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Thursday, March 12, 2009

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

His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th is hands down a must see for any Friday the 13th fan.

This documentary hosted by horror great Tom Savini, takes you behind the blood and gore of the series. It shows you how Jason was originated and how the series morphed into the legacy that it is today.

The film interviews nearly everyone involved in the series. You get to hear how each of the Jason actors made the role their own. You get to see former stars who haven't been on screen since their Friday the 13th roles. It was awesome to see how they aged and hear the reflections about being in the film series. However don't expect visits from Corey Feldman, Kevin Bacon, and Crispin Glover who declined to be a part of the documentary.

With the awesome interviews, you also get to see movie clips, and even a behind the scenes peek at the Halloween Horror Nights exhibit at Universal Studios. Which is definitely at the top of my vacation wish list for next year.

Whether you just recently became interested in Jason or have been a long time viewer of the series, watch this documentary. Stay tuned during the credits and you will get to see the actors reenacting bits from their roles, which is hysterical.