"Pamela's Tale": Friday, June 13th, 1979
- Like a Phoenix from the ashes, I had a new life.
Appearing in "Pamela's Tale"
- Jason Voorhees (Cameo)
- Mister Lasko
Synopsis for "Pamela's Tale"
Friday, June 13th, 1979
A woman named Annie walks into a diner looking for a ride to Camp Crystal Lake. A truck driver named Enos offers to drive her part of the way. On their way out of the restaurant, they are accosted by a crazy old man named Ralph who warns Annie that she will "never come back again". Enos shoos Ralph away and they get into his truck. Some twenty miles down the road, Enos drops Annie off and not long after, she accepts a ride from another motorist - Pamela Voorhees. Pamela has intimate knowledge of Camp Crystal Lake and begins to tell Annie the story of her life.
Pamela Voorhees is a young housewife from Cadiz, Ohio, married to a miner named Elias. Elias is a gruff and abusive man who constantly berates Pamela if things don't go his way. Unbeknownst to Elias, Pamela is pregnant with his child, but she fears revealing this information to him, less he might visit more physical violence upon her. Pamela believes she hears the thoughts of her unborn child, whom she has already named Jason. This disembodied voice urges Pam to take matters into her own hand, so one evening, she heeds the advice of "Jason" and hacks her husband into bloody pieces with an ax. She discards the remains and sets fire to the trailer they had been living in.
Leaving Ohio, she finds herself drawn East where she purchases a home for herself not far from Crystal Lake. She finds temporary employment working as a short-fry cook at a diner. As the months pass, and her stomach becomes heavy with child, she meets David and Louise Christy. David tells her that they are re-opening a campground nearby and offer her a summer job cooking for seventy-five kids. Pam accepts the job, but moments later, she begins going into labor. She is rushed to the hospital where she gives birth to a baby boy. The child has hideous physical deformities, but Pam is blind to these blights. To her, her new son Jason is absolutely perfect.
- The framing sequence for this series borrows from the opening scenes of the 1980 Friday the 13th film.
- Earliest chronological appearance of Pamela and Jason Voorhees.
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