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Friday The 13th Reference Books

The Friday The 13th films spent years without any official reference books that documented the making of the iconic franchise. Rumors and second hand knowledge pertaining to the films flooded the World Wide Web for over a decade, until 2005, when a few talented fans decided to dive into how the movies were made and what took place behind the scenes of the legendary and underrated film franchise.

Below are the reference books that have been published that give an in-depth look into the Voorhees' family's reign of terror on Crystal Lake.

Making Friday The 13th: The Legend of Camp Blood 
Written by David Grove
Published by Fab Press
Release date May 2005

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"The definitive history of the world's most popular horror film franchise! Fresh light on a cinematic phenomenon that's still going strong a quarter of a century after its debut, this an exhaustive detailing of all eleven Friday the 13th films, including:
- detailed production histories of each film
- rare anecdotes
- scores of previously unseen photos from private collections
- hundreds of rare interviews featuring, among others, Kevin Bacon, Wes Craven, Sean S. Cunningham, Robert Englund, Adrienne King, Betsy Palmer and Tom Savini
- iconography, including Jason, the hockey mask, and a body count in the hundreds."

Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th 
Written by Peter Bracke
Published by Sparkplug Press
Release dates Hardcover Book, October 2005 (1st Edition)  October 2006 (2nd edition).
eBook February 28, 2012

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"For the past twenty-five years, cinematic icon Jason Voorhees has terrified audiences around the world, his long-running exploits spanning eleven films and generating over $500 million in box office receipts. Now, for the first time and in their own words, over two hundred alumni of the series – including Sean Cunningham, Wes Craven, Frank Mancuso, Ronny Yu, Kevin Bacon, Kelly Rowland, Crispin Glover, Jason Ritter, Robert Englund, Corey Feldman, Kelly Hu, Kane Hodder, Tom Savini, Adrienne King, Amy Steel, and many others – recall a quarter-century’s worth of behind-the-scenes stories, struggles, controversies and calamities. Fully illustrated with over 500 never-before-seen photos, rare archival documents and production materials, this is the ultimate oral and visual memoir of the most successful horror franchise in the history of motion pictures."

On Location In Blairstown: The Making Of Friday The 13th
Written by David Grove
Published by Dark Ink
Release Date September 13, 2013

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"On location in Blairstown: The Making of Friday the 13th covers the creation, planning and filming of the iconic 1980 film Friday the 13th in a way that no other film has been documented before.  Through the memories of the cast and crew, many speaking for the first (and last) time, as well as previously-undiscovered production information and materials, On location in Blairstown: The Making of Friday the 13th takes the reader "on location" and back in time to 1979 for the filming of Friday the 13th and behind the scenes for all of the adventures, conflicts and dramas that went into the making of one of the most enduring and popular horror films in history.

David Grove is the author of the books Fantastic 4: The Making of the Movie (Titan Books), Jamie Lee Curtis: Scream Queen (BearManor Media) and Making Friday the 13th (FAB Press).  He has written for such publications as The Dark Side, Deathray, Dreamwatch, Fangoria, Film Review, Film Threat, Gorezone, Hot Dog, MovieMaker, Rue Morgue, Sci Fi, Shivers and Total Film.  He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. "

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