Friday the 13th Documentary Begins Shooting


His name was Jason

Filming has commenced in L.A. on His Name Was Jason, a new documentary about the Friday the 13th franchise. It will air on Starz the first week of February 2009 (just in time for Platinum Dunes’ new film). A DVD release through Anchor Bay Entertainment will follow.

Daniel Farrands – editor/co-publisher of Crystal Lake Memories and director of The History Channel’s two Amityville Horror docs – is directing with Anthony Masi and Thommy Hutson on producing duties.

This triumvirate is gathering an eclectic mix of cast, crew and other industry professionals to talk about Friday the 13th, its sequels and the impact it has had on the horror genre, furthermore, pop culture.’s managing editor Ryan Rotten sat down with Farrands for his interview this morning – he followed screenwriter Victor Miller who now has a tattoo sleeve (?!).

Keep it here for more updates, and air dates, as they come in!