hear it smash he turns around and is shocked to see Jason standing there. Jason crushes the bottle and stabs Martin in the throat with it then finishes him off with his machete.
Matthew Letter is a character in Friday the 13th: A New Beginning played by Richard Young. Matthew Letter (often referred to as Matt) is the doctor at Pinehurst Halfway House aided by director Pam Roberts who he has a strong friendship with, he has great affection for all of the young people at the facility. When resident Joey is killed by fellow resident Vic, Matt witnesses it and phones the police and paramedics. He talks to Sheriff Tucker as Joey’s body is taken away by Roy Burns and his partner Duke. Later in the day randy teens Eddie and Tina go missing and Matt decides to go looking for them but fails to return. When Pam is fleeing from “Jason” she finds Matt’s body, his throat slit and pinned to a tree with a railroad spike.
Matt is one of four characters from the movie to be killed off-screen, the others being George, Demon’s girlfriend Anita and Duke
Maxine “Maxi” Wagner is a character in the novel Friday the 13th: The Carnival. A juvenile delinquent who is pined after by most of her male classmates, Maxi comes from a troubled home, having an alcoholic mother and adulterous father. At first not wanting to attend Vince Fantana’s Travelling Fun House and Carnival which has come to Crystal Lake, Maxi eventually does go with her friends and teacher due to boredom. When Jason possessed carnival mechanic Mitch Deever and his dog Stump go on a rampage through the carnival and kill her teacher and friends, as well as her father and mistress who were also attending the carnival, Maxi is forced to fight for her life alongside Selene Tokar, the daughter of the carnival’s fortune teller. In the carnival funhouse, both Maxi and Selene are attacked by Mitch, and, as he tries to kill Selene with a guillotine, Maxi, using a decorative axe, kills Mitch by striking him in the head with it. Shortly afterwards, Maxi is killed by Stump, who mauls and dismembers her. Her body is presumably incinerated when the carnival catches fire and explodes, an explosion which Selene escapes by climbing a tree and leaping over the electric fence.
Megan Garris is a character in Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives, played by Jennifer Cooke. A counselor working at the rebuilt and renamed Camp Forest Green, she is also the daughter of the local sheriff. Megan finds herself drawn to Tommy Jarvis, who claims to have brought local killer Jason Voorhees back from the dead while trying to cremate his body. Rebelling against her father’s wishes and more than slightly motivated by the fact that she knows Tommy did not commit the murders as he was with her at the time one was being committed, she releases Tommy from jail and helps him track down Jason. When Jason arrives at Camp Forest Green and enters the children’s cabin, Megan lures him out before he can hurt the children, Tommy subsequently calling Jason over to a boat on the lake. Although he manages to tie weights to Jason’s feet, Tommy nearly drowns in the process, but Megan is able to get him back to land and stop Jason by cutting his neck and face with a speedboat motor, subsequently performing CPR on him and saving his life.
Jennifer Cooke was at first hesitant to appear in Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives, but decided to take the part of Megan due to the pay. Cooke found her experience as Megan enjoyable though, stating “My character, Megan, was likeable and funny, and I got to drive a car fast.”
Melda is a character in the two-issue comic miniseries Friday the 13th: Jason vs. Jason X by Avatar Press. The pilot of the scavenging ship The Pompeii, Melda and her crew mates find the remains of the spaceship The Grendel while searching for derelict vessels to salvage. As her comrades board The Grendal to search it for valuables, Melda monitors their status from her ship. When all her crewmates life signs drop, Melda, realizing that something dangerous is lurking on The Grendel, undocks her ship from it and leaves, unaware that a clone of Jason Voorhees, the being that murdered her friends, has stowed away on The Pompeii. When her ship begins to malfunction, due to Jason sabotaging it, Melda docks with a passing ship named the S.S. Fun Club, a party vessel. While exploring the S.S. Fun Club, Melda, having left the maintenance crew of the S.S Fun Club in charge of her ship, encounters the real Jason Voorhees on the vessel and, while trying to flee from him, runs into his clone, which has killed the maintenance men she left with her ship and tracked her down. Fleeing from the two Jasons, who begin to fight each other, killing anyone they encounter, Melda reaches the controls of the S.S. Fun Club, after the ship’s android captain is destroyed. With assistance from a gynoid named Alice, Melda manages to take control of the S.S. Fun Club and crash land it on Earth II. Both Melda and Alice manage to survive the crash landing and, after discovering Jason and his clone have as well, flee from the two into some nearby woods.
Melissa Ashley Emerson Paur is a character in Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood, played by Susan Jennifer Sullivan.
She first appears at the house scene where the party is taking place for Michael. She has a huge attraction to Nick, and becomes jealous when she sees that he is more interested in Tina. She then starts to pick on and tease Tina, which only results in Nick becoming more distant towards her and more protective towards Tina. She then feigns being interested in another guy at the house to try to make Nick jealous, which garners no results.
Later that evening, she pushes the supposed interest in the other guy further by planning on sleeping with him, but at the last second, she changes her mind and instead goes out in search of Nick. She is later shown, having found Nick, back at Tina’s. Upon hearing their stories, she does not believe them for a second and begins to storm out. She opens the door and standing there is Jason, who proceeds to slam an axe into her head, killing her and throwing her body across the room.
Michelle Kyler is a character in the novel Friday the 13th: Carnival of Maniacs. An FBI agent, Michelle is obsessed with Jason Voorhees, believing him to be her mother’s murderer. After receiving a call from a teenage girl named Glo, who had heard of Michelle on a news broadcast and claims that her friends were killed by Jason, who was found and taken by a carnival, Michelle heads to New Jersey along with her partner Cory Tolleson to find Glo and Jason. Upon reaching the carnival Jason was being put on display in, Michelle and Cory find the carnival in complete ruin, Jason having destroyed it when Glo, who had been possessed by Pamela Voorhees, had awakened him from a comatose state. Chasing Alice, the carnival owner’s daughter, who has Jason in the back of her truck, Michelle crashes her car, a crash Cory seemingly perishes in. Despite not managing to follow Alice, Michelle finds, among the objects that fell from Alice’s truck, a laptop and the head of Pamela Voorhees. Traveling to a nearby town, Michelle learns from Alice’s laptop that Alice plans to sell Jason on the internet auction site ZingBid, before Pamela Voorhees’s spirit, which inhabits her severed head, tries to possess her. Proving too strong for Pamela to possess, Michelle learns from her that Jason is severely weak now and only awakens when her head is placed in moonlight. Additionally, if Jason does not kill someone on Friday the 13th, he will remain in this weakened state permanently. Preparing to find Jason with Pamela’s reluctant help, Michelle, as she tries to steal the car of the local sheriff, is attacked by Cory, who had survived the car crash. Knocked unconscious by Cory, Michelle is taken to Nathanial Morgas, a wealthy Jason-obsessed man who had earlier contacted her. Tortured by Cory and Nathanial, who wish to learn how Jason operates, Michelle eventually reveals to them that by exposing Pamela’s head to moonlight they can awaken Jason, who had recently been bought by a rock star named Ross Feratu, who plans to have Jason appear as a prop in a new music video. As Cory and Nathanial, who had exposed Pamela’s head to moonlight, are distracted by a televised broadcast of Jason rampaging at Ross Feratu’s music video recording, a barely alive Michelle is contacted by Pamela. Revealing to Michelle that her mother was not killed by Jason, instead being murdered by a backwoods cannibal living near Crystal Lake, Pamela possesses her, which Michelle allows. Having taken over Michelle’s body, Pamela kills both Cory and Nathanial before leaving, planning to search for Jason.
Miles Wolfe is a character in Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan, played by Gordon Currie
Miles is friends with Sean Robertson and is first seen when Sean argues with his father, later, he joins in the hunt for Jason with the other male students, however as he tries to attack Jason with an axe he is disarmed, he runs up the ship’s mast only to be grabbed by Jason and hurled from the top impaling him on the ship’s communication device. His body is found moments later by Julias Gaw.
Apparently, Miles was meant to have a bigger role in the original draft including dialogue and referencing that he is an Olympic diver.
Mitch Deever is a character in the novel Friday the 13th: The Carnival. Mitch is the chief mechanic of Vince Fantana’s Travelling Fun House and Carnival, a rundown traveling carnival which pitches its tents near Crystal Lake. On a Friday the 13th, Mitch, while playing fetch with his pet rottweiler Stump, discovers Jason Voorhees’ hockey mask when Stump digs it up. Later, after getting a call to fix a ride in the carnival, Mitch decides to use Jason’s mask instead of a welding helmet and upon putting it on, becomes possessed by Jason. After killing a handful of people, Mitch goes on a rampage around the carnival after trapping all the employees and attendees in it by locking the exits and turning on the electric fence surrounding the place. After chasing a pair of girls named Maxi and Selene into the carnival funhouse, Mitch, after torturing Selene, attempts to murder her with a guillotine, only to be killed by Maxi with an axe. After Mitch’s death, the mannequins in the funhouse, having come to life, attempting to revive him, only to be destroyed alongside Mitch’s corpse when the funhouse, and the entire carnival, catches fire and explodes. Selene, however, manages to escape safely.
References to Mitch and the events that transpired in Friday the 13th: The Carnival are made by a corrupt state trooper in the novel Friday the 13th: Road Trip; the trooper had gotten the idea of blaming Jason for a double homicide he planned to commit after hearing rumors of how “some fool mechanic put on Jason’s mask and went berserk at a carnival”.
Mrs. Tracy Jarvis
Mrs. Tracy Jarvis was a character in Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter played by Joan Freeman. Mrs. Jarvis is the mother of Trish and Tommy Jarvis. She is shown to be maternal and shares a loving relationship with her children. Whilst Trish and Tommy are out Mrs Jarvis hears a noise. She ventures outside to investigate and is, presumably, killed by Jason off screen.
Mrs. Jarvis was originally meant to be found dead by Trish, photography of her dead body emerged in later years.
Ned “Neddy” Rubenstein is a character in Friday the 13th ,played by Mark Nelson. Ned is good friends with Jack Burrell and Marcie Cunningham and travels with them to Crystal Lake to help Steve Christy re-open the abandoned summer camp. Ned is a practical joker and likes to make people laugh, however, the group are taken aback when Ned appears to be drowning but upon rescuing him find out it was a joke to get to kiss Brenda as she gave him mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Ned goes on a walk and sees a mysterious figure enter a cabin, he follows them in and is killed off-screen.
Later, Jack and Marcie have sex in the same cabin unaware that Ned’s corpse is laying above them with his throat slit.
Nikki is a character in Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives played by Darcy DeMoss. Nikki is Cort’s girlfriend and while having sex in her RV the power is cut. Upon investigating and finding the power cable cut she agrees with Cort to leave, however, Cort decides to drive the RV recklessly and Nikki is thrown backwards, moments later she is pulled into the bathroom by Jason, her screams for help muffled, and killed when her face is rammed into the mirror leaving an imprint in the wall.
Norwood Thawn is a character in the novel Friday the 13th: Hate-Kill-Repeat. A member of a cult known as the Redeemers along with his wife Penelope, Norwood is also a serial killer who follows a warped moral code, believing he and his wife are emissaries of God charged with ridding America of sinners. While being chased by FBI agents across the country for committing various murders, both Norwood and Penelope search for and encounter Jason, who has just been accidentally released from Crystal Lake, and attempt to befriend him, believing he shares their same moral outlook and beliefs. After Norwood and Penelope offer Jason a girl named Halo Harlan as a “peace offering”, Jason, uninterested in the offer of partnership the two make, kills Penelope with his machete and knocks Norwood unconscious, before proceeding to chase the fleeing Halo to the nearby Phoenix Heights Hotel. Recovering from Jason’s attack, Norwood creates a makeshift weapon out of bones from Penelope’s body and begins to trek to the Phoenix Heights Hotel in search of Jason, only to be found and arrested by FBI agents. Norwood eventually does reach the Phoenix Heights Hotel when one of the agents who arrested him is revealed to be a member of the Redeemers, and releases him after killing her partner. Stabbing the agent who helped in the chest with his bone knife, angered at her attempts to suggest that they go out for a drink once the Jason situation is resolved and swearing that his wife is irreplaceable, Norwood ascends to the roof of the Phoenix Heights Hotel, where he finds Jason and Halo. Engaging Jason in a fight as the Phoenix Heights Hotel burns down, Norwood is killed when Jason strikes him in the stomach with a cleaver and disembowels him with his bare hands, before throwing him into a hole in the roof of the blazing hotel.
Nubbins “Hitchhiker” Sawyer is a character in the comic book mini-series Jason vs. Leatherface.
Nurse Morgan was a character in The Final Chapter. Morgan was a nurse at the hospital that Jason’s body is taken to after the events of Friday the 13th Part III. After going to meet Axel in the cold room she is scared by him, however, he apologises and they then began making out, until Jason’s hand drops off of the gurney and startles her. Morgan leaves and heads into the supply room. She accidentally knocks over some jars. While cleaning them, Jason enters turns off the lights, grabs her by the throat, holds her up against the wall and disembowels her with a scalpel.
Pam Roberts is a character in Friday the 13th: A New Beginning, played by Melanie Kinnaman. The assistant director of the Pinehurst halfway house in Crystal Lake, she is forced to protect herself and a young boy named Reggie (whose brother and grandpa were killed) from machete-wielding killer Roy Burns. The film ends with the implication that Pam is killed by Tommy Jarvis, but her fate is never revealed in the series.
Pam is mentioned in the novelization of Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives, which states that she survived Tommy’s attack on her, having fought him off and calmed him down. Afterwards, when Tommy is placed back in a mental institution, she decided to help him recover his mental state.
Melanie Kinnaman was to reprise her role as Pam in the sixth Friday the 13th and died in the original script, but was cut when it was decided that the film would not be a direct sequel to Friday the 13th: A New Beginning.
Main article: Pamela Voorhees
Pamela Voorhees is the mother of Jason and the main antagonist in the original Friday the 13th. She was beheaded by Alice Hardy.
Paula is a character in Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives played by Kerry Noonan. Paula arrives at Forest Green to help her friends Megan, Sissy and Cort run a summer camp for young children. Paula is the most sensible counsellor at the camp and prepares with Sissy for their arrival. Later Paula is trying to sleep as Sissy is killed, Paula dismisses it as a her friends joking around. She is awoken by one of the little girls at the summer camp called Nancy who claims she saw a “scary man”, Paula comforts the little girl and takes her back to bed. Paula returns to the cabin and is spooked at the door blowing open, she sighs in relief as she realises it is the wind and goes to shut the door just as Jason bursts into the cabin, Paula screams and is thrown through a window head first then pulled back in by Jason and killed.
Later, Megan discovers Paula’s cabin completely covered in her blood but her body is never seen again.
Paul is a character in The Final Chapter. He is the boyfriend of Samantha. In the summer of 1984, Paul goes with his friends to spend the weekend at Crystal Lake. While there, Tina – one of the twins – starts flirting with him, which angers Samantha who storms out of the house to go skinny dipping. He then rejects Tina and goes looking for Sam (whom he finds dead). He then panics and is stabbed in the groin with a harpoon gun by Jason which kills him.
Paul Holt is a character in Friday the 13th Part 2 and is portrayed by John Furey. Paul is the head of a group of hopeful camp counselors operating close to the original “Camp Blood” on Crystal Lake. Confident and sure, he defies several warnings that he is too close to where the killings happen. Having to balance a professional and personal relationship with his girlfriend Ginny Field, he proves to be a capable leader. When several of the counselors leave for one last night on the town, Ginny suggests putting Jason in real terms, but Paul dismisses it on the idea that Jason is just an urban legend. He is proven wrong when he and Ginny return to the camp, and they find Jason lying in the dark, wait for them. After a brief struggle with Jason, Paul is left for dead as Jason chases Ginny around the camp and into the woods. Paul eventually catches up to them as Jason is about to kill her, but is overpowered and wrestled to the ground. He is nearly killed before Ginny slices Jason’s shoulder with a machete, killing him. Paul then carries a weakened and shocked Ginny back to the camp, and goes to defend her when they think someone is at the cabin door, opening it to find Terry’s dog Muffin on the other side. Ginny goes to call for Muffin and an unmasked Jason suddenly bursts through the window behind her.
By the time Ginny awakens, Paul has vanished and she gets no response as she calls for him while being placed in an ambulance. Paul’s fate is ultimately left ambiguous, though it is strongly implied in the following film that the scene where Jason attacked Ginny unmasked was a hallucination.
Pete is a character in Friday the 13th: A New Beginning who is stranded with his best friend Vinnie when his car breaks down in the woods. Pushy and wanting to get laid, Pete orders Vinnie to fix the car by the time he gets back from “taking a dump”. He is briefly startled by a rabbit he sees in the woods, unaware that Vinnie is being killed by Roy Burns (Disguised as Jason). He returns to the car and sees Vinnie propped in the engine and tells him he’s a “dead man” if he hasn’t fixed the car. He gets in the car, which finally starts after several attempts and he tells Vinnie “Let’s GO!” Before Roy; hidden behind the driver’s seat, grabs his head and slits his throat with a machete he falls onto the horn dead.
Phil is a character in Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday who is an African American coroner who examines Jason’s remains after he is blown up by the FBI. While examining Jason’s heart, he discovers a mysterious black liquid that he concludes is not blood before the heart starts beating and causes him to inexplicably consume Jason’s heart. As a result, Jason’s soul is transferred into his body. In Phil’s body, Jason kills Phil’s assistant and two guards outside, before returning to Crystal Lake. He finds three partying teens. While two of them have sex, Jason kills the third, then kills the teens as they’re having sex. He then attacks two police officers, Edna and Josh. He kills Edna by smashing her head into a car door, before abducting Josh. After giving Josh a shave, he transfers his soul from Phil’s body to Josh’s. Later in the film, it is revealed that when Jason possesses a new host, his previous host decomposes and dies, indicating that this is presumably what happened to Phil’s body.
Professor Claude Bardox
Professor Claude Bardox is a character in the novel Jason X: Planet of the Beast. A forty-year-old, famous geneticist and the head of the space station G7, Dr. Bardox’s most noticeable feature is the black metal prosthetic he has in place of an arm. Not much of Bardox’s past is revealed, though it is stated he was raised by a strict and possibly abusive father, who pressured him into becoming a scientist. In the novel, Bardox, after discovering Jason Voorhees has crash-landed on Planet #666, which G7 monitors, ventures there with his assistant Emery to find Jason’s body and take samples of his tissue, which Bardox plans to use to create his own superior offshoot of humanity. When the samples he takes from Jason’s comatose body prove useless, Bardox and Emery hijack a space shuttle and travel back to Planet #666 to get more samples, unintentionally awakening Jason. After Emery is killed by Jason, Bardox signals for help from the G7 (his shuttle having been damaged while landing on Planet #666) and is rescued by G7 crew member Felicity, who he abandons on Planet #666, stealing her shuttle, which unknown to Bardox, Jason stows away on after killing Felicity.
Upon reaching G7, Bardox tampers with the life-support of the station, knocking out all his co-workers, one of whom, London Jefferson, he impregnates with some of Jason genetic material. When it becomes evident that Jason is aboard the G7 and has begun killing crew members, Bardox and the crew attempt to capture and pacify him using a specialized serum, a ploy which fails. After every member of the G7 crew except himself, London and an engineer named Bill are killed by Jason, Bardox, still believing he can control Jason, uses a combination of powerful tranquilizers to subdue him, making Jason calm and subservient. The effects of the tranquilizers prove only temporary though, as they soon wear off and Jason, after disposing of Bill, turns on Bardox, ripping off his arm and impaling him with his machete. As Jason begins to crush Bardox’s head, the professor, having seen the error of all the deeds he had performed in his attempts at creating a new species and trying to control Jason, manages to rouse the nearby, unconscious London awake by yelling at her to abandon him and save herself.
In Jason X: Death Moon, London Jefferson makes reference to Professor Bardox (referred to as Bartox in this book) who she correctly assumes was the one who impregnated her with Jason’s sperm; later it is mentioned that all the events that transpired at G7 were covered up by the government. Professor Bardox is briefly mentioned in Jason X: To The Third Power in one of Dr. Castillo’s logs, in which Dr. Castillo makes reference to the events that transpired on G7, also referring to Bardox as an “esteemed colleague”.
Raymond is a character in Friday the 13th: A New Beginning played by Sonny Shields. Raymond is a vagrant living in the area. He first appears at Ethel Hubbard’s farm asking for food in exchange for labour. Ethel tells him to muck out the chickens then she’ll feed him, he is appreciative and leaves. Later, he spies on Tina and Eddie getting frisky in the woods. A snap of a twig draws his attention to a figure and he is stabbed and killed.
Reggie is a character in Friday the 13th: A New Beginning played by Shavar Ross Reggie lives with his grandfather George at Pinehurst Halfway House, the youngest member of Pinehurst at 14 he often acts childish and immature. Upon meeting Tommy Jarvis he pranks him with a rubber spider, Tommy responds by scaring Reggie with a mask. Later in the day Pam Roberts (Melanie Kinnaman) drives Reggie to see his brother Demon, Tommy tags along reluctantly but runs off after beating up Junior Hubbard (Ron Sloan). Pam drops Reggie off at Pinehurst to go and search for Tommy. Reggie falls asleep but wakes up when a storm breaks, he goes upstairs and discovers Robin, Jake and Violet’s corpses in Tommy’s room. Pam returns and Reggie tells her to go into Tommy’s room. Pam screams and grabs Reggie and they flee through the woods. Pam is attacked by Roy Burns (masquerading as Jason), suddenly Reggie comes out of the barn driving a tractor and sends the killer flying, injuring him. Reggie and Pam run into the barn pursued by Roy, as Roy prepares to kill Reggie, Tommy appears, Tommy is attacked as he thinks he is hallucinating. Reggie leaps on Roy as he prepares to kill Pam but Roy grabs Reggie too, Tommy slices Roy’s hand with a machete and Roy falls to his death onto a harrow below as Tommy, Pam and Reggie look down at Roy’s body.
Apparently Shavar Ross (along with Melanie Kinnaman) was set to reprise the role of Reggie in Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives. Unconfirmed reports state Reggie was set to be the friend Tommy took to Jason’s grave in the opening scene and is killed by Jason.
Rennie Wickham is a character in Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan, played by Jensen Daggett, and Amber Pawlick as a child. When she was young, Rennie was pushed into Crystal Lake by her uncle, in an attempt to make her swim, and nearly dies when a young Jason attempts to drag her underwater. During the events of the film, Rennie is traveling to New York on the cruise ship Lazarus when Jason climbs on to it when it passes through Crystal Lake. As Jason begins killing everyone aboard, Rennie, her dog and a handful of others manage to flee from him and reach Manhattan after Jason sinks the ship. Tracking Rennie and her boyfriend Sean Robertson down after killing the other survivors from the ship, Jason chases them through New York and into the city sewer system. It is there that Rennie and Sean defeat Jason, flinging toxic waste at his face and climbing back to the surface as the sewer floods, sweeping Jason, who seemingly regresses back to a child, although this could be Rennie’s perception. Safe from Jason, Rennie and Sean reunite with Rennie’s pet dog Toby in the middle of Times Square.
In Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash: The Nightmare Warriors, the non-canon, comic miniseries Rennie appears under the care of Doctor Maggie Burroughs and Doctor Neil Gordon, being one of the first recruited to their group of those who have survived both Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger. Rennie’s power is described by Maggie as “empathy”, powerful enough to alter her perception (explaining the visions she had of Jason throughout Jason Takes Manhattan). After Jason attacks the group when it first assembles Rennie and the others head to the capitol building in search of Director Gordon Russell, who Maggie claims is her father and the head of “Project Black Book”. Along with Neil and the director Rennie is killed by Maggie, revealed to be Freddy’s daughter Kathryn, after she reunites with her father.
Rick is a character in Friday the 13th Part III played by Paul Kratka. Rick arrives at Higgins Haven to see girlfriend Chris Higgins (Dana Kimmell), they later head into the woods, Rick’s car won’t start so they sit down, Chris recalls a story to Rick about an encounter with a deformed man (implied to be Jason Voorhees). She tells Rick she returned to face her fears. On Rick’s suggestion he and Chris return to Higgins Haven to find it empty in disarray with no one around. They search for their friends but find only a blood covered sweater. Rick goes outside to search the area. Chris concerned at the time Rick is taking goes outside and calls to him, however, Jason has grabbed Rick in one arm with his hand over Rick’s mouth. As Chris returns inside Jason crushes Rick’s skull with such force one of his eyes pops out of its socket.
Rick’s body is later thrown through a window that Chris is walking past.
Deputy Rick Cologne
Rick Cologne is a character in Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives portrayed by Vincent Guasteferro. Rick serves as Sheriff Mike Garris’ right-hand man, agreeing with Garris’ disbelief that Jason returned. While Garris and the other officers investigate the camp, Rick guards Megan and Tommy, only to be locked in a jail cell. In some edits of the movie Rick can be seen trying to retrieve the cell keys with a towel only to lose his grip on it and then scream in frustration.
In Friday the 13th: The Game the Jarvis Tapes reveal that Rick may have changed his name to Pastori, relocated and possibly had been murdered by serial killer Horace Pinker.
Rob Dier is a character in The Final Chapter played by E. Erich Anderson . He is the brother of Friday the 13th Part II victim Sandra Dier. He is at Crystal Lake to hunt and kill Jason for murdering Sandra. He meets Trish Jarvis and her younger brother, Tommy Jarvis, whose car had stopped by the side of the road. Trish and Tommy bring Rob to their house where he meets their mother, Mrs. Jarvis. Later on, he reveals to Trish why he’s at Crystal Lake, after they see some dead bodies. Rob tells her and Tommy about Jason Voorhees being responsible for killing his sister. They encounter Jason and Rob tries to fight off Jason so Trish and Tommy can get away and is killed in the process.
Rob’s body is later thrown through the window in front of Trish.
Rob’s infamous “He’s killing me” line is referenced in Friday the 13th: The Game.
Robin is a character in Friday the 13th: A New Beginning played by Juliette Cummins. She is one of three girls at the Pinehurst Halfway House when Tommy Jarvis is sent there to try an acclimate to society. She has a demure demeanour and an upbeat personality, and is close friends with fellow patient Violet. She does not spend much time socializing with the others, but has a genuine concern for other people. While watching A Place in the Sun with Reggie and Jake, Jake attempts to confess her feelings toward her, which makes her laugh suddenly and Jake storms off upset having his feelings hurt. Later, she puts a blanket on Reggie, who had fallen asleep and goes upstairs to bed. She regrets hurting Jake’s feelings and turns over to go to sleep, only to discover Jake’s body lying next to her. She screams and tries to get up, but a hand grabs her by the throat while a machete is stabbed through her bed and into her back. Her body, along with Violet’s and Jake’s are discovered by Reggie a short time later.
Robin is a character in Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood played by Elizabeth Kaitan. She first appears at the house scene where the party is taking place for Michael. She is shown to have a closer bond with Maddy than the others, as well as having a huge attraction towards David, as does Maddy. She is then shown throughout the movie spending most of her time with David, dancing, drinking, smoking, etc. Before long they wind up having sex, just as Jason cuts the power to the house and enters it. While David goes downstairs to get something to eat, Robin stays upstairs. After David does not return, she ventures out and starts looking, winding up in David’s bedroom, where she finds a cat. Shortly after she discovers Eddie’s severed head, then Jason enters the room, backing her into a corner. He grabs her around the neck then launches her out a window, sending her falling to her death.
Rowan LaFontaine is the main protagonist in Jason X, played by Lexa Doig. The project leader of a group running experiments on Jason Voorhees, she leads several unsuccessful attempts to execute him, and is ultimately forced to cryogenically freeze Jason when he escapes confinement and kills the team meant to transport him to another facility. However, before the process is complete, Jason breaches the containment with his machete and stabs Rowan in the abdomen, critically wounding her just as cryonics fluid spills into the room and freezes her along with him. Unfrozen in the year 2455 aboard the spacecraft the Grendel, she is then forced to fight for her life when Jason awakens and starts killing everyone on the ship. At the conclusion of the film, she, a student named Tsunaron and the gynoid Kay-Em 14 he created are the only survivors of Jason’s attack, picked up by a rescue vessel while Jason is sent hurtling through the atmosphere of Earth II when the Grendel explodes.
Roy Burns is the main antagonist in Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning played by Dick Wieand. Roy is a quiet loner paramedic who keeps to himself, Roy discovers that his son Joey (who he had presumably abandoned unbeknownst to anyone) has been murdered by a troubled, abusive teenager named “Vic”, a resident of the Pinehurst Halfway House. Enraged, Roy becomes unbalanced and decides to avenge Joey’s death by murdering all those he deems responsible, similar to Pamela Voorhees. He uses Jason’s persona for this. As he goes on a massacre throughout Pinehurst and the surrounding area, Roy is eventually killed when Pam, Reggie, and Tommy cause him to fall and be impaled on a tractor harrow.
The novelization of Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives makes reference to Roy’s crimes, with it implicating that Roy may have somehow been influenced from beyond the grave by Jason to commit the murders. The novel also incorrectly states that Roy was the one who had transported Tommy Jarvis to Pinehurst.
Sally Thomas is a character in Wildstorm’s Friday the 13th comic series. Sally suffers from such mental illnesses as bi-polar disorder and depression, which need medication to be controlled. Little of Sally’s life is revealed, but what is revealed is that six months before the events of the comics she witnessed her boyfriend die in a car crash the two were in.
Sally is first seen in the comics fleeing from both Camp Crystal Lake and Jason, naked, injured and filthy. Finding a road, Sally collapses in the middle of it, where a traveling elderly couple find her and, seeing the condition she is in, hastily take her to their RV and drive away. As she is driven away, Sally sees through a window in the RV Jason calmly standing in the middle of the road, looking right at her as she escapes him. Taken to a hospital in the town near Crystal Lake, Sally begins to act irrationally due to suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder and is sedated and left in the company of Sheriff Wilson, who begins talking with her in an attempt to discover what has happened to her. As Wilson speaks with her, Sally lies semi-conscious and begins to have flashbacks.
Two weeks previously, Sally, along with several other people, who include Alisha, Nate, Jerry, Brian, Sasha, Rico and Ryan, is hired by Camp Crystal Lake’s newest owner, Trevor Gaines, to renovate the camp for its reopening as both a summer camp and a tourist attraction. The workers are to live in the camp for two weeks, working under the supervision of Mike Burns, a local who takes an instant attraction to Sally. Soon after entering the camp, Sally nearly dies, as, while swimming, she is dragged underwater by innumerable decayed, ghostly children and has a near-death experience in which Jason attacks her. Sally is saved from the ghosts in the lake by Mike, who brings her ashore and performs CPR on her. Regaining conscious, Sally has no recollection of being attacked by the children in the lake, believing her foot had simply become snagged on something.
When Jason begins his killing spree at the camp, Sally encounters him while driving with Mike in search of the missing Nate and Jerry. As Jason kills Mike while he is changing a tire on his jeep, Sally manages to flee from him and reach the camp, where she finds the others and tells them what has happened. While her friends elect to barricade themselves in the camp’s rec cabin, due to all available vehicles having been sabotaged by Jason, Sally decides to venture out and find her medication, believing herself useless if she has break down during a crisis. Reaching and searching her cabin, Sally finds her pills in the toilet and urinated upon and reluctantly begins trying to scoop them out, only to be attacked by Jason. As Jason tries to kill her with a knife, Sally fights back and manages to beat him to death with a toilet cistern lid – only realizing minutes later that the person she has killed was actually Brian, who she had hallucinated was Jason. Realizing what she has done, Sally suffers from a panic attack and tears off her bloodstained clothing before collapsing naked on Brian’s corpse. It is in this position that the real Jason finds her moments later and, instead of killing her, takes her away to a cabin, along with Brian’s body. Waking up in the cabin, Sally runs from it in terror after finding Brian’s and Sasha’s corpses in it. Outside, Sally finds both Ryan and Trevor’s bodies on the ground and sees Alisha and Rico running into the woods away from Jason, who approaches her. Handing Sally his machete, Jason gestures in the direction Rico and Alisha have fled, implicating he wants her to chase and kill the two. Hesitating for a moment, Sally attacks Jason with his machete and runs into the woods, as he goes after and kills Rico and Alisha.
At this point, the flashbacks stop and Sheriff Wilson voices his opinion to the still semi-catatonic Sally that he believes she had murdered of her friends and bosses at the camp, not some non-existent zombie or death curse. As Wilson rants about how she will not escape justice, Sally is roused to full consciousness when a blood covered Jason bursts into the room, having just slaughtered his way through the hospital staff. Grabbing Wilson’s keys as he fights with and is subsequently dismembered by Jason, Sally rushes outside and reaches Wilson’s car. Failing to unlock the car in time, Sally is grabbed and dragged away, kicking and screaming, by Jason. Her heavily decayed body is later shown near the shore of Crystal Lake six weeks later.
Sandra Dier is a character in Part 2 played by Marta Kober. In the summer of 1984, Sandra goes to Camp Crystal Lake with her boyfriend Jeff and friend Ted who pranks them by getting their car towed. Later on, as Jeff plays video games with Mark, she tempts him into having sex, after having sex with Jeff, Sandra notices Jason Voorhees enter the room, wielding Ted’s spear. Before she can warn Jeff, who is on top of her, Sandra is killed when Jason drives the spear through Jeff, her body, the bed and into the floor. After killing her, Jason hides Sandra’s corpse in the bed he murdered her and Jeff in.
In The New Blood Sandra appears in archive footage.
In Friday the 13th: The Game Sandra and Jeff’s deaths appear as a loading screen.
Sandra has a small role in Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood. She was played by Heidi Kozak. She was the girlfriend of Russell, whose uncle owned the house that the birthday party was held in. She goes out for a walk early in the night with her boyfriend Russell and she goes skinny dipping in the lake. She tries to entice him into joining her and dives under water. Jason kills Russell by axing him in the face and when she resurfaces she sees his body and screams. Jason goes into the water after her and pulls her under water, which drowns her.
Sara is a character in The Final Chapter played by Barbara Howard. Sara goes to Camp Crystal with her friends in 1984. She is a reserved, traditional girl who has saved herself for the right mam, she tells her boyfriend Doug she’s ready to have sex with him. They make love in the shower. Soon after she leaves to blow dry her hair Jason proceeds to kill Doug by crushing his head against the shower wall and cannot hear him scream, later, she goes back to the bathroom and sees Doug dead and runs down stairs in a panic and is killed when Jason throws an axe at her through the door. Her body is later spotted when Trish goes into the house with Rob.
Samantha is a character in The Final Chapter played by Judie Aronson. As her and her friends party she is angered when her boyfriend Paul dances with Tina – one of the twins they meet at Crystal Point. Enraged with Paul she runs to Crystal Point where she goes skinny dipping. While in the water, she climbs into a nearby raft and is stabbed through the raft. Her body is later discovered by Paul, who is killed by Jason also.
Scott is a character in Friday the 13th Part II played by Russell Todd. Scott is a bit of a troublemaker and has an eye for Terry (Kirsten Baker). Whilst spying on her skinny-dipping he is caught in a rope trap and left hanging upside down. Terry is amused and threatens to leave him there. He begs her to cut him down and she relents and leaves to get a knife to cut him down. As Terry leaves Jason appears with a knife and Scott is helpless and sees his own throat slit.
Terry returns and finds Scott dead but as she flees she is killed by Jason too.
Sheldon “Shelly” Finkelstein[a] is a character in Friday the 13th Part III played by Larry Zerner. An overweight prankster with an afro, Shelly is self-conscious about his looks and pulls pranks on his friends. He is notable for being the owner of Jason’s original hockey mask. Shelly tries an unsuccessful advance on Vera but is rejected. Angered by Vera spurning him, Shelly later sneaks up on her at the Crystal Lake dock, wielding a harpoon while wearing a wetsuit and hockey mask, intending to scare her. After being frightened by Shelly, an enraged Vera tells Shelly that she would like him more if he did not act like a “jerk,” which Shelly responds to by saying that “being a jerk is better than being a nothing” before walking to a nearby barn where the hiding Jason Voorhees slits his throat off-screen and takes his hockey mask and harpoon. Shelly later tries to get help from friend Chili, but she thinks that he is pulling another trick, and eventually dies from his wound.
- In the 1988 novelization of Part III Shelly’s full name was “Shelly Greenblatt”.
- In the comics, 2009 DVD/Blu-ray special features, and Friday the 13th: The Game his full name is “Sheldon Finkelstein”.
Sheriff Mike Garris
Sheriff Mike Garris is a character in Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives played by David Kagen. Sheriff Garris is the law in Forest Green. We first see him when Tommy bursts through the door claiming Jason is alive. Garris dismisses Tommy’s words of warning, saying he knows who he is and he’ll escort him out of town, however, Tommy drives to the graveyard followed by Garris and his deputy, Rick. Tommy is apprehended and placed in the police station’s jail cell. Garris’ daughter Megan arrives in town with her friends to open the summer camp. He is annoyed when Megan and Tommy hit it off. Garris and his men find Cort and Nikki’s bodies and he implicates Tommy in the murders believing him to be insane and imagining Jason. Megan helps Tommy escape the jail cell and they head to the camp, Garris and his men are on the way there too. Garris later finds his men dead and comes face to face with Jason. He puts him down with a shotgun shot and unloads bullets into Jason to no effect, Garris runs and hides in the bushes, he hears Megan shout for him and Jason turns to head towards her, Garris shouts “No not her!” and tackles Jason, picking up a rock and slamming it down on to the killer’s mask, Jason, unfazed, folds Garris in half breaking his back and killing him.
Sissy Baker is a character in Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives she was played by Renee Jones. Sissy arrives with friends Megan Garris, Paula and Cort to run a summer camp for young children. Later that night Sissy hears a noise outside of her window, believing it to be Cort playing a trick on her, she pours a beer out of the window. She is stunned by no response, then Jason grabs her and pulls her out the window and twists her head ripping it off of her body.
Sissy’s severed head is later found by Megan in Sheriff Garris’ car.
Stephanie Kimble appears in Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday. Originally played by actress Brooke Scher. She is the daughter of Jessica Kimble and Steven Freeman, and the great-niece of Jason Voorhees. In Jason Goes to Hell, she is a baby and Jason tries to use her to be reborn in another body, but is stopped and sent to Hell by Jessica and Steven.
Stephanie reappears in the comic book miniseries, Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash: The Nightmare Warriors. Now a teenager, she suffers from nightmares about Jason Voorhees. Her mother Jessica (the protagonist of Jason Goes to Hell ) is revealed to have died a few years earlier, and her father has spent thousands of dollars on psychiatric help for her, but none of it has been successful. Eventually, the family are contacted by Dr. Maggie Burroughs, who is forming a group of people who have survived Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger. Steven is cynical, but Stephanie insists they let her help them. However, when the group meets up for the first time, they are attacked by Jason and Stephanie watches helplessly as her father is murdered in front of her. Upon discovering that, as a Voorhees, she is destined to become a killer just like her great-uncle, Stephanie dons a similar hockey mask and, during the final showdown, impales Jason with a machete, which weakens him enough for Tommy Jarvis to finish him off.
Steve Christy appears in Friday the 13th and is played by Peter Brouwer. A man from a rich family, he tries to rebuild Camp Crystal Lake or “Camp Blood” as the locals have coined it, he is old fashioned and has an attraction toward Alice Hardy, who works with him in rebuilding the camp. He leaves Crystal Lake to go to town for supplies and stops at a diner, leaving late after a heavy storm comes into the area. He drives a Jeep Wrangler much like the one that the movie’s killer had been seen in, leading the audience into believing he was the one responsible for killing his counselors. His car breaks down and he has a deputy give him a lift to Crystal Lake, but he is dropped off when an emergency is called over the radio and Steve makes his way back on foot. Approaching the sign for Crystal Lake, he encounters someone holding a flash light whom he recognizes and as he approaches, he is suddenly stabbed in the abdomen. Later, his body is discovered by Alice when it falls from a tree she is running past, a knife plunged deep into his chest.
Steven is a character in Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives played by Roger Rose. Steven and his girlfriend Annette (Cynthia Kania) are in the woods having a moonlight picnic when they hear a scream. Steven goes to investigate and sees Jason standing over gravedigger Martin’s body. He rushes back to Annette and they get on his motorbike with the intention to go to the police, however, before they can leave Jason impales them both with his machete.
Steven Freeman first appears in Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday and is played by John D. LeMay. He is Jessica Kimble’s ex-boyfriend and the father of her baby Stephanie, with whom he has no contact. When Jessica’s mother Diana is murdered by Jason Voorhees, Steven is blamed. In jail, he learns from bounty hunter Creighton Duke that Jason is attempting to be reborn through another Voorhees, and that Jessica and Stephanie are his only surviving blood relatives. Steven escapes from jail and tries to warn Jessica of the danger she and their daughter are in, but she does not believe his story. When Jason attacks Jessica in the body of her current boyfriend Robert Campbell, Steven guns him down and saves her. Steven and Jessica eventually travel to the Voorhees house to retrieve their baby from Duke, who reveals that Jessica is the only one capable of killing Jason permanently. When Jason is finally reborn through Diana’s corpse, he and Steven engage in a fist fight until Jessica uses a mystical dagger to send Jason to Hell. Steven is almost dragged into Hell as well, but Jessica rescues him and the couple reconcile, walking off into the sunrise with their baby.
Steven reappears in the comic miniseries Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash: The Nightmare Warriors. His wife Jessica is now deceased, and the now-teenage Stephanie is having nightmares about her great-uncle Jason Voorhees. Having spent thousands of dollars getting psychiatric help for his daughter, Steven (spelled Stephen in the comic) eventually takes her to Doctor Maggie Burroughs, who is forming a group of people who have survived Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger. However, Steven becomes frustrated when Maggie reveals her plan to combine their strengths to stop the killers permanently. During his rant, Jason Voorhees bursts into the house and crushes his head as Stephanie looks on in horror.
The book Making Friday the 13th: The Legend of Camp Blood describes Steven as “a deadbeat who refuses to grow up and take responsibility for his actions, but who, nonetheless, eventually summons the courage to fight Jason”. Horror website Slasherama labels him “plucky, if rather geeky” and “one of the more quirky Friday heroes”. The role was initially offered to Blair Underwood but he refused it for “personal reasons”; Making Friday the 13th asks whether having a “strong African-American presence” may have been beneficial for the series, but concludes that it is a moot point since Jason is “an equal opportunity killing machine”. The part of Steven eventually went to John D. LeMay, who had previously appeared as lead character Ryan Dallion in Friday the 13th: The Series. LeMay was hesitant about returning to the Friday franchise, having left the television series to avoid being typecast. He states “It’s hard to say, looking back, if it was a good move or a bad move, career-wise”; he ultimately accepted the role because “it was a lead role and I liked the character and, with New Line involved, it seemed like the series was going in a whole other direction.” However, he also admits “I was broke at the time so it was a beautiful lifesaver. I needed it to pay the rent!” Nevertheless, he says “I had a blast making Jason Goes to Hell. You had to have a sense of humour while fighting Jason at three in the morning, trying to find ways to hit him with a shovel and stuff like that [laughs]. As if that would do any good!”.
Summer Stone is a character in the novel Friday the 13th: Road Trip. A cheerleader for the Carville High Hornets football team, Summer, while traveling via van back to Carville from a football game alongside several football players, fellow cheerleaders and the team coach and mascot, is involved in accident near Crystal Lake. As the team coach goes off to seek aid, Summer and her friends go off into the forest to explore, leaving the team mascot, Teddy, behind. Discovering Camp Crystal Lake, Summer and her friends are soon hunted by Teddy, who had found the mask of Jason Voorhees and become possessed by it. Fleeing from the campgrounds with her boyfriend Slick and the football team lineman Russ Johnson, Summer and Russ are found by Teddy and knocked unconscious, while Slick is swarmed upon and eaten by bats. Taken to a cave in Crystal Hill by Teddy, who plans to cut out her heart on a demonic altar located in the cave, Summer is saved by Russ, who had awoken and tracked Teddy down. Together, Summer and Russ kill Teddy, lighting him on fire and tearing Jason’s mask, along with his face, off. With Teddy dead, Summer and Russ manage to travel back the main road and find help.
Suzie Donaldson is a character in Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan. While on her boyfriend Jim’s boat, she learns of Jason and how he drowned in Camp Crystal Lake in 1958. After hearing the story she is terrified, and has sex with Jim. Jason walks in the room wielding a new hockey mask and a harpoon, which Jim previously used to scare Suzie. She screams and jumps out the window while Jim gets stabbed in the stomach. She hides in a storage room on the boat, but Jason finds her, stabbing her with the arrow from the harpoon as she screams hysterically. He then closes the hatch to the storage room.
Tamara Mason is a character in Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan portrayed by Sharlene Martin. A prom queen and popular girl, Tamara often hangs out with her best friend Eva Wantabe. She rejects the advances of Wayne Webber who has a crush on her and prefers more mature men. She is a delinquent as well, earning the ire of chaperone Charles McCulloch who threatens that she will not be able to visit New York City if she does not provide him a passable biology report. After his niece Rennie catches Tamara and Eva doing drugs, they are nearly caught by McCulloch moments later. Believing that Rennie ratted on them, she plays a prank and knocks her overboard. Later, using Wayne and his camera, she uses her biology report as a sexual advance toward McCulloch, recording him in a compromising position. She spurns Wayne and lets him out of her cabin before going to take a shower, when she emerges she discovers Jason has entered her cabin and tries to hide quietly in the bathroom. Jason punches through her bathroom door, grabs her by the hair and hurls her into her mirror. She collapses and sobs as Jason smashes her mirror, begging him to let her go. Instead, Jason grabs a large shard of the mirror and kills her with it. After an emergency is called on the ship, Eva goes to find Tamara and finds her body still in her cabin’s bathroom.
Teddy “Buzzy” Bateman is a character in the novel Friday the 13th: Road Trip. The bullied mascot of the Carville High Hornets football team, Buzzy was raised by his accountant father, after his mother died of lung cancer when he was a child. While traveling back to Carville after a football game with several football players, cheerleaders and the team coach, the van the group are traveling in is involved in an accident, crashing into a tree near Crystal Lake. While the coach goes to seek aid, Teddy is left alone with the van when his companions go off to explore the area. As Teddy tries to change a flat tire on the van, the vehicle starts itself and proceeds to ram itself into a tree, the inside of which, Teddy finds the hockey mask of Jason Voorhees. Putting on Jason’s mask, Teddy is possessed by it and proceeds to track down and begin murdering several of the football players and cheerleaders, eventually finding and knocking out both Russ Johnson and Summer Stone. Taking the unconscious Summer to an altar in a cave in nearby Crystal Hill, Teddy prepares to cut her heart out with an X-Acto knife, before being attacked by an awakened Russ, who had followed him to the cave. Working together, Summer and Russ manage to kill Teddy, lighting him on fire and tearing Jason’s mask, and his face, off.
Ted is a character in Friday the 13th Part 2 played by Stuart Charno. Ted is good friends with counselors in training Jeff and Sandra, showing it after playing a prank on them in which he has their car towed a couple of blocks. He is also the second-in-charge of the team; a practical joker, he aids Paul in telling a story of Jason Voorhees by scaring the other counselors wielding a spear and a mask. His spear is later used by Jason ironically to kill Jeff and Sandra. When he leaves with Ginny, Paul and most of the others from the cabin, he drinks heavily but promises to have someone else drive back to the camp. Ted is one of the only main counselors in the entire series to not be killed by Jason as he is never seen again when Paul and Ginny leave him at the bar.
Reports were rife that in the original script Ted returned to the camp only to be killed by Jason but this idea was dropped due to time constraints.
Ted is a character in The Final Chapter played by Lawrence Monoson. Ted is a know-it-all who is always on his best friend Jimmy “Jimbo” for his sexual failures and inserting the information into an imaginary “computer” concludes that Jimbo is a “dead fuck”. He is easily turned on by girls and fawns after Tina and Terri as soon as they meet. He is also not bashful about skinny dipping and also uses a teddy bear as a come on. First to Tina, then to Terri at a party he asks them if they “Want to give the “teddy bear” a kiss. After he is spurned by both girls, he turns to smoking pot and watching vintage stag films. After the reel is cut, he stands in front of the white screen looking for Jimmy and is suddenly stabbed in the back of the head through the screen.
Terry is a character in Friday the 13th Part 2. Terry is one of the counselor trainees, bringing her pet dog Muffin to the camp. Muffin later goes missing (initially it appears that Muffin was killed by Jason, but it is later revealed Muffin had simply gotten lost in the woods) and Terri remains at the camp in case Muffin returns. While skinny dipping, Scott steals her clothes and runs off. However, Scott is caught with a snare that leaves him hanging in the air, and Terry takes her clothes back before going to get a knife to cut him down. When she returns, Scott has been killed by Jason, who then proceeds to kill Terry and place her corpse in his shrine to Pamela at his shed. Terry’s corpse appears in a flashback in Friday the 13th Part III and appears in archive footage in Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter. Terry’s corpse later appears in Friday the 13th: Hate-Kill-Repeat, still in Jason’s shack.
Tina & Terri
Tina & Terri are two twins in The Final Chapter played by Camilla More and Carey More who live locally in Crystal Lake where they meet six teens who have rented a cabin for the weekend. They spend the day skinny dipping with their new friends and at a party that night, Terri decides to leave the more promiscuous Tina and return home alone. She is impaled through the back by Jason and killed before she can gather her bike and leave. After Tina and Jimmy have sex, Jimmy goes downstairs and is murdered. While waiting for him to return, Tina notices Terri’s bicycle out in the rain before Jason suddenly bursts through the window and hurls her from the second floor. She falls onto the teens’ parked car below and hits it with enough force to blow out all the windows in the vehicle and falls into the darkness. Her body is later discovered by Trish.
The Tillamook are an extinct group of Native American flatheads once indigenous to Crystal Lake who appear in the Friday the 13th comic books by Wildstorm. The first mentioning of the Tillamook is in the sixth and final issue of Wildstorm’s Friday the 13th comic series, where they are the subject of an extended flashback sequence. The flashback reveals that in the 19th century the Tillamook were in the midst of being wiped out by a group of fur traders. The fur traders, knowing that the shaman of the Tillamook was responsible for giving his people the hope they needed to fight back, invade the tribe’s main village to abduct him, killing anyone in their way. Before they can escape with the shaman, the fur traders are surrounded by Tillamook warriors. Trapped, the fur traders attempt to force the shaman to call his warriors off, but the shaman refuses, telling his warriors to attack. Before the warriors close in on him and his allies, the fur trader’s leader slits the shaman’s throat. The shaman, in his death throes, manages to crawl to the shore of Crystal Lake while his warriors and the fur traders wipe each other out, and proceeds to bleed out into the lake’s water, his “seemingly neverending flow of blood adding another quarter mile to the circumference of Crystal Lake.”
For years afterwards, the spirits of the Tillamook, bound to Crystal Lake and the surrounding woods, begin to search for “a vessel” to use to spread their hatred, killing many who enter Crystal Lake in their search, those they kill becoming trapped in the lake and woods as well. Eventually, the Tillamook find a worthy vessel in the form Jason Voorhees, who they imbue with superhuman abilities so that he may destroy anyone who enters the wilderness surrounding Crystal Lake.
In Friday the 13th: Bad Land, a two-issue comic miniseries released by Wildstorm with two stories in it, one taking place two-hundred and fifty years in the past and the other in the present, a Tillamook family consisting of a mother, father and infant son appear in the story set in the past. During a blizzard, the husband leaves to fish, leaving his wife and son at home in their hut. While in the midst of feeding her child, the woman is found by a trio of fur trappers, who break into her house seeking shelter from the blizzard. At first content to simply wait out the blizzard, two of the fur trappers grow restless and, despite their companion’s pleas not to, rape the woman; afterwards, one of the rapists kills the woman and her child when he believes her to be reaching for a concealed weapon, in actuality, a rattle for her child. Directly after doing this, the fur trappers are found by the woman’s husband who, seeing his wife and son dead, tries to attack them, only to be shot in the face. Injured, the man flees from his home and the fur trappers, who believe he will die. The man, seeking vengeance, attacks one of the fur trappers when he runs from the hut and into the nearby woods, panicking and rambling about how this is “a bad place”. Impaling the fur trapper on a large tree branch and leaving him to die, the man returns to his hut and kills another fur trapper, the man whose idea it was to rape his wife, with a tomahawk before seeking out the remaining fur trapper, who is in search of his runaway associate. Getting into a fight with the fur trapper, the man manages to knock him to ground and, picking up a large rock, crushes his head with it, right after the fur trapper gives a whispered apology for everything his two companions have done. With the fur trappers dead, the Tillamook, procuring his wife and son’s bodies, proceeds to throw them in Crystal Lake before drowning himself.
Tina is a character in Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning played by Debi Sue Voorhees. Tina is a promiscuous teenager who is always with her boyfriend Eddie, often getting in trouble with the police and having to be returned to Pinehurst Halfway House. Tina and Eddie sneak into the woods. They have sex and after Eddie goes to freshen up Tina lays on the blanket, opening her eyes she screams as Roy Burns masquerading as Jason kills her by stabbing her with garden shears.
Tina Shepard is a character in Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood, played as an adult by Lar Park Lincoln and as a child by Jennifer Banko. Possessing telekinetic/psychokinetic powers, Tina accidentally killed her abusive father as a child when she destroyed the pier he was standing on, causing him to drown in Crystal Lake. As a teenager, Tina is being treated by psychiatrist Dr. Crews (Terry Kiser), who secretly plans to exploit her psychic powers for his own personal gain. Returning to Crystal Lake to deal with the trauma, Tina attempts to resurrect her father with her powers, but instead succeeds in releasing Jason from his watery prison. As Jason wanders the forest killing anybody in his way, Tina experiences psychic visions of the people he kills. When Jason murders Tina’s mother (Susan Blu), her doctor, and friends, she is forced to use her powers to defend herself and fellow survivor Nick (Kevin Blair). Tina eventually summons a manifestation of her father to drag Jason back underwater.
Tina is mentioned in the novel Friday the 13th: Hate-Kill-Repeat, which is set shortly after the events of Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood; the book states that, due to the outlandish nature of her story and the lack of evidence supporting it, Tina and Nick were arrested by the authorities, who suspected they were the ones who murdered the people they claimed Jason had. The epilogue of the book mentions that due to the revelation that Jason actually does exist, Tina and Nick were both released from custody. In the Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash: The Nightmare Warriors comic miniseries, Tina appears under the care of doctors Maggie Burroughs and Neil Gordon, one of the first recruited to their group of those who have survived Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger.
A New Blood was initially conceived as Freddy vs. Jason; when studios failed to agree over rights to the respective franchises, the concept became Jason vs. Carrie instead, with Tina created to fill in for Stephen King’s telekinetic character Carrie White. Screenwriter Daryl Haney believed giving the character telekinetic abilities would add a new twist to the commonly seen final girl in the films. Director John Carl Buechler sees similarities between Tina and Alice Johnson, the protagonist of A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master. He says, “Both films are about heroines who take on special powers which they use to fight the monster. In The New Blood, Tina’s able to fully harness her telekinetic powers by the end of the film and she uses the powers to defeat Jason which is what happened, more or less, in The Dream Master.” Buechler was disappointed that the film did not explore Tina’s powers more, “I wanted to really get into the clairvoyant stuff and have Tina experience all of these surreal nightmares because I’d really done a lot of homework about the paranormal and the way that clairvoyants use their powers. The producers did not like the idea.” One of Beuchler’s plans involved Tina seeing her mother holding Pamela Voorhees’ head, which would have cried, “Help me, help me.” The idea was vetoed by Barbara Sachs for being too “out there”. Composer Fred Mollin came up with theme music for Tina “because she was a psychic and I felt like she’d project a certain aura since there had never been character like her before in a Friday the 13th film. When developing the comic miniseries, The Nightmare Warriors, the creators felt that Neil Gordon from A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors would be a natural replacement for Dr. Crews as Tina’s doctor.
Actress Lar Park Lincoln was intrigued by the role of Tina and her telekinetic powers, saying, “It was a complex story and it would allow me to play something other than a drug addict or a prostitute. So I said sure.” Lincoln was already a Friday the 13th fan, and was proud to have seen every one of the films. She claimed, “I don’t think anybody really set out to change the world with these movies. Nobody will ever be accused of trying to make a social statement or great art. What these films are is entertainment.” Serious about doing the movie justice, Lincoln took it upon herself to study with real life psychics. She explains, “I knew how important Tina’s telekinetic powers were to the character so I went out and met with real psychics and learned about psychic visions and the way that psychics can relate their visions because it’s one thing to have a vision and another to be able to explain it.” Lincoln admits she does not know how genuine the psychics she met were, but claims it was an interesting experience. Another area of Tina’s characterization the actress took interest in was her guilt over her father’s death; “It gets worse by the end of the story because so many people die, including her mother, and it’s really her fault because she brought Jason back.”
Main article: Tommy Jarvis
Thomas “Tommy” Jarvis is one of the series’ most frequently recurring characters, and is Jason’s nemesis. He appeared in three films played by three different actors. Tommy (Corey Feldman) made his first appearance in Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter as a young boy with an affinity for making his own masks and make-up effects. When Jason arrives at the Jarvis cabin, Tommy is forced to fight for his life along with his sister Trish. In order to trick Jason, Tommy shaves his head to make himself appear as Jason did when he was young. As Jason is distracted by his appearance, Jarvis attacks with a machete, leaving him apparently dead. While embracing Trish, Tommy notices Jason beginning to stir and proceeds to go into a maniacal state, brutally attacking Jason with his machete while screaming “Die! Die! Die!” and ignoring Trish’s desperate protests for him to stop. The film ends with Tommy visiting Trish at a hospital an unspecified time later. While hugging her, he stares emotionlessly at the camera. Tommy (John Shepherd) returns in Friday the 13th: A New Beginning as a teenager/adult, now living in a halfway house, having spent the last five years in a mental institution. When Roy Burns begins committing murders in the style of Jason Voorhees, Tommy’s sanity begins to slip away again and he starts suffering hallucinations and nightmares of Jason. Tommy is later forced to kill Burns in self-defense, and this seems to push him over the edge; the final scene of the film has a hockey-masked Tommy preparing to stab the halfway house’s assistant director, Pam. Original Tommy actor Corey Feldman resumes the role for a cameo appearance in a dream sequence at the beginning of the film.
In Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives, a more stable Tommy (Thom Mathews) decides to confront his demons by cremating Jason’s body. Digging up Jason’s body, Tommy’s memories of his encounter with Jason rise to the surface, and he ends up repeatedly impaling Jason’s corpse with a piece of cemetery fence. Unfortunately, this attracts a bolt of lightning, which both resurrects Jason and grants him numerous superhuman abilities. Trying to make amends for his mistake, Tommy warns Sheriff Garris that Jason has returned to Crystal Lake (renamed “Forest Green”), but the sheriff assumes he has had another psychotic break and ignores him; the pile of bodies Jason racks up only convinces the sheriff that the killer is in fact Tommy. Tommy eventually teams up with Garris’ daughter Megan, a counselor at Camp Forest Green, to defeat Jason himself. Researching occult books, he decides to return Jason to the lake where he originally drowned as a child. Tommy succeeds in chaining Jason to the bottom of the lake, but almost drowns in the process. After regaining consciousness thanks to Megan (who killed Jason by using boat propeller) swimming him ashore and performing CPR on him, Tommy grimly notes that it is finally over, and Jason is at last home.
The novelization of Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives reveals that what happened between Tommy and Pam at the end of Friday the 13th: A New Beginning; the book explains that Pam had managed to return Tommy to his senses and, when Tommy was put back in a mental institution, she helped him recover. The novel Friday the 13th: Carnival of Maniacs references Tommy, revealing he has written at least six books about Jason and Crystal Lake, with the title of one them being mentioned as My Life of Hell: One Man’s Fight Against Jason Voorhees, which is described as a “whiny piece of garbage” by a character. In the mockumentary called “The Crystal Lake Massacres Revisited” (included on the 2009 DVD extra) it is mentioned that Tommy was thought to be the killer in Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives by the local town folk. It also talks about Tommy’s stay at the state mental hospital, and how due to overcrowding was sent to Pinehurst. Tommy faces Jason again in the comic miniseries Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash: Nightmare Warriors. When Jason attacks Dr. Maggie Borrough’s group for those who have survived Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger, Tommy intervenes and reveals his intent to finish Jason off, ultimately decapitating him with the help of Jason’s great-niece, Stephanie. After both Freddy and Jason are defeated, Tommy is appointed leader of the Nightmare Warriors by Ash Williams.
It was Joseph Zito’s original intention to have Tommy become the antagonist and “new Jason” in any subsequent Friday the 13th films created after the fourth. The ending of Friday the 13th: A New Beginning leads up to this, although due to the negative reaction to that film, the idea was dropped. The producers of the 2009 Friday the 13th reboot considered using the Tommy character, but decided not to because they wanted to create their own mythology.
Mezco Toyz has released a statuette of both Tommy and Jason, depicting the scene of the two grappling with each other underwater from Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives.
Trey Leblanc is a character in the novel Friday the 13th: Hell Lake. A student at Forest Green University, Trey and his friends, after several murders are committed by Jason Voorhees and a group of criminals who have escaped from Hell, are placed under suspicion by the authorities, who believe they committed the murders. After several more people are killed despite the security at Forest Green University being tightened and a curfew being in place, Trey leads an illegal walkout of students. After Trey and his fellow students encounter Jason and a group of criminals, they are arrested by the authorities and placed in the Cunningham County Prison. When Jason and the criminals attack the prison, Trey and several others manage to flee. Along with his girlfriend Shawna Black, Trey finds their friend Gretchen (who appears to be channeling the spirit of Pamela Voorhees) and together, the trio joins a group refugees who have been driven from their home by the invading criminals from Hell. While Trey is with the refugees, their camp is attacked by Jason, who kills several refugees and Shawna. Escaping Jason by hijacking an RV, Trey and Gretchen travel to Crystal Lake. Using Gretchen’s connection with Jason, Trey has her summon him and, after Jason teleports to the lake and enters it, Trey kills him and himself by jumping into the water while holding several cables attached to the RV.
Patricia “Trish” Jarvis is a character in Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, played by Kimberly Beck. A local of the Crystal Lake area, she lives with her mother and younger brother, Tommy. Trish and Tommy meet a man named Rob Dier in the woods, who claims to be hunting bears but is actually searching for Jason Voorhees, the man who killed his sister, Sandra (a character in Friday the 13th Part 2). Trish and Rob discover that Jason has murdered a group of teenagers vacationing next to the Jarvis house. When Rob and her mother are killed, Trish is forced to protect herself and her brother from Jason, fighting him off with a machete while Tommy distracts him. She is last seen being visited in the hospital by Tommy after he kills Jason.
Trish can be seen briefly in Friday the 13th: A New Beginning along with her mother in a photo belonging to Tommy. In the mockumentary called “The Crystal Lake Massacres Revisited”, (included in the extras of the 2009 DVDs) it is mentioned that Trish was the one who had Tommy institutionalized after he was having difficulty adjusting to life after Jason killed their mother. Trish did not want to have Tommy committed, but in the end agreed it might help him. She also visited Tommy during his six-year stay, but the visits were lessened due to lack of progress.
Trent DeMarco is a character in the 2009 Friday the 13th reboot, played by Travis Van Winkle. The character first appeared in Michael Bay’s Transformers (2007). Trent is killed when Jason stabs him in the heart with his machete.
Vera Sanchez is a character in Friday the 13th Part III. Vera was invited by Andy to be his friend Shelly’s blind date for a weekend stay at Higgins Haven, but was put off by Shelly’s odd appearance and even odder behavior (such as using his special effects expertise to make himself appear dead). Vera began to warm up to him after an encounter with members of a biker gang, led by Ali. Vera had told Shelly the reason she was not attracted to him was because of his behavior. After he leaves, she gets up and drops his wallet in Crystal Lake and goes to retrieve it. She then spots Jason, but thinks it’s Shelly until when the killer shoots an arrow at her which lands in her eye.
Vera’s death had to be re-shot as the original take was too realistic for test audiences.
Vera’s death is unique since she is the first character to be killed by Jason donning his iconic hockey mask.
Victor “Vic” Faden is a character in Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning played by Mark Venturini. Vic is a disturbed young man and a resident of Pinehurst Halfway House. One day he is chopping wood with an axe when fellow resident Joey approaches him offering him some chocolate, Vic tells Joey to go away but he puts it on a piece of wood, Vic chops the chocolate up angering Joey who tells him he’s out of line seemingly making Vic snap and swing the axe into Joey’s back killing him in front of all the residents and Dr. Matthew Letter.
Vic is last seen in the back of a police car showing no remorse for Joey’s murder. He is never seen again.
Vicki is a character in Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday played by Allison Smith. A waitress at Joey B.’s diner, Vicki was a friend of Randy, Jessica, and Steven. Vicki was often critical of Joey’s actions, such as the “Jason is dead” burger and only closing the diner until noon to honor the death of fellow waitress Diana. Vicki was the one to tell Jessica that Steven was the one suspected of murdering Diana. When a Jason-possessed Robert attacked the diner, Vicki attempted to kill Jason with a double-barreled shotgun, accidentally killing one of the diner’s patrons. Jason impaled Vicki on an iron rod, before crushing her head.
Vickie is a character in Friday the 13th Part 2 played by Lauren-Marie Taylor. Vickie is attracted to Mark and goes all out to let him know she likes him. They talk and kiss and Vickie goes to freshen up, as she does Mark is killed by Jason. Upon returning and being unable to find Mark Vickie goes upstairs to find her friends Sandra and Jeff dead, Jason cuts her knee and then advances on her killing her with a kitchen knife.
Vinnie is a character in Friday the 13th: A New Beginning played by Anthony Barrile who is stranded with his friend Pete after their car breaks down in the middle of the woods. Knowledgeable of cars, Vinnie is elected by Pete to fix the car while Pete goes off to use the bathroom. While Pete’s gone, someone lights a road flare, startling Vinnie who mistakes it for Pete. As he approaches, the killer shoves the road flare in Vinnie’s mouth, killing him. Pete sees Vinnie propped up against the car and assumes he is still alive, threatening that he’s a “dead man” if he hasn’t gotten the car started yet. Moments later Pete is killed too.
Violet Defalco is a character in the three-issue comic miniseries Friday the 13th: Bloodbath. A teenage girl with a punk style appearance, Violet was orphaned at a young age and raised by a variety of foster parents, some of them criminals. Hired along with several other teens by a man named Kevin Carny to renovate the Camp Crystal Lake adjacent Camp Tomorrow, Violet soon develops a relationship with fellow co-worker Rich. While working at Camp Tomorrow, Violet notices that she and several of her co-workers all have similar backgrounds, as they are all orphans. When several of the others working at the camp go missing, Violet and Rich go looking for them, finding that they have been killed by Jason Voorhees. Chased by Jason back to Camp Tomorrow, Violet and Rich warn the others about Jason, and are attacked by Kevin with a shotgun while trying to flee the camp, after finding the only vehicle has been sabotaged. As two of their co-workers are chased into the woods by Kevin, Violet and Rich are captured by a group of soldiers working for Kevin, who is revealed to be actually named McClintock. Violet and Rich are subsequently taken to McClintock, whose soldiers have captured Jason with liquid nitrogen and who explains that they and the other camp workers were all a part of his plan to capture Jason; they would be the bait used to lure him out into the open, as they lacked families and no one would miss them if they disappeared. After McClintock is distracted when his helicopter has trouble picking up Jason, Violet and Rich attack him and, grabbing a nearby machine gun, Violet opens fire on the transport helicopter, causing it to crash.
Fleeing the scene as an unfrozen Jason begins killing soldiers, Violet and Rich hijack one of the soldiers’ tank trucks (which, unbeknownst to them, Jason is clinging to the roof of) and interrogate the man driving it, throwing him out after learning that McClintock works for a group called the Trent Organization. While driving away from Crystal Lake, Violet hits a land mine planted by the soldiers, which causes the truck to crash. Surviving the crash, both Violet and Rich flee from Jason and open fire on him, missing and hitting the tank of the crashed truck, rupturing it and causing it to release liquid nitrogen, which freezes Jason and several soldiers. With Jason stopped, Violet and Rich make their way to the main road, where McClintock finds and attempts to shoot them. Wrestling McClintock’s gun from him, Violet shoots him in the head before she and Rich steal his car and drive away.
Violet makes a return appearance in the one-shot comic Friday the 13th: Fearbook, which takes place directly after the events of Friday the 13th: Bloodbath. While driving away from Crystal Lake in McClintock’s car, Violet and Rich are ambushed by a group of soldiers, who cause Violet to crash. After pronouncing Rich dead, the soldiers take Violet to the Trent Organization’s headquarters, planning to use her as bait to lure Jason to the facility, realizing he will be searching for her. Feigning needing to go the washroom, Violet manages to escape her guard, seducing and disarming him. Shortly afterwards, Violet, after encountering Jason on the base, barricades herself and the Trent Organization’s board of directors in an office, while Jason begins killing security guards while trying to reach them. After disposing of the guards, Jason breaks into the office and, killing the board members, goes after Violet. As Jason advances on her, Violet jumps out a nearby window, only to be grabbed by Jason, who drags her back into the office and kills her off panel.
In the film Friday the 13th: A New Beginning, Violet was portrayed as a punk/goth girl who was independent and occasionally absent minded, by accidentally setting plates for people no longer at the Pinehurst halfway house and often listened to loud music. She spurns Jake who wants to talk to her about his attraction to Robyn and is unbeknownst killed immediately after she dismisses him. Later Roy, a killer under the guise of Jason sneaks up to her as she is dancing to His Eyes by Pseudo Echo (who created the song for the film) when she is grabbed by the neck and lifted up into the air before being stabbed in the stomach. Her body is later discovered by Reggie who goes searching for Tommy at the house.
Walter Hobb is a character in the novel Friday the 13th: Church of the Divine Psychopath. An operative for a government black ops group simply referred to as The Agency, Walter, after two of his fellow operatives are killed in a raid at a meth lab (in which Walter receives an injury to his eye after being struck with a nail-studded baseball bat) is demoted by his superiors. Despite being pressured by his wife Lauren to quit working for The Agency, Walter keeps his job, eventually being assigned to work with a group other operatives who are being sent out to find and destroy Jason Voorhees, in a mission Walter views as little more than a snipe hunt. While at Camp Crystal Lake, Walter and his companions find themselves fighting not only Jason, but a cult calling itself The Ministry of the Heavenly Vessel, which has dedicated itself to worshipping and protecting Jason. Eventually, Walter and a woman named Kelly Mills are the only survivors at Camp Crystal Lake, Walter’s fellow operatives and the cultists having died either at the hands of each other or Jason. Wanting to destroy Jason once and for all, Walter, arming himself with a pair of Milkor grenade launchers, battles Jason in the main cabin of the camp. Successfully blowing Jason apart with grenades, Walter collects what is left of him before leaving the camp with Kelly in a semi-functional LAV.
Wayne Ricardo Sanchez
Wayne Ricardo Sanchez is a character in the novel Friday the 13th: Hell Lake, loosely based on real-life serial killer Richard Ramirez. A Satanist serial killer and rapist (dubbed “The Daytona Beach Devil Boy” by the media) Wayne, after being caught by a mob of vigilantes and the authorities, is executed via lethal injection. Sent to Hell after his death, Wayne is at first disappointed to find that Satan appears not to exist, but is overjoyed to discover Jason Voorhees, one of his personal heroes, is in Hell. Befriending Jason and establishing a mental bond with him, Wayne has Jason breakout of Hell, releasing him and innumerable other denizens of Hell. Finding himself in Crystal Lake after exiting Hell, Wayne, after bidding goodbye to Jason, begins to travel to Florida, committing various robberies, rapes and murders along the way. Upon reaching Florida, Wayne and a boy named Paul Christos, who Wayne had decided to take on as an apprentice, are attacked in a motel room by another escapee from Hell. Fighting the man, Wayne disembowels him with a stiletto knife before betraying Paul and doing the same to him. After going on a killing spree, Wayne, while walking down the street, is attacked by a mob of vigilantes, led by the same man who had led the mob that had captured him years earlier. Beaten by the group, Wayne is killed when the mob leader curb stomps him.
Wayne is young man on the SS Lazerus cruise ship bound for New York City with his graduating class in Jason Takes Manhattan played by Martin Cummins. Wayne is close friends with fellow student J.J. he has large glasses and shoulder-length hair and is an aspiring film maker. He rejects helping J.J. with her guitar audio test in the bowels of the ship in an attempt to impress his crush Tamara. He helps her bribe Principal McCulluch so she can secure a high grade by videotaping him with her in a compromising position. When Admiral Robertson and the first mate are found dead in the ship’s cabin Wayne joins the hunt for Jason with the other male students. He accidentally kills another student when he loses his glasses and fires a shotgun at someone he cannot see. He uses his video camera to accommodate for his poor eyesight and encounters Jason who knocks the video camera out of his hand and chases him. During the chase Wayne falls over a body, he realises it is J.J’s corpse just as Jason grabs him and hurls him into an electrical box, killing him. His body catches fire and sets the events in motion that cause the SS Lazerus to sink.
Whitney Miller is the female protagonist in Friday the 13th (2009), played by Amanda Righetti. Her mother is dying of cancer and Whitney looks after her full-time. She is convinced by her boyfriend Mike to take a vacation to Crystal Lake, but while there, they are attacked by Jason Voorhees. Jason kills Mike and the rest of the group, but leaves Whitney unharmed and abducts her as she resembles his mother at a young age. Six weeks later, Whitney’s brother Clay explores Crystal Lake looking for his sister, concerned by her failure to attend their mother’s funeral. He eventually finds and rescues her from Jason’s underground tunnels. Whitney later uses her resemblance to Mrs. Voorhees to her advantage by distracting Jason long enough to stab him with his own machete. She and Clay then dump Jason’s body in the lake, but he rises and grabs Whitney, leaving her fate unknown.
Deputy Winslow was a character in Friday the 13th Part 2 played by Jack Marks. Winslow is a local police officer. He tells Ginny and Paul that any trouble will result in closure of the counselor program. On his way out of the camp he sees a figure run out in front of him. When he stops his car and investigates further, he finds a shack and is shocked at what is inside, but before he can do anything, he is killed by a hammer to the back of the head.
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