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

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CRYSTAL LAKE MEMORIES: THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF FRIDAY THE 13TH

Documentary

Thommy Hutson, Producer

CAV Distributing Corporation

Released September 13, 2013

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2396421/

Summary

For more than thirty years, Friday the 13th has proven to be as unstoppable at the box office as its hockey-masked villain Jason Voorhees, having spawned twelve feature films (and counting!), a syndicated television series and an extensive line of books, merchandise and collectibles. For its creators, Friday the 13th has been anything but "bad luck," generating nearly $600 million in domestic box office receipts and turning an unstoppable, machete-wielding madman into a true pop-culture icon. 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.

Awards

Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th was the recipient of two awards at the fourth annual Home Media Magazine Awards, which honor the best DVDs and Blu-ray Discs of 2013:

  • Best Direct to Video Release
  • Best Nonfiction Special on Disc

Press, Reviews & Interviews

Average Customer Rating: 5/5 stars —Amazon.com

"A record of the full truth behind the creation of the FRIDAY franchise has always felt like a fan dream never to be realized. Until now... 'Memories' should absolutely be an automatic purchase." —Fangoria

"This isn't merely a documentary, it's a horror convention in your living room... For any 'Friday' fan, the documentary is a must-see." —Blu-ray.com

"A monumental undertaking...breezily entertaining and should appeal to casual fans of the series and aspiring filmmakers, too. Horror fans absolutely must add this to their collections." —DVDTalk.com

Ambush Bug Interviews CRYSTAL LAKE MEMORIES: THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF FRIDAY THE 13TH Filmmakers Thommy Hutson and Daniel Farrands!
aintitcool.com, September 13, 2013

INTERVIEW: Creative team behind new 'Friday the 13th' documentary travels back to Crystal Lake
hollywoodsoapbox.com, September 12, 2013

The Month Ahead: The School of Hard Chops
hemispheresmagazine.com, August 1, 2013