‘Jason Goes to Hell’ Retrospective Documentary Will Dig Up the Dirt

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An exclusive announcement from the folks over at Dread Central has shared the news of an upcoming feature-length retrospective documentary all about Jason Goes to Hell.

The Dark Heart of Jason Voorhees: The Making of the Final Friday will be directed by Nick Hunt (Safe Place). The documentary comes from producers Johnny Macabre (Don’t F*ck in the Woods, Crepitus), Joe Quintanilla (producer of Friday the 13th Part 3: The Memoriam Documentary), and Jason Goes to Hell director Adam Marcus.

via Horror Wiki

Marcus shared his enthusiasm in a statement:

“I am thrilled to have been approached by Nick Hunt and Black Heart Productions to tell the story of the making of Jason Goes to Hell. I’m looking forward to getting the chance to illustrate the journey of my first film and to hopefully set the record straight on all the controversies surrounding the movie. I can say for myself and my Skeleton Crew partners, Debra Sullivan and Bryan Sexton that we are ‘happier than a little girl in a pink dress pushing a hot dog through a donut’ to be collaborating with Nick and Black Heart to bring this documentary to life.”

The documentary will offer a thorough and never-before-seen look at Jason Goes to Hell, sharing commentary from “genre greats, both who were in the film and not”. Audiences will learn the juicy details of the behind-the-scenes secrets, pressures, and challenges that the film faced.

via Friday the 13th Franchise

Director Nick Hunt is absolutely ready to take this on. He comments:

“Jason Goes to Hell to me has always been the most highly debated upon, the most unique and the most ballsy of any of the other Friday the 13th films to come to fruition. I always felt it was misunderstood and that people didn’t know the entire story behind it; the people that put their blood, sweat, and tears into it. And now it’s coming up on its 25th Anniversary and I want to show it the love it deserves, the fans the appreciation they deserve and hopefully make something unique and special for all the franchise fans.”

Adam Marcus and Jason Goes to Hell made news earlier this month with his somewhat controversial take on Jason’s mythology. He stated that Voorhees was born from the Necronomicon, making the machete-wielding legend a bonafide deadite.

Eat your heart out, Ash.

via ScreenGeek

Horror documentaries are always fantastically fascinating, so we’ll keep you posted with more details as they’re available. In the meantime, let us know what you think!


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Kelly McNeely is a tea drinking, craft making, machete wielding screen junkie with a mostly healthy obsession with horror, 90s action films, and spooky home decor. A staff writer for, she has also contributed to Grim Magazine, Modern Horrors, CGMagazine, Salem Horror Fest, 1428 Elm, and Netflix Life. You can find her getting day drunk and making festive housewares at The Creepy Crafter on Facebook, or follow her on Twitter and Instagram @kellsmcnells