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His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th (2009)

TV Movie  |  Not Rated  |   |  Documentary, Horror  |  13 February 2009 (USA)
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A documentary exploring 30 years of the "Friday The 13th" film series featuring all new interviews with cast and crew from all 12 films and various horror fans and filmmakers.

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A documentary exploring 30 years of the "Friday The 13th" film series featuring all new interviews with cast and crew from all 12 films and various horror fans and filmmakers.

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12 films. 3 decades. Bad luck was never so bloody.


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Richard Brooker mentions a hockey team called "The Detroit Islanders". Was he thinking of Detroit Red Wings or New York Islanders? See more »

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Joe Lynch: One of the things that the Friday the 13th series never really took pride in was continuity. How can it be Friday the 13th if parts 2, 3, and 4 are within three or four days? But I don't think that Monday the 16th has quite the same ring to it.
Barney Cohen: People have actually sent me Jason-timelines and show me categorically where we're wrong with things, and where the writers of part six was wrong, or the writer of part three was wrong, and you know what? So what.
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His Name Was Jason...passable documentary
5 February 2009 | by (Iowa, United States) – See all my reviews

In spirit of the upcoming (reboot? remake? re-imagining?) of Friday the 13th comes a ninety-minute retrospective of the series thus far. What the fans get is a mixed bag of interesting interviews and fascinating tidbits of one of the largest franchises and yet critically maligned series in the history of cinema.

pros: The cast/crew that they gathered is very impressive, covering a good portion of the series. Anchor bay, the DVD's distributor, was able to use footage from all of the films, so it's fun to view the footage as it's being talked about. The whole experience is nostalgic for die-hard fans and for others as well.

cons: The documentary itself comes off as tacky at times. One would wish they would stick to a topic instead of going off on a few different rants all at the same time. Tom Savini's hosting was just fine, but the whole 'ride' device was distracting and unneeded. The funnest bits end up being the extras on the two-discs.

Ultimately, it's enjoyable for what it is: an hour and a half reliving the history of Jason Voorhees and thirty years of his body count.


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