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His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th (2009)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Horror | TV Movie 13 February 2009
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.


Daniel Farrands


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Credited cast:
Diane Almeida Diane Almeida ... Herself
Erich Anderson ... Himself
Judie Aronson ... Herself
Diana Barrows Diana Barrows ... Herself
Steven Barton ... Himself
Rachel Belofsky ... Herself
Peter M. Bracke ... Himself (as Peter Bracke)
Richard Brooker ... Himself
John Carl Buechler ... Himself
Chuck Campbell ... Himself
Gloria Charles ... Herself
Stuart Charno ... Himself
Barney Cohen ... Himself
Mike Cucinotta Mike Cucinotta ... Himself
Sean S. Cunningham ... Himself


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.

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12 films. 3 decades. Bad luck was never so bloody.


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13 February 2009 (USA) See more »

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His Name Was Jason - 30 Jahre Freitag, der 13. See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Jason still sends and receives mail according to los Angeles posted mistress, too and from Crystal lake. The packages vary between 700 & 800 a week. Believe it or.not. whether it is him or not the statistic still holds the same name.... See more »


Richard Brooker mentions a hockey team called "The Detroit Islanders". Was he thinking of Detroit Red Wings or New York Islanders? See more »


Joe Lynch: One of the things that the Friday the 13th series never really took pride in was continuity. How can it be Friday the 13th if parts 2, 3, and 4 are within three or four days? But I don't think that Monday the 16th has quite the same ring to it.
Barney Cohen: People have actually sent me Jason-timelines and show me categorically where we're wrong with things, and where the writers of part six was wrong, or the writer of part three was wrong, and you know what? So what.
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Enough with the HEAVY METAL SOUNDTRACK already!!
21 February 2009 | by branikiSee all my reviews

I was about to enjoy this documentary at least as much as I loved the 20 minutes bonus featurette on the first DVD edition of "Friday the 13th" Part 1. Alas, even if it has some irresistible elements (Tom Savini tremendous hosting, all the cast and crew reunited, occasional nice info...) I began to get quite irritated by some pretty obvious flaws half way through:

what is it all about this horrible and distracting heavy metal score endlessly spoiling the viewer's pleasure? It sounded as if I had an inconsiderate neighbor having his stereo playing out loud just to p*** me off.

At times, I could also get fed up with the bloody effects systematically interrupting the interviewee just when he or she was about to tell us something interesting.

Will anyone tell me what guideline exactly the editor used to do his work? It is as if the interviews had been put together pretty much at random, for all I could understand.

Finally, the last 10 minutes outrageously promoting the so called remake recently released (which I didn't much like by the way, but that's another story!) was the last straw.

And I ended up almost hating what I was bound to love in the first place. So paradoxically, I put 5/10 because the good elements just couldn't be overlooked. But, please Mr Farrands, try to be a little more modest next time. YOU'RE NOT the interesting part of the show, the SUBJECT IS. Be a little more at the service of it, not the contrary. When you get that, try and make another documentary.

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