With a week before Halloween, we're debuting a new feature, "Creepy TV", dedicated to those horror series that didn't quite reach "classic" status.
We'll start with Friday The 13th: The Series, which was a sneaky way of cashing in on Paramount's namesake movie series without Jason Voorhees. Producer Frank Mancuso, Jr., who co-created the series, also worked on most of the movies, and decided to use the "Friday the 13th" title as a means of hooking viewers in.
In truth, he shouldn't have bothered. All he really needed was a sexy female lead, and he had one in Micki Foster, played by Louise Robey, who only used her surname on the show. Micki and her cousin-in-law, if you will, Ryan (John LeMay) retrieved cursed items for their antique shop. LeMay, however, left the series before or during season 3, I am not sure which, and the series, admittedly, fell apart after that. Veteran Chris Wiggins rounded out the core cast as Jack, the cousins' mentor and partner.
I never really bothered with the movies at all----slasher movies aren't my cup of tea---and only offered an occasional glance at this show, but enough to foster a review.
Edit: 10/9/15: Episodes previously posted in this space have been deleted due to copyright issues. Instead, we'll use the intro, complete with a long-missing voice-over narrative.
Aside from the lovely Ms. Robey, there's not much to write home about with this show.