Item description for Making Friday The 13th: The Legend Of Camp Blood by David Grove...
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
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 7.25" Height: 9.25" Weight: 1.3 lbs.
Release Date May 30, 2005
Publisher FAB Press
ISBN 1903254310 ISBN13 9781903254318
Availability 0 units.
More About David Grove
David Grove is a noted international film journalist who has written for "Fangoria, Cinefantastique, Cinescape and "Film Threat, among many other publications. He lives in Vancouver.
David Grove has an academic affiliation as follows - Retired, formerly Clinical Professor of Microbiology and Infectious Di.
Reviews - What do customers think about Making Friday The 13th: The Legend Of Camp Blood?
A great book for fans -- doubt that the reviews are fake May 4, 2008
Author David Grove contacted me after reading that I'd taken photos of Blairstown, NJ, where the first film was made. We emailed back and forth as I fed him information and photos (I have several photo credits in the book). I was more than annoyed to find the book on this site a few years later when I hadn't received my complementary ("free") copy I'd been promised (!), but a quick email got me one within a week. All that said, this book is GREAT! The first few chapters are about Pt. 1, and the subsequent chapters are about the sequels. I didn't know that Steve "Dash" did all the stunts for Pt. 2 but got no credit, and that there was no problem with the guy who played "Paul" in Pt. 2! This is a newsy read as you're ever going to get. I still say that Annie's death was different in the theatrical version, and that proof of this is in a photo that appeared in "Famous Monsters Magazine" in 1980 (information I gave to Dave: the cover of that issue is in the book).
I know it's hard to tell which reviews on this site are bonafide and which ones are "plants," but this book is great! Enjoy it!! I am signing my real name -- I do exist and am real.
The one to buy Apr 24, 2008
I read this book after reading the Peter Bracke one. Sure Bracke's book is a larger format affording larger pictures and at 50 bucks pics in color but "Making Friday the 13th" has it beat. This one actually is a real book, as told by the author--not a bunch of quotes alternating back and forth between actor and crew members like "Crystal Lake Memories". Plus, I found no errors with "Making" like some have said, all the stories and facts mirrored Bracke's book. Neither book features much in the way of actual production still photos--they are mostly just stills of scenes from the movies, so who cares if its in color? In this case, bigger is not better. Save yourself 20 bucks.
The Legend Has Come Alive Again!!! Oct 30, 2006
I really enjoyed reading this book. It took me about 2 months to finish it because of my busy schedule, but I read it during any spare moment I had, and it was wonderful. There were a lot of misspellings, but I tried to put that aside. Grove went into every single detail about the making-of of every one of the Friday the 13th movies, as well as how all of the best effects were done. If you are a Friday the 13th fan like myself, I strongly recommend this book to you. I think you will enjoy it as much as I did.
A must-read for any true fan. Aug 1, 2006
I bought this for my boyfriend's birthday. He is a true Friday The 13th fan and couldn't put it down. It is packed full of trivia and photos (both color and b/w). This is a good read for the price.
The Many Lives of Jason and F13 Feb 5, 2006
The author of this book did a very thorough job of tracing the timeline of the Friday the 13th franchise from 1979 to the present, along with the author's own tough but generally honest commentary. It's a portrait of low budget horror filmmaking and it's a very well-written and informative book. What I liked best about the book is the author's uncanny ability to uncover obscure production information about the different films in the series. I will keep this book, and the other book, with me everytime I watch a Friday the 13th film. One thing: I hope the next version of this book is as twice as long and has more pictures.