Ahh, camping, nothing quite like heading into the woods to escape the drudgery of work and the stress from the week. Its a leisure activity enjoyed by families, teen agers and people of all walks of life. The seclusion from the man made world of brick buildings , the sweet simplicity of being one with nature and the rich aroma of the marshmallows toasting on the open fire. All of these things one thinks of while being in the woods, however, that whole image was changed when the 1980 debut of the slasher classic “Friday the 13th” hit the big screen. A group of counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp that was the site of a child’s drowning, and the rest is horror movie history.
Ari Lehman, the actor, musician, and hot sauce entrepreneur, best known for his role as the young version of Jason Vorhees in the 1980 slasher classic “Friday the 13th”, was in attendance at Scare A Con 2014 in Verona, NY.
I had the privilege to chat with him this about his iconic role as Jason Vorhees, his band First Jason and, of course, horror movies! Enjoy.
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