Friday the 13th is an American horror franchise that, as of 2016, comprises twelve slasher films, a television show, novels, comic books, and tie‑in merchandise. The franchise mainly focuses on the fictional character Jason Voorhees, who drowned as a boy at Camp Crystal Lake due to the negligence of the camp staff. Decades later, the lake is rumored to be "cursed" and is the setting for a series of mass murders. Jason is featured in all of the films, as either the killer or the motivation for the killings.
Although the films were not popular with critics, Friday the 13th is considered one of the most successful media franchises in America - not only for the success of the films, but also because of the extensive merchandising and repeated references to the series in popular culture. The franchise's popularity has generated a fanbase who have created their own Friday the 13th films, fashioned replica Jason Voorhees costumes, and tattooed their bodies with Friday the 13th artwork. Jason's hockey mask has even become one of the most recognizable images in popular culture.
Sideshow has released new images of their latest cult-classic horror movie collectible: a 1:6th scale action figure of Jason Voorhees as seen in Friday the 13th: Part III. The reveal gives us a look at the many weapons of teenage mass destruction the figure will come with, including his trademark bloody machete, an axe and, just in case one tries to get away, a speargun.
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