“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.”
That’s the monologue that played before every episode of “Friday the 13th: The Series”, an underrated show that borrows virtually nothing from the iconic film franchise other than its name. I picked up the seventeen disc DVD box set that contains all three seasons of the show on a whim, and I was really surprised at how much I fell in love with this show.
As soon as I finished watching, I started to dig into its history a bit more and a lot of what I found on it was pretty interesting. For one thing, even though longtime franchise producer Frank Mancuso Jr. was the one who decided to rename this show at the last second, he didn’t want Jason Voorhees involved what-so-ever because he didn’t want the inclusion to take away from what they built.
If you want to know more about the show’s awesome history, check out the video I made right here. You’ll definitely learn something new.