Fans of the Friday the 13th franchise know the story of Jason Voorhees and his mother Pamela, but they’ve never heard the story from Mrs. Voorhees herself. Now, those interested in learning more about the character first played by Betsy Palmer in 1980 can delve into The Pamela Tapes, a series of recordings made during the immediate aftermath of Jason’s tragic drowning. They play out with all of the intensity of an old school radio drama and should be considered must-listen material for all Friday the 13th fans.
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The Pamela Tapes are actually Easter eggs in the relatively recent Friday the 13th: The Game from IllFonic and Gun Media. The tapes are of Mrs. Voorhees being interviewed by detectives following Jason’s “death”. If you’re a fan of the game, you may want to hold off and find these gems for yourself. If you’re a non-gaming Friday the 13th fan, no need to wait; give The Pamela Tapes a spin below!
Official Synopsis (per Dread Central): Jennifer Ann Burton (“Criminal Minds,” “The Office”) stars as Mrs. Voorhees, alongside Dave Fennoy (The Walking Dead: A Telltale Series Season 1, World of Warcraft) as Detective Joe Maddery and John DeMita (Resident Evil: Vendetta, “Dragon Ball Super”) as Chief Kelley.
About Friday the 13th: The Game: Friday the 13th: The Game is a third-person horror, survival game where players take on the role of a teen counselor or, for the first time ever, Jason Voorhees. It’s built on a multiplayer platform, with one team playing the counselors and one person playing Voorhees. The former have to find a way to survive either by hiding or escaping. Jason’s role is simple: kill everyone.
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