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By the Numbers: The FRIDAY THE 13th Films

Counting the murderous statistics of Jason Voorhees over the years

By SCOTT COLLURA     April 26, 2002


FRIDAY THE 13TH, PART V: A NEW BEGINNING
© 2001 Paramount Home Video
While watching the latest installment in the FRIDAY THE 13th series, JASON X, we couldn't help but notice that the characters kept claiming that notorious slasher, killer, and general ne'er-do-well Jason Voorhees had claimed "over 200" victims during the course of his illustrious career. Now, admittedly JASON X takes place in the near future (before jumping into the far future), so it's possible that he killed some hapless scientists and horny teenagers that we don't know about in the time between the previous film and this one, but still, that "over 200" number sounded a bit ambitious... so to speak.

So what to do, but go back and pour through the previous nine FRIDAY THE 13TH films and take a body count ourselves. And you know what? We were rightthere were only 147 murders in all the films preceding JASON X. And that's including the killings committed by psychos other than Jason in Part One and Part Five! Sure, it's possible Jason took out a load of victims we don't know about between Part Nine and Part Ten (JASON X). Or did the filmmakers fudge the numbers to make Jason sound better (or is that worse)? You be the judge, and feel free to use our computations for each film below.

FRIDAY THE 13TH

Wherein Jason is just a poor, dead little boy, but his mom has got a grudge to settle.

Victims: 1) camp counselor # 1, 2) camp counselor # 2, 3) Annie, 4) Ned, 5) Jack, 6) Marcie, 7) Brenda, 8) Steve, 9) Bill

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FRIDAY THE 13TH, PART 2

A now-adult Jason takes over where his mom left off, though he just wears a burlap sack for a mask in his freshman outing.

Victims: 10) Alice, 11) Crazy Ralph, 12) dog, 13) cop, 14) Scott, 15) Terry, 16) Mark, 17) Jeff, 18) Sandra, 19) Vickie

FRIDAY THE 13TH, PART III

Jason finally acquires the famous hockey mask, plus the film was in 3-D!

Victims: 20) Harold, 21) Edna, 22) Fox, 23) Loco, 24) Vera, 25) Andy, 26) Debbie, 27) Shelly, 28) Chuck, 29) Chili, 30) Rick, 31) Ali

FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE FINAL CHAPTER

A young Corey Feldman fights Jasonand kills him!

Victims: 32) Axel, 33) Nurse Morgan, 34) hitchhiker, 35) Samantha, 36) Paul, 37) Terri, 38) Mrs. Jarvis, 39) Jimmy, 40) Tina, 41) Ted, 42) Doug, 43) Sara, 44) Rob

FRIDAY THE 13TH, PART V: A NEW BEGINNING



FRIDAY THE 13TH, PART V: A NEW BEGINNING

The film that infamously doesn't feature Jason. Instead, the killer turns out to be a lame "copycat" murderer who mimics Jason's style.

Victims: 45) Vinnie, 46) Pete, 47) Billy, 48) Lana, 49) Raymond, 50) Tina, 51) Eddie, 52) Anita, 53) Demon, 54) Junior, 55) Ethel, 56) Jake, 57) Robin, 58) Violet, 59) Duke, 60) Matt, 61) George

FRIDAY THE 13TH, PART VI: JASON LIVES

Finally, the real Jason returnsresurrected by Horshak from WELCOME BACK, KOTTER! (No joke.)

Victims: 62) Allen, 63) Darren, 64) Lizbeth, 65) Burt, 66) Stan, 67) Katie, 68) Larry, 69) Martin, 70) Steven, 71) Annette, 72) Nikki, 73) Cort, 74) Roy, 75) Sissy, 76) Paula, 77) Officer Thornton, 78) Officer Pappas, 79) Sheriff Garris

FRIDAY THE 13TH, PART VII: THE NEW BLOOD

Jason finds himself up against a CARRIE-esque psychic girl.

Victims: 80) Jane, 81) Michael, 82) Dan, 83) Judy, 84) Russell, 85) Sandra, 86) Maddy, 87) Ben, 88) Kate, 89) David, 90) Eddie, 91) Robin, 92) Mrs. Shepard, 93) Dr. Crews, 94) Melissa

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FRIDAY THE 13TH, PART VIII: JASON TAKES MANHATTAN

Actually, Jason takes a cruise, and doesn't get to Manhattan until the last fifteen minutes of this low point in the series.

Victims: 95) Jim, 96) Suzi, 97) J.J., 98) boxer, 99) Tamara, 100) Jim, 101) Admiral Robertson, 102) Eva, 103) crewmember, 104) Wayne, 105) Miles, 106) deck hand, 107) thug # 1, 108) thug # 2, 109) Julius, 110) cop, 111) Colleen, 112) Charles, 113) sewer worker, 114) student # 1, 115) student # 2, 116) student # 3, 117) student # 4, 118) student # 5, 119) student # 6, 120) student # 7

JASON GOES TO HELL: THE FINAL FRIDAY

The whole notion of Jason is done wrong in this so-called "last" entry in the series, wherein Mr. Voorhees dies (again) and his spirit takes to possessing other people's bodies to continue his killing ways. Fortunately, JASON X more or less ignores this film's plot.

Victims: 121) coroner, 122) coroner's assistant, 123) FBI agent # 1, 124) FBI agent # 2, 125) unnamed victim # 1, 126) unnamed victim # 2, 127) unnamed victim # 3, 128) unnamed victim # 4, 129) unnamed victim # 5, 130) Alexis, 131) Deborah, 132) Luke, 133) Edna, 134) Josh, 135) Diana, 136) Robert, 137) cop # 1, 138) cop # 2, 139) cop # 3, 140) Ward, 141) diner, 142) Shelby, 143) Joey, 144) Vicki, 145) Ed, 146) Randy, 147) Creighton

Total:
Jason Voorhees' mom: 9 murders
Copycat murderer: 17 murders
Jason Voorhees: 121 murders


GRAND TOTAL: 147 DEATHS

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