Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Evolution Of The Sack Head

With Jason Voorhees once again donning the infamous Friday Part 2 "sack head mask" for the upcoming remake (hitting theatres this Friday!), I thought it the perfect time to take a look at the many movies over the years that have utilized a killer with, for lack of a better word, a sack (hood, pillow case) over his head. Those that inspired Jason's early look and those that were inspired by it ....

The Town That Dreaded Sundown - 1976 - The Phantom Killer


The Elephant Man - 1980 - John Merrick


Friday The 13th Part 2 - 1981 - Jason Voorhees


Dark Night Of The Scarecrow - 1981 - Bubba aka The Scarecrow


Nightbreed - 1990 - Dr. Decker aka Button-Face


Batman Begins - 2005 - Dr. Jonathan Crane aka Scarecrow


The Orphanage - 2007 - Tomas/Simon


The Strangers - 2008 - The Man In The Mask


Trick 'r Treat - 2008 - Sam


Friday The 13th - 2009 - Jason Voorhees


What's your favorite?


Smirking Revenge said...

I think my favorites would have to be The Elephant Man (the film rocks), The Orphanage (the sole reason I will never play 1, 2, 3, knock on the wall if ghosts are playing. Plus the film is so much more than the spooky elements it does so well), and the Strangers (a film I am not allowed to watch in the dark, alone and by myself because now I live 20 miles out of town, near the mountains and is too eerie for me not to scare myself silly. Give me zombies any day). Dont know if I will check out the Friday the 13th remake. I grew up on the original and not sure I want the new teen scene crew to ruin it for me. But it is a horror film which means I will probably go ahead and shell out the cash.

Which one is your favorite?

Johnny said...

I'm gonna go with Batman Begins. Definetly the coolest looking of the bunch. Not to mention the mask also serves as a weapon!

Killbillfanatic2005 said...

I have to go with old school Jason! The one eye hole is just too classic, and even though it might be awful, I am pumped for the new film. Cause if you think about it, they've all been pretty awful, and it'll just be interesting to see Jason with a bigger budget! Of course, it will never compare with the Jasons of yesteryear, but it'll just be fun to see him at the movie theatre again!

Monkeymanbob said...

I always kinda liked the one from Nightbreed. The Family Man was very creepy

Matthew Flute said...

Ah, Dark Night of the Scarecrow. Never understood why this has a cult following.

I have to hand it to Jason as I'm a Friday fan.

Wings said...

Original Jason, I have to say. First one to freak the hell out of me.

John Tennison said...

Hitchock's Spellbound (1945) is the first instance of which I know of a sack head murderous villain, and this was the movie that was playing when the 1946 Phantom attacks in Texarkana began.

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