I stuck out a tweet earlier on asking if anyone knew about a 7 hr Friday The 13th Documentary that was rumoured. Well no sooner had I sent the tweet, I found a ton of info about it online.
Panic Productions and Hutson Ranch Media were creating a definitive look at the film franchise. (they previously put together the amazing 4 hour ‘Never Sleep Again; Elm Street doc and His Name is Jason (a previous look at Friday The 13th))
Horror Fans have been patient over the past twelve months or so since the new documentary was first announced
A few questions have gone unanswered, however, in that time such as when the documentary is going to be released for sale, how long is the running time
The brand new website for Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History Of Friday The 13th has been launched which shows the release date
September 13, 2013
Running time of approximately seven hours, Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th explores each film — from the seminal 1980 slasher hit to the 2009 reboot, including the hit syndicated television series — in chronological order, and promises to be the definitive retrospective on one of the most enduring horror franchises in motion picture history.
Writer/director Daniel Farrands says, “I’m very proud that my passion (and obsession) with all things Friday the 13th, which started when I was 12 years old, has finally come full circle. What started out as a pipe dream ten years ago when I first teamed up with Peter Bracke on his incredible book, has taken on a whole new life with our companion documentary. I hope fans will be as thrilled as we are with this epic look back on the Friday the 13th series.”
With such a massive run time, Crystal Lake Memories will be released on Region Free Blu-Ray to offer the entire documentary on fewer discs which will make for a more enjoyable viewing experience. There will also be a DVD/Blu ray combo pack
Check out www.crystallakememories.net for updates
I cant wait for this documentary. I have seen many ‘making of’s’over the years but this one has to be the longest. I might well even do a podcast episode on the best making of film documentaries.
Which are your favourites?