Steve Christy is a supporting character featured in the 1980 slasher film Friday the 13th. He was played by actor Peter Brouwer.
Christy served as an authoritative figure in the film and was one of eight people to be murdered by the psychopathic Pamela Voorhees.
Throughout the 1950s and 60s the camp became the site of several mishaps including a drowning incident in 1957.
Camp Crystal Lake developed the reputation of being jinxed and it wasn't long before the Christys were forced to shut the campground down for good.
In 1979, Steve Christy decided to renovate the camp and reopen it. Most of the townsfolk thought he was crazy to invest so much time and money ($25,000) into this project.
Steve hired an assistant and camp counselor named Alice Hardy to work with him refurbishing the site. Steve and Alice grew close and began having an affair with one another.
Their relationship was strained however, as Alice was still dealing with the remnants of a previous relationship in California.
On June 13th of that year, Steve left instructions with the group and left them alone so he could go into town.
That night, Steve stopped at a diner in Crystal Lake and told a waitress about the work he was doing at the campground. He referred to his hired hands as "babes in the woods".
On the way back, a terrible thunderstorm struck and Steve ran his jeep off the road. A police sergeant named Tierney picked him up and drove him back to Camp Crystal Lake.
When he arrived, he ran into Pamela Voorhees, a former employee of the campground and a friend of his parents. Pamela was the mother of Jason Voorhees, the boy who drowned in Camp Crystal Lake back in 1957.
Feeling betrayed by the notion of Steve re-opening the camp site, she committed herself towards killing everyone associated with the project.
She stabbed Steve in the stomach with a hunting knife then suspended his body upside down from a tree. Alice Hardy later found Steve hanging in the rain.
Notes & TriviaEdit
- The character of Steve Christy was created by director Sean S. Cunningham and writers Victor Miller and Ron Kurz.
- Aside from Betsy Palmer and Walt Gorney, actor Peter Brouwer was the oldest member of the main cast. He was thirty-five years old while filming Friday the 13th.
- Steve Christy can also be seen in a flashback "campfire tale" told by Paul Holt in Friday the 13th Part 2 as well as a flashback from Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter.
- Steve Christy is the eighth victim of Pamela Voorhees and the sixth victim of the 1979 staff of Camp Crystal Lake.
- Friday the 13th (1980)
- Friday the 13th (1987)