Friday the 13th Victim, Eva Watanabe

Serial killer Jason Voorhees isn’t a discriminating slayer, but to date, his only Asian female victim has been Eva Watanabe (played by a then-unknown Kelly Hu), in Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989). As you can see from the above scene where Eva meets Jason, and her fate, her death sure wasn’t merciful, but at least it was “splatter-free.”

As for Kelly, she’s definitely not one to be found in the “Whatever Happened to..?” file. In fact, she’s gone on to have the most successful career of all the ladies who’ve played prey for Jason in any of the films in the franchise. See her list of credits, spanning 26 years, at her IMDb page.


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Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Chris flirted with the music business there and in Nashville before joining the U.S. Army and serving in South Korea. He remained in Asia for several years afterwards, teaching English, traveling, and covering the regional entertainment scenes. Currently in a mindset between Seoul and San Francisco, besides Idol Features, you can also catch his writings in the print edition of the monthly magazine, Effective.


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