10. Jason Voorhees on Arsenio Hall

To promote Friday The 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan, Jason Voorhees appeared on Arsenio Hall’s late-night talk show. Out he walks, holding his axe, lumbering over to the guest’s couch. “How are you?” Arsenio starts. Jason, unflinching, glares without answer. Arsenio starts giggling, and there you have the entire gimmick. Jason – who does not speak – being asked questions by Arsenio Hall.

That said, Hall’s energy plucks a few juicy berries of situational comedy. “You’re angry,” he says with a smile, placing his hand on Jason’s arm only to immediately pull away in confused fear. Arsenio does ask Jason what happened to make him so angry, and, I mean, after seven Friday the 13th films, that question has a pretty definitive answer. And no, it’s not because Jason was cut from a hockey team. But hey, it could have been lamer. Like the next entry…

11. Jason Voorhees Accepts MTV Lifetime Achievement Award 

In 1992, the MTV Movie Awards presented Jason Voorhees with a Lifetime Achievement Award for – as host Dennis Miller phrased it – having a lasting “impact on the artform” of cinema. Cue a schmaltzy video intro that splices Friday the 13th kills with Frank Sinatra’s “My Way,” followed by Jason taking the stage.

Er, okay. Maybe not actual Jason. As Metallica’s “Wherever I May Roam” blares, an actor wearing a Jason mask – not even covering his hair – schmoozes his way towards Miller (after hugging a female Voorhees). Then he speaks, and you realize it’s none other than Jon Lovitz underneath the cheap Voorhees facade. He references movies “1-8” not by title, and makes jokes about teaching an acting class in “the valley” – there’s never an attempt to actually respect Friday The 13th or Mr. Voorhees in the slightest. It’s just a quick gimmick that eventually leads to Miller unmasking Lovitz, an A League Of Their Own plug and Lovitz being walked off stage.

As far as horror crossovers go, this is a pretty lame one. Instead, you should watch Godzilla win the same award in 1996 with a much better acceptance.

12. Jason Voorhees Does Security For Alice Cooper

Did you know that Jason Voorhees has been carving up press peeps who annoy Alice Cooper ever since Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives? Cooper’s “He’s Back (The Man Behind The Mask)” serves as the film’s theme song and apparently Jason liked it so much that he bailed on Crystal Lake to tour as Cooper’s head of security. In the above concert video, you’ll witness Jason appear from the shadows to drag away a rather intrusive photographer who’s abusing his press badge, never to be heard from again…or at least until the next show when Cooper’s team pulls the same stunt.

13. SNL’s I Know What You Did Last Summer Skit 

In yet another “horror villain doing a musical number” bit, November of 1998 reunited two I Know What You Did Last Summer castmates in the most peculiar way. Jennifer Love Hewitt, while hosting an episode of SNL, found herself onstage with costumed Muse Watson, who played killer Ben Willis, AKA The Fisherman, in the film. What happens next? A loving duet of “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.” Images show the two embracing and sharing laughs along with images from Willis’ slasher spree. Isn’t a heartfelt reunion just the best?

FYI, good luck finding an actual clip of the scene online. The only way to actually see this interaction is on Hulu.

14. Argentina’s Best DIRECTV Commercial

In 2007, DIRECTV released an advertisement in Argentina that dared to suggest our favorite horror icons share in our love of the Christmas spirit. Freddy Krueger drags cut-down trees with Jason Voorhees, Darth Vader blows dandelion fluff, Chucky seesaws with a young child – all while a wispy cover of “Silent Night” plays atop. Samara pops through a TV screen with gift in hand. Hannibal Lecter helps with dinner. It’s like one big happy horror family!

“Some people are good only at Christmas time,” the commercial goes on to say. “Others are good all year long. DIRECTV is better.” Not sure I fully understand how a marketing department came together with the idea, but I’ll take it. Anything that features a Dracula, Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees and Darth Vader frolicking through a grassy field is worth a curious watch (although Voorhees has a chainsaw, assumedly because Leatherface wouldn’t allow rights usage).

Honorable Mention: Jason Voorhees and Chucky also appear in Radio Shack’s 2014 Super Bowl commercial about 80s pop-culture figures “taking back” their store. Horror icons becoming glorified movers. Sounds about right.

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