I was never a fan of the Zombie subgenra of horror. So, I don't see Jason as ever being a Zombie, just a human character from the traditional slasher genra formula. Now, the formula between Zombie and slashers are similar in that we are dealing with characters that come back from the dead. However, slasher films in the past were much more popular than Zombie movies, but in the present, the Zombie Genra of horror is much more popular than all slashers, past and present. I was an avid reader of Fangoria magazine in the 1980's, and I knew that the popular zombie movies were covered well, but I was only interested in the slasher villains like Jason Voorhees and Michael Myers. I am curious about why Zombie movies and TV shows are so popular with fans outside of the horror genra proper today. First it was witches. Then Vampires. Now it's the Zombie Craze. I don't know why these characters appeal to general audiences overall especially with young people who don't identify as horror fans specifically. But, I grew up as a slasher fan, and that I will always be!
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I have it on good authority that the producers of the deluxe blue ray box set coming out this October are going to do a CGI insert of Jason Voorhees in the back ground during the fight with Alice and Mrs. Voorhees. Now I don't want to mention any names, but producers from the 2009 reboot are also involved with these upcoming blue rays. We know we saw this thing with Jason seeing his mother beheaded in the 2009 reboot, but they want to make this official in the original canon. Presumably, this will be Ari Lehman's likeness. Of course, he portrayed Jason in part 1. This will settle once and for all the longest running topic of mythology in Friday the 13th: Did Jason see his mother beheaded that night, that Friday the 13th?