10 Ways to Kill Jason Voorhees (Or Get Rid of Him for Good)

For Your Next Friday the 13th


Jason Voorhees is a tough character to get rid of, but that’s what makes him so damn interesting. His undead status makes people wonder if there is a way to even get rid of him, considering he has literally risen from the grave more than once. So, let’s look at what could and did work against the masked murderer.


10. Take Him to the Lake

Jason Voorhees in the bottom of the lake in Friday the 13th VII

Okay, yeah, this one might qualify as “cheating” considering it’s rather vague.

Jason first died from drowning in the lake as a child, and, as the story goes, later came back from the dead to seek vengeance for his mother’s death. Although Jason stalks the lake of Camp Crystal Lake, he’s also been defeated many times in his own territory. For instance, in Friday the 13th VI: Jason Lives (1986), Tommy and Megan kill Jason with a motorboat while in the lake. It isn’t a guaranteed victory by any means, but it’s certainly worth mentioning (even if Jason did get resurrected in Friday the 13th VII: The New Blood).


9. If You Have a Space Ship…

Uber Jason in Jason X

Oh, Jason X… What a strange movie you are.

This is going to be the most ridiculous idea of the list by the way.

If you have been fortunate enough to never see this disaster of a film (although it is quite funny with how bad it is), then you probably have no idea what this kill idea is even referring to. Essentially, Jason X is about Jason Voorhees being on a spaceship in the future. In the film, Jason is killed by being disintegrated in the atmosphere while he made his was way back to earth.

Which, yeah, that’s probably a good way to get rid of the guy. Letting him just float around in space would probably do the trick too, yeah?


8. Explosions & More Explosions

Jason Voorhees being in the line of fire in Jason Goes to Hell

In the same way disintegration would get rid of Jason, so would tons of explosions. In Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993), Jason is killed by the FBI after a crazy explosive opening for the film. The scene shows Jason’s body parts flying all over the place, and it’s hard to imagine him coming back from that (though stranger things have happened in this franchise). 

So, if you’re able to get your hands on some dynamite, then you have a chance!


7. Drag Him to Hell

Jason being dragged into the depths of hell

If we’re going to mention the death of Jason in The Final Friday, then we might as well bring up the rest of the movie’s plot too, right?

Want a sure-fire way of getting rid of the hockey masked killer forever? Then find a way to drag him to hell, where he certainly has no way to escape. Again, this one is a bit out there… but it’s technically a “canon” way of getting rid of him. 

In the film, Jason is stabbed by a magical dagger (which is very reminiscent of the Kandarian Dagger from the Evil Dead franchise, considering the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis is also in this movie) and is then dragged to hell.

So… just find a magic dagger and you’re good to go.


6. Give Him a Taste of His Own Medicine

Jason after being stabbed by his own machete in Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter

In Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984), Jason is killed by his own weapon. After being traumatized by the death of his family, a young Tommy Jarvis would kill Jason with the infamous machete, hacking into him multiple times before he would be sent to a clinic after the event. 

This was a kill that worked well canonically. In fact, it wasn’t until Tommy decided to resurrect Jason that Jason did come back. So, technically, we can blame Tommy for both getting rid of the killer and practically reversing everything. 

But we’ll cut poor Tommy some slack considering the guy resurrected Jason out of a trauma response.


5. When in Doubt, Grind Him Up!


A meat grinder that can definitely be a good weapon against the masked killer

If you can push Jason into an industrial meat grinder, you’re good to go on all fronts.

Essentially, the grinder is going to grind up every single piece of him, which would make it rather hard for him to come back. Although… Jason always finds a way. Somehow.


4. Toxic Waste

Jason's death in Jason Takes Manhattan

Jason Takes Manhattan’s ending is still very confusing. Why is New York’s sewers filled with toxic, acidic waste?

Who knows.

But it killed Jason at the end, and that’s all that matters, considering we want to get rid of the guy no matter what the case may be. With toxic waste, Jason practically melted out of existence. Filled with weird screeches and screams, Jason was taken out for good, despite the strange scene of the little boy lying in place of Jason.


3. Triple Threat

Jason being killed in the 2009 reboot of Friday the 13th

In Friday the 13th (2009), Jason was murdered by three different factors. Not only was he choked by a chain, but he was also stabbed in the heart by his machete while his head was grinded into by multiple blades. Thus, the “triple threat” kill, which ended in a permanent ending for this version of Jason Voorhees.

And, considering there was never a sequel to this movie, Jason technically never came back from this one.


2. Mind Games

Freddy and Jason in the iconic horror crossover

Freddy Vs Jason (2003) gave the world one of the most ambitious horror crossovers. It also gave the world a new way to defeat Jason: tricking the mind. Freddy is notorious for using the fear of others, torturing them mentally before finally killing them. This was no different with Jason, in which he put Jason through horrid memories of his past as a child to the point that Jason was nothing more but a crying little boy, afraid of his own memories. 

While brutal, getting into Jason’s head would allow anybody to have an advantage, taking Jason off guard. And then… well, an end to his psychological torture.


1. Just Leave Him Alone

Jason rising from his grave

The best way to get rid of Jason? Let him rest.

Grave robbers have dug him up. Tommy has dug him up. Teenagers go to the camp he calls home and rampage. Jason just needs to be permanently put in a grave and allowed to rest. This worked until Tommy dug him up and resurrected him. 

If you really want to get rid of the guy… just let the neglected child be at peace. 

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