The 20 Most Deserving Victims in the Friday the 13th Films

By T.J. Dietsch in Daily Lists, Movies
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 6:00 am

5. Tommy Jarvis (Friday the 13th Park VI: Jason Lives)

How can Tommy Jarvis, the kid who survived more Friday the 13th films than anyone else, make the list, you ask? By being an irresponsible, Jason-reviving dummy, that's why. Tommy scored major points in The Final Chapter by co-opting Jason's look, confusing the killer and hacking him up with his own machete. He even did alright against Faux Jason in A New Beginning. And then he had to go and ruin his track record in Jason Lives by not waiting a day or so to go through with his plan to cremate Jason's corpse.

At the beginning of the film, he and Hoshack decide to dig the body up, douse it with gasoline and burn it to ash. The trouble was that it started storming like crazy. At the same time, Tommy lost his cool and stabbed Jason's body with a piece of metal gate for no good reason. You can probably see where this is going. The lightning hits the rod and up comes Jason, back from the dead, charged and ready to kill. We appreciate Tommy's good intentions here, but would it have killed him to wait until the weather was less Franeknstein-y? Like his A New Beginning co-star Vic, Tommy isn't actually killed on screen, but that doesn't mean he didn't deserve it.

4. Dr. Crews (Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood)

If it hasn't become clear yet, we're not big fans of adult characters who terrorize children in order to further their own motives. Dr. Crews from The New Blood fits perfectly in this category, though he's not the worst of the bunch (keep reading for that one). Anyway, Dr. Crews is Tina Shepard's shrink. Tina has psychokinetic powers which manifested at a young age when she killed her abusive father on Crystal Lake. To really mess Tina up, Crews takes her and her mom back to the place of her ultimate personal tragedy in order to spark her powers and figure out a way to use them for his own benefit. Meanwhile, he threatens to put Tina in an institution any time her mom raises a question about the treatment.

In the process of exploring her abilities, Tina wound up waking Jason up, and the cycle of teen murder started all over again. Dr. Crews avoided death by knife-on-a-stick only to get presumably eviscerated by Jason's weed whacker from hell.

3. Roy Burns (Friday the 13th: A New Beginning)

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Paramount Pictures

Most people know that Jason wasn't the main killer in the original Friday the 13th, but fewer remember that he also didn't participate in Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning. This film found Tommy Jarvis and his fellow halfway house residers tormented by a man named Roy Burns who decided to dress up like Jason and take these kids out. Why? Well, it turned out that he was secretly Joey's father, and seeing his son's corpse wigged him out. But, instead of actually going after his son's murderer - Vic from #10 - this guy decided to pop on a somewhat similar hockey mask and kill the kids who seemed genuinely upset about his son's death. Also, maybe he should have been a better father, just saying.

2. Professor Lowe (Jason X)

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Paramount Pictures

You don't have to look too hard for deplorable human beings in the Friday the 13th films, but finding one who helped doom not only his immediate companions but a whole new planet is a bit harder. Until you watch Jason X and meet Professor Lowe, that is. This guy's Earth-exploring crew of students accidentally brought Jason's frozen corpse on board their ship (not his fault). However, after doing some research, Prof. Lowe discovers who Jason is and decides to not tell his students. His plan: take Jason to their planet and sell his corpse to a collector.

What actually happened? Jason got infused with healing nanobots, killed most of the crew and wound up on another planet where he surely cut a swath of destruction the likes of which he only dreamed before. Good work, prof! His eventual decapitation was cheer-worthy, but probably not enough considering the grievous nature of his crimes against living things the galaxy over.

1. Pamela Voorhees (Friday the 13th)

So who can be worse than a guy who unleashed Jason on an unsuspecting planet? How about the woman who made him that way in the first place: Jason's mom, Mrs. Pamela Voorhees. She blamed campers in Friday the 13th for letting her son die, but even she said, "He should have been watched. Every minute!" Here's an idea, don't let your evil-infused kid run around without supervision! Here's another: don't entrust him to the care of a bunch of asshole teenagers in the first place!

We get it: being a parent is hard, especially when you've got yourself a demon spawn in the making. You want to get away and take pride in your work, but parental responsibilities don't transfer for other people just because you get gig cooking for campers. Don't pawn him off on kids and then go on some psychopathic revenge missions against people who had nothing to do with your son's supposed death and dozens of lives could have been saved!

In conclusion, no one deserved being decapitated by a teenage girl more than Pamela Voorhees.


Previously by TJ Dietsch

The 10 Craziest Old People In Horror Movies

The 12 Weirdest Horror Movie Theme Songs

10 Extremely Underrated Horror Movie Slashers

10 Camps You Never Want To Send Your Kids To (Besides Crystal Lake)

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