Jason the Terrible (real name, Karl Moffat) is a wrestler who cut his teeth in legendary Canadian promotion Stampede Wrestling. He’s most notable to me for his persona, which was a strange amalgamation of Jason Voorhees (the mask), Leatherface (he sometimes carried a chainsaw), and Michael Myers (the jumpsuit). As a fan of slasher movies, his existence brings me tremendous joy. I wonder what his career would’ve become were it not cut short by injuries sustained in a car crash.
With the recent release of PANDEMONIUM, I’ve been thinking a lot about wrestling and horror, times and places where they’ve intersected. I can’t think of a better instance than the career of Jason the Terrible. The song during the highlight reel I’ve linked is “He’s Back (The Man Behind the Mask),” written by shock rock icon Alice Cooper and featured in the film FRIDAY THE 13th PART VI: JASON LIVES.