- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: Titan Books; 1 edition (October 11, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1845763432
- ISBN-13: 978-1845763435
- Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 1.2 x 12.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 129 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #223,482 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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There are many delightful insights into the making of this franchise: Sean Cunningham’s own tortuous journey to making the slasher of slashers in 1980; a casting coup involving Betsy Palmer, a role she took up because her Mercedes conked out and she needed a new gas guzzler for the new decade: the details are what makes this book a wonder.
That said, since the genre spread itself too thin over the decade, one of the problems with the book is that it can tend to get a little boring if you’re not into a particular sequel. Yet, I found the “Friday The 13th Part V: A New Beginning” chapter the most edifying, both in terms of gossip, director Danny Steinmann’s who-gives-two-hoots attitude, and other insights about how its producers managed to bring to light one of the least respected sequels from the franchise, a sequel which, in retrospect, is an underrated gem for its politically incorrect irreverence (the film is set in a quasi-mental institution), its fervently enthusiastic cast and well, you should get the book. And yes, this Kindle text-only edition is more value-for-money than the other versions.
Congratulations to Peter M. Bracke for this outstanding book (or ebook in my case) and even if you're only remotely interested in Friday The 13th and Jason Voorhees I doubt you'll be disappointed reading such a great book.
From candid, unprecedented, and humorous interviews with hundreds of cast, crew, producers, and directors you'll discover secrets and the history of how this franchise got started and why it got to be so popular for over a quarter of a century. I recommend it highly to every Friday the 13th movie fan.