Is Freddy Krueger In The French Friday The 13th V Poster? You Decide!!

After the latest Purple Stuff Podcast caused a bit of a controversy, it’s been requested that I explain myself.

Last Friday, Matt and I posted our Friday the 13th episode. It was basically our love letter to Friday the 13th. We gushed about all of our favorite Jason Voorhees related scenes, moments, and personal anecdotes. Toward the end, I shared a story about a time that I saw Freddy staring back at me in a French Friday the 13th Part V poster. At the time, no one could see what I saw. It became a joke about me being inebriated, but I was dead serious.

I was terrible at those Magic Eye posters that I referenced in the show.  Back when they were popular, I was seriously like Willam from Mallrats, I could NEVER see the picture in them. The Mallrats one-sheet even had a Magic Eye poster on it for Pete’s sake and I couldn’t fathom that. Of course, art is open to interpretation. What one person sees may not be the same as what someone else sees. Once the latest Purple Stuff was posted, I was getting a flood of angry feedback as if I was trying to sell everyone snake oil. I want to make clear, and I also stated in the show, this is just my point of view. I have no idea who even made the poster from back then so it’s just my own little vision. Then again, when we’re hanging out Matt and I sometimes see Dewbacks resting in the street outside of my condo, so go figure.

Since I was put to the task by many online friends so far, I decided to try to attempt to explain what I’m seeing. If you can’t see it, I don’t blame you, but I hope you do, cause I think it’s more fun that way!

  • Bart Crowe

    Sorry man I just don’t see it. Either it’s not there or it’s more hidden than Waldo in The Land of Waldos.

  • Brian

    I can kind of see it, but that is probably only because you mentioned it. I still think the pic I shared on twitter looks more like a freddy profile in fedora. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2554af2696ba05233e12170033d5f0dddbb9e1856f7c9b0d8616998241299f40.png

  • Shawn

    Yeah, I see it.

  • I’m not seeing it either, Jay. But, when pressed in a court of law, I’ll back you up, buddy.

  • Okay, holy shit, I see it now, but I had to see the poster SMALL-sized, because up close it wasn’t popping out. I don’t see FREDDY, but I do see a face. I feel like Mr. Pitt from Seinfeld, LOL https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/88d42024b908f267bb4638b706d07a17ea4387a774c019f2c8440651b0cb71a0.jpg

  • dwitefry

    I’m not seeing it mate, I tried when listening to the podcast and even with you pointing out I’m still not there, so all i have to say to you is this – you know what, there is no easter bunny, over there, that’s just a guy in a suit.

  • Curtis Joyce

    Took me a while, but after covering up Jason’s mask on the left it becomes much easier to see. All that red kept distracting my eye.

  • Mr Aguiar

    I see it. I agree with Don Gates. It’s easier for me to see at a small size. I showed it to my students in a class I teach. We decided that it might be a creative tribute to another Friday the 13th Poster. Check it out:

  • Mr Aguiar

    I see it. I agree with Don Gates. It’s easier for me to see at a small size. I showed it to my students in a class I teach. We decided that it might be a creative tribute to another Friday the 13th Poster. Check it out: https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bce1ff1c0d79c1c29baa143bad19cf4afd13cab8a21225b238a66a2eb4858edf.gif