Spoiler alert ‘cos we’re getting straight into this creepy shit. So in the sixth cult horror film, Friday the 13th VI: Jason Lives, Tommy Jarvis (Thom Mathews) thinks he defeats Jason Voorhees – the goalie-mask-wearing-crazy-AF-murderer by chaining him to the bottom of Crystal Lake. But of course, he survives and goes back to slaying people in the next film. Oh, goodie.

The scene’s an iconic one in the horror community and it’s also just an example of one of the best horror series in pop culture. Obviously the scene has had an impact on a lot of people’s lives…mostly nightmares but diver, super fan, and total weirdo, Curtis Lahr, has kinda made a tribute/living nightmare to the great character.

Curtis thought it’d be all fun and games to build a life-sized statue of good ol’ Jason and plonk him in a lake at a popular diving location in Crosby, Minnesota. And of course, he’s also chained to the bottom of the lake, just like in the movie. This was way back in 2014 but his antics are only now making waves when the internet finally picked up the video and well, it kinda went a little viral.

This week, Curtis even had to revisit his original video and confirm that it is in fact a statue of a fictional character and won’t try and kill you. People were that fucked up by it.

“A Jason statue built and planted in 120′ of water at one of Minnesota’s popular dive sites. Jason is a fictional character, there is no such thing as a ‘real’ Jason. This is simply a statue of the character. To comment this video is ‘fake’ implies you believe he is a real person. Like Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, he doesn’t exist.”

Jason doesn’t exist. We’re good, we’re safe. Minnesota is far, far away.

Here’s the original video and just…how good’s that thumbnail?

And now here’s the updated and way creepier statue from a video Curtis took in October 2017. He’s literally just casually swimming around it and taking selfies ‘cos why not. Even footage of Curtis swimming toward it is already bloody horrifying.

That’s enough Youtube for today.

Image: Youtube / Curtis Lahr