'Friday the 13th' Doc 'Crystal Lake Memories' Coming Later This Year

May 1, 2012
Source: Shock Til You Drop

Crystal Lake Memories

For those who don't know, there's a pretty great book that takes a look at the long-running history of the horror franchise that started with Friday the 13th and his since become better known for its hockey mask wearing, machete wielding, and seemingly immortal slasher Jason Vorhees. It's called Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th and you can get the book from Amazon and even have it delivered to your Kindle. Now the team behind the Friday the 13th documentary called His Name Was Jason, is turning the book into an all-new documentary which will be released later this year.

Shock Til You Drop has the press release which announced the commencement of production on April 24th which "promises to give horror fans a unique insider’s look into the iconic horror series, featuring over 100 interviews with cast and crew spanning all twelve films and the television series, many of whom have never before publicly discussed their involvement in the long-running franchise." The new doc is written and directed by Daniel Farrands, the producer of His Name Was Jason and Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy, a 240-minute documentary on the Freddy Krueger horror franchise.

I'm not sure how much there is to be told that wasn't covered in His Name Was Jason, but with a plethora of films in its history and likely plenty of behind-the-scenes stories, it should be quite an extensive look at the Friday the 13th franchise. Panic Productions and Hutson Ranch Media hope to have the film done in time to be released before the end of the year. For more information and some publicity fluff, check head to Shock Til You Drop for the full press release. Interested?

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Definetly! Was just reading this on Slash/Film and promptly downloaded the iBook. As a fan of the originals and even the reboot (still hoping for a follow-up!!), I always support the undying presence of Jason Voorhees in any format...maybe not porn, though.

Voice of Reason on May 1, 2012


The book is great. Bought the hardcover a few years back.

Ryderup on May 1, 2012


His Name Was jason sucked though. The Freddy doc was alot better.

Ryderup on May 1, 2012


Dude, Freddy sucks.

BATMAN on May 2, 2012


As long as Betsy Palmer and Amy Steel are in it then i cant wait!

happy camper on May 1, 2012


Awesome news. I re-read that book all the time. It's freakn awesome. Can't wait for the doco. Maybe it will help get a new movie happening...? I was disappointed with the last one but eager to see another all the same!

SV7 on May 1, 2012


Some Friday the 13th docs already exist on youtube.  Here's one for part 4:

Bobo_Vision on May 2, 2012

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