Disqus for Friday The 13th: The Film Franchise




Jason Was Known As The 'Jack O' Lantern' On Jason Takes Manhattan Set

Jason Voorhees has seen many different designs for his look created throughout the decades with different clothing arrangements and hockey masks. The facial make-up has also been overhauled to look more gruesome as the franchise progressed, but the one film that seemed to truly jump the shark was Friday The 13th Part 8: Jason Takes Manhattan.

As most of our readers know, Jason meets his demise in the sewers of New York in the eight installment of the franchise by being melted away by a stream of toxic waste. Before that stream takes him out for good, Jason was dowsed with a bucket of toxic materials by Rennie. That waste began melting the hockey mask and Jason removed it to reveal his hideous face also melting away. This scene created one of the worst facial make-up designs ever seen on film for the character. To be fair, the film was trying to portray Jason with a melted face, but the results are just not that good.

On set, the Jason dummy created to use for the face melting scene would affectionately become known as the Jack O' Lantern, and rightfully so. Below are behind the scene photos of the dummy with effects supervisor Jamie Brown (First photo, center) during filming as well as in storage at the abandoned grade school used for home base of production in Vancouver, Canada.

About The Film
The Big Apple's in big trouble as indestructable psycho-fiend Jason Voorhees hits the road to New York -- and paints the town "red"

After a shocking return from the grave, the diabolical Jason ships out aboard a teen filled "love boat", bound for New York, which he soon transforms into the the ultimate voyage of the damned. Then one of his terrified victims escapes into the nightmarish maze of Manhattan's subways and sewers, only to confront Jason one final time.

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