Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th is a 2013 American documentary – based on the book of the same title by Peter M. Bracke – about the Friday the 13th film franchise written and directed by Daniel Farrands and produced by Thommy Hutson, who previously worked together on the documentary Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy.
The Blu-ray/DVD combo pack showcases the extensive feature, which runs approximately 420 minutes.
“As lifelong fans, we couldn’t let 2013 pass us by without giving Jason his due,” explains Farrands. “I hope that Crystal Lake Memories will serve as a fitting tribute to one of this generation’s most iconic bogeymen. We’re thrilled that we are able to bring all the incredible stories from the cast and crew to life, showcasing why the Friday the 13th franchise is still going strong decades later, it’s a testament to the blood, sweat and tears that went into making summer camp, and eventually a hockey mask, both terrifying and fun.”
In the 33 years since the original Friday the 13th premiered in May of 1980, the slasher franchise has grown to include twelve feature films, a television series, novels, comic books, merchandise and memorabilia. In addition to staggering box office success, the films turned Jason Voorhees and his signature hockey mask into a pop culture icon.
Corey Feldman (star of Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter) narrates Crystal Lake Memories, which features interviews with nearly 150 cast and crew members from all twelve Friday the 13th films and the syndicated television series.
Interview subjects include Kane Hodder, Robert Englund, Tom Savini, Danielle Panabaker, Sean S. Cunningham, Derek Mears, Betsy Palmer, Wes Craven, Robert Shaye and Alice Cooper.
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