Carl is on hand with his recommendation of what to read whilst in lockdown
To help beat the coronavirus blues, for the foreseeable future, members of team Future of the Force will be on hand with our recommendations of awesome literature to check out whilst in self-quarantine. Whether its lesser-known gems, New York Times Best-Sellers, or just funs reads – we’ll be here to keep you entertained during this difficult time.
Making Friday The 13th: The Legend Of Camp Blood | By David Grove
Okay, this one is for the adults out there. And it is ONLY for adults. Some of the photographs and behind the scenes shots are certainly not for children’s eyes. But, if like me you are a huge horror movie fan, then this book is for you. Although it is not as large or in-depth compared to the daddy of all books on the franchise, ‘Crystal Lake Memories‘, this paperbacked volume is worth every penny of the purchase price. The book goes into detail about the foundations that the franchise was built on, it’s ‘influences’ i.e films it ripped off, behind the scenes revelations and facts and everything the ‘Friday‘ fan could want. It covers all the franchise from the original film up until 2003’s ‘Freddy Vs Jason‘ and is a completely enjoyable read.
Behind the scenes stills describe what went into achieving the gory effects that are seen in the films including the scenes that the M.P.A.A in America demanded to be removed from the seventh instalment ‘The New Blood‘, effectively castrating the film and further nailing the coffin lid on what was once a cash cow for Paramount Pictures. They were never happy being associated with the franchise but enjoyed the money the films brought in. The book covers this and more within its pages. It also boasts some of the different posters from around the world including the British quad poster for the double bill of the second and third films that hit cinemas around the back end of 1983 to the start of 1984 in the build-up to the fourth and ‘Final‘ chapter in the franchise.
Any horror movie fan will get a kick out of this book and will spend hours digesting the history and the story behind one of cinema’s most successful and profitable horror franchises and characters. Pitch your tent by Crystal Lake, grab your machete for protection and listen out for Jason‘s footsteps as you dive into this enjoyable, informative and immersive book.
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Carl Roberts is a Senior Staff Writer and Books and Literature Correspondent for The Future of the Force. Aside from being our horror genre aficionado, he is also passionate about Star Wars, Marvel, DC, and the Indiana Jones movies. Follow him on Twitter @CarlRoberts2 where he uses the force frequently!