His Name Was Jason Sets Fest Date


Friday the 13th doc heads to Denver

His Name was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th (set visit photo gallery), the highly anticipated, documentary about the horror icon Jason Voorhees, will make its world premiere on November 14th at 11:59 p.m. at The Watching Hour, the program of alternative films featured at the Starz Denver Film Festival, which runs Nov. 13th – 23rd.

Ari Lehman, the first Jason, and other special guests will be in attendance for the screening.

Hosted by special effects master Tom Savini, and with more than 80 interviews – including every Jason and the “Final Girls” who survived him – and clips from the films, His Name was Jason examines how the legend of Jason Voorhees has evolved from a ghost story that oversexed camp counselors tell around the bonfire into a full-blown Hollywood institution. The film was directed by Daniel Farrands and produced by Anthony Masi and MasiMedia.

His Name Was Jason will make its DVD debut on February 3rd and will air on Starz February 13th. For more details on the Denver fest visit DenverFilm.org/festival.

Source: Denver Film Society