Story: Camp Crystal Lake is said to be a curse to those who enter the premises that they will never return, where one of horror movies slasher iconic characters’ lives and was made into a stoppable being that brings danger to those who enter his grounds. His name is Jason Voorhees and this is where he was created in the waters of Crystal Lake and begin his revenge.
Creating: When creating this idea to capture this moment of Jason, it was about how I was going to tell his story from an innocent child that ended up becoming one of everyone’s fears of going to camp to have some fun, but not knowing that something terrible is hidden away under the dark disturbing waters. From watching the movies and taking notes for details about Jason’s history (mainly 1-4), I wanted to tell a story that showed Jason’s creation of why he seeks his revenge on his victims and then bringing that sense of danger that he is coming. With the idea of the mask rising out from the water, this was my way to saying the monster Jason is born and the boy he once was is gone for his mask has become his new identity. With the weapon in the distance, it was about creating that sense of don’t go in the water, which Jason’s weapon in the distance looked like a shark’s fin and this then added inspiration of the film Jaws that it creates more tense of danger is lurking these waters to those who swim in them.
Facts: With iconic horror movies like Hitchcock’s psychological classic Psycho hitting the cinema, horror movies would become a very popular with young couples on dates to get scared and feel protected, but in 1972 with a movie called The last house on the left it began to change. With the release of The house on the left becoming a film that many people saw as disturbing and shocking which the movie even got bannered for its sadism and scenes of violence, it was the beginning of two film maker’s called Wes Craven and Sean Cunningham that years later they would make two iconic slasher horror movie killers known as Freddy Kruger and Jason Voorhees.
. After producing The last house on the left, Sean Cunningham was doing anything to get work as a director and then he found his inspiration to creating his film Friday the 13th from John Carpenters 1978 slasher horror film Halloween. As Cunningham was amazed how the plot of Halloween was a film about a guy stalking babysitters in one night and basing it on the scariest night of the year, Cunningham would take that same idea of using the one day of the year that is consider to be bad luck and then create a story using the name of that day. As Cunningham began working on his new film with the original title Long night at Camp blood, Cunningham would make an ad for variety showing the poster with the new title Friday the 13th and place over the top of the ad with this quote from the producer of the last house on the left comes the most terrifying film ever made. By creating this ad Cunningham would see if it would get some attention and hopefully get some investment to make his movie which the ad worked and in 1979 the script was written by Victor Miller which Miller would base the film on a camp site that was in the middle of nowhere to create a sense of isolation and abandonment and originally wrote Jason’s name as Josh.
. As the production of Friday the 13th started, to make the film more horrifying and effecting with the killings of the teenagers, Cunningham would hire Tom Savini who was incredible for his special effects and make up from his previous job from George A. Romero’s 1978 Dawn of the Dead. As Savini would create all the effects of the teenager’s deaths in the movie, Savini was also responsible for creating Jason’s appearance as a deformed boy and helped Betsy Palmer the actress playing Jason’s mother feel sorry for him and create her character Pamela Voorhees the psychotic mother getting her revenge on the teenagers for Jason’s death. When creating the effect of Pamela’s death, Savini would create dummy head and have his friend wear the suit that attached the head and it was Savini who would cut off the head in one shot, so when you see Pamela’s hands rise they are actually man’s hands.What is considered to be remembered in Friday the 13th is the famous Ki Ki Ma Ma created by music composer Henry Manfredini. When creating this effect, Manfredini would take the the lines from Pamela when she says Kill her mommy and then say Ki for kill and Ma for mommy and use a echoplex to echo the words that became a clever way of hearing Jason’s voice.
. With a budget 550,000 dollars’ budget to make the film, it made 39,754,601 million dollars and Jason would take over the role as the slasher of the franchise and wear his iconic hockey mask in Friday the 13th part 3 or 3D which came out on 13th august 1982.