Retrospective Book On 'Friday The 13th: The Series' Announced!

I have to admit that I am slowly embracing Paramount's short lived syndicated television show that used the Friday The 13th title to sell a supernatural story to audiences. Once I got past the fact that the show had nothing to do with the films in the franchise, it became fascinating to find out how many people behind the scenes that worked on the films, helped create the series. Check out our retrospective look at the television series to get an idea of what the entire show was about.

Our look at the show will pale in comparison as we were just sent a press release for the brand new book Curious Goods: Behind The Scenes of Friday The 13th: The Series. This new book will undoubtedly blow away our look at the television series which has interviewed numerous actors and crew that worked on the project. Author Alyse Wax has spent a lot of time researching this book and it will sure to please fans of the cult classic. The book will be released on January 11, 2016 and retails for 26.95.

To pre-order the book, visit publisher Bear Manor's website and check out the book's Facebook page for updates!


BearManor Media announces the release of Curious Goods Behind the Scenes of Friday The 13th by Alyse Wax.

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.

“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.

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, and currently writes for a number of geeky, freaky places, including, Fangoria,, and

Available exclusively from BearManor Media in hardback, paperback, and e-book editions.
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