I am a huge fan of 80’s horror. Especially the slasher sub-genre. My favorite of the 80’s slashers is Jason Voorhees. I love Michael Meyers, Freddy is OK, but Jason is my all-time favorite. I like him so much so I made my own Jason mask a few years ago.
Today as I sat in my living room thinking about how I wanted to make my rating system at least a little different from a standard star rating I kept looking across the room at the Jason mask. It is on my entertainment center leaning against a Green Bay Packers beer stein in a way that the lid of the stein showing through one of the eye holes actually gives the illusion of Jason’s bad eye. Which is the only reason I still have it leaning on the Stein. Looking at the mask I had my answer. For my rating system (which will be retroactive. I will be going back and giving the seven books I already reviewed their ratings) I will be giving masks. And because I hate when there are systems that do not employ half ratings. I will include half masks. So at the end of all of my reviews you should see something like this…
I have personally talked to someone named Jason and they nodded their approval to use this method of rating. So here is what each of the ratings translates too.
Or for those without an imagination that translates to –
- Incredibly Terrible
- Really bad
- Pretty good
- Really good
- Couldn’t be better
So there you go. And if you don’t like my system just remember. It’s approved by a guy named Jason.
For anyone that is interested, this is the Jason mask I made and the photo that is used for the rating icons.