Unmasking, or face-reveal scenes have a long history in horror movies, dating back as far as the silent Phantom of the Opera starring Long Chaney and his revolutionary makeup. Of course, celebrating Disability in Horror Month has prompted us to think about what these type of scenes say about society’s attitude to facial differences. Certainly in the first Friday the 13th movie, most horror fans feel sympathy for Jason’s character – a child bullied because of his appearance who suffered an unnecessary death at summer camp.
Jason, and other horror characters’ unmasking is a staple set to be with us for a while. It’s an important part of the character’s history – and in the new Friday the 13th video game. YouTuber Paul Phoenix has created a compilation of all the Jason unmaskings which take place in Friday The 13th: The Game. He’s also tried to be as faithful as possible with which characters historically unmaked Mr Voorhees.
Check out the compilation video below. Have you played Friday The 13th: The Game? Tell us which elements from the movies you think carried over well…or not so well.