8.6/10
1,444
12 user 41 critic

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

Not Rated | | Documentary, Horror | Video 13 September 2013
Trailer
1:18 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

A chronicle of the history of the Friday the 13th franchise.

Director:

Daniel Farrands

Writers:

Peter M. Bracke (based on the book by), Daniel Farrands
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Documentary | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Explore the origins of "dream demon" Freddy Krueger in this award-winning documentary that takes you behind the scenes of the most frightening and imaginative horror franchise in motion picture history!

Directors: Daniel Farrands, Andrew Kasch
Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Stacey Alden, Erika Anderson
Documentary | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

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.

Director: Daniel Farrands
Stars: Diane Almeida, Erich Anderson, Judie Aronson
Documentary | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A retrospective documentary about the Halloween movie franchise.

Director: Stefan Hutchinson
Stars: P.J. Soles, Irwin Yablans, Moustapha Akkad
Scream: The Inside Story (TV Movie 2011)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

In 1996, the horror master Wes Craven (A Nightmare on Elm Street) unleashed Scream, a slasher movie aimed at a whole new generation of teenage movie-goers. Though premiering at a time when ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Farrands
Stars: David Arquette, Lisa Beach, Marco Beltrami
Documentary | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An exploration of the appeal of horror films, with interviews of many legendary directors in the genre.

Director: Andrew Monument
Stars: Lance Henriksen, Larry Cohen, Joe Dante
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A revealing and insightful look into the making of this underrated horror film.

Director: Michael Matessino
Stars: John Carpenter, David Foster, Bill Lancaster
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Retrospective documentary about the making of the horror cult classic "The Return of the Living Dead."

Director: Bill Philputt
Stars: Jules Brenner, Don Calfa, James Dalesandro
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

An extensive look at the making of Fright Night (1985) and Fright Night Part 2 (1988) featuring exclusive interviews with cast and crew members, rare photographs, behind-the-scenes footage and more.

Director: Chris Griffiths
Stars: Chris Sarandon, Jon Gries, Brian Thompson
Halloween: The Inside Story (TV Movie 2010)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

"Halloween: The Inside Story" takes a look at one of the most successful film franchises of all time as it goes behind the scenes of John Carpenter's "Halloween," the "frightfest" that ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Nobile Jr.
Stars: Rob Naughton, Rob Zombie, Anthony Masi
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Tommy Jarvis goes to the graveyard to get rid of Jason Voorhees' body once and for all, but inadvertently brings him back to life instead. The newly revived killer once again seeks revenge, and Tommy may be the only one who can defeat him.

Director: Tom McLoughlin
Stars: Thom Mathews, Jennifer Cooke, David Kagen
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

After being mortally wounded and taken to the morgue, murderer Jason Voorhees spontaneously revives and embarks on a killing spree as he makes his way back to his home at Camp Crystal Lake.

Director: Joseph Zito
Stars: Erich Anderson, Judie Aronson, Peter Barton
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A year in the making, Still Screaming is the definitive documentary on the making of the iconic Scream movies. Dive into the fascinating success story of the classic trilogy with on-set ... See full summary »

Director: Ryan Turek
Stars: David Arquette, Brian Avery, Lisa Beach
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Corey Feldman ... Himself - 'Tommy Jarvis' / Narrator
Peter M. Bracke Peter M. Bracke ... Camp Counselor
Samantha Delutri Samantha Delutri ... Camp Counselor
Kimberly Higgins Kimberly Higgins ... Camp Counselor
Emma Julia Jacobs ... Camp Counselor (as Emma Jacobs)
James Meddock James Meddock ... Camp Counselor
Faith Niebaum Faith Niebaum ... Camp Counselor
Antoine Perry ... Camp Counselor
Melyssa Ade Melyssa Ade ... Herself - 'Janessa'
Loyd Albin Loyd Albin ... Himself - Former Owner, Camp Kenmont (as Lloyd Albin)
Diane Almeida Diane Almeida ... Herself - 'Kate'
Erich Anderson ... Himself - 'Rob Dier' (as E. Erich Anderson)
Kristi Angus ... Herself - 'Adrienne'
Judie Aronson ... Herself - 'Samantha'
Jennifer Banko ... Herself - 'Young Tina'
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th See more »

Filming Locations:

Connecticut, USA See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

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!
See more »

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 »

Connections

Features Andromeda (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

He's Back (The Man Behind the Mask)
Written by Alice Cooper, Tom Kelly and Kane Roberts
Performed by Alice Cooper
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Crystal Lake Memories The Complete History of Friday the 13th: Essential viewing for Friday 13th fans and film buffs alike
14 October 2017 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

I wasn't blown away by the Friday 13th franchise, I think they were ground breaking and positively genre defining but none of them exactly blew me away.

I recently watched the Friday 13th documentary His Name Was Jason (2009) and wasn't exactly impressed with what I saw.

How can a person like myself who found the franchise lackluster enjoy a documentary about the material? Well, I did. This documentary is so in depth, so thorough that I was positively fascinated. Giving around 30 minutes of stories, background and factoids about each movie the documentary stands at over 5 and a half hours so isn't swift viewing.

With countless interviews from the creators and cast to unseen footage and deleted scenes this is one of the most competently made fan service documentaries I've ever seen and is a must watch for any fans or even just horror addicts like myself.

Want to know why some of the movies were so cut? Interested to find out why Kane Hodder didn't play Jason in Freddy Vs Jason? Eager to discover which movies succeeded and which bombed? This documentary covers these questions and so much more.

Brilliant viewing and that's coming from someone who as mentioned doesn't consider the franchise as critically acclaimed as most others.

The Good:

Corey Feldmans opening and closer

Essential viewing for fans of the series

Extremely in depth

The Bad:

Uses the same interview segments as His Name Was Jason (2009)

Some key figures weren't interviewed

Things I Learnt From This Documentary:

You can make a good documentary about anything if you just handle it right

Across all 12 movies and a total of 120 potential points on IMDb they only garnered 63 from me


0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 12 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed