'The 13th Man' revisits the deadly Texas A&M bonfire

PEARLAND, Texas (KTRK) -- A new film is now playing that will hit home for a lot of you.

Nov. 18 marks 20 years since the horrific Texas A&M bonfire collapse that killed a dozen students. "The 13th Man" is a film that explores that tragic night in 1999.

The film opened Friday at several theaters in the Houston area, including Studio Movie Grill in Pearland. It explores the incident, but also highlights one survivor's story.

John Comstock spent seven hours trapped under wood. He lost a leg, and suffered other injuries, but was the last survivor pulled from the wreckage.

The film's director, Charlie Minn, said hearing Comstock's story, and others from that day will leave an impact.

"We interviewed first responders, parents, family members, survivors, witnesses," Minn said. "This is the real deal. This film is balanced. It's going to take you to the scene. I think it's going to make you look at your life differently."

The film is scheduled to play for at least a week.

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