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Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th (2013)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Horror | Video 13 September 2013
A chronicle of the history of the Friday the 13th franchise.

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Inspired by the critically-acclaimed book, Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th takes viewers behind the mask on an epic journey into the making of the landmark horror franchise-from its humble beginnings in 1980 at a New Jersey summer camp to the blockbuster release of its 2009 "reboot." Combining hundreds of rare and never-before-seen photographs, film clips, outtakes, archival documents, conceptual art and behind-the-scenes footage, and featuring interviews with more than 150 cast and crew members spanning all twelve films and the television series, Crystal Lake Memories is the ultimate tribute to one of horror's most iconic and enduring franchises. Written by Dominic Necros

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Monica Keena: Freddy or Jason, who won? Me! I won! I made Freddy defeat Jason and then I killed Freddy! So I'm the winner. I'm the victor. I won!
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During the end credits roll most of the actors who appeared in the documentary reenact some of the lines from the movies they played in. See more »

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He's Back (The Man Behind the Mask)
Written by Alice Cooper, Tom Kelly and Kane Roberts
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A horror film enthusiast must see.
9 September 2016 | by (Novelist of The Final Version) – See all my reviews

Director Daniel Farrands surpasses His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th, with Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th. This like the 2010 film, Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy and Farrands offers again an in depth and comprehensive documentary.

It discusses each of the twelve films, from the original to the 2009 remake, as well as the television series. It's also narrated and book-ended by Corey Feldman (who is also interviewed). It features candid interviews with key individuals in the franchise's history and the expected clips and glimpses of deleted and alternative scenes. It also looks at their post release reception and impacts.

If you've done a lot of reading on the making of the Friday the 13th this will offer few surprises and at nearly 7 hours long it may be too much for the casual documentary viewer. But for Friday the 13th completists, horror film enthusiast and fans of the series this is a must see.


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