10 Awesome Horror Movie Villains With Stupid One Weakness

10. Jason Voorhees Can't Deal With Water...Sometimes

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It's fair to say that Jason Voorhees has Oedipal issues that, if he were even slightly well adjusted, could have been dealt with through intensive therapy. His mother was very protective of her young son during his early days, particularly due to his deformities to which other children of the 1950s weren't exactly politically correct about. When a few camp counsellors meant to oversee the young boy snuck off for nookie, he supposedly drowned tragically.

Alas, he survived (?) in the wilderness, only to witness a counsellor decapitate his only ally in the first film. From then on, Jason has been on a rampage that has taken him from Crystal Lake to New York City (actually filmed in Toronto save for a shot or two) to space.

His relationship to water since his apparent drowning has been one of the most inconsistent aspects of the franchise but in Freddy Vs. Jason, the dream demon realizes that deep down, the machete-wielding maniac really is just a big aquaphobe at heart. That doesn't stop him from rising from the water with Freddy's head in his hand by the film's end, but who really watches Friday the 13th for narrative?

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