Chosen One of the Day: Violet from Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning

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Apr 13, 2018

The Friday the 13th franchise is known for many things. Less-than-ideal grief coping mechanisms. Cautionary warnings against premarital sex. Hockey safety gear enthusiasm. But what the franchise is not necessarily known for is producing memorable characters, aside from Jason and his mother Mrs. Voorhees. Everyone else is essentially machete fodder. 

Except, that is, for Violet, played by Tiffany Helm in 1985's Friday the 13th: A New Beginning. Beautiful, precious Violet, she of crimped hair, eyeshadow that would make Furiosa jealous, and, above all else, sick moves.

Yes, Violet, this tiny baby goth dream, died as she lived: mime dancing. She gave herself over to the weird city-state within Rhythm Nation on the border betwixt Breakdance and Literally a Mime and sacrificed her body so she might mime dance into the eternal everafter. She went to mime heaven.

Any horror enthusiast has thought long and hard about how they might wish to die in a horror franchise. And, very honestly, I think I want to die dancing. To die doing what you love most — here meaning attempting to emulate Breakin' but instead serving Breakin' 3: The Caucasity — who could ever ask for more?

Let's all mime pouring one out for Violet—oh wait, I can't, sorry, I need to walk against all this very strong wind for a bit first. 

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