When we think of Jason Voorhees, the masked maniac star of the Friday the 13th
films, we picture him as an undead, unstoppable monster. There is, however, one man who has repeatedly stopped Jason, one Tommy Jarvis. During today's Graveyard Shift: Friday the 13th Triple Feature, The Tommy Jarvis Trilogy
, Alamo Drafthouse is screening all three Jarvis films in the series (Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
, Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
and Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI
), allowing audiences to get a solid take on Jarvis's story. He was just a boy (played by Corey Feldman) in The Final Chapter
when he managed to kill Jason for the first time (that time Jarvis used a machete). Sentenced to a mental institution following the incident for A New Beginning
, Jarvis (played by John Shepherd) faced off against what appeared to be Jason's ghost, and in Jason Lives
, Jarvis (Thom Matthews) went on to seek his nemesis's final destruction (that time Jarvis burned Jason's corpse only to resurrect an even more powerful version of him).
''The Friday the 13th series in a way cemented Jason Voorhees as a timeless, mythological character,'' says Robert Saucedo of Alamo Drafthouse. ''Part 6 is where the film really planted its flag in the sand and became the larger-than-life slasher series we know today.''
7:30 p.m. Alamo Drafthouse/Vintage Park, 114 Vintage Park Boulevard. For information, call 713-715-4707or visit drafthouse.com. $20.
Fri., Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m., 2013