Exclusive Photos From The NY Shoot Of HIS NAME WAS JASON, The FRIDAY THE 13TH Documentary!

HIS NAME WAS JASON, the new documentary chronicling the entire FRIDAY THE 13TH franchise has been shooting now for the last few weeks in the LA area. But this past weekend, several interviews were filmed here in New York, and ICONS own Robg. and Mike C. were invited to talk on camera about the FRIDAY films! Also on hand for the day’s shoot were Betsy Palmer (Mrs. Voorhees in FRIDAY THE 13th), FANGORIA editor Tony Timpone, Bill Randolph, John Furey and Lauren-Marie Taylor (Jeffrey, Paul and Vicky in FRIDAY THE 13TH: PART 2), and FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 5: A NEW BEGINNING director Danny Steinmann. The doc is being directed by Dan Farrands with Anthony Masi and Thommy Hutson producing. Check out some exclusive pics below!

Setting up Betsy’s backdrop!

Betsy Palmer brought her Mrs. Voorhees sweater!

Bill Randolph (Jeffrey – FRIDAY THE 13TH: PART 2) chats with Betsy Palmer (Mrs. Voorhees – FRIDAY THE 13TH)!

John Furey (Paul!) and Bill Randolph (Jeffrey) from FRIDAY THE 13TH: PART 2 reunited!

ICONS OF FRIGHT’s Robg. with Lauren-Marie Taylor (Vicky – FRIDAY THE 13TH: PART 2)!



Starz is planning a television broadcast of "HIS NAME WAS JASON" for the first week of February 2009 to coincide with the release of Platinum Dunes FRIDAY THE 13TH remake (directed by Marcus Nispel and starring SUPERNATURAL’s Jared Padalecki, Amanda Righetti and Derek Mears) with a DVD release from Anchor Bay Entertainment to follow shortly after. Anchor Bay also put out last years HALLOWEEN: 25 YEARS OF TERROR documentary produced by Masi. (Farrands produced the wonderful AMITYVILLE HORROR docs for The History Channel and Masi is also a producer on THE PSYCHO LEGACY doc.)

Visit the My Space page now at: http://www.myspace.com/hisnamewasjason

We’ll keep you posted on more details about the documentary as they emerge!

DAN FARRANDS Icons interview still stands up as one of our all time favorites that we’ve published. Check it out again by clicking the frame below!

Producer ANTHONY MASI was one of ICONS first interviews 5 years back! Check out his vintage interview by clicking the frame below:

Other FRIDAY THE 13TH interviews: (Betsy Palmer, Ron Millkie, Warrington Gillette, Stu Charno, Paul Kratka, Larry Zerner, Lar Park Lincoln, Diana Barrows, Peter Bracke, Bryan Norton)

  • Mike-cons of Fright

    I’m in this?!