Stephen King has an Idea for a Hellish 'Friday the 13th' Novel that Makes Jason the Sympathetic Hero!
It's now been over a decade since we last saw Jason Voorhees on the big screen with the 2009 Friday the 13th remake...
...Fans of the hockey-mask wearing momma's boy are desperate for Jason to return to screens, and so, in the meantime, many of us have begun plotting out our own Friday the 13th stories to satiate that taste for more of Camp Blood. Be honest, you know you've pitched at least one Friday the 13th idea to your friends since 2009.
It seems legendary horror writer Stephen King is in on the game as well, as he took to Twitter last night to reveal that he himself had an idea for a new Friday the 13th novel, and it's a banger:
Now, this is likely King just fooling around, and as he himself says, we'll probably never actually see him write this story, but putting us in Jason's shoes and making us sympathize with the poor guy as he's killed over, and over. and over again? That's a hell of an idea.
While we may never get that novel, there IS a film out there that comes close. If you've never seen it, seek out Unmasked Part 25, a 1988 horror comedy from the UK which sees a Jason-like character experiencing an existential crisis of what his life's purpose is. It's a hilarious, weird, incredibly gory flick that will have Jason fans rolling on the floor.
Vinegar Syndrome put out a blu-ray for the film a while back, which you can purchase here through Amazon.
What would you like to see from the next Jason Voorhees story?
By Matt Konopka