Say what you will in the comments section below, but the FRIDAY THE 13th franchise is not only iconic, but it’s just down-right friggin’ fun. Even the not-so-great films in the franchise are fun!! With the failed reboot in 2009 (come on, Jason does not kidnap), and a new reboot planned for next year, Jason and FRIDAY THE 13th aren’t going anywhere.
Back in 2013, the documentary CRYSTAL LAKE MEMORIES: THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF FRIDAY THE 13TH was released by the same team behind the NEVER SLEEP AGAIN: THE ELM STREET LEGACY documentary, which I think was way more entertaining than the entire Elm Street franchise!!
The CRYSTAL LAKE MEMORIES documentary is a 7-hour, three-disc set. I know a lot of fans (myself included) already picked this documentary up when it was released two years ago, but the film has a new distribution deal to re-release the movie and reach a wider audience. CRYSTAL LAKE MEMORIES is directed by Daniel Farrands, written by Farrands (based off the book by Peter Bracke), and stars just about every actor and actress that has ever starred in a FRIDAY THE 13th movie!! Check out the plot crunch and new trailer below, and if you haven’t picked this one up yet, do yourself a favor and get it. CRYSTAL LAKE MEMORIES is one of the essential horror documentaries that belongs in every horror fans’ collection.
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.
Here’s the trailer: