Stephen King Reveals He Wanted To Write A First Person Story On 'Friday The 13th' Character Jason Voorhees
Stephen King revealed over the weekend the best book that was never written! The famous horror author opened up about his daydream of what would have been a horror classic.
The best book never written
Stephen King revealed one of his best ideas over the weekend. On Twitter, fans everywhere were surprised yet also let down, learning about the prospect of a Stephen King novel that would have been told in a first-person perspective of the famous horror icon Jason Voorhees of Friday The 13th.
The Camp Crystal Lake masked character has appeared in 12 films since the original movie was released in 1980.
King shared that the biggest roadblock would have been the legal hoops he would have had to go through in order to produce the book, and said the journey of that would have been so tortuous it gives him "a headache".
"But gosh, shouldn’t someone tell Jason’s side of the story?" King said.
The best novel idea I never wrote (and probably never will) is I JASON, the first-person narrative of Jason Voohees, and his hellish fate: killed over and over again at Camp Crystal Lake. What a hellish, existential fate!— Stephen King (@StephenKing) June 15, 2020
Just thinking about the legal thicket one would have to go through to get permissions makes my head ache. And my heart, that too. But gosh, shouldn't someone tell Jason's side of the story?— Stephen King (@StephenKing) June 15, 2020
Though the book itself may not ever happen, King did suggest a more feasible idea, sharing the prospect of perhaps a movie.
Blumhouse could do it as a movie.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) June 15, 2020
Jason Blumhouse and his Blumhouse company have produced many notorious horror flicks, including Insidious, Get Out, and The Invisible Man.
Fans everywhere were quick to show their support of the idea, as the mostly mute Voorhees has a unique background, and is often dubbed a "psychotic momma's boy".
Comedian Patton Oswalt was also one to support the idea and joked, "I want this novel RIGHT NOW. Let’s do one of those Ace paperback "doubles.'"
Aaaaaaaand... I want this novel RIGHT NOW. Let's do one of those Ace paperback "doubles." My half will be either LEATHERFACE: HOW TO MAKE AN AMERICAN QUILT or MICHAEL MYERS: BABYSITTERS, CLUBBED https://t.co/iYCSrYzktD— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) June 15, 2020
Although it's not probable, it would be one 'killer' book!