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** ''Film/FridayThe13th1980'', first film in the series
** ''Film/FridayThe13th2009'', the 2009 reboot.
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* The long-running SlasherMovie franchise ''Film/FridayThe13th''.

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* The long-running SlasherMovie franchise ''Film/FridayThe13th''.''Franchise/FridayThe13th''.



* ''FridayThe13thTheSeries'', a horror television series unrelated to the movies.

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* ''FridayThe13thTheSeries'', ''Series/FridayThe13thTheSeries'', a horror television series unrelated to the movies.
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** ''VideoGame/FridayThe13th'', the NES LicensedGame based on the movies.

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** ''VideoGame/FridayThe13th'', ''VideoGame/{{Friday the 13th}}'', the NES LicensedGame based on the movies.



* ''FridayThe13thTheSeries'', a horror television series.

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* ''FridayThe13thTheSeries'', a horror television series.series unrelated to the movies.
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[[redirect:Film/FridayThe13th]]Friday the 13th may refer to:

* The date that is considered unlucky, which is featured on the trope article ThirteenIsUnlucky.
* The long-running SlasherMovie franchise ''Film/FridayThe13th''.
** ''VideoGame/FridayThe13th'', the NES LicensedGame based on the movies.
* 1933 drama film ''Friday the Thirteenth''.
* ''FridayThe13thTheSeries'', a horror television series.
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[[caption-width-right:259:Over 150 kills and counting.]]

->''There's a legend around here. A killer buried, but not dead. A curse on Crystal Lake, a death curse. Jason Voorhees' curse. They say he died as a boy, but he keeps coming back. Few have seen him and lived. Some have even tried to stop him.'' '''''No one can'''''.
->-- Opening narration of ''Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood''

->''I told the others, [[CassandraTruth they didn't believe me]].'' '' You're all doomed. [[DoomyDoomsOfDoom You're all doomed!]]''
->-- Crazy Ralph, ''Friday the 13th Part 2''

Friday the 13th is a series of SlasherMovies, currently containing 12 installments, with [[StealthPun the 13th]] in development.

This VillainBasedFranchise is mainly based on the hockey-masked wearing, machete-wielding, PsychopathicManchild/Zombie character of Jason Voorhees, who drowned at Camp Crystal Lake as a boy due to the negligence of the teenage counselors. Decades later, the lake and surrounding campgrounds are rumored to be "cursed" and are the setting for a series of mass murders, from various killers, staged on or around Friday the 13th, Jason's birthday.

Though clearly inspired by the ''{{Halloween}}'' series of movies, ''Friday the 13th'' is the TropeCodifier for the slasher genre. Typically the action starts with TwentyMinutesWithJerks featuring a group of teenagers, typically counselors, vacationers, or whoever, who have come to Crystal Lake for various reasons, but usually involving sex and drugs. Slowly they (along with more than a few other minor characters along the way) are hunted down and killed in a variety of ways, one by one, with none of the remaining members of the group being the wiser, until the FinalGirl (and occasionally a TagalongKid) discovers the bodies and forces a confrontation with the killer.

Though it is a series, and each movie follows the previous one (sometimes even starting directly after), there are few recurring elements besides Jason and the Crystal Lake location. The main exception to this rule are installments 4-6, which feature the character of Tommy Jarvis, a young boy who, after losing quite a bit of sanity after his mother is murdered by Jason and who Tommy is forced to kill in turn, dedicates himself to the destruction of Jason (inadvertently becoming the catalyzing force for Jason's resurrection as a zombie.)

(Very) Brief Synopses for each movie in the series:

'''''Friday the 13th'' (1980)'''

->''On Friday the 13th, they began to die horribly, one......by one''

Counselors are stalked and killed at Camp Crystal Lake. [[ItWasHisSled As famously pointed]] out in the opening of ''{{Scream}}'', [[spoiler: this movie does not actually feature Jason as the killer, but rather his mother, Pamela Voorhees, who blames the counselors at the camp's previous incarnation for letting her son drown because they were too busy having sex to watch him]]. Surprisingly effective as a horror piece.

'''''Friday the 13th Part II'' (1981)'''

->''The body count continues...''

Counselors are stalked and killed at Camp Crystal Lake. Though pretty much a retread, it does feature the first appearance of Jason as the killer, though his face is covered by a pillow case instead of the iconic hockey mask, which he would gain in...

'''''Friday the 13th Part III'' (1982)'''

->''A new dimension in terror...''

Teenagers are stalked and killed at a camp near Crystal Lake. Originally shot in [[ThreeDMovie 3-D]], so it randomly features shots of popcorn popping and yo-yos coming toward the camera, along with a couple of (very cool) three-dimensional kills. It's also the movie where Jason gets his famous hockey mask. Likely the point in the series where [[VillainProtagonist your sympathies start being with the killer]].

'''''Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter'' (1984)'''

->''Jason's Back, and this is the one you've been screaming for.''

Teenagers are stalked and killed at a Camp near Crystal Lake. A SeriesFauxnale, expected to be the final in the series, but it performed so well at the box office that the series continued. Features Corey Feldman as Tommy Jarvis, Crispin Glover as one of the teenagers, much gratuitous nudity, what is widely believed to be the best gore in the series (courtesy of TomSavini), and a ton of NarmCharm. If you want a SoBadItsGood teen comedy that morphs into a SoCoolItsAwesome horror movie, this is the one to check out.

'''''Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning'' (1985)'''

->''If Jason still haunts you, you're not alone!''

See what they did there? Teenagers are stalked and killed at a halfway house near Crystal Lake. Features a twist where [[spoiler:the hockey-masked killer turns out not to be Jason, but a man who wanted to avenge the death of his son at the house]]. While plot-wise, it's considered one of the worst of the series, it ''does'' feature some of the best death performances of the whole franchise. These kids ''know'' how to die!

'''''Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives'' (1986)'''

->''Evil always rises again.''

After Jason is resurrected by a lightning bolt, teenagers are stalked and killed in the town of Crystal Lake. Noticeably less gory than previous installments, and the only one in the series to feature no nudity whatsoever, due to an upswing of MoralGuardians at the MPAA. Still regarded, however, as one of the finest and most tightly-plotted in the series by fans. Incidentally, though Jason has a tendency to stalk camp counselors, this is the only film in the series where kids actually make it to the camp during its duration. Probably most notable for being the turning point at which the series seemed to recognize how utterly goofy it was and started to include some LampshadeHanging and self-deprecatory humor - at least, until the remake tried to make things scary again.

'''''Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood'' (1988)'''

->''On Friday the 13th, Jason is back. But this time, someone's waiting.''

Teenagers are stalked and killed at a camp near Crystal Lake. Features a girl with PsychicPowers, giving it the fan nickname of ''Jason vs. {{Carrie}}''. First movie to feature Kane Hodder as Jason, who many consider to be the best actor of the role.

'''''Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan'' (1989)'''

->''New York has a new problem.''

Teenagers are stalked and killed on a boat leaving from Crystal Lake, then in [[BigApplesauce Manhattan]] for the last twenty minutes. Actually filmed in {{Vancouver}}, and it shows. Features a scene where Jason [[MortalKombat punches one of his victims head off]].

'''''Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday'' (1993)'''

->''Horror, has many faces... death, wears many different masks... but pure evil, wears only one... [[BlatantLies and this is your final chance, to see it]].''

ANOTHER SeriesFauxnale, this time one that goes OffTheRails and features Jason as a hell-spirit that leaps from body to body after one man eats his heart, trying to kill off his descendants. In the finale, Jason's hockey mask gets dragged down to Hell by [[NightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]]'s bladed glove, setting up the crossover film that would come ten years later. Jason only shows up twice -- once at the very beginning and once at the end.

'''''Jason X'' (2002)'''

->''Evil gets an upgrade.''

Teenagers (and {{Space Marine}}s) are stalked and killed on a spaceship after picking up Jason's [[HumanPopsicle cryogenically frozen body]] at an abandoned Crystal Lake. Then he fights a robot. Then he becomes a robot. Features a brief appearance by DavidCronenberg and might be the most humorous of the series.

Despite its name, it has nothing to do with the MemeticMutation of [[HeavyRain pressing X to Jason]].

The movie is well known by fans not only for being extremely cheesy, but also because it contains one of the best death sequences ever (lady who get her face frozen, then smashed to pieces) on the franchise, and also because of the VR scene which is pretty much what the old series was all about.

'''''[[FreddyVsJason Freddy Vs. Jason]]'' (2003)'''

->''Winner Kills All.''

Jason meets up with Freddy Krueger of the ''NightmareOnElmStreet'' series, and they have an EvasiveFightThreadEpisode. Nothing is settled. [[spoiler: If you consider the statistics though, Jason technically won with his bodycount being over 20 against Freddy's one.]].

It probably takes place between ''Jason Goes To Hell'' and ''Jason X.''

'''''Friday the 13th'' (2009)'''

->''Welcome to Crystal Lake.''

ContinuityReboot of the series, apparently created with the intent to give Jason more personality and emphasizing his "menacing survivalist" nature. Does that mean his kill count resets too?

There's gonna be [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1388372/ another]]. But, according to Brad Fuller's Twitter, [[DevelopmentHell not for a while]].

The film series' name was put into ''FridayThe13thTheSeries'', which had very little to do with the films. There was also a NintendoHard video game [[Game/{{Friday the 13th}} adaptation]].
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!!This film series provides examples of the following tropes:

* [[ThreeDMovie 3D Movie]]: ''Part III'', [[ThirdIs3D naturally]].
* AbortedArc: ''Part V'''s SequelHook.
** In the first movie it seemed to imply that there was a relationship of some sort between Alice and Steve (the guy opening the camp), but none of this is explained further.
* AbsoluteCleavage: Janessa in ''Jason X''.
* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Screw katanas, machetes have the sharpest blade in the world!
* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: Apparently in t''Part VIII'', [[BigApplesauce New York]] has a big one.
* AgonyOfTheFeet: Jason stabs Whitney's boyfriend's foot through the floor when they're checking his cabin in the remake.
* AllBikersAreHellsAngels: The three bikers in ''Part III''.
* TheAllegedCar: Ginny's car in ''Part 2'', which works as a justification for the MyCarHatesMe moment later on.
* AlliterativeName: Every 80's glam rock cliche combining J.J. Jarrett in ''Part VIII''.
* AndShowItToYou: Hawes dies in ''Part VI'' when Jason punches through him, grabbing his heart in the process.
* AnArmAndALeg: Jason cuts Ali's hand off in ''Part III'' before killing him.
** Jason rips off Burt's arm when he takes his machete ''Part VI''. He also hacked Roy to pieces offscreen.
** Thanks to Azrael's bumbling, frozen Jason falls and cuts his arm in ''Jason X''. Later Jason literally loses an arm and a leg during his fight against Kay-Em.
* ArtifactTitle: Only about half the films are actually set on Friday the 13th.
* AssholeVictim: It's a slasher film, so it's to be expected. Charles from ''Jason Takes Manhattan'' is probably the strongest example since his every second on screen seems to be devoted to making you cheer when Jason finally drowns his ass in a barrel of sewage.
** Melissa in ''Part VII''.
** Trent in the remake.
* AttemptedRape: After arriving in New York in ''Part VIII'', two muggers attempt to rape Rennie. She is saved by Jason in a BigDamnVillains moment.
* AutoErotica: Ben and Kate in the van in ''Part VII''.
* AxCrazy: Aside from the obvious, there's Victor in ''Part V'', who hacks up Joey in a fit of rage.
* AxeBeforeEntering: No door can hold Jason out. Happens literally in ''Part III'' and ''The Final Chapter''.
* AnAxeToGrind: Jason uses an axe in ''Part III'' and ''The Final Chapter''.
* BadassNormal: Brodski in ''Jason X''. Seriously, he's the only man who could really take Jason out. [[spoiler: Aside from KM-14, who's a robot.]]
* BarrierBustingBlow: Provided the page picture.
* BatterUp: Alice in the first film grabs a baseball bat briefly to defend herself.
* BattleAmongstTheFlames: Tommy grappling with Jason in the burning water in ''Part VI'''s climax.
* BearTrap: Richie in the remake gets caught on bear trap set by Jason. Later on Whitney uses a bear trap against Jason during the final confrontation.
* BeatStillMyHeart: Jason's heart in ''Jason Goes to Hell''.
* BerserkButton: When Jason supposedly drowned at Camp Crystal Lake, [[spoiler: his mother Pamela killed most of the next counselors to inhabit Camp Crystal Lake years later]].
** Jason has his own button: [[spoiler: if you killed his mother in the first film, [[TalkToTheFist then may God have mercy on your soul]].]]
** In Jason Goes to Hell, [[spoiler: many of his victims insulted him before being killed]]
* BigApplesauce: ''Part VIII'', obviously.
* BigBad: Jason Vorhees in most of the movies, exception being [[spoiler: Pamela Vorhees in the first movie and Roy Burns in ''Part V'']].
* BigDamnHeroes: Reggie saving Pam in ''Part V'' with an earthmover.
* BigNo: Chili screams out one in ''Part III'' when she finds the corpses of Andy and Debbie. Chris does it too when Jason just keeps coming after her.
* BigShutUp: Lowe to the panicking students when Jason is closing in on them in ''Jason X''.
* BillingDisplacement: Alice gets third billing for Part 2 when she has less than 10 minutes of screentime and even most of that is just a flashback to the first film.
* BlackEyesOfEvil: In the ending of [[spoiler: ''The Final Chapter'', after Tommy has killed Jason rather violently and hugs his sister with his eyes closed]], he opens them to show us that there is something ''not right'' about him anymore...
* BladeOnAStick: Jason uses one to kill Tina's mom in ''Part VII''.
* BloodIsSquickerInWater: The bloody clothes in the bathtub in ''Part III''.
** Jason's face getting propelled underwater in ''Part VI''.
* BloodlessCarnage: In ''Jason X'', Jason crashes two future gamers in the middle of a VR gaming session, and [[MacheteMayhem does what he does best]], however, they don't seem to be phased about the maniac slicing them to pieces, and, despite being diced, they neither bleed nor die nor show any pain. Then they [[RageQuit end the simulation in frustration]], and [[AvertedTrope Jason quickly realizes and rectifies his mistake.]]
* BondGunBarrel: Parodied in ''Part VI''.
* BreakTheCutie: An extreme version happens with Kinsa in ''Jason X'', perhaps the most realistic depiction of how someone would react when trapped in a confined space with a mass murderer. After the deaths of her boyfriend and many others, she goes completely nuts and locks herself in the ship's only shuttle. Then she launches the shuttle without undocking it, killing herself and screwing up their only means of escape.
* BroadStrokes: The reboot. The events of the original film apparently happened, but [[spoiler: Mrs. Voorhees']] killing spree happened shortly after her son's "death", rather than 20 years later.
* BuffySpeak: Azrael describing Jason's cryogenic chamber in ''Jason X''.
-->'''Lowe''': "Someone tell me what that is?"
-->'''Azrael''': "Like a.. big kinda...frozen storage thing?"
* CaliforniaDoubling: Most of the scenes in New York in ''Part VIII'' were actually shot in Vancouver, Canada.
** Crystal Lake is supposed to be in upstate New York. Which of course means that you shoot any scenes regarding Crystal Lake in places like California, Texas, Alabama, and Georgia. At least the first two movies shoot in New Jersey and Connecticut, respectively.
* CameraFiend: Wayne in ''Part VIII''.
* CampingACrapper: Jason kills Harold when he comes from the toilet in ''Part III''.
** Happens to Demon in ''Part V''.
** Nikki in ''Part VI'', Jason grabs and kills her in the SUV bathroom.
* CanonDisContinuity: ''Part V''.
** Not really, ''Part VI'' mentions Tommy being plagued by Jason hallucinations and having once been institutionalized.
** Though it ignores the fact that Jason's body was cremated.
** There was once a scene in ''Part VI'' (which got into the novelization) that at least tried to explain that inconsistency. Tommy asks why Jason wasn't cremated and Sheriff Garris explains that someone (presumably Jason's dad) paid ''a lot'' of money to make sure Jason got a proper burial.
** Possibly applies to ''Jason Goes to Hell''. The idea of Jason being a demon that possesses people is ignored in ''Jason X'' and ''Freddy vs. Jason''. He's back to being his normal indestructible zombie self.
*** Perhaps he lost that power in ''Jason Goes to Hell'' when [[spoiler: Jessica kills him with a Kandarian dagger and he goes to hell, even though he is resurrected later by Freddy he doesn't get that part of his power back, as implied in his first fight with Kay Em.]]
*** In the commentary, they mention the machinery may have rebuilt Jason because it malfunctioned... or because Jason's spirit manipulated it, sort of tying into ''Jason Goes to Hell''.
*** In his opening monologue, Freddy says that he had to search the depths of hell to find someone as terrifying as he was. However, this could be referring to Jason's "death" in ''Manhattan''.
* CarChase: Megan and Tommy are involved in a short one with sheriff's deputies in ''Part VI''.
* CarCushion: Jason pulls Tina through second-story a window and throws her into a car on the ground in ''The Final Chapter''.
* CarFu: Rennie attempts to kill Jason with a police car in ''Part VIII''.
** Used against possessed Robert in ''Jason Goes to Hell''.
* CassandraTruth: Tommy's past life in institutions is an obstruction to anyone to belief his claims of Jason's recent revival in ''Part VI''.
* CatScare: Random cat scares Alice in ''Part II'' before Jason "[[PowerfulPick picks]]" her.
** Diner's Cat scares Lana in ''Part V'' when she's about to go out with Billy.
** The random cat scaring Sandra in ''Part VII''.
* CaughtInASnare: In ''Part II'', one of the camp counselors is caught in a snare and killed by Jason while hanging upside down.
* TheCavalryArrivesLate: Happens in the first three and fifth movies.
* ChainsawGood: Ginny in ''Part 2'' brandishes a chainsaw briefly to defend herself. [[OnceIsNotEnough Then she runs away]].
** Used again for defense in ''Part V'', then the gasoline runs out...
* ChairmanOfTheBrawl: Ginny breaks a chair over Jason's head in ''Part 2''.
* CharacterDevelopment: Over the course of three movies, Tommy Jarvis goes from TagalongKid to BrokenBird to ZenSurvivor. Definitely the exception, rather than the rule.
* ChaseScene: Lot of running will happen when Jason makes himself properly known.
* ClosedCircle: The cruise ship in ''Part VIII''.
* CombatPragmatist: Jason's methods become much more creative than the ol' slash & stab in ''A New Beginning''. [[spoiler: Justified, as it isn't really Jason]].
* CompressedAdaptation: The reboot, which manages to mash the first four movies into one film. But seeing how [[ClicheStorm similar]] they are to each other, it's not really that amazing.
* ContrivedCoincidence: The events leading up to Jason's revival in ''Part VIII''. Jimmy and Suzie are on a boat in Crystal Lake. Jimmy lowers the anchor, which lands on an underwater powerline. Jason's body is just coincidentally right next to it and when the anchor starts rubbing the powerline, electrifying Jason's body and bringing him back alive. Jimmy also just happens to have a hockey mask in his boat to Jason to put on.
* CoversAlwaysLie: The poster and home video art of ''Part II'' show Jason's silhouette holding an ax. Jason doesn't use an ax in that movie.
** One version of the DVD cover for the first movie has a holographic image revealing Jason's mask. Not only is Jason not in the first movie, he doesn't even get the hockey mask for another two films.
* CriticalExistenceFailure: When Jason swaps bodies in ''Jason Goes To Hell'', former one rots away.
* CuriosityKilledTheCast
* CutPhoneLines: Jason cuts the radio communications from the ship Lazarus in ''Part VIII''. Which is rather knowledgeable from one who has never been near the ocean in his life (or unlife, if you prefer).
* DangerTakesABackseat: Happens to Pete in ''Part V''.
* DangerousWindows: Possessed Robert attacks Jess through a window in ''Jason Goes to Hell''.
* ADateWithRosiePalms: Lawrence in the remake is about to have one when he is interrupted by Jenna and Clay.
* DeadPersonImpersonation: Ginny impersonates Jason's mother to distract him in ''Part 2''.
* DeathByIrony: "Darling, you'll be the death of me. But what a way to go!" says Martin to his empty bottle in ''Part VI''. Then he throws it away, Jason grabs it, breaks it and [[GrievousBottleyHarm stabs Martin with it]].
* DeathByMocking: The practical joker or bitchy [[TheLibby Libby]] character has a low chance of survival. The largest exception comes in ''Part II'', where the joker stays at a bar drinking all night, managing to avoid the murders at the campground entirely.
* DeathByPragmatism: Subverted in the remake.
* DeathBySex: The first film probably made it a staple for slasher flicks.
* DecoyProtagonist: [[spoiler: Fake FinalGirl Jenna in the remake]].
** [[spoiler: Hell, try Decoy CAST! Everyone is killed 20 minutes into the movie, with the real story picking up 6 weeks later]].
** The first film follows Annie at the start. [[spoiler: She is then promptly killed off and Alice is the FinalGirl]].
* DemonicPossession: Entirety of ''Jason Goes to Hell''.
** [[spoiler: Implied in ''Part V'', [[YouAreTheDemons especially in the ending]].]]
* DestinationDefenestration: Rick's body is thrown through a window in ''Part III''.
** Same thing happens to Rob in ''Part III'', George in ''Part V'' and in ''Part VI''.
** Robin in ''Part VII'' and [=McCulloch=] in ''Part VIII are an example of living people getting thrown through a window.
* {{Determinator}}: Jason, especially in ''Part VIII'' where he shoves off all the easy potential victims just to get the remaining protagonists.
* DontGoInTheWoods
* DramaticThunder: Thunder rumbles and lightning flashes when Jason rises his machete to kill Tommy in ''Part V'''s opening NightmareSequence.
** Same thing goes on in ''Part VI'' when Tommy and Hawes find Jason's grave.
* DramaticUnmask: Usually in the climax of the movie, subverted in ''Part VI'' where Jason is seen without his mask when he's revived.
* DropTheHammer: Jason kill the sheriff in ''Part 2'' with a hammer.
** When Jason grabs Tommy in ''The Final Chapter'', Trish attacks him with a hammer.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Jason [[spoiler:is not the killer]] in the first movie, and he doesn't don his iconic hockey mask until ''Part III''.
* EatTheEvidence: When the protagonists of ''Part III'' spot two police cars (with blazing sirens and all) behind them, they promptly start eating their drug stash. After pulling over, the police just keep driving onward much to their dismay.
* ElectricBoogaloo: Parts ''IV'' to ''VIII'' have the subtitles ''The Final Chapter'', ''A New Beginning'', ''Jason Lives'', ''The New Blood'' and ''Jason Takes Manhattan''.
* ElectrifiedBathtub: Tina in ''Part VII'' uses her powers to force Jason into a puddle and then breaks one of the power cables to fry him.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Even though he is an undead killing machine, Jason still cares for his mother. He even had a shrine for her!
** It was going to be subverted in ''Jason X'' where he was supposed to kill the image of his mother in the holographic display showing Crystal Lake [[CompleteMonster just to show how evil he has become]]. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen The idea was scrapped]].
* EvenEvilHasStandards: WordOfGod states that Jason must never kill children or animals.
** He tried killing Tommy in ''The Final Chapter'' and Rennie in a childhood flashback in ''Part VIII'' though. He might have killed Muffin the dog from ''Part II'', the ending [[GainaxEnding is somewhat confusing]].
*** On the other hand, in ''Part VI'', he stands in the middle of a cabin filled with running, screaming children and never even takes a swing.
** Well the current comics forgets about the no animals part but this was a cast of CompletelyMissingThePoint since it makes Jason a CompleteMonster rather than a normal (able deform) child messed up by assholes.
** He killed a pregnant woman in ''Part III'' (although the lady in question didn´t appear pregnant at all, being just two months).
** Actually, in ''Part II'' it's mentioned that Jason killed wild animals for food.
*** That was a necessity. He won't kill them out of general sadism like [[{{Halloween}} Michael Meyers]].
* EveryCarIsAPinto: After Rennie crashes the police car in ''Part VIII'', it blows up.
* EverythingIsRacist: Used twice by Lawrence (The lone black person) in the 2009 remake. The first time was in order to get out of pumping gas, and the second time was for joking around (He talks about making a music label to Chelsea, who automatically think it'll be for rap. Lawrence takes offense to this and says ďOh, because Iím black, I canít listen to Green Day?Ē Chelsea then apologizes and asks what kind of genre Lawrence is going to do, [[HypocriticalHumor to which he smiles and says that he actually is going to do rap.]])
* EvilDetectingDog: Gordon, the Jarvis family's dog, gets an awesome case of ''[[SuperWindowJump Get The Fuck Out]]'' when it senses Jason's presence in the house that Trish and Rob are investigating in ''The Final Chapter''.
* EvilLaugh: Tommy laughs evilly after stabbing Pam in his second NightmareSequence in ''Part V''.
** Heard when Jason's mask is pulled underground in ''Jason Goes to Hell''.
* EvilMakesYouMonstrous: The progression from a man to an unkillable undead demon.
* ExactEavesdropping: In ''Part VII''.
* EyeScream: Hilarious version happens in ''Part VII''.
** And there's ''Part III'' with Rick getting his head crushed with enough force that his eye rockets out of his socket towards the screen (IN 3D!). YouFailBiologyForever? Probably. [[RuleOfCool But also pretty damn amusing]].
** Jason has also gotten his share of the damage:
*** Machete across his face (and his right eye) in ''The Final Chapter''.
*** An ink pen (that was allegedly used by StephenKing) into the same eye in ''Part VIII''.
*** Freddy claws his way into them in ''Freddy VS Jason''.
*** When he is lying supposedly dead and being examined by Adrienne in ''Jason X'', she removes one of his eyes.
** In ''Part V'', Tina gets both eyes gouged out ''with gardening shears''.
*** Her boyfriend's eyes are crushed with a belt around a tree, as well.
**** And later in the same movie, Reggie's grandpa is found dead with his eyes gouged out.
* TheFaceless: Subverted. Jason is consistently masked, but in almost all the movies he appears in, he'll lose it for a good look at his face. Said face is not particularly consistent from movie to movie, however.
** Understandable, in that before his death, Jason took quite a few nasty hits to the head, and AFTER his death, Jason has spent many years '''rotting underwater'''.
* FacePalmOfDoom: How Doug is killed in ''The Final Chapter''.
* {{Fainting}}: Tina faints in ''Part VII'' when she sees the resurrected Jason.
* {{Fanservice}}: Nudity, in my slasher movie?
** It's more likely than you think.
** That said, the series' overall reputation for nudity is kind of overblown: there's none worth mentioning in parts 1 and 6, and only split-seconds of nudity in 3, 7 and 8. However, 2, 4, 7 and 10 have nice scenes, and 5, 9 and the remake are practically boobular.
* {{Filth}}: Ted finds ''very'' oldschool skinflick in the house the protagonists are partying in ''The Final Chapter''. It's the nearest thing to him getting [[IfYouKnowWhatIMean any action that night]].
* FinalGirl: In order, [[spoiler:Alice, Ginny, Chris, Trish, Pam, Megan, Tina, Rennie, Jessica, Rowan, Lori, and Whitney.]]
** Subverted a bit with [[spoiler: Alice, who used weed in one scene]] and [[spoiler: Ginny, who has offscreen sex]].
*** It's also implied that [[spoiler:Alice]] had a relationship with Mr. Christy. Not explicitly a sexual one, but there are a few references to "last night".
* FingerWag: Dr. Crews does this to Tina when he is convincing her that he cares about her well-being in ''Part VII''.
* {{Fingore}}: Happens to Jason during his confrontation with Freddy.
** Also happens in ''Jason Goes to Hell'' in a scene where Duke breaks two of Steven's fingers for no apparent reason.
** Wasn't that because Steven wanted information and Creighton said that he'd answer the questions 'for a price.' which in that case was working fingers?
* FlareGun: [=McCulloch=] in ''Part VIII'' grabs a flare gun when he goes looking for the deckhand.
* FlashbackEcho: When Tommy sees Jason's corpse in his open grave in ''Part VI'', he flashbacks to the events of ''The Final Chapter'', grabs a pole and starts impaling Jason in rage.
* FlashbackNightmare: ''Part 2'''s opening shows Alive having nightmare's from the [[StockFootage first film's events]].
* FollowTheLeader: Original is one of the first slasher films that came in the wake of ''{{Halloween}}''. It also inspired lots of SlasherMovies set in summer camps and backwoods.
* FootFocus: The opening of ''Part 2'', which starts with a kid jumping in rain puddles and the starts following Jason's footsteps as he closes in on Alice's apartment.
* ForDoomTheBellTolls: Used on the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uEeNb5dO5g&feature=related teaser trailer]] for ''Part VI''.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: ''Part V'''s hockey mask has blue markings on it instead of red ones, foreshadowing [[spoiler:that the real killer wasn't Jason at all]].
* FountainOfYouth: [[spoiler: Toxic waste in the [[BigApplesauce New York]] sewers does this to Jason...for some reason.]]
* FryingPanOfDoom: Alice defends herself with one in the first film.
* GainaxEnding: In ''Part VII'', [[spoiler: Tina manages to temporarily revive his father to drag Jason down to the lake]] and in ''Part VIII'', [[spoiler: Jason drowns in toxic waste and the water is lowered to reveal Jason as a child]]. All of the films tend to end on a bit of ambiguous insanity however.
* GenderBlenderName: Chris and Shelly in ''Part III''.
** Robin in ''Part V''.
* GenreSavvy: Lizabeth in ''Part VI'':
--> '''Lizabeth''': "I've seen enough horror movies to know any weirdo wearing a mask is never friendly!"
** Also Steven in ''Jason Goes to Hell''
--> '''Luke:''' We're going to Camp Crystal Lake.
--> '''Steven:''' Oh yeah? Planning on smoking a little dope, having a little premarital sex, and getting slaughtered?
** ''Jason X'' also {{Lampshades}} this, with the virtual reality simulation.
** Thoroughly averted by the parents of counselors in every movie, assuming they don't want their kids dead...
* GoneSwimmingClothesStolen: Scott does this to Terry in ''Part 2''.
* GoodOldFisticuffs: Julius tries to bring Jason down with his fists in ''Part VIII'', [[OffWithHisHead but it doesn't end well.]]
* GoryDiscretionShot: Paula's death in ''Part VI''.
* GraveRobbing: Both ''Part V'' and ''Part VI'' openings has two guys disturbing Jason's grave.
* GrievousBottleyHarm: Jason kills the cemetery caretaker in ''Part VI'' with a broken bottle.
* GroinAttack: In ''Part III'' [[ParanoiaFuel Andy's walking down the hall on his hands and Jason cleaves him in half from the crotch downward]], plus Paul in ''The Final Chapter'' gets speared in the groin with enough force he's lifted off the ground and it bursts out his back.
** Was originally going to happen to one of the ''female'' victims in ''Part V'', and was actually filmed, but they realized the MPAA would never let it through, so they re-filmed her death with a new method.
** Steven tries against Jason in ''Jason Goes to Hell'', to no avail.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: Andy's corpse in ''Part III'' is found cut in half.
** Happens to Kicker in ''Jason X''.
* {{Hallucinations}}: Tommy Jarvis in ''Part V'' hallucinates about Jason standing around menacingly few times.
** Rennie in ''Part VIII'' has hallucinations of Jason as a child.
* HarmfulToMinors: Events of ''The Final Chapter'' messed up Tommy Jarvis ''bad''.
* HarpoonGun: Jason shoots Vera into her eye with a harpoon gun in ''Part III''.
** Jason impales Paul with one in ''The Final Chapter'', through his crotch. And as if that wasn't enough, he then pulls the trigger.
** He impales Suzie with one in ''Part VIII''.
* HearingVoices: [[spoiler:Mrs. Voorhees in the first film]].
* HeroicSacrifice: In the climax of ''Jason X''.
* HollywoodDarkness
* HopeSpot: [[spoiler:Mrs. Voorhees]] in the first film.
* HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday: Double-whammy as the first movie takes it's place on the titular day ''and'' Jason's birthday.
** It's Michael's birthday during the first night of ''Part VII''.
* HostileWeather: It starts raining and thundering midway through ''The Final Chapter'' and ''Part V''.
** There's thunder and lightning in ''Part VI'''s opening sequence.
* HotScientist: Rowan in ''Jason X''.
* HumanPopsicle: ''Jason X''.
* IShallTauntYou: Tommy resorts to this to lure Jason into the Crystal Lake in ''Part VI''.
* ImmuneToBullets: Jason has been shot so many times he's practically Made of Lead.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: The part with tractor harrows in ''Part V''.
* ImpendingDoomPOV: Used in the first films.
* ImplacableMan: Guess who. In the earlier films in the series, he'd at least feel some pain when struck or stabbed, but once he got resurrected in ''Part VI'', all bets are off.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: For a backwoods mutant, and later zombie, Jason is an ''extremely'' good marksman.
** Well, keep in mind the fact that Jason has probably been hunting his own food to survive on for years. He's had time to develop some major skills.
* ImpromptuTracheotomy: Chewie in the remake gets a screwdriver into his throat.
* InfernalRetaliation: ''[[FreddyVsJason Freddy vs. Jason]]''
* InstrumentOfMurder: Jason bashes JJ's head in with her own guitar in ''Part VIII''.
* IntercontinuityCrossover: ''[[FreddyVsJason Freddy vs. Jason]]'' and its comicbook sequel ''FreddyVsJasonVsAs''.
** Other comics also had crossovers with Satan's Six and [[TheTexasChainsawMassacre Leatherface]].
* ItWasHereISwear: Tina about the tent spike that Jason stuck on the porch in ''Part VII''.
* JackTheRipoff: [[spoiler: Entirety of ''Part V'', where "Jason" is revealed to be ambulance driver Roy Burns, who donned Jason's costume to kill the teenagers (and other random people) because of his son's death.]]
** Sheriff Garris beliefs Tommy to be one in ''Part VI''.
** Jason becomes one in Freddy's plan to return in ''[[FreddyVsJason Freddy vs. Jason]]''.
* {{Joisey}}: Camp Crystal Lake -- and therefore, the bulk of the series -- takes place here, which may explain why the big class trip in ''Part VIII'' was to [[BigApplesauce New York]].
* JustHitHim: Jason probably could have punched Steven's heart out during the finale of ''Jason Goes to Hell'', but he seemed to enjoy throwing him around and hitting him with a stick instead.
* KarmaHoudini: In ''Part V'', [[spoiler:Roy never went after Vic, the guy who actually killed his son.]]
* KicktheDog: Averted. Jason was supposed to kick a barking dog at some point in a film, but Kane Hodder (the only actor to play Jason multiple times) decided it wasn't in his character.
* KillItWithFire: When Tina confronts Jason in the cabin basement in ''Part VII'', she uses her powers to dose him with gasoline and [[ManOnFire set him on fire]]. This somehow causes the whole house [[StuffBlowingUp blow up]] too.
* KillTheCutie: Mostly averted, as the cute one is usually the FinalGirl. Played completely straight though, in ''Jason X''.
** Violet in ''Part V'' and Jenna in the remake.
* {{Kneecapping}}: Chris stabs Jason's knee when she is finally forced to confront him in ''Part III''.
* LampshadeHanging: The virtual topless teen girls in ''Jason X'' in a CrowningMomentOfFunny.
-->'''VR teen girl #1:''' Hey, do you want a beer?
-->'''VR teen girl #2:''' Or do you wanna smoke some pot?
-->'''VR teen girl #1:''' Or we can have premarital sex?
-->'''Both of them:''' We ''love'' premarital sex!
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''Chi-chi-chi-ha-ha-ha'' =/= ''Ki-ki-ki-ki...ma-ma-ma-ma...''
** The strange thing about Jason's {{Leitmotif}} that [[spoiler: it's really his mother's in the first movie where she hears her son saying, "Kill them mommy."]]
* KubrickStare. Brodski to Jason in ''Jason X''.
* LetsSplitUpGang: After the ship's captain is found dead in ''Part VIII'', Julius organizes a hunt-down for Jason.
* TheLibby: The RichBitch Melissa in ''Part VII''.
* LighterAndSofter: ''Part VI'' was a little less mean spirited and more of an AffectionateParody of the series and slasher films in general. It is also the only film in the series not to have any nudity.
* LightningCanDoAnything: Mostly resurrect people.
* LightningReveal: Done when Jason is stalking David in ''Part VII''.
* LongestPrologueEver: The remake's prologue is over ''twenty minutes''.
* LosingYourHead: In the original ending of ''Part II'', [[spoiler: Mrs. Voorhees' head was supposed to wink at the camera before the credits start to roll]].
** Kay-Em in ''Jason X'', justified because she's a robot.
** [[spoiler: Freddy does this in ''Freddy Vs. Jason''.]]
* {{Lunacy}}: Steve and the Sheriff discuss about this in the first movie.
* MacheteMayhem: TropeCodifier
* MadOracle: Crazy Ralph in Parts ''I'' and ''II''. Who could forget that line? "It has a death curse!"
** Abel in ''Part III''.
** Deckhand in ''Part VIII''.
* MadeOfIron: It's amazing how much punishment Jason has gone through:
** First of all, he drowned in Crystal Lake.
** Then, he took a machete through his shoulder.
** After that, he was hanged.
** Shortly after, he took an ax to the head.
** Moreover, his own machete is lodged halfway through his head vertically.
** A quarter of his face gets mauled and his neck snaps by a rotor of a motorboat.
** He was shot numerous times.
** In addition, a roof collapsed on him.
** He was caught inside an explosion.
** He drowned in a flood of toxic waste.
** Then he got blown apart by a mortars.
** He got sent to hell by a magical dagger.
** And the list goes on...
* MadeOfPlasticine: It's amazing how little punishment Jason's victims can take...
** Subverted with one particular character in ''Freddy vs. Jason'' who takes quite a bit of damage from Jason, before [[spoiler: meeting his doom at the hands of someone else]]
* MaleGaze: ''Part 2'' and ''The Final Chapter'' have pretty infamous examples.
* MamaBear: [[spoiler:Pamela Voorhees, a psychopathic example]].
* [=~The Man They Couldn't Hang~=]: Chris attempts to dispose of Jason by hanging him in ''Part III''
* MaskPower: Jason all the way. [[spoiler: Roy Burns on the other hand....]]
* MenacingStroll
* MightyGlacier: Jason is one against Freddy Krueger's FragileSpeedster.
** Averted before he dies and is resurrected. In life, Jason was ''very'' quick on his feet.
* MirrorScare: The first Jason hallucination in ''Part V'' manifests itself this way.
** Rennie has a hallucination where she sees Jason as a child inside her cabin's mirror just before the real Jason attacks in ''Part VIII''.
** Subverted in ''Jason Goes to Hell''.
* MobileMenace
* MuggingTheMonster: Attempted in ''Part VIII''; he scares them off just by lifting his mask.
* MummiesAtTheDinnerTable: Jason keeps his mother's head around in ''Part II''.
* MurderByMistake: After [[BlindWithoutEm losing his glasses]], Wayne shoots the unnamed shipmate in a fit of panic, thinking he is Jason.
** Happens in ''Jason X'', where Jason accidentally causes a destruction of ''an entire space station''.
* MusicalisInterruptus: In ''Jason X'', Jason's defeat at Kay-Em's hands uses this. After she clearly has the upper-hand, his theme music plays each time he gets back up, and immediately stops when she puts another hole in him.
* MyCarHatesMe: Some of the movies has a scene where a car refuses to start, or at least takes long enough to build tension.
* MythologyGag: ''Jason X'' in the 1980 Crystal Lake simulation. See Lampshade Hanging.
* {{Nanomachines}}: These things fix people up in the future in ''Jason X''. By the end of the movie they go haywire and give defeated Jason [[ArtificialLimbs artificial limbs and head]].
* NeckLift: Jason lifts up against the wall before gutting her in ''The Final Chapter''.
** Same thing happens to Violet in ''Part V''.
* NeckSnap: Sissy dies in ''Part VI'' when Jason grabs her through an open window and snaps her neck. Later Jason gets his neck snapped when Megan gives a faceful of motorboat propeller
* NewYorkSubway: Jason chases Rennie and Sean into it in ''Part VIII''.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Tommy in the 6th movie. In his defense, the producers would have found ''some'' way to bring back Jason whether or not Tommy was involved.
* NightmareDreams: Parts ''I'' to ''III'' end with a nightmare sequence. [[spoiler: Although it is clear from the third film Jason survived Part II]]
** ''Part V'' opens and another one takes it place before the ending.
* NightSwimEqualsDeath: For anyone who skinnydips at night in Crystal Lake.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: In ''Jason X'' Jason's essentially a Cyborg Zombie Serial Killer IN SPACE!
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: ''Jason X''. Kay-M does quite a number on Jason.
* NonchalantDodge: Jason when he is bombarded by propane tanks sent flying by Freddy in ''Freddy VS Jason''.
* NonLinearSequel: ''Jason X'' (2002) takes place after ''Freddy vs. Jason'' (2003).
* NotQuiteDead: And how.
* NothingIsScarier: What the hell did Jason do to Paula in ''Part VI'' that would leave an ''entire'' room covered in blood?
* NumberedSequels: Parts ''II'' to ''III'' and ''V'' to ''VIII''.
* OddlyNamedSequel: Sequels after ''Part VIII'' [[StoppedNumberingSequels dropped]] the ''Friday the 13th'' moniker and were called ''[[CharacterTitle Jason Something]]'' for a while until the remake restored the original title.
** This was because Parts 1 to 8 were produced by Paramount, who then sold the franchise, but not the "Friday The 13th" moniker, to New Line Cinema. The next three films were not allowed to use "Friday The 13th," until New Line acquired those rights too, in time for the remake/reboot. Right now, the franchise and title are owned by New Line, who also own the "A Nightmare On Elm Street" franchise, which was the only reason ''Freddy vs. Jason'' could have been made at all.
* OffscreenTeleportation: Jason, from ''Part VII'' onwards.
* OffWithHisHead: Many, many times. ''Part VIII'' is a memorable example.
** ''Part VI'' has a ''triple'' decapitation.
* OnceIsNotEnough: Plenty of examples, most egregiously in the first movie where the FinalGirl has not one but THREE chances to finish off Mrs, Voorhees, but runs away each time. Jason himself averts it of course, as he keeps bludgeoning Ali when he knocks him out in ''Part III''. Ali lived through it though, so Jason does it again to him with a machete later on.
** Averted with Tommy hacking Jason's corpse at the end of ''The Final Chapter'', when he sees his fingers twitching.
* OneSteveLimit: Averted between movies. When you have that many installments, you're bound to have a few repeated names. One notable example: The girl who gets killed with [[EyeScream gardening shears to the eyes]] in ''Part V'' has the same name as the FinalGirl in ''Part VII'', Tina.
** In ''Part VIII'', there are even two characters with the same first name.
* OrIsIt: Naturally. ''Part VI'' has the coolest one.
* OrificeInvasion: This is how Jason changes bodies in ''Jason Goes to Hell''.
* PaintballEpisode: Jason runs into bunch of office workers playing paintball in ''Part VI''. He kills them.
* PapaWolf: Sheriff Garris goes into this mode when Jason threatens his daughter Megan in ''Part VI''.
* PeekABooCorpse
* ThePenIsMightier: Jason gets stabbed in the with an inkpen in ''Part VIII''.
* PorkyPigPronunciation: Jake in ''Part V''.
* PowerfulPick: Jason's very first kill in the second movie is the Final Girl of the first movie, who he kills with an icepick.
* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: Just ask [[TheAngryVideoGameNerd James]].
* PsychicPowers: Tina in ''Part VII'' exhibits telekinesis, telepathy and pyrokinesis.
** Possibly Rennie in ''Part VIII'' too; she had weird visions whenever Jason was near (or something like that).
* PsychopathicManchild: Jason.
** Tommy's implied to be this at a few points, though he goes back and forth DependingOntheWriter.
* TheQuietOne: Tommy in ''Part V''.
* QuizzicalTilt: Done by Jason in ''Part VI'' when he encounters Cort and his girlfriend [[IfYouKnowWhatIMean "rocking"]] inside her dad's SUV.
** Jason does it when he sees a hockey billboard in New York which has a mask similar to his in ''Part VIII''.
* RainOfBlood: Debbie discovers Andy's body in ''Part III'' when his blood drips on her.
* RavensAndCrows: Random crow flies on the scene just before Tina, Eddie and Raymond are killed in ''Part V''. After the deed is done, it leaves.
* RecycledInSpace: ''Jason X'' again.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Jason has a pair when turned into a cyborg in ''Jason X''.
* RedHerring: [[spoiler:Jason himself]] in the first movie.
** Hints that [[spoiler:Tommy]] is doing the killings in ''Part V''.
* {{Regeneration}}: Jason according to ''Jason X''. That would explain why he looks different in every movie, [[RuleOfCool but we all know better]]. This also explains why he retains his eyes and eyesight after [[EyeScream being stabbed in the eye a few times]].
* RobotGirl: Kay-Em in ''Jason X''.
* SarcasmMode: Lizbeth's response on Darren's attempt at scaring Jason off the road in ''Part VI''.
-->'''Lizbeth''': "That really scared him"
* SayMyName: There are plenty of moments when characters call out each others names. Murder usually ensues.
* ScareChord: Spammed mercilessly in ''Jason Goes to Hell''.
* ScaryBlackMan: Sgt. Brodski, ''and HOW''.
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: Reggie in ''Part V''.
* SeriesContinuityError: In ''Jason Takes Manhattan'', Jason as a kid wass perfectly normal, despite being an [[http://www.bloodsprayer.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/jason_pt1.jpg incredibly deformed and highly mentally retarded child.]]
* ShadowDiscretionShot: Combined with LightningReveal in ''The Final Chapter'', when Jason kills Terri.
** Sanitation worker's death in ''Part VIII''.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Maddy in ''Part VII''.
* ShirtlessScene: Rick gets one in ''Part III'', when he hauls hay to Chris' dad's barn.
** The first movie was sure to add in a scene with the counselors swimming in the lake, and the guys wearing speedos.
* ShovelStrike: Jason is whacked with a shovel in ''Part III'', ''Part VI'' and ''Jason Goes to Hell''.
* ShowerScene: ''The Final Chapter'' has one with Sara and Sam making out in the shower. ''[[CaptainObvious Naked]]''.
* SignificantBirthDate: Surprise surprise, guess who was born friday the 13th.
* SinkOrSwimMentor: [=McCulloch=] is quite literal one in ''Part VIII''.
* SkinnyDipping: Sandra in ''Part VII'' is killed during one.
* SlashedThroat: Plenty of deaths.
* SlashersPreferBlondes: Alice is actually a rare subversion and one of the few blonde Final Girls there are. Played straight with her death in the sequel though FinalGirl Ginny is also blonde.
* SmokingHotSex: Jack lights a cigarette after sex with Marcie in the first film.
* SpaceIsNoisy: ''Jason X''.
* SplitPersonality: [[spoiler: Mrs. Voorhees definitely suffers from this in the original movie, at one point her voice alternates between her son's and her own and it's surprisingly creepy]].
* StalkerShrine: Jason has one for his mother, which also doubles as a TrophyRoom in ''Part II''.
* StayInTheKitchen: Burt's felings towards Katie's involvement in paintball in ''Part VI''.
* StealthHiBye: Jason does this to Edna twice in ''Part III'' before killing Harold and her.
* StockFootage: First three sequels open with footage from previous movies.
* TheStoner: Various, the hippie couple Chuck and Chili in ''Part III'' is a memorable example.
* StoppedNumberingSequels: Did it twice, for both "final chapters".
* StripPoker: Brenda's "Strip Monopoly" in the first movie.
* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: The two surviving characters of the first movie ([[spoiler:Alice and Crazy Ralph]]) get offed early on in ''Part II''.
* SummerCampy: First two and the sixth film.
* SuperWindowJump: Jason performs it in the end of ''Part II''. [[MindScrew Or did he?]]
** Trish evades Jason in ''The Final Chapter'' by jumping through a window.
* TakeMyHand: Rowan to Janessa in ''Jason X'', when she's being sucked into space.
* TeleportSpam: ''Part VIII'' is an infamous example. To the point where the only thing that got in the way of some of the people survive was Jason's teleporting escapades.
* ThirteenIsUnlucky: And how!
* ThisCannotBe: [=McCulloch=]'s reaction when he sees that Jason survived the police car crash in ''Part VIII''.
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: On so many levels.
* ThisWasHisTrueForm: [[spoiler: Happens to Jason when he's washed by flood of toxic waste in ''Part VIII'']].
** There's also ''Jason Goes to Hell'' where Jason gets blown up at the beginning and spends almost the entire movie afterward as a little sludgy black eel monster, which Creighton Duke implicates is his true form.
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks
* TokenMinority: One black dude is seen among the counselors in ''Part 2''.
* TooDumbToLive: Many, many characters. Such as the girl who gets her hands on a chainsaw, hits Jason with it -- then, when he falls over, she drops the chainsaw and ''hits him with a chair'' instead.
* TownWithADarkSecret: The people of the nice town of Forest Green wouldn't want you to know that you're actually in the town formerly known as Crystal Lake.
* TrailersAlwaysLie: The trailer for ''Part VIII'' is fully made of this stuff.
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: Especially in the one for the first movie.
** [[TheRemake The Remake's]] trailer mimics the style of the first one with similar results.
* TropeCodifier
* TunnelKing: Jason has dug a tunnel network under the Camp Crystal Lake and its surroundings in the remake.
* TwentyMinutesWithJerks
* TwistEnding ''Jason Goes to Hell''. Never expected for ''[[NightmareOnElmStreet him]]'' to show up did you?
* UnratedEdition: The original film and ''Jason Goes to Hell'' have uncut versions with more explicit violence and gore. The 2009 film has a longer but still R-rated cut.
* UnwittingPawn: Jason in ''[[FreddyVsJason Freddy vs. Jason]]'', though the plan doesn't go as well as Freddy hoped.
* UseYourHead: When Chris traps Jaon's hands with a car's sidewindow in ''Part III'', he [[SoftGlass headbutts the glass]] to free himself.
** Jason breaks the window to Rennie's cabin with his head in ''Part VIII'' and [[DangerousWindows attacks her]].
* VertigoEffect: Used in ''Part V'' when Pam goes looking for missing kids and camera lingers on those who are staying in the Pinehurst Cottage.
* VillainBasedFranchise
* VillainProtagonist: Later movies start to treat Jason as this.
* VillainSong: "He's Back (The Man Behind the Mask)" sung by AliceCooper.
* TheVoiceless: Jason
** ''Part III'' has Jason opening his mouth for the first time in the whole franchise (as an adult, at least):
--->'''Jason''':[[spoiler: "(gets stabbed in the hand) Ow!"]]
** Near the end of ''Jason Goes to Hell'' Jason [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands possesses a character]] and pretends to be them for a bit, actually speaking one line.
---> '''Jason:''' [[spoiler: Freeze! Get the Hell away from her Ed!]]
* VomitIndiscretionShot: When Jason sees the toxic waste flood heading for him in ''Part VIII'', he starts vomiting.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Established between the captain Robertson and his son Sean in ''Part VIII'' in their initial scene. He shows regret over it later on and tells Jim to avoid putting too much pressure on his own son.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Exact fate of Paul in ''Part II'' and Mrs. Jarvis in ''The Final Chapter''. (Though a deleted scene shows Trish finding the latter's body in a bathtub.)
** Abel in Part III showed some of the characters an eyeball he found "with other parts of the body". The victim may have been Paul.
** Jason Goes to Hell ends with a happy couple walking off into the sunset, relieved that the battle with Jason is finally over. [[spoiler: Apparently, they let Jason's moldering corpse babysit their child in the abandoned house.]]
* WhiteMaskOfDoom: Jason being a poster child for this trope an' all.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: Steve Christy does, much to [[FanDisservice dismay]] of the male audience.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: ''[[FreddyVsJason Freddy vs. Jason]]'' reveals that Jason had hydrophobia (a fear of water) as a kid. It doesn't affect him as an adult, but when Freddy gets his claws on his inner child, things get ugly. ''Part VIII'''s protagonist also suffers from it, due to a childhood trauma.
* WindowPain: Plenty of windows are shattered throughout the series.
* WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief: The ''only'' way any of the movies after the first one would be even possible would be if the audience just accepts that somehow Jason didn't actually drown as a child, ran away to live in the woods for some reason, and everyone just assumes that the missing kid drowned without looking for a body, including his own mother.
* TheWorldsExpertOnGettingKilled: The SerialKiller hunter Creighton Duke, who has to do a HeroicSacrifice to slow down Jason in ''Jason Goes to Hell''.
* WrenchWhack: Jason kills the sanitation worker with his own wrench in ''Part VIII''.
* YouExclamation: Chris' reaction when she sees Jason unmasked and recognises him in ''Part III'', as he is the one who attacked her two years ago.

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->''There's a legend around here. A killer buried, but not dead. A curse on Crystal Lake, a death curse. Jason Voorhees' curse. They say he died as a boy, but he keeps coming back. Few have seen him and lived. Some have even tried to stop him.'' '''''No one can'''''.
->-- Opening narration of ''Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood''

->''I told the others, [[CassandraTruth they didn't believe me]].'' '' You're all doomed. [[DoomyDoomsOfDoom You're all doomed!]]''
->-- Crazy Ralph, ''Friday the 13th Part 2''

Friday the 13th is a series of SlasherMovies, currently containing 12 installments, with [[StealthPun the 13th]] in development.

This VillainBasedFranchise is mainly based on the hockey-masked wearing, machete-wielding, PsychopathicManchild/Zombie character of Jason Voorhees, who drowned at Camp Crystal Lake as a boy due to the negligence of the teenage counselors. Decades later, the lake and surrounding campgrounds are rumored to be "cursed" and are the setting for a series of mass murders, from various killers, staged on or around Friday the 13th, Jason's birthday.

Though clearly inspired by the ''{{Halloween}}'' series of movies, ''Friday the 13th'' is the TropeCodifier for the slasher genre. Typically the action starts with TwentyMinutesWithJerks featuring a group of teenagers, typically counselors, vacationers, or whoever, who have come to Crystal Lake for various reasons, but usually involving sex and drugs. Slowly they (along with more than a few other minor characters along the way) are hunted down and killed in a variety of ways, one by one, with none of the remaining members of the group being the wiser, until the FinalGirl (and occasionally a TagalongKid) discovers the bodies and forces a confrontation with the killer.

Though it is a series, and each movie follows the previous one (sometimes even starting directly after), there are few recurring elements besides Jason and the Crystal Lake location. The main exception to this rule are installments 4-6, which feature the character of Tommy Jarvis, a young boy who, after losing quite a bit of sanity after his mother is murdered by Jason and who Tommy is forced to kill in turn, dedicates himself to the destruction of Jason (inadvertently becoming the catalyzing force for Jason's resurrection as a zombie.)

(Very) Brief Synopses for each movie in the series:

'''''Friday the 13th'' (1980)'''

->''On Friday the 13th, they began to die horribly, one......by one''

Counselors are stalked and killed at Camp Crystal Lake. [[ItWasHisSled As famously pointed]] out in the opening of ''{{Scream}}'', [[spoiler: this movie does not actually feature Jason as the killer, but rather his mother, Pamela Voorhees, who blames the counselors at the camp's previous incarnation for letting her son drown because they were too busy having sex to watch him]]. Surprisingly effective as a horror piece.

'''''Friday the 13th Part II'' (1981)'''

->''The body count continues...''

Counselors are stalked and killed at Camp Crystal Lake. Though pretty much a retread, it does feature the first appearance of Jason as the killer, though his face is covered by a pillow case instead of the iconic hockey mask, which he would gain in...

'''''Friday the 13th Part III'' (1982)'''

->''A new dimension in terror...''

Teenagers are stalked and killed at a camp near Crystal Lake. Originally shot in [[ThreeDMovie 3-D]], so it randomly features shots of popcorn popping and yo-yos coming toward the camera, along with a couple of (very cool) three-dimensional kills. It's also the movie where Jason gets his famous hockey mask. Likely the point in the series where [[VillainProtagonist your sympathies start being with the killer]].

'''''Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter'' (1984)'''

->''Jason's Back, and this is the one you've been screaming for.''

Teenagers are stalked and killed at a Camp near Crystal Lake. A SeriesFauxnale, expected to be the final in the series, but it performed so well at the box office that the series continued. Features Corey Feldman as Tommy Jarvis, Crispin Glover as one of the teenagers, much gratuitous nudity, what is widely believed to be the best gore in the series (courtesy of TomSavini), and a ton of NarmCharm. If you want a SoBadItsGood teen comedy that morphs into a SoCoolItsAwesome horror movie, this is the one to check out.

'''''Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning'' (1985)'''

->''If Jason still haunts you, you're not alone!''

See what they did there? Teenagers are stalked and killed at a halfway house near Crystal Lake. Features a twist where [[spoiler:the hockey-masked killer turns out not to be Jason, but a man who wanted to avenge the death of his son at the house]]. While plot-wise, it's considered one of the worst of the series, it ''does'' feature some of the best death performances of the whole franchise. These kids ''know'' how to die!

'''''Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives'' (1986)'''

->''Evil always rises again.''

After Jason is resurrected by a lightning bolt, teenagers are stalked and killed in the town of Crystal Lake. Noticeably less gory than previous installments, and the only one in the series to feature no nudity whatsoever, due to an upswing of MoralGuardians at the MPAA. Still regarded, however, as one of the finest and most tightly-plotted in the series by fans. Incidentally, though Jason has a tendency to stalk camp counselors, this is the only film in the series where kids actually make it to the camp during its duration. Probably most notable for being the turning point at which the series seemed to recognize how utterly goofy it was and started to include some LampshadeHanging and self-deprecatory humor - at least, until the remake tried to make things scary again.

'''''Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood'' (1988)'''

->''On Friday the 13th, Jason is back. But this time, someone's waiting.''

Teenagers are stalked and killed at a camp near Crystal Lake. Features a girl with PsychicPowers, giving it the fan nickname of ''Jason vs. {{Carrie}}''. First movie to feature Kane Hodder as Jason, who many consider to be the best actor of the role.

'''''Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan'' (1989)'''

->''New York has a new problem.''

Teenagers are stalked and killed on a boat leaving from Crystal Lake, then in [[BigApplesauce Manhattan]] for the last twenty minutes. Actually filmed in {{Vancouver}}, and it shows. Features a scene where Jason [[MortalKombat punches one of his victims head off]].

'''''Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday'' (1993)'''

->''Horror, has many faces... death, wears many different masks... but pure evil, wears only one... [[BlatantLies and this is your final chance, to see it]].''

ANOTHER SeriesFauxnale, this time one that goes OffTheRails and features Jason as a hell-spirit that leaps from body to body after one man eats his heart, trying to kill off his descendants. In the finale, Jason's hockey mask gets dragged down to Hell by [[NightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]]'s bladed glove, setting up the crossover film that would come ten years later. Jason only shows up twice -- once at the very beginning and once at the end.

'''''Jason X'' (2002)'''

->''Evil gets an upgrade.''

Teenagers (and {{Space Marine}}s) are stalked and killed on a spaceship after picking up Jason's [[HumanPopsicle cryogenically frozen body]] at an abandoned Crystal Lake. Then he fights a robot. Then he becomes a robot. Features a brief appearance by DavidCronenberg and might be the most humorous of the series.

Despite its name, it has nothing to do with the MemeticMutation of [[HeavyRain pressing X to Jason]].

The movie is well known by fans not only for being extremely cheesy, but also because it contains one of the best death sequences ever (lady who get her face frozen, then smashed to pieces) on the franchise, and also because of the VR scene which is pretty much what the old series was all about.

'''''[[FreddyVsJason Freddy Vs. Jason]]'' (2003)'''

->''Winner Kills All.''

Jason meets up with Freddy Krueger of the ''NightmareOnElmStreet'' series, and they have an EvasiveFightThreadEpisode. Nothing is settled. [[spoiler: If you consider the statistics though, Jason technically won with his bodycount being over 20 against Freddy's one.]].

It probably takes place between ''Jason Goes To Hell'' and ''Jason X.''

'''''Friday the 13th'' (2009)'''

->''Welcome to Crystal Lake.''

ContinuityReboot of the series, apparently created with the intent to give Jason more personality and emphasizing his "menacing survivalist" nature. Does that mean his kill count resets too?

There's gonna be [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1388372/ another]]. But, according to Brad Fuller's Twitter, [[DevelopmentHell not for a while]].

The film series' name was put into ''FridayThe13thTheSeries'', which had very little to do with the films. There was also a NintendoHard video game [[Game/{{Friday the 13th}} adaptation]].
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!!This film series provides examples of the following tropes:

* [[ThreeDMovie 3D Movie]]: ''Part III'', [[ThirdIs3D naturally]].
* AbortedArc: ''Part V'''s SequelHook.
** In the first movie it seemed to imply that there was a relationship of some sort between Alice and Steve (the guy opening the camp), but none of this is explained further.
* AbsoluteCleavage: Janessa in ''Jason X''.
* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Screw katanas, machetes have the sharpest blade in the world!
* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: Apparently in t''Part VIII'', [[BigApplesauce New York]] has a big one.
* AgonyOfTheFeet: Jason stabs Whitney's boyfriend's foot through the floor when they're checking his cabin in the remake.
* AllBikersAreHellsAngels: The three bikers in ''Part III''.
* TheAllegedCar: Ginny's car in ''Part 2'', which works as a justification for the MyCarHatesMe moment later on.
* AlliterativeName: Every 80's glam rock cliche combining J.J. Jarrett in ''Part VIII''.
* AndShowItToYou: Hawes dies in ''Part VI'' when Jason punches through him, grabbing his heart in the process.
* AnArmAndALeg: Jason cuts Ali's hand off in ''Part III'' before killing him.
** Jason rips off Burt's arm when he takes his machete ''Part VI''. He also hacked Roy to pieces offscreen.
** Thanks to Azrael's bumbling, frozen Jason falls and cuts his arm in ''Jason X''. Later Jason literally loses an arm and a leg during his fight against Kay-Em.
* ArtifactTitle: Only about half the films are actually set on Friday the 13th.
* AssholeVictim: It's a slasher film, so it's to be expected. Charles from ''Jason Takes Manhattan'' is probably the strongest example since his every second on screen seems to be devoted to making you cheer when Jason finally drowns his ass in a barrel of sewage.
** Melissa in ''Part VII''.
** Trent in the remake.
* AttemptedRape: After arriving in New York in ''Part VIII'', two muggers attempt to rape Rennie. She is saved by Jason in a BigDamnVillains moment.
* AutoErotica: Ben and Kate in the van in ''Part VII''.
* AxCrazy: Aside from the obvious, there's Victor in ''Part V'', who hacks up Joey in a fit of rage.
* AxeBeforeEntering: No door can hold Jason out. Happens literally in ''Part III'' and ''The Final Chapter''.
* AnAxeToGrind: Jason uses an axe in ''Part III'' and ''The Final Chapter''.
* BadassNormal: Brodski in ''Jason X''. Seriously, he's the only man who could really take Jason out. [[spoiler: Aside from KM-14, who's a robot.]]
* BarrierBustingBlow: Provided the page picture.
* BatterUp: Alice in the first film grabs a baseball bat briefly to defend herself.
* BattleAmongstTheFlames: Tommy grappling with Jason in the burning water in ''Part VI'''s climax.
* BearTrap: Richie in the remake gets caught on bear trap set by Jason. Later on Whitney uses a bear trap against Jason during the final confrontation.
* BeatStillMyHeart: Jason's heart in ''Jason Goes to Hell''.
* BerserkButton: When Jason supposedly drowned at Camp Crystal Lake, [[spoiler: his mother Pamela killed most of the next counselors to inhabit Camp Crystal Lake years later]].
** Jason has his own button: [[spoiler: if you killed his mother in the first film, [[TalkToTheFist then may God have mercy on your soul]].]]
** In Jason Goes to Hell, [[spoiler: many of his victims insulted him before being killed]]
* BigApplesauce: ''Part VIII'', obviously.
* BigBad: Jason Vorhees in most of the movies, exception being [[spoiler: Pamela Vorhees in the first movie and Roy Burns in ''Part V'']].
* BigDamnHeroes: Reggie saving Pam in ''Part V'' with an earthmover.
* BigNo: Chili screams out one in ''Part III'' when she finds the corpses of Andy and Debbie. Chris does it too when Jason just keeps coming after her.
* BigShutUp: Lowe to the panicking students when Jason is closing in on them in ''Jason X''.
* BillingDisplacement: Alice gets third billing for Part 2 when she has less than 10 minutes of screentime and even most of that is just a flashback to the first film.
* BlackEyesOfEvil: In the ending of [[spoiler: ''The Final Chapter'', after Tommy has killed Jason rather violently and hugs his sister with his eyes closed]], he opens them to show us that there is something ''not right'' about him anymore...
* BladeOnAStick: Jason uses one to kill Tina's mom in ''Part VII''.
* BloodIsSquickerInWater: The bloody clothes in the bathtub in ''Part III''.
** Jason's face getting propelled underwater in ''Part VI''.
* BloodlessCarnage: In ''Jason X'', Jason crashes two future gamers in the middle of a VR gaming session, and [[MacheteMayhem does what he does best]], however, they don't seem to be phased about the maniac slicing them to pieces, and, despite being diced, they neither bleed nor die nor show any pain. Then they [[RageQuit end the simulation in frustration]], and [[AvertedTrope Jason quickly realizes and rectifies his mistake.]]
* BondGunBarrel: Parodied in ''Part VI''.
* BreakTheCutie: An extreme version happens with Kinsa in ''Jason X'', perhaps the most realistic depiction of how someone would react when trapped in a confined space with a mass murderer. After the deaths of her boyfriend and many others, she goes completely nuts and locks herself in the ship's only shuttle. Then she launches the shuttle without undocking it, killing herself and screwing up their only means of escape.
* BroadStrokes: The reboot. The events of the original film apparently happened, but [[spoiler: Mrs. Voorhees']] killing spree happened shortly after her son's "death", rather than 20 years later.
* BuffySpeak: Azrael describing Jason's cryogenic chamber in ''Jason X''.
-->'''Lowe''': "Someone tell me what that is?"
-->'''Azrael''': "Like a.. big kinda...frozen storage thing?"
* CaliforniaDoubling: Most of the scenes in New York in ''Part VIII'' were actually shot in Vancouver, Canada.
** Crystal Lake is supposed to be in upstate New York. Which of course means that you shoot any scenes regarding Crystal Lake in places like California, Texas, Alabama, and Georgia. At least the first two movies shoot in New Jersey and Connecticut, respectively.
* CameraFiend: Wayne in ''Part VIII''.
* CampingACrapper: Jason kills Harold when he comes from the toilet in ''Part III''.
** Happens to Demon in ''Part V''.
** Nikki in ''Part VI'', Jason grabs and kills her in the SUV bathroom.
* CanonDisContinuity: ''Part V''.
** Not really, ''Part VI'' mentions Tommy being plagued by Jason hallucinations and having once been institutionalized.
** Though it ignores the fact that Jason's body was cremated.
** There was once a scene in ''Part VI'' (which got into the novelization) that at least tried to explain that inconsistency. Tommy asks why Jason wasn't cremated and Sheriff Garris explains that someone (presumably Jason's dad) paid ''a lot'' of money to make sure Jason got a proper burial.
** Possibly applies to ''Jason Goes to Hell''. The idea of Jason being a demon that possesses people is ignored in ''Jason X'' and ''Freddy vs. Jason''. He's back to being his normal indestructible zombie self.
*** Perhaps he lost that power in ''Jason Goes to Hell'' when [[spoiler: Jessica kills him with a Kandarian dagger and he goes to hell, even though he is resurrected later by Freddy he doesn't get that part of his power back, as implied in his first fight with Kay Em.]]
*** In the commentary, they mention the machinery may have rebuilt Jason because it malfunctioned... or because Jason's spirit manipulated it, sort of tying into ''Jason Goes to Hell''.
*** In his opening monologue, Freddy says that he had to search the depths of hell to find someone as terrifying as he was. However, this could be referring to Jason's "death" in ''Manhattan''.
* CarChase: Megan and Tommy are involved in a short one with sheriff's deputies in ''Part VI''.
* CarCushion: Jason pulls Tina through second-story a window and throws her into a car on the ground in ''The Final Chapter''.
* CarFu: Rennie attempts to kill Jason with a police car in ''Part VIII''.
** Used against possessed Robert in ''Jason Goes to Hell''.
* CassandraTruth: Tommy's past life in institutions is an obstruction to anyone to belief his claims of Jason's recent revival in ''Part VI''.
* CatScare: Random cat scares Alice in ''Part II'' before Jason "[[PowerfulPick picks]]" her.
** Diner's Cat scares Lana in ''Part V'' when she's about to go out with Billy.
** The random cat scaring Sandra in ''Part VII''.
* CaughtInASnare: In ''Part II'', one of the camp counselors is caught in a snare and killed by Jason while hanging upside down.
* TheCavalryArrivesLate: Happens in the first three and fifth movies.
* ChainsawGood: Ginny in ''Part 2'' brandishes a chainsaw briefly to defend herself. [[OnceIsNotEnough Then she runs away]].
** Used again for defense in ''Part V'', then the gasoline runs out...
* ChairmanOfTheBrawl: Ginny breaks a chair over Jason's head in ''Part 2''.
* CharacterDevelopment: Over the course of three movies, Tommy Jarvis goes from TagalongKid to BrokenBird to ZenSurvivor. Definitely the exception, rather than the rule.
* ChaseScene: Lot of running will happen when Jason makes himself properly known.
* ClosedCircle: The cruise ship in ''Part VIII''.
* CombatPragmatist: Jason's methods become much more creative than the ol' slash & stab in ''A New Beginning''. [[spoiler: Justified, as it isn't really Jason]].
* CompressedAdaptation: The reboot, which manages to mash the first four movies into one film. But seeing how [[ClicheStorm similar]] they are to each other, it's not really that amazing.
* ContrivedCoincidence: The events leading up to Jason's revival in ''Part VIII''. Jimmy and Suzie are on a boat in Crystal Lake. Jimmy lowers the anchor, which lands on an underwater powerline. Jason's body is just coincidentally right next to it and when the anchor starts rubbing the powerline, electrifying Jason's body and bringing him back alive. Jimmy also just happens to have a hockey mask in his boat to Jason to put on.
* CoversAlwaysLie: The poster and home video art of ''Part II'' show Jason's silhouette holding an ax. Jason doesn't use an ax in that movie.
** One version of the DVD cover for the first movie has a holographic image revealing Jason's mask. Not only is Jason not in the first movie, he doesn't even get the hockey mask for another two films.
* CriticalExistenceFailure: When Jason swaps bodies in ''Jason Goes To Hell'', former one rots away.
* CuriosityKilledTheCast
* CutPhoneLines: Jason cuts the radio communications from the ship Lazarus in ''Part VIII''. Which is rather knowledgeable from one who has never been near the ocean in his life (or unlife, if you prefer).
* DangerTakesABackseat: Happens to Pete in ''Part V''.
* DangerousWindows: Possessed Robert attacks Jess through a window in ''Jason Goes to Hell''.
* ADateWithRosiePalms: Lawrence in the remake is about to have one when he is interrupted by Jenna and Clay.
* DeadPersonImpersonation: Ginny impersonates Jason's mother to distract him in ''Part 2''.
* DeathByIrony: "Darling, you'll be the death of me. But what a way to go!" says Martin to his empty bottle in ''Part VI''. Then he throws it away, Jason grabs it, breaks it and [[GrievousBottleyHarm stabs Martin with it]].
* DeathByMocking: The practical joker or bitchy [[TheLibby Libby]] character has a low chance of survival. The largest exception comes in ''Part II'', where the joker stays at a bar drinking all night, managing to avoid the murders at the campground entirely.
* DeathByPragmatism: Subverted in the remake.
* DeathBySex: The first film probably made it a staple for slasher flicks.
* DecoyProtagonist: [[spoiler: Fake FinalGirl Jenna in the remake]].
** [[spoiler: Hell, try Decoy CAST! Everyone is killed 20 minutes into the movie, with the real story picking up 6 weeks later]].
** The first film follows Annie at the start. [[spoiler: She is then promptly killed off and Alice is the FinalGirl]].
* DemonicPossession: Entirety of ''Jason Goes to Hell''.
** [[spoiler: Implied in ''Part V'', [[YouAreTheDemons especially in the ending]].]]
* DestinationDefenestration: Rick's body is thrown through a window in ''Part III''.
** Same thing happens to Rob in ''Part III'', George in ''Part V'' and in ''Part VI''.
** Robin in ''Part VII'' and [=McCulloch=] in ''Part VIII are an example of living people getting thrown through a window.
* {{Determinator}}: Jason, especially in ''Part VIII'' where he shoves off all the easy potential victims just to get the remaining protagonists.
* DontGoInTheWoods
* DramaticThunder: Thunder rumbles and lightning flashes when Jason rises his machete to kill Tommy in ''Part V'''s opening NightmareSequence.
** Same thing goes on in ''Part VI'' when Tommy and Hawes find Jason's grave.
* DramaticUnmask: Usually in the climax of the movie, subverted in ''Part VI'' where Jason is seen without his mask when he's revived.
* DropTheHammer: Jason kill the sheriff in ''Part 2'' with a hammer.
** When Jason grabs Tommy in ''The Final Chapter'', Trish attacks him with a hammer.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Jason [[spoiler:is not the killer]] in the first movie, and he doesn't don his iconic hockey mask until ''Part III''.
* EatTheEvidence: When the protagonists of ''Part III'' spot two police cars (with blazing sirens and all) behind them, they promptly start eating their drug stash. After pulling over, the police just keep driving onward much to their dismay.
* ElectricBoogaloo: Parts ''IV'' to ''VIII'' have the subtitles ''The Final Chapter'', ''A New Beginning'', ''Jason Lives'', ''The New Blood'' and ''Jason Takes Manhattan''.
* ElectrifiedBathtub: Tina in ''Part VII'' uses her powers to force Jason into a puddle and then breaks one of the power cables to fry him.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Even though he is an undead killing machine, Jason still cares for his mother. He even had a shrine for her!
** It was going to be subverted in ''Jason X'' where he was supposed to kill the image of his mother in the holographic display showing Crystal Lake [[CompleteMonster just to show how evil he has become]]. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen The idea was scrapped]].
* EvenEvilHasStandards: WordOfGod states that Jason must never kill children or animals.
** He tried killing Tommy in ''The Final Chapter'' and Rennie in a childhood flashback in ''Part VIII'' though. He might have killed Muffin the dog from ''Part II'', the ending [[GainaxEnding is somewhat confusing]].
*** On the other hand, in ''Part VI'', he stands in the middle of a cabin filled with running, screaming children and never even takes a swing.
** Well the current comics forgets about the no animals part but this was a cast of CompletelyMissingThePoint since it makes Jason a CompleteMonster rather than a normal (able deform) child messed up by assholes.
** He killed a pregnant woman in ''Part III'' (although the lady in question didn´t appear pregnant at all, being just two months).
** Actually, in ''Part II'' it's mentioned that Jason killed wild animals for food.
*** That was a necessity. He won't kill them out of general sadism like [[{{Halloween}} Michael Meyers]].
* EveryCarIsAPinto: After Rennie crashes the police car in ''Part VIII'', it blows up.
* EverythingIsRacist: Used twice by Lawrence (The lone black person) in the 2009 remake. The first time was in order to get out of pumping gas, and the second time was for joking around (He talks about making a music label to Chelsea, who automatically think it'll be for rap. Lawrence takes offense to this and says ďOh, because Iím black, I canít listen to Green Day?Ē Chelsea then apologizes and asks what kind of genre Lawrence is going to do, [[HypocriticalHumor to which he smiles and says that he actually is going to do rap.]])
* EvilDetectingDog: Gordon, the Jarvis family's dog, gets an awesome case of ''[[SuperWindowJump Get The Fuck Out]]'' when it senses Jason's presence in the house that Trish and Rob are investigating in ''The Final Chapter''.
* EvilLaugh: Tommy laughs evilly after stabbing Pam in his second NightmareSequence in ''Part V''.
** Heard when Jason's mask is pulled underground in ''Jason Goes to Hell''.
* EvilMakesYouMonstrous: The progression from a man to an unkillable undead demon.
* ExactEavesdropping: In ''Part VII''.
* EyeScream: Hilarious version happens in ''Part VII''.
** And there's ''Part III'' with Rick getting his head crushed with enough force that his eye rockets out of his socket towards the screen (IN 3D!). YouFailBiologyForever? Probably. [[RuleOfCool But also pretty damn amusing]].
** Jason has also gotten his share of the damage:
*** Machete across his face (and his right eye) in ''The Final Chapter''.
*** An ink pen (that was allegedly used by StephenKing) into the same eye in ''Part VIII''.
*** Freddy claws his way into them in ''Freddy VS Jason''.
*** When he is lying supposedly dead and being examined by Adrienne in ''Jason X'', she removes one of his eyes.
** In ''Part V'', Tina gets both eyes gouged out ''with gardening shears''.
*** Her boyfriend's eyes are crushed with a belt around a tree, as well.
**** And later in the same movie, Reggie's grandpa is found dead with his eyes gouged out.
* TheFaceless: Subverted. Jason is consistently masked, but in almost all the movies he appears in, he'll lose it for a good look at his face. Said face is not particularly consistent from movie to movie, however.
** Understandable, in that before his death, Jason took quite a few nasty hits to the head, and AFTER his death, Jason has spent many years '''rotting underwater'''.
* FacePalmOfDoom: How Doug is killed in ''The Final Chapter''.
* {{Fainting}}: Tina faints in ''Part VII'' when she sees the resurrected Jason.
* {{Fanservice}}: Nudity, in my slasher movie?
** It's more likely than you think.
** That said, the series' overall reputation for nudity is kind of overblown: there's none worth mentioning in parts 1 and 6, and only split-seconds of nudity in 3, 7 and 8. However, 2, 4, 7 and 10 have nice scenes, and 5, 9 and the remake are practically boobular.
* {{Filth}}: Ted finds ''very'' oldschool skinflick in the house the protagonists are partying in ''The Final Chapter''. It's the nearest thing to him getting [[IfYouKnowWhatIMean any action that night]].
* FinalGirl: In order, [[spoiler:Alice, Ginny, Chris, Trish, Pam, Megan, Tina, Rennie, Jessica, Rowan, Lori, and Whitney.]]
** Subverted a bit with [[spoiler: Alice, who used weed in one scene]] and [[spoiler: Ginny, who has offscreen sex]].
*** It's also implied that [[spoiler:Alice]] had a relationship with Mr. Christy. Not explicitly a sexual one, but there are a few references to "last night".
* FingerWag: Dr. Crews does this to Tina when he is convincing her that he cares about her well-being in ''Part VII''.
* {{Fingore}}: Happens to Jason during his confrontation with Freddy.
** Also happens in ''Jason Goes to Hell'' in a scene where Duke breaks two of Steven's fingers for no apparent reason.
** Wasn't that because Steven wanted information and Creighton said that he'd answer the questions 'for a price.' which in that case was working fingers?
* FlareGun: [=McCulloch=] in ''Part VIII'' grabs a flare gun when he goes looking for the deckhand.
* FlashbackEcho: When Tommy sees Jason's corpse in his open grave in ''Part VI'', he flashbacks to the events of ''The Final Chapter'', grabs a pole and starts impaling Jason in rage.
* FlashbackNightmare: ''Part 2'''s opening shows Alive having nightmare's from the [[StockFootage first film's events]].
* FollowTheLeader: Original is one of the first slasher films that came in the wake of ''{{Halloween}}''. It also inspired lots of SlasherMovies set in summer camps and backwoods.
* FootFocus: The opening of ''Part 2'', which starts with a kid jumping in rain puddles and the starts following Jason's footsteps as he closes in on Alice's apartment.
* ForDoomTheBellTolls: Used on the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uEeNb5dO5g&feature=related teaser trailer]] for ''Part VI''.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: ''Part V'''s hockey mask has blue markings on it instead of red ones, foreshadowing [[spoiler:that the real killer wasn't Jason at all]].
* FountainOfYouth: [[spoiler: Toxic waste in the [[BigApplesauce New York]] sewers does this to Jason...for some reason.]]
* FryingPanOfDoom: Alice defends herself with one in the first film.
* GainaxEnding: In ''Part VII'', [[spoiler: Tina manages to temporarily revive his father to drag Jason down to the lake]] and in ''Part VIII'', [[spoiler: Jason drowns in toxic waste and the water is lowered to reveal Jason as a child]]. All of the films tend to end on a bit of ambiguous insanity however.
* GenderBlenderName: Chris and Shelly in ''Part III''.
** Robin in ''Part V''.
* GenreSavvy: Lizabeth in ''Part VI'':
--> '''Lizabeth''': "I've seen enough horror movies to know any weirdo wearing a mask is never friendly!"
** Also Steven in ''Jason Goes to Hell''
--> '''Luke:''' We're going to Camp Crystal Lake.
--> '''Steven:''' Oh yeah? Planning on smoking a little dope, having a little premarital sex, and getting slaughtered?
** ''Jason X'' also {{Lampshades}} this, with the virtual reality simulation.
** Thoroughly averted by the parents of counselors in every movie, assuming they don't want their kids dead...
* GoneSwimmingClothesStolen: Scott does this to Terry in ''Part 2''.
* GoodOldFisticuffs: Julius tries to bring Jason down with his fists in ''Part VIII'', [[OffWithHisHead but it doesn't end well.]]
* GoryDiscretionShot: Paula's death in ''Part VI''.
* GraveRobbing: Both ''Part V'' and ''Part VI'' openings has two guys disturbing Jason's grave.
* GrievousBottleyHarm: Jason kills the cemetery caretaker in ''Part VI'' with a broken bottle.
* GroinAttack: In ''Part III'' [[ParanoiaFuel Andy's walking down the hall on his hands and Jason cleaves him in half from the crotch downward]], plus Paul in ''The Final Chapter'' gets speared in the groin with enough force he's lifted off the ground and it bursts out his back.
** Was originally going to happen to one of the ''female'' victims in ''Part V'', and was actually filmed, but they realized the MPAA would never let it through, so they re-filmed her death with a new method.
** Steven tries against Jason in ''Jason Goes to Hell'', to no avail.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: Andy's corpse in ''Part III'' is found cut in half.
** Happens to Kicker in ''Jason X''.
* {{Hallucinations}}: Tommy Jarvis in ''Part V'' hallucinates about Jason standing around menacingly few times.
** Rennie in ''Part VIII'' has hallucinations of Jason as a child.
* HarmfulToMinors: Events of ''The Final Chapter'' messed up Tommy Jarvis ''bad''.
* HarpoonGun: Jason shoots Vera into her eye with a harpoon gun in ''Part III''.
** Jason impales Paul with one in ''The Final Chapter'', through his crotch. And as if that wasn't enough, he then pulls the trigger.
** He impales Suzie with one in ''Part VIII''.
* HearingVoices: [[spoiler:Mrs. Voorhees in the first film]].
* HeroicSacrifice: In the climax of ''Jason X''.
* HollywoodDarkness
* HopeSpot: [[spoiler:Mrs. Voorhees]] in the first film.
* HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday: Double-whammy as the first movie takes it's place on the titular day ''and'' Jason's birthday.
** It's Michael's birthday during the first night of ''Part VII''.
* HostileWeather: It starts raining and thundering midway through ''The Final Chapter'' and ''Part V''.
** There's thunder and lightning in ''Part VI'''s opening sequence.
* HotScientist: Rowan in ''Jason X''.
* HumanPopsicle: ''Jason X''.
* IShallTauntYou: Tommy resorts to this to lure Jason into the Crystal Lake in ''Part VI''.
* ImmuneToBullets: Jason has been shot so many times he's practically Made of Lead.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: The part with tractor harrows in ''Part V''.
* ImpendingDoomPOV: Used in the first films.
* ImplacableMan: Guess who. In the earlier films in the series, he'd at least feel some pain when struck or stabbed, but once he got resurrected in ''Part VI'', all bets are off.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: For a backwoods mutant, and later zombie, Jason is an ''extremely'' good marksman.
** Well, keep in mind the fact that Jason has probably been hunting his own food to survive on for years. He's had time to develop some major skills.
* ImpromptuTracheotomy: Chewie in the remake gets a screwdriver into his throat.
* InfernalRetaliation: ''[[FreddyVsJason Freddy vs. Jason]]''
* InstrumentOfMurder: Jason bashes JJ's head in with her own guitar in ''Part VIII''.
* IntercontinuityCrossover: ''[[FreddyVsJason Freddy vs. Jason]]'' and its comicbook sequel ''FreddyVsJasonVsAs''.
** Other comics also had crossovers with Satan's Six and [[TheTexasChainsawMassacre Leatherface]].
* ItWasHereISwear: Tina about the tent spike that Jason stuck on the porch in ''Part VII''.
* JackTheRipoff: [[spoiler: Entirety of ''Part V'', where "Jason" is revealed to be ambulance driver Roy Burns, who donned Jason's costume to kill the teenagers (and other random people) because of his son's death.]]
** Sheriff Garris beliefs Tommy to be one in ''Part VI''.
** Jason becomes one in Freddy's plan to return in ''[[FreddyVsJason Freddy vs. Jason]]''.
* {{Joisey}}: Camp Crystal Lake -- and therefore, the bulk of the series -- takes place here, which may explain why the big class trip in ''Part VIII'' was to [[BigApplesauce New York]].
* JustHitHim: Jason probably could have punched Steven's heart out during the finale of ''Jason Goes to Hell'', but he seemed to enjoy throwing him around and hitting him with a stick instead.
* KarmaHoudini: In ''Part V'', [[spoiler:Roy never went after Vic, the guy who actually killed his son.]]
* KicktheDog: Averted. Jason was supposed to kick a barking dog at some point in a film, but Kane Hodder (the only actor to play Jason multiple times) decided it wasn't in his character.
* KillItWithFire: When Tina confronts Jason in the cabin basement in ''Part VII'', she uses her powers to dose him with gasoline and [[ManOnFire set him on fire]]. This somehow causes the whole house [[StuffBlowingUp blow up]] too.
* KillTheCutie: Mostly averted, as the cute one is usually the FinalGirl. Played completely straight though, in ''Jason X''.
** Violet in ''Part V'' and Jenna in the remake.
* {{Kneecapping}}: Chris stabs Jason's knee when she is finally forced to confront him in ''Part III''.
* LampshadeHanging: The virtual topless teen girls in ''Jason X'' in a CrowningMomentOfFunny.
-->'''VR teen girl #1:''' Hey, do you want a beer?
-->'''VR teen girl #2:''' Or do you wanna smoke some pot?
-->'''VR teen girl #1:''' Or we can have premarital sex?
-->'''Both of them:''' We ''love'' premarital sex!
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''Chi-chi-chi-ha-ha-ha'' =/= ''Ki-ki-ki-ki...ma-ma-ma-ma...''
** The strange thing about Jason's {{Leitmotif}} that [[spoiler: it's really his mother's in the first movie where she hears her son saying, "Kill them mommy."]]
* KubrickStare. Brodski to Jason in ''Jason X''.
* LetsSplitUpGang: After the ship's captain is found dead in ''Part VIII'', Julius organizes a hunt-down for Jason.
* TheLibby: The RichBitch Melissa in ''Part VII''.
* LighterAndSofter: ''Part VI'' was a little less mean spirited and more of an AffectionateParody of the series and slasher films in general. It is also the only film in the series not to have any nudity.
* LightningCanDoAnything: Mostly resurrect people.
* LightningReveal: Done when Jason is stalking David in ''Part VII''.
* LongestPrologueEver: The remake's prologue is over ''twenty minutes''.
* LosingYourHead: In the original ending of ''Part II'', [[spoiler: Mrs. Voorhees' head was supposed to wink at the camera before the credits start to roll]].
** Kay-Em in ''Jason X'', justified because she's a robot.
** [[spoiler: Freddy does this in ''Freddy Vs. Jason''.]]
* {{Lunacy}}: Steve and the Sheriff discuss about this in the first movie.
* MacheteMayhem: TropeCodifier
* MadOracle: Crazy Ralph in Parts ''I'' and ''II''. Who could forget that line? "It has a death curse!"
** Abel in ''Part III''.
** Deckhand in ''Part VIII''.
* MadeOfIron: It's amazing how much punishment Jason has gone through:
** First of all, he drowned in Crystal Lake.
** Then, he took a machete through his shoulder.
** After that, he was hanged.
** Shortly after, he took an ax to the head.
** Moreover, his own machete is lodged halfway through his head vertically.
** A quarter of his face gets mauled and his neck snaps by a rotor of a motorboat.
** He was shot numerous times.
** In addition, a roof collapsed on him.
** He was caught inside an explosion.
** He drowned in a flood of toxic waste.
** Then he got blown apart by a mortars.
** He got sent to hell by a magical dagger.
** And the list goes on...
* MadeOfPlasticine: It's amazing how little punishment Jason's victims can take...
** Subverted with one particular character in ''Freddy vs. Jason'' who takes quite a bit of damage from Jason, before [[spoiler: meeting his doom at the hands of someone else]]
* MaleGaze: ''Part 2'' and ''The Final Chapter'' have pretty infamous examples.
* MamaBear: [[spoiler:Pamela Voorhees, a psychopathic example]].
* [=~The Man They Couldn't Hang~=]: Chris attempts to dispose of Jason by hanging him in ''Part III''
* MaskPower: Jason all the way. [[spoiler: Roy Burns on the other hand....]]
* MenacingStroll
* MightyGlacier: Jason is one against Freddy Krueger's FragileSpeedster.
** Averted before he dies and is resurrected. In life, Jason was ''very'' quick on his feet.
* MirrorScare: The first Jason hallucination in ''Part V'' manifests itself this way.
** Rennie has a hallucination where she sees Jason as a child inside her cabin's mirror just before the real Jason attacks in ''Part VIII''.
** Subverted in ''Jason Goes to Hell''.
* MobileMenace
* MuggingTheMonster: Attempted in ''Part VIII''; he scares them off just by lifting his mask.
* MummiesAtTheDinnerTable: Jason keeps his mother's head around in ''Part II''.
* MurderByMistake: After [[BlindWithoutEm losing his glasses]], Wayne shoots the unnamed shipmate in a fit of panic, thinking he is Jason.
** Happens in ''Jason X'', where Jason accidentally causes a destruction of ''an entire space station''.
* MusicalisInterruptus: In ''Jason X'', Jason's defeat at Kay-Em's hands uses this. After she clearly has the upper-hand, his theme music plays each time he gets back up, and immediately stops when she puts another hole in him.
* MyCarHatesMe: Some of the movies has a scene where a car refuses to start, or at least takes long enough to build tension.
* MythologyGag: ''Jason X'' in the 1980 Crystal Lake simulation. See Lampshade Hanging.
* {{Nanomachines}}: These things fix people up in the future in ''Jason X''. By the end of the movie they go haywire and give defeated Jason [[ArtificialLimbs artificial limbs and head]].
* NeckLift: Jason lifts up against the wall before gutting her in ''The Final Chapter''.
** Same thing happens to Violet in ''Part V''.
* NeckSnap: Sissy dies in ''Part VI'' when Jason grabs her through an open window and snaps her neck. Later Jason gets his neck snapped when Megan gives a faceful of motorboat propeller
* NewYorkSubway: Jason chases Rennie and Sean into it in ''Part VIII''.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Tommy in the 6th movie. In his defense, the producers would have found ''some'' way to bring back Jason whether or not Tommy was involved.
* NightmareDreams: Parts ''I'' to ''III'' end with a nightmare sequence. [[spoiler: Although it is clear from the third film Jason survived Part II]]
** ''Part V'' opens and another one takes it place before the ending.
* NightSwimEqualsDeath: For anyone who skinnydips at night in Crystal Lake.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: In ''Jason X'' Jason's essentially a Cyborg Zombie Serial Killer IN SPACE!
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: ''Jason X''. Kay-M does quite a number on Jason.
* NonchalantDodge: Jason when he is bombarded by propane tanks sent flying by Freddy in ''Freddy VS Jason''.
* NonLinearSequel: ''Jason X'' (2002) takes place after ''Freddy vs. Jason'' (2003).
* NotQuiteDead: And how.
* NothingIsScarier: What the hell did Jason do to Paula in ''Part VI'' that would leave an ''entire'' room covered in blood?
* NumberedSequels: Parts ''II'' to ''III'' and ''V'' to ''VIII''.
* OddlyNamedSequel: Sequels after ''Part VIII'' [[StoppedNumberingSequels dropped]] the ''Friday the 13th'' moniker and were called ''[[CharacterTitle Jason Something]]'' for a while until the remake restored the original title.
** This was because Parts 1 to 8 were produced by Paramount, who then sold the franchise, but not the "Friday The 13th" moniker, to New Line Cinema. The next three films were not allowed to use "Friday The 13th," until New Line acquired those rights too, in time for the remake/reboot. Right now, the franchise and title are owned by New Line, who also own the "A Nightmare On Elm Street" franchise, which was the only reason ''Freddy vs. Jason'' could have been made at all.
* OffscreenTeleportation: Jason, from ''Part VII'' onwards.
* OffWithHisHead: Many, many times. ''Part VIII'' is a memorable example.
** ''Part VI'' has a ''triple'' decapitation.
* OnceIsNotEnough: Plenty of examples, most egregiously in the first movie where the FinalGirl has not one but THREE chances to finish off Mrs, Voorhees, but runs away each time. Jason himself averts it of course, as he keeps bludgeoning Ali when he knocks him out in ''Part III''. Ali lived through it though, so Jason does it again to him with a machete later on.
** Averted with Tommy hacking Jason's corpse at the end of ''The Final Chapter'', when he sees his fingers twitching.
* OneSteveLimit: Averted between movies. When you have that many installments, you're bound to have a few repeated names. One notable example: The girl who gets killed with [[EyeScream gardening shears to the eyes]] in ''Part V'' has the same name as the FinalGirl in ''Part VII'', Tina.
** In ''Part VIII'', there are even two characters with the same first name.
* OrIsIt: Naturally. ''Part VI'' has the coolest one.
* OrificeInvasion: This is how Jason changes bodies in ''Jason Goes to Hell''.
* PaintballEpisode: Jason runs into bunch of office workers playing paintball in ''Part VI''. He kills them.
* PapaWolf: Sheriff Garris goes into this mode when Jason threatens his daughter Megan in ''Part VI''.
* PeekABooCorpse
* ThePenIsMightier: Jason gets stabbed in the with an inkpen in ''Part VIII''.
* PorkyPigPronunciation: Jake in ''Part V''.
* PowerfulPick: Jason's very first kill in the second movie is the Final Girl of the first movie, who he kills with an icepick.
* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: Just ask [[TheAngryVideoGameNerd James]].
* PsychicPowers: Tina in ''Part VII'' exhibits telekinesis, telepathy and pyrokinesis.
** Possibly Rennie in ''Part VIII'' too; she had weird visions whenever Jason was near (or something like that).
* PsychopathicManchild: Jason.
** Tommy's implied to be this at a few points, though he goes back and forth DependingOntheWriter.
* TheQuietOne: Tommy in ''Part V''.
* QuizzicalTilt: Done by Jason in ''Part VI'' when he encounters Cort and his girlfriend [[IfYouKnowWhatIMean "rocking"]] inside her dad's SUV.
** Jason does it when he sees a hockey billboard in New York which has a mask similar to his in ''Part VIII''.
* RainOfBlood: Debbie discovers Andy's body in ''Part III'' when his blood drips on her.
* RavensAndCrows: Random crow flies on the scene just before Tina, Eddie and Raymond are killed in ''Part V''. After the deed is done, it leaves.
* RecycledInSpace: ''Jason X'' again.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Jason has a pair when turned into a cyborg in ''Jason X''.
* RedHerring: [[spoiler:Jason himself]] in the first movie.
** Hints that [[spoiler:Tommy]] is doing the killings in ''Part V''.
* {{Regeneration}}: Jason according to ''Jason X''. That would explain why he looks different in every movie, [[RuleOfCool but we all know better]]. This also explains why he retains his eyes and eyesight after [[EyeScream being stabbed in the eye a few times]].
* RobotGirl: Kay-Em in ''Jason X''.
* SarcasmMode: Lizbeth's response on Darren's attempt at scaring Jason off the road in ''Part VI''.
-->'''Lizbeth''': "That really scared him"
* SayMyName: There are plenty of moments when characters call out each others names. Murder usually ensues.
* ScareChord: Spammed mercilessly in ''Jason Goes to Hell''.
* ScaryBlackMan: Sgt. Brodski, ''and HOW''.
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: Reggie in ''Part V''.
* SeriesContinuityError: In ''Jason Takes Manhattan'', Jason as a kid wass perfectly normal, despite being an [[http://www.bloodsprayer.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/jason_pt1.jpg incredibly deformed and highly mentally retarded child.]]
* ShadowDiscretionShot: Combined with LightningReveal in ''The Final Chapter'', when Jason kills Terri.
** Sanitation worker's death in ''Part VIII''.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Maddy in ''Part VII''.
* ShirtlessScene: Rick gets one in ''Part III'', when he hauls hay to Chris' dad's barn.
** The first movie was sure to add in a scene with the counselors swimming in the lake, and the guys wearing speedos.
* ShovelStrike: Jason is whacked with a shovel in ''Part III'', ''Part VI'' and ''Jason Goes to Hell''.
* ShowerScene: ''The Final Chapter'' has one with Sara and Sam making out in the shower. ''[[CaptainObvious Naked]]''.
* SignificantBirthDate: Surprise surprise, guess who was born friday the 13th.
* SinkOrSwimMentor: [=McCulloch=] is quite literal one in ''Part VIII''.
* SkinnyDipping: Sandra in ''Part VII'' is killed during one.
* SlashedThroat: Plenty of deaths.
* SlashersPreferBlondes: Alice is actually a rare subversion and one of the few blonde Final Girls there are. Played straight with her death in the sequel though FinalGirl Ginny is also blonde.
* SmokingHotSex: Jack lights a cigarette after sex with Marcie in the first film.
* SpaceIsNoisy: ''Jason X''.
* SplitPersonality: [[spoiler: Mrs. Voorhees definitely suffers from this in the original movie, at one point her voice alternates between her son's and her own and it's surprisingly creepy]].
* StalkerShrine: Jason has one for his mother, which also doubles as a TrophyRoom in ''Part II''.
* StayInTheKitchen: Burt's felings towards Katie's involvement in paintball in ''Part VI''.
* StealthHiBye: Jason does this to Edna twice in ''Part III'' before killing Harold and her.
* StockFootage: First three sequels open with footage from previous movies.
* TheStoner: Various, the hippie couple Chuck and Chili in ''Part III'' is a memorable example.
* StoppedNumberingSequels: Did it twice, for both "final chapters".
* StripPoker: Brenda's "Strip Monopoly" in the first movie.
* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: The two surviving characters of the first movie ([[spoiler:Alice and Crazy Ralph]]) get offed early on in ''Part II''.
* SummerCampy: First two and the sixth film.
* SuperWindowJump: Jason performs it in the end of ''Part II''. [[MindScrew Or did he?]]
** Trish evades Jason in ''The Final Chapter'' by jumping through a window.
* TakeMyHand: Rowan to Janessa in ''Jason X'', when she's being sucked into space.
* TeleportSpam: ''Part VIII'' is an infamous example. To the point where the only thing that got in the way of some of the people survive was Jason's teleporting escapades.
* ThirteenIsUnlucky: And how!
* ThisCannotBe: [=McCulloch=]'s reaction when he sees that Jason survived the police car crash in ''Part VIII''.
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: On so many levels.
* ThisWasHisTrueForm: [[spoiler: Happens to Jason when he's washed by flood of toxic waste in ''Part VIII'']].
** There's also ''Jason Goes to Hell'' where Jason gets blown up at the beginning and spends almost the entire movie afterward as a little sludgy black eel monster, which Creighton Duke implicates is his true form.
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks
* TokenMinority: One black dude is seen among the counselors in ''Part 2''.
* TooDumbToLive: Many, many characters. Such as the girl who gets her hands on a chainsaw, hits Jason with it -- then, when he falls over, she drops the chainsaw and ''hits him with a chair'' instead.
* TownWithADarkSecret: The people of the nice town of Forest Green wouldn't want you to know that you're actually in the town formerly known as Crystal Lake.
* TrailersAlwaysLie: The trailer for ''Part VIII'' is fully made of this stuff.
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: Especially in the one for the first movie.
** [[TheRemake The Remake's]] trailer mimics the style of the first one with similar results.
* TropeCodifier
* TunnelKing: Jason has dug a tunnel network under the Camp Crystal Lake and its surroundings in the remake.
* TwentyMinutesWithJerks
* TwistEnding ''Jason Goes to Hell''. Never expected for ''[[NightmareOnElmStreet him]]'' to show up did you?
* UnratedEdition: The original film and ''Jason Goes to Hell'' have uncut versions with more explicit violence and gore. The 2009 film has a longer but still R-rated cut.
* UnwittingPawn: Jason in ''[[FreddyVsJason Freddy vs. Jason]]'', though the plan doesn't go as well as Freddy hoped.
* UseYourHead: When Chris traps Jaon's hands with a car's sidewindow in ''Part III'', he [[SoftGlass headbutts the glass]] to free himself.
** Jason breaks the window to Rennie's cabin with his head in ''Part VIII'' and [[DangerousWindows attacks her]].
* VertigoEffect: Used in ''Part V'' when Pam goes looking for missing kids and camera lingers on those who are staying in the Pinehurst Cottage.
* VillainBasedFranchise
* VillainProtagonist: Later movies start to treat Jason as this.
* VillainSong: "He's Back (The Man Behind the Mask)" sung by AliceCooper.
* TheVoiceless: Jason
** ''Part III'' has Jason opening his mouth for the first time in the whole franchise (as an adult, at least):
--->'''Jason''':[[spoiler: "(gets stabbed in the hand) Ow!"]]
** Near the end of ''Jason Goes to Hell'' Jason [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands possesses a character]] and pretends to be them for a bit, actually speaking one line.
---> '''Jason:''' [[spoiler: Freeze! Get the Hell away from her Ed!]]
* VomitIndiscretionShot: When Jason sees the toxic waste flood heading for him in ''Part VIII'', he starts vomiting.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Established between the captain Robertson and his son Sean in ''Part VIII'' in their initial scene. He shows regret over it later on and tells Jim to avoid putting too much pressure on his own son.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Exact fate of Paul in ''Part II'' and Mrs. Jarvis in ''The Final Chapter''. (Though a deleted scene shows Trish finding the latter's body in a bathtub.)
** Abel in Part III showed some of the characters an eyeball he found "with other parts of the body". The victim may have been Paul.
** Jason Goes to Hell ends with a happy couple walking off into the sunset, relieved that the battle with Jason is finally over. [[spoiler: Apparently, they let Jason's moldering corpse babysit their child in the abandoned house.]]
* WhiteMaskOfDoom: Jason being a poster child for this trope an' all.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: Steve Christy does, much to [[FanDisservice dismay]] of the male audience.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: ''[[FreddyVsJason Freddy vs. Jason]]'' reveals that Jason had hydrophobia (a fear of water) as a kid. It doesn't affect him as an adult, but when Freddy gets his claws on his inner child, things get ugly. ''Part VIII'''s protagonist also suffers from it, due to a childhood trauma.
* WindowPain: Plenty of windows are shattered throughout the series.
* WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief: The ''only'' way any of the movies after the first one would be even possible would be if the audience just accepts that somehow Jason didn't actually drown as a child, ran away to live in the woods for some reason, and everyone just assumes that the missing kid drowned without looking for a body, including his own mother.
* TheWorldsExpertOnGettingKilled: The SerialKiller hunter Creighton Duke, who has to do a HeroicSacrifice to slow down Jason in ''Jason Goes to Hell''.
* WrenchWhack: Jason kills the sanitation worker with his own wrench in ''Part VIII''.
* YouExclamation: Chris' reaction when she sees Jason unmasked and recognises him in ''Part III'', as he is the one who attacked her two years ago.
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** Understandable, in that before his death, Jason took quite a few nasty hits to the head, and AFTER his death, Jason has spent many years '''rotting underwater'''.



** Understandable, in that before his death, Jason took quite a few nasty hits to the head, and AFTER his death, Jason has spent many years '''rotting underwater'''.
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* FacePalmOfDoom: How Doug is killed in ''The Final Chapter''.
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* NonIndicativeName: None of the movies are set on, around, or have anything to do with Friday the 13th.
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* NonIndicativeName: None of the movies are set on, around, or have anything to do with Friday the 13th.
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* ExecutiveMeddling: The ''reason'' why ''Jason Takes Manhattan'' only spends about twenty minutes there.
** Also the reason Tina's dad in ''Part VII'' doesn't look even remotely dead.
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