This Fan-Made Opening to a Friday the 13th Saturday Morning Cartoon Is Killer
If a movie became a hit in the 1980s, it stood a good chance of being turned into a Saturday morning cartoon series. Films like Back to the Future, The Karate Kid, Star Wars, and even the Rambo franchise got animated adaptations.
Owing to its grotesque violence and subject matter, the slasher series Friday the 13th never received that honor (though it did inspire an anthology series). But a fan and artist named Mike Chiechi has corrected this oversight, offering a look on his Facebook page of what a Jason Voorhees cartoon might look like.
Warning: Animated violence follows:
The premise for the series would not seem to lend itself to longevity, as Jason has a habit of dismembering his sidekicks.
Chiechi has also imagined what The Exorcist game package might have looked like for the Nintendo Entertainment System and what could happen if killer doll Chucky met The Berenstain Bears. And while we’re unlikely to see a Friday the 13th animated series unless Adult Swim makes a bold move, it would make a nice complement to the very real Jason Voorhees breakfast cereal released by Funko in 2018.
You can check out more of Chiechi’s mash-up work on his Instagram page.
[h/t Bloody Disgusting]