A new fan doc explores the new dimension in terror.
The Friday the 13th franchise has been covered in a couple documentaries over the years, including His Name Was Jason and Crystal Lake Memories, but there’s always room for more stories about the series. What makes this documentary unique, however, is that it’s focused not on the decades-spanning saga but rather on one film: 1982’s Friday the 13th Part 3.
Why an entire documentary about that one film? Well, the third installment in the Friday the 13th franchise is nothing if not a pivotal one. In addition to being one of the most beloved sequels in the entire series, it’s of course the one where Jason Voorhees acquired his iconic hockey mask, and it’s also the film that brought Voorhees into three-dimensions. But more than anything, the doc aims to pay tribute to Richard “Jason” Brooker, who unfortunately passed away back in 2013.
Director Kevin R. Phipps explains:
In April 2013, the Friday the 13th family suddenly lost Mr. Richard Brooker. Portraying Jason in Friday the 13th part 3, he was the first individual to don the now iconic hockey mask. Richard was a terrific human being & a friend to all.
In addition, the Higgins Haven cabin used in the film was burned down by some careless vagrants in 2006. These two events sparked us into action to do something with the one of a kind on location video footage we shot from 2003 & 2005. It was the last footage and photography shot before the set’s demise in 2006.
The project has grown leaps and bounds over the past year & continues to bring on board various Friday the 13th alumni that starred in part 3 as well friends of Richard’s that are still working in the film industry today. Their interviews are pivotal in giving the backstory of the production of part 3 as well as insight into the man Richard Brooker was.
This documentary’s intentions are to preserve the memory of this movie & Richard Brooker.
Check out the teaser for Friday the 13th Part 3: The Memoriam Documentary below.