FRIDAY THE 13TH – ON TV!
Long before the days of Sam Raimi announcing a small- screen Evil Dead spin- off, and the likes of Bates Motel and Hannibal, ’ 80s staples Friday The 13th and A Nightmare On Elm Street made a mark on prime- time television. Freddy’s Nightmares ( 1988– 1990) was an obvious hit, but the non- conversational Jason was a trickier terror totem to translate to broadcasting. As such, when Paramount’s Friday The 13th: The Series premiered in 1987 fans were confused: the hockey mask- wearer was nowhere to be seen. Instead, the show – which ran for three seasons – tells of an antique store which sells haunted paraphernalia. Nevertheless, the show attracted its own cult following and is now, rightly, seen as one of the highlights of horror on television.