Fans of the Friday the 13th franchise should rejoice at the news of another documentary to star serial slasher Jason Voorhees. Instead of focusing on the series in its entirety, Friday the 13th Part 3: The Memoriam Documentary is going to throw a spotlight on on the third installment. Friday the 13th: Part III’s biggest claim to fame that it’s the first in the franchise to have Jason Voorhees don a hockey mask. It also brought the fans even closer with the addition of 3-D. This documentary will delve much deeper into the man-behind-the-mask and what happened behind-the-scenes at Higgins Haven.
First reported by Bloody Disgusting, the documentary will be uploaded to the YouTube channel Friday the 13th Network on January 13th, 2018. Even better news is that it will be made available to the public for free. The motivation behind Friday the 13th Part 3: The Memoriam Documentary was explained by director Kevin R. Phipps last year:
In April 2013, the Friday the 13th family suddenly lost Mr. Richard Brooker. Portraying Jason in Friday the 13th Part III, he was the first individual to don the now iconic hockey mask. Richard was a terrific human being & a friend to all. In addition, the Higgins Haven cabin used in the film was burned down by some careless vagrants in 2006. These two events sparked us into action to do something with the one of a kind on location video footage we shot from 2003 & 2005.
The documentary also features Friday the 13th alumni and friends of Brooker. This includes; Caroline Williams (Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part II), Adrienne King (Friday the 13th) and C.J. Graham (Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI), who also portrayed the iconic role of Jason. Aside from these interviews, the trailer boasts that it will include production stories of filming Friday the 13th Part III in 3D, new reenactments and never before seen photos. This sounds like essentials to fans of not only the third installment, but of the franchise overall.
Check out the trailer below and leave a comment with your thoughts on this new documentary.