Horrifying Femme Fatale – Pamela Voorhees
Devoted mother. Violent killer.
Though Jason took the mantle of violent killer through the film franchise, Mrs. Voorhees is the original killer in Friday the 13th.
Pamela is a former camp cook at the beloved Camp Crystal Lake and the mother of Jason Voorhees.
She is the villain, seeking revenge and retribution for her son’s death through murder. Hunting down the two camp counselors she believed responsible, Pamela brutally murders them.
Pamela successfully closes down Camp Crystal Lake with the murders until the new owner arrives with seven young camp counselors. Enraged and deranged, she goes on a killing spree.
You see, Jason was my son, and today is his birthday… – Friday the 13th (1980)
[high voice] Kill her, Mommy! Kill her! Don’t let her get away, Mommy! Don’t let her live!
[normal voice] I won’t, Jason. I won’t! – Friday the 13th (1980)
She can’t hide; no place to hide. – Friday the 13th (1980)
Mrs. Voorhees began the killing; without her, there wouldn’t be Jason. She was an overprotective mother who lost her only child, tumbling over the edge of sanity due to her loss. And Pamela delivered some of the most ruthless kills in her debut in Friday the 13th, her rage and her delusions enabled her to kill six camp counselors and the new owner.
It is quite a shame that she is nearly forgotten when her dear boy continued with the film franchise, earning an enormous body count and the fame. But Mrs. Voorhees is the original villain of Friday the 13th, delivering revenge and death to all who oppose her and remind her about her dear boy’s death.