SATURDAY, JANUARY 16th — at 2 p.m. – Just released “Curious Goods” — Book Signing. All are invited!
PLACE: DARK DELICACIES – 3512 W. Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505
Author Alyse Wax will be signing her first book, “Curious Goods: Behind the Scenes of Friday the 13th: The Series,” the first-ever in-depth investigation into the “Friday the 13th” television series.
Joining her at the signing will be Tom McLoughlin (series writer/director), Armand Mastroianni (series director), Bill Taub (series writer), and Steve Monarque (series star – Johnny).
About “Curious Goods”:
“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 Blumhouse.com.
**Please note: the event is free, but you must purchase “Curious Goods” at Dark Delicacies to get an autograph.