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Watch Horror Villain Jason Voorhees in Funny ‘Wear a Mask’ PSA

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If there's someone who knows a thing or two about wearing facial masks, it's Jason Voorhees. The starring character of the Friday the 13th franchise is now appearing in a New York-centric ad campaign aimed at raising awareness for the benefits of wearing facial masks during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Ogilvy ad agency is behind the new ad, which finds the notorious slasher wandering the streets of New York, with the narration sorrowfully starting, "It's not easy. The mask kind of makes people uncomfortable. I wish everyone could see me for who I am. I'm just trying to fit in."

It's a lonely existence for Jason, with people going out of their way to avoid him as he wanders through landmark New York locations. He can't even seem to hail a cab. But eventually the reasoning dons on him as a little girl approaches him and presents him with some additional facial covering, which you see Jason putting on over his mask.

"Wearing a mask can be scary. Not wearing one can be deadly" is the ad's tag line. Watch it in the player below.

Ogilvy's health division captioned their Instagram post with the following message: "Wearing a mask has proven to be an easy and important way to stem the spread of the #coronavirus, yet many New Yorkers still aren't doing it. This is especially true of younger people who may feel invincible to #Covid19. How can we get them to pay attention to this life-saving message? Tap into pop culture and entertain them. Don't preach. Don't fear-monger. Do the opposite. Make them smile, engage and share with their peers. As the tri-state area begins to open, Toby Trygg, Executive Creative Director at Ogilvy Health, aligned with the talented folks at @chimneygroup to help create this timely PSA."

In New York, there have been over 397,000 confirmed Covid-19 cases with over 31,000 deaths. Overall in the U.S., there have been over 2.5 million confirmed cases with over 125,000 confirmed deaths. As New York begins to re-open certain businesses, the Jason Voorhees message is just one of the ways in which the state is trying to continue to promote the benefits of facial masks and social distancing.

Jason has seen a bit of a comeback of late, with horror rock enthusiasts Ice Nine Kills recently celebrating the 40th anniversary of the original Friday the 13th film with their musical parody, "Jason's Mom," a take off of the Fountains of Wayne track "Stacy's Mom."

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RoboCop Is Now a ‘Mortal Kombat’ Character

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The latest installment of the long-running Mortal Kombat series, Mortal Kombat 11, already had some characters from outside the franchise’s stable of fighters — including the Joker, Spawn, and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s latest T-800 from Terminator: Dark Fate. Now Ahnuld’s getting another ’80s action movie icon to tussle with, as NetherRealm announced that as part of the latest DLC for the game, Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath, RoboCop will become a playable character.

Even more interestingly, Peter Weller — the man who originated the character in Paul Verhoeven’s original 1987 movie — will play the character in the game. It’s the first time Weller’s returned to RoboCop since 1990’s RoboCop 2. The Mortal Kombat RoboCop has his classic look from the first movie, which is exactly how it should be. (Sorry Joel Kinnaman. Maybe you’ll get your turn in Mortal Kombat 12.)

Guest stars like this have become something of a trademark of Mortal Kombat games in recent years; previous installments have included horror favorites like Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, the Alien xenomorph, Leatherface, and the Predator. Here‘s the Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath trailer. Skip ahead to the end if you’re only interested in RoboCop.

This is RoboCop’s first appearance in the Mortal Kombat franchise. Players are strongly encouraged to tell their opponent “Your move, creep,” after every single winning round with the character. Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath will be available on May 26. In addition to RoboCop, it includes two more characters (Fujin and Shiva), a new story, four new stages, and additional bonus features.

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