Looking to bring back some of the Halloween madness!? Browse through the top Friday the 13th costumes and cosplay guides to get the frightening look of the characters from these horror films. The Friday the 13th franchise is undoubtedly among the top American horror slasher films. The movies revolve around Jason Voorhees, the boy who drowned due to the negligence of the staff of Camp Crystal Lake. Jason returns decades later and begins his killing spree near the same lake he drowned. The mask wielding Jason has been the subject of nightmares for an entire generation. And now, you can dress up as Jason and frighten the living souls of your friends.
Jason Voorhees, in the second installation, is still undead and returns to terrorize groups of young teenagers with his blood-red scythe. After surviving the first movie, Jason exacts revenge on Alice for decapitating his mother. Although the character was not intended to carry through as the main antagonist of the series, his popularity forced the studios to develop his persona even further. There have been many stuntmen who have filled in as Jason, but it was Kane Hodder who is the best-known for portraying Jason in the four of the Friday the 13th movies. In the second film, Jason wore a sack over his face, instead of a mask, to make his appearance extra creepy.
Jason, in Friday the 13th part three, has to escape to a nearby lakefront property to recover from his wounds. Shortly after, a young girl returns to her family property with some friends. There, Jason begins killing anyone who accidentally wanders into the barn where he has been hiding. In the third film of this series, Jason appears without a mask and is reclusive. Later in the movie, he retrieves a hockey mask from one of his victims, enabling him to leave the barn to carry out his murderous run. To cosplay Jason from the third Friday the 13th film, check out this cosplay guide.
The first Friday the 13th film debuted in 1980 to cash in on the success of Halloween. Directed by Sean S. Cunningham, the slasher film had a mysterious and deformed killer as the antagonist. Though not well received by critics, Friday the 13th debuted as one of the better movies in the horror movie genre. It quickly amassed success at the box office.
Two additional Friday the 13th movies were released in the following years, making the franchise into a full-fledged phenomenon. Horror movie lovers couldn’t get enough of Jason Voorhees. To this day, Friday the 13th isn’t just a movie franchise, but a fateful day that reminds of a bone-chilling fear triggered by the thought of something unknown lurking in the wilderness.