Introduced in Friday the 13th Part III, the goaltender mask since then has been the trademark icon of Camp Crystal Lake mass murderer, Jason Voorhees. It was once also worn by Roy Burns during his rampage to avenge the death of his son, Joey.
Before the goaltender maskEdit
Before acquiring his hockey mask, Jason wore a burlap sack over his head with a single eyehole cut out on the left side. He lost this in his battle against Paul Holt and Ginny Field in Friday the 13th Part II. He also wore a blue plaid button shirt with two pockets, black farming boots, and dark blue overalls.
Jason's first mask and second incapacitationEdit
After surviving his attack against Ginny and Paul, an unmasked and badly mauled Jason made his way to a grocery store owned by married couple Harold and Edna Hockett. Upon entering the store, Jason stole a whole new set of clothes - a white undershirt, a pair of grey pants, a belt, and a dark green 2-pocket Big Mac worker shirt -, and wore them out before discarding his previous clothes (except the farming boots). He killed both store owners right before.
The next evening, Jason stole a hockey mask, which had a red arrowhead triangle between the eyes and two red triangles on either side of the nose (the triangles are technically called "chevrons"), both pointing in upward diagonally towards the eye holes from Shelly Finkelstein.
Jason's second incapacitationEdit
The only differences from Part 3 with this mask was that the blood flowing from the axe crack was more pronounced, as well as half of the top arrowhead triangle was scuffed off and the other two "lower triangles" were both there, but faded and weren't as visible.
Roy Burns's mask looked exactly like the mask in Part 3 (before the axe mark), except that it had a more circular shape, had no arrowhead top chevron and only two blue chevrons - which were larger and pointed towards the middle of the mask just under the nose.
In Jason Lives, the hockey mask was pretty dirty with the crack from the axe in Part 3. It also had only the top red arrowhead triangle - which was darker in color and more triangular than before.
In New Blood, Jason's mask seemed a bit more whiter than before with the top triangle looking even darker than in Part 6. Also, the mask had a small part cracked off at the bottom left corner (partially exposing Jason's mouth on that same side), due to Megan Garris hitting his face with a boat propeller in the previous film. It was eventually destroyed by Tina Shepard.
Jason in New YorkEdit
The hockey mask used in Part 8 had an ovoid shape, yellow color tone, and was much wider, with the axe crack being much narrower. The mechanism used to attach the elastic straps is based on D-shaped iron ringlets. Perhaps the most visible and different feature that made this mask different from the others was that the two bottom red triangles were thinner and their direction was reversed to point diagonally out past the eye holes.
Hell and nightmaresEdit
In Part 9, Jason's mask seemed to be very damaged, displayed the large crack from Part 7, as well as the axe cut from Part 3 and all other assorted damages. The paint job also consisted solely of a dark red arrowhead triangle at the top. The mask seemed to be welded hard into Jason's head, but loosened off his face when he got dragged into Hell.
In Freddy vs Jason, the producers decided to change Jason's mask entirely. The shape of the mask was reminiscent of Part 3, complete with the three original red chevrons, but not the axe crack. The only real difference being that the weathering on the mask was given it more of a cream color than an actual white. Leathery black straps were also used.
Jason's mask in this movie was perhaps the most visually different in the sense that it was very angular and lacked the round nose that was seen in other masks' before it. This mask had a single red triangle at the top. This mask also had the axe crack from Part 3 as well as the lower crack from Part 7, but was much more subtle.
The mask Uber Jason wore was made of a metallic alloy, and actually conformed around his face. The holes on it were also positioned differently, which gave it an organic look.
Back to the originsEdit
In the 2009 remake, Jason got the hockey mask after Donnie tore off his burlap sack, and the exposure caused an enraged Jason to kill him. When Jason bent over to retrieve the burlap sack, he found a hockey mask inside a nearby crate, tried it on, and looked in the mirror (in an alternate scene, Donnie was wearing the mask while reading a porn magazine, when Jason came downstairs with stolen kerosene, he then chopped off Donnie's head and then took the mask). The mask itself looked just like the one in Part 3, although in a more dirty, worn-out look, which gave it more of a pale cream color, also the red triangles were slightly faded.
- From Part III to later films (excluding Roy Burns' mask, the mask in Freddy vs Jason and the mask in the 2009 remake), the mask had the same axe wound that Jason received from Chris Higgins in Part 3, including the new masks that he stole. The reason for this was, due to the ever-growing fame of Jason's attacks, several custom-made goalie masks were built as a homage, including the axe cut as "Jason's signature".
- Jason's hockey mask was a molding of a Fibrosport style Detroit Red Wings goaltender mask owned by one of the 3D supervisors for Part 3.
- For reasons unknown, the Deluxe Edition DVD covers of 4-8 show hockey masks with red markings similar to the blue ones on Roy Burns' mask.