As some of you may know, I have a soft spot in my heart for slasher-type horror films. It could be that I first became fascinated with horror when I was a young lad and being chased into my dreams by the likes of Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers, and Freddy Krueger that coerced me down the path of being entranced with all things wicked. And if you’re like me, or not, or just a curious person in general, you’d want to know more about your favorite teenage stalking, impossibly immortal and iconic killers after the movie ends. But the movie ended right? There is no more, right? Fear not. There is more, and, really, I haven’t even scratched the surface of how much more.
There are Friday the 13th novels. That’s right. Book adaptations of the movies and…brand new tales of terror! Check out the title below!
Read this delightful premise: The first in a brand new series of Friday the 13th shockers! Jason Voorhees is reanimated and worshipped by a bizarre religious cult. When a SWAT team is called in, it’s time for Jason to go about his bloody work and wages a one-man war against both sides.
What? How awesome is that? But if you want to get a paperback copy, it’ll cost you. It’s listed at $170.00 on Amazon. No kindle versions. What the heck?
But if that’s not awesomeness enough, check out this title:
Hell Lake! Mu-ha-ha-ha! Read this description: The second in a brand new series of Friday the 13th shockers! Jason Voorhees enters the realms of Earth by climbing a stairway from Hell. But this time he’s accompanied by a terrifying clutch of infamous (fictional!!) serial killers, all eager to challenge his crown as the ultimate killing machine.
Hell Lake will only run you about $70.00 on Amazon. But, how about that young adult in your house? Did you ever think, damn, I wish they had a Friday the 13th book for my teenage kid. Well, wonder no longer!
Love it! I’m kind of geeking out here. Except this one would rob your bank account of about $225.00 on Amazon. You know, I’d buy the Kindle versions if they had them. I know, I know, paperback is best but I’m NOT going to spend that much on a Friday the 13th book. No matter how cool they are.
They also have Jason X novels. But I don’t want to discuss those. Ever.
Next on the list: Comics! Yeah. These gruesome books have Jason and Leatherface hanging out together. They have Jason stalking teenagers who foolishly once again tried to open the Crystal Lake Campgrounds. They even have Jason vs. Jason X (cringe).
The cool thing about the comics is that they are unashamedly gory. It’s comic gore, so, not so bad, but man, they push some limits here. The covers are excellent as well. Have a look for yourself.
There are video games with Jason, forums about Friday the 13th, fan films, and whole communities talking about this franchise. I’m too much of an introvert to get involved with those groups, but I think it is cool to know that Friday the 13th had, and still has, such influence. When really, after it’s all said and done, he’s just a woodsman who misses his mommy. A psychotic, murdering woodsman, but when you think about it, the whole premise was quite simple yet it resonated with millions of people. Cool, right?
Any-hoo, if you love Friday the 13th, you should really check a fan film on YouTube titled, Neve Hike Alone. It’s incredible. I think it is better than most of the Friday the 13th, studio films. It’s that good.
It’s free to watch. Here is the link. I think you should check it out: Never Hike Alone
Be kind to each people! Have a great day!