Through honor of Friday the 13th, Jason to brought back to life in pancake art. A crossover film starring Freddy Krueger from A Nightmare on Elm Street, nine sequels, a remake, an unrelated TV series, comic novels, video games, and more followed the 1980 release of the first Friday the 13th movie. The hockey-masked serial killer, who stalks the shores of Crytal Lake, New Jersey (and occasionally Manhattan or the decks of a spaceship) and murders as many young people as he can with a variety of sharp objects and sleeping bags, has become synonymous with the franchise even though he wasn’t the main antagonist of the first movie.
In honor of today being Friday the 13th, Instagram user Laura Rise-Against recreated Jason Voorhees using pancakes, a fairly uncommon medium.
According to the description, Jason’s face to actually created from a blueberry pancake that has been poked two holes in for the eyes and is pointed at the top and bottom to resemble the curvature of a hockey mask. Fruit is use to create features on the mask and the frame around it in this eye-catching breakfast presentation.
Why Friday the 13th Is Still Popular 40 Years Later
Since the 2009 adaptation, there hasn’t been a new Friday the 13th film, although Jason continues to be a recurring character on Friday the 13th and Halloween. The franchise’s longevity can be attribute partly to its role in sparking the early 1980s slasher wave.
Although forerunners like John Carpenter’s Halloween in 1978, Bob Clark’s Black Christmas in 1974, and Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho in 1960 helped pave the way for the genre’s rise. Friday the 13th’s release in 1980 served as the impetus, making a sizable profit thanks to its horrifying gore effects created by Tom Savini. It demonstrated to producers that low-budget slashers could generate a sizable return on investment, inspiring the development of a slew of copycat films, including The Burning, The Prowler, My Bloody Valentine, and many others.
Even though he wouldn’t don his trademark hockey mask or assume the role of the murderer until 1982’s Friday the 13th Part 3-D, Jason became identified with the slasher subgenre during the 1980s, appearing in eight movies. He ascended to fame with Michael Myers from Halloween and Freddy Krueger from Elm Street to become one of the terror’s giants. His enduring fame to further aided by the fact that his recognizable mask is simple for fans to recreate for their costumes while also being unsettling in its void.
What Will Happen to the Friday the 13th Series Next?
Due in part to a copyright issue preventing the license for Friday the 13th from being release, Jason and his exploits have been inactive for more than ten years. The dispute has since been resolve, though, as it revealed that Bryan Fuller would be directing the prequel movie Crystal Lake for Peacock. Jason’s future is looking bright with that project in the works, so fans may also feel like having their pancake celebrations today.