Thank you, moms of the world, for everything you do.
Whether its sending us to summer camp, arranging swimming lessons, or extracting violent revenge, moms really can do it all. That’s why it’s important to respect your mother, even if she has been reduced to nothing but a severed head and a cable knit sweater.
(Friday the 13th spoilers ensue)
I drew this cartoon extra fancy in case you want to print out a version to share with your own mother. No, seriously. The truth of the matter is that it’s hard to find a more touching story of familial love than one finds in the first two movies of the Friday the 13th franchise. In the debut film, you have the story of a mother determined to avenge the, um, death of her son by killing anyone who reminds her of the neglectful camp counselors who let her child drown (or, technically, disappear under water and continue to live as a retarded lake mutant).
And then in the second, the son who wasn’t really drowned avenges the death of his mother by killing more people associated with the camp (and working on various refrigeration and taxidermy techniques to maintain her memory).
If that’s not loyalty and dedication on both sides of the parent/child equation, I don’t know what is.
Later, of course, things get a little less lovey dubby. Once Jason puts on his hockey mask, he really finds his stride, and before you know it, he’s left the nest for outer space.
It warms the heart. Or pierces it, at the case may be.
The scene that forms the basis for this cartoon scared the hell out of me when I was a kid. For at least a month, I couldn’t get that creepy severed head out of my own head. I would wake up in the middle of the night and see it sitting on my dresser surrounded by candles in an orange glow.
So celebrate mom this weekend – Mother’s Day really does fall on Sunday the 13th. Fluff mom’s sweater and replace the candles in her mom shrine. Or maybe she’ll come after you next!
Check back next week for more horror comedy cartoons!