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

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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Himself - 'Tommy Jarvis' / Narrator
Peter Bracke ... Camp Counselor (as Peter M. Bracke)
Samantha Delutri ... Camp Counselor
Kimberly Higgins ... Camp Counselor
... Camp Counselor (as Emma Jacobs)
James Meddock ... Camp Counselor
Faith Niebaum ... Camp Counselor
... Camp Counselor
Melyssa Ade ... Herself - 'Janessa'
Loyd Albin ... Himself - Former Owner, Camp Kenmont (as Lloyd Albin)
Diane Almeida ... Herself - 'Kate'
... Himself - 'Rob Dier' (as E. Erich Anderson)
... Herself - 'Adrienne'
... Herself - 'Samantha'
... Herself - 'Young Tina'
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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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Corey Feldman: Ultimately, Freddy Vs. Jason would end not with a whimper or a bang... but a wink.
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Crazy Credits

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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References Tourist Trap (1979) See more »

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He's Back (The Man Behind the Mask)
Written by Alice Cooper, Tom Kelly and Kane Roberts
Performed by Alice Cooper
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Being a big fan of this series, I loved this documentary
31 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

Bookended by sequences narrated by Corey Feldman, this incredibly lengthy, eleven hours long documentary about the making of the Friday the 13th film series, told, in chronological order, by the cast and crew of each film, is interesting even if you already know a lot of what is being discussed.

Each film is given a fair amount of time for coverage, about 25 minutes or so, with interviews of the cast and crew of that specific film, as opposed to some random fan, like we ended up getting in His Name was Jason.

Monica Keena's comments are amusing, but it also seems like she is perhaps taking Jason a bit too seriously. She seemed a bit too insulted by Jason later killing her character in comic book form.

From his interviews, one gets the feeling that Derek Mears is genuinely a fan of the character and the series, and made the character frightening again, for the first time since part VII. Kane Hodder was a good Jason, he made the character his own by doing something unique with it, which had never been done before, but his Jason wasn't scary or frightening, more slow and methodical.

Even the segment devoted to the (in my mind, underwhelming) in-name-only television series was well done.


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