|Name:||Jessica Jane Jarrett|
|Portrayed By:||Saffron Henderson|
|First Appearance:||Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)|
Jessica Jane Jarrett was a character in Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan.
BiographyEditJ.J. attended Lakeview High School, located near Camp Crystal Lake. She and her fellow graduating class boarded the S.S. Lazarus, looking to take a vacation to New York. Unknown to those on the ship, Jason Voorhees had snuck onto the ship and decided to kill each person on the ship one-by-one. J.J. was friends with her classmate Wayne Webber whom she warned about his infatuation with the selfish and manipulative Tamara Mason. J.J. was doing a jam session with her electric guitar in the machine room when she spotted Jason and tried to escape, but he appeared right in front of her and smashed her skull with her own guitar, killing her, before she could get out. Her corpse was later found by Wayne Webber (who was video taping a jam session by her earlier on the deck), who was thrown into the control panel and set on fire. Their bodies, along with most of the Lazarus crew and passengers, are presumably still on board the now-sunken ship somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean.
Behind the scenesEdit
Despite her limited screen-time, J.J. was one of the most popular victims of Jason and character in the film. This may also be due to the fact of who portrays her in the film. J.J.'s guitar skills and looks are highly praised by fans. The song played prior to her death scene is also highly praised by fans, who often wish a full version were released.