The only thing more frightening than running into Jason Voorhees from the Friday the 13th series of films might be taking over the role - but that's just what Derek Mears has done for the newest Friday the 13th. Mears was recently visited by MTV.com who discuss what Mears is like on set, and even get a chance to examine the famous hockey mask.
Mears is described as appearing at first as a large man, but not mammoth - at least until one gets close. Once up close, this is the scene that was described:
He towered over me with his prosthetic neckpiece covering only what the mask would reveal. What was once his right eye was now a bulging shiny pus-bubble just begging to be popped by one of his desperate victims. His spine was crooked, one shoulder sat higher than the other, and I got a taste of what his swagger might look like. A machete holster strapped on his left thigh held a considerable weapon, which Mears assured us was "the dull one."
The surreal part was when Mears placed the mask on his face, and was transformed from a kind but focused actor into a ruthless psychopath. Check out the clip below.
Friday the 13th opens February 13th, 2009, which is, of course, a Friday.