Melissa Paur

Melissa Ashley Emerson Paur (also known as Melissa Paur) is the love rival of Tina Shepard over Nick's affections from Friday the 13th: Part VII: The New Blood.

She was portrayed by the late Susan Jennifer Sullivan.


Melissa was the spoiled rich girl. Melissa is mean, crude, shallow, egocentric, manipulative, treacherous, and vindictive to anyone she sees as a threat. It is obvious in the beginning that she has her sights set on Nick, but Nick has no desire to be with Melissa and barely puts up with her terrible behavior.

When he begins to show interest in Tina Shepard, Melissa tries desperately to try anything to pick at her. When she overhears that Tina was in a mental asylum (due to the trauma of her father's death), she coaxes their friend Eddie to dress up like a mental patient. This rude, insulting, and argumentative behavior momentarily angered Tina and caused her to lash out at her using her barely controlled telekinetic powers, destroying Melissa's pearl necklace. Her efforts only backfire as Nick was disgusted by her behavior to Tina.

She would try again seducing Eddie to make Nick jealous. When nothing happens, she kicks him out of the room not knowing that their friends were being killed one by one by Jason Voorhees. At some point, she leaves the cabin and ventures off to Tina's to find Nick, but to come back later on. Later Nick and Tina arrives, when Nick was trying to comfort Tina, Melissa decides that she's had enough and also decides to leave, but Nick asks her where does she think she's going and tries to convince Melissa to stay with him and Tina, but failed.

Melissa Paur's death

Melissa's death at the hands of Jason Voorhees.