I’m willing to bet there won’t be many of you readers who will disagree with me when I say that there’s nothing all that sexy about guys like Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees. While Freddy’s a burnt up child molester with a horrible fashion sense, Jason is a water-logged zombie with serious mommy issues and a complete and utter aversion to fun, so it’s not likely that any of you ladies out there are dying to take either of them home for a hot and steamy cuddling session.
Nevertheless, the sexualization of big screen horror icons has become somewhat of a strange trend of late, and oddly enough, it’s not women that these sexy versions of slasher villains are out to appeal, but rather men. I’m sure you’ve seen the Halloween costumes, dudes, and I’m sure you felt pretty awkward when you found yourself turned on by a ripped up Christmas sweater, a battle-damaged hockey mask and a blood-covered chainsaw. Don’t feel too weird about it. We’re all in this together.
The latest addition to the bizarre annals of ‘sexy horror icons’ comes courtesy of Japanese toy company Kotobukiya, who just today unveiled the second addition to their Freddy vs. Jason line, which depicts the machete-wielding maniac as a buxom brunette babe, clad in ripped up jeans and a torn open brown shirt. Carrying a machete in one hand and an axe in the other, the statue stands over 8 1/2″ tall and is sure to make for a highly interesting conversation piece, when placed next to the other Jason collectibles on your toy shelf.
Female Jason joins the previously unveiled statue of female Freddy, an equally buxom blonde whose hand you’d just love to hold, if only if she would take off that rusty old knife glove. Female Freddy stands a little bit shorter at 7″ tall, which only makes sense, given the height differences between Fred and Jay.
Freddy or Jason? Blonde or brunette? You can take your pick, when both statues go up for grabs later this year. Expect Freddy in October, with Jason arriving in November.