his name was jason

His Name Was Jason (100 Films in 2011)

by Jamie Sanford on October 14, 2011

76. His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th (available to stream on Netflix and Amazon)

Jason in Times Square!

Here is the trailer (of sorts) for His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th.

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His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th is a television documentary show covering the yeas-long span of the Friday the 13th film series.  Hosted by Tom Savini, it’s an enjoyable ride through movies that were classics in the 80s horror genre.

Tom Savini walks through many of Jason’s best kills while hosting the show.

Kane Hodder, who played Jason in 4 films, was one of the many cast members interviewed for this documentary recap.

This is a really enjoyable to watch.  Some of the cast members seem to have vanished from the Earth since their appearance in these movies, so it’s fun to see how everyone looks now.  Betsy Palmer, who played Mrs. Voorhees in the first movie, looks spectacular! (Granted, this was released in 2009, but still.)

I am a little grossed out by really graphic horror movies, but these movies, especially the early ones when it was more about the buildup and just WAITING for something to happen.  Plus, Kane Hodder said that his favorite Jason kill was the one where Jason slams someone in a sleeping bag up against a tree – and that is my favorite too.

I really love October, I love Halloween, so this was a good way to gear up. I will have to watch some other horror movies before the month is out.

His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th, is available on DVD from Amazon for $11.49.

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