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This Official Freddy Krueger Dog Costume Is Kind of the Best…Too Bad About the Jason One


Rubies Freddy Krueger Dog Costume hi res

It has arrived – the perfect way to put my wife’s conflicting loyalties to the test. Will her discomfort with horror movies and Freddy win the day, or will the prospect of any animal in a LEEEEEEEEETTLE HAAAT conquer all misgivings?

Speaking of misgivings, I have my own about the related Jason Voorhees costume…

Rubies Jason Voorhees Dog Costume hi res

Did they assign this to somebody who never heard of Jason, and somehow thought he was an actual hockey player? Because Jason never walked around in a hockey jersey with a picture of himself and the word “Jason” on it. That would have been a bit unsubtle even for him.

Here’s the official description from Rubies’ Costume Co:

Your pup will be tearing up Halloween when you dress them in these terrifyingly cute Freddy Krueger or Jason Voorhees costumes.  Available at retailers nationwide for $13.00- $26.00.

Come to think of it, Freddy generally works better for a dog. Clawing, rather than stabbing, seems like a canine M.O.


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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist