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August 1, 1989 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, Times Staff Writer
Stepping in as writer-director of the latest installment in the bloody "Friday the 13th" series would not seem to leave a lot of room for creativity. After all, the formula seemed fairly set after the first seven chapters in the lucrative string of horror flicks: teen-aged campers at fictional Camp Crystal Lake get picked off, one by one, in grisly fashion by an ax-wielding, hockey mask-wearing monster named Jason. The series had grossed more than $200 million, so why tinker with success?
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August 1, 1989 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, Times Staff Writer
Stepping in as writer-director of the latest installment in the bloody "Friday the 13th" series would not seem to leave a lot of room for creativity. After all, the formula seemed fairly set after the first seven chapters in the lucrative string of horror flicks: teen-aged campers at fictional Camp Crystal Lake get picked off, one by one, in grisly fashion by an ax-wielding, hockey mask-wearing monster named Jason. The series had grossed more than $200 million, so why tinker with success?
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July 31, 1989 | PAT H. BROESKE
Paramount Pictures once treated its "Friday the 13th" movies the way some folks might treat an eccentric aunt: carefully. And not without some embarrassment. Except for TV ad campaigns targeted at the movies' youthful core audience, promotion was minimal. Studio publicity materials heralding its upcoming product often failed to mention the latest installment of the saga.
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