|The first glimpses of Jason's hockey mask|
At any rate, one of the continuous flows between said movies (Part II being excluded for an obvious reason) is the hockey mask. Parts III, IV and V are the only movies in which a hockey mask was shared and I will break it down best to my knowledge. I really do not claim to be an expert at this subject, so please feel free to correct me if I am wrong or if you wish to add something!
Hell, we all know that Jason obtained his infamous hockey mask from Shelly Finklestein in Friday The 13th III. According to Crystal Lake Massacres Revisited Shelly played hockey as a goalie where he wore his now infamous hockey mask. Here is the evolution, if you will, of that mask from parts III - V.
Below is some of the earliest close-up views we got of this mask. Notice the scuff marks that may have been put there by the SFX team and may have gotten there from shooting. However, if you go back and take a close-up look of Shelly's mask after he scares Vera it has the same scuffs. That leads me to believe two scenarios; that scene with Shelly was shot after some scenes were shot with Jason in which the scuffs made it to the mask or again, they were put there by the SFX team.
Here's another shot of the Part III mask in which you can see a scuff on the left cheek. I only point this out for a reason I will later address.
|The mask we see at the end of Friday the 13th: Part III|
Again, we really don't get a good close-up of Jason's mask until the climax of the film-- during Doug's death in the shower. In that shot we get a good glimpse of it and with that shot you can see mark-for-mark that it's indeed the Part III stunt mask. By this time the right cheek chevron has started to peel as well as the forehead triangle has lost a bit more of the infamous vinyl triangle. This has been associated with the rain machine causing it to peel off, as well as stunts and routine trauma to the mask while shooting. Attempts were made to super-glue it back on, which later in the movie you can clearly see the residue from it.
|The same mask used at the end of Part III|
|The scene were the hockey mask gets cracked|
|You can see the crack on the backside|
|The battered hockey mask|
Okay, so we all know that Jason was not the killer in this movie aside from the two people in the hallucination. However, the Part III/IV mask does make an appearance in this film. The first look we got of A Jason mask was a replica that SFX creator David Miller made out of re-casting the Part III/IV mask. In his version we now have a full forehead chevron and we no longer have the infamous cheek buttons. The straps are also riveted on in a peculiar way-- reversed of which they were in Parts III and IV, from the inside of the mask. This version was a muddy version of one that we saw later in the film.
|A new hockey mask made from a a copy of the Part III and IV|
|Another look of the new mask|
|The mask used in III and IV makes a cameo|
|A close up of the Part III and IV mask in Friday the 13th: Part V|
The mask has now been retired and safely resides in the collection of stuntman extraordinaire Dick Warlock.
UPDATE: Warlock sold the mask to an anonymous buyer.
|The original mask used in parts III, IV and V in a private collection|