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

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In this look back at one of the most resilient slashers in horror film history, host Tom Savini reflects on thirty years of bloody carnage and gory mayhem as waged by Jason Vorhees, the hockey-masked mama's boy who always gets his victim, no matter how fast they run. Filled with classic clips from every Friday the 13th film, featuring rare behind-the-scenes footage, and offering interviews with over eighty filmmakers, fans, stuntmen, special effects artists, actors, and journalists, this documentary offers the definitive look at the legacy of a killer who never needs to utter a word, because his trusty machete does all the talking. Featured interviewees include, Kane Hodder, Harry Manfredini, Sean Cunningham, Betsy Palmer, Felissa Rose, Lar Park-Lincoln, Greg Nicotero, Adrienne King, Seth Green, and Fangoria editor-in-chief Tony Timpone.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Television
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Written By: Anthony Masi, Thommy Hutson
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On DVD: Feb 3, 2009
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Interesting doco for fans of the movie. Interviews with original cast.

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Nicki Marie

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His Name Was Jason is the definitive documentary on The Friday The 13th Franchise. Every Diehard fan of Friday The 13th owes themselves a viewing of this well assembled documentary. Featuring new interviews with the cast and crew of the films as well as the fans and other horror directors influenced by Friday The 13th. His Name Was Jason is a real treat for Friday fans. His Name Was Jason offers new facts on the films and it's legacy as one of the most enduring horror franchise in the history of the genre. Hosted by Tom Savini who did the effects for Friday the 13th and Friday The 13th The Final Chapter. As a diehard fan of horror and of Friday The 13th, I thoroughly enjoyed this documentary. Fans will most likely be pleased at the content offered in this documentary. The film does offer terrific insight on the legacy and the success of the films. This is a well assembled documentary that Friday fans will relish. His Name Was Jason is a documentary for the fans, made by the fans. The interviews are well done and it's very interesting to see how the Friday The 13th films influenced filmmakers, fans and pop culture. If you're a diehard Jason fan, you owe yourself to watch this documentary. I have been a fan of the series since the age of 12 and I can honestly say that this documentary does the series justice. Fans will love it I'm sure, but for people who dislike Friday The 13th, you may one want to skip this documentary. Like I've said, this is a documentary strictly for the fans and by the fans.

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Alex roy

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Yeah, this "documentary" just sucks. From hearing so many good things, I expected something really good. I think the fact that it has so many people from the series in the interviews, people tend to love it...but I'm sorry, it's crap.

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Tim Salmons

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