CURIOUS GOODS: BEHIND THE SCENES OF "FRIDAY THE 13th: THE SERIES" (paperback)
Runner up in the Rondo Awards 2016
“Lewis Vendredi made a deal with the devil to sell cursed antiques, but
he broke the pact, and it cost him his soul. His niece, Micki, and her
cousin, Ryan, inherited the store, and with it, the curse. Now they
must get everything back—and the real terror begins.”
So opens Friday the 13th: The Series. In 1987, Paramount Studios
found success selling a new Star Trek series into syndication. Eager to
cash in on other studio-owned properties, Paramount asked producer Frank
Mancuso Jr. to develop a series around Friday the 13th (1980), and
the new television series was born. The story lines had nothing to do with
the popular slasher film franchise, which was both a blessing and curse.
The cast and crew were largely young and inexperienced, and they were one
of the first Hollywood productions to shoot entirely in Canada.
In the first-ever examination of the TV series, author Alyse Wax delves
into the series episode-by-episode, with more than sixty exclusive
interviews with the cast, writers, directors, and producers, as well as
nearly fifty never published behind-the-scenes photos from the cast and
crew’s personal collections.
Interviews include series creator Frank Mancuso Jr.; series stars
Louise Robey, John LeMay, and Steve Monarque; notable guest stars including
Elias Zarou, Kate Trotter, Wayne Best, Barclay Hope, Angelo Rizacos, Monika
Schnarre, and Ingrid Veninger; directors and production crew including Jim
Henshaw, Marc Scott Zicree, Tim Bond, William Taub, Francis Delia, Armand
Mastroianni, Rob Hedden, Tom McLoughlin, and Atom Egoyan.
About the author: Alyse Wax has been covering television and the horror
industry for over a decade. She was the Associate Editor of the dearly
departed FEARnet.com, and currently writes for a number of geeky,
freaky places, including ComingSoon.net, Fangoria, ShockTillYouDrop.com, and
Author interview on the Killer POV Podcast