Happy Friday 13th! To celebrate this freaky day, we are super lucky to announce that Manos: The Debbie Chronicles will be added to our catalog of five Candivan Original Series.
This horror series is based off of the 1966 cult-classic Manos: Hands of Fate, considered by many to be the worst movie ever made (scoring even lower on IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes than The Room).
The coolest part? One of the last surviving actors, Jackey Neyman Jones, who plays Debbie in the original film, is the star of the new series. Despite its epically low ratings, the movie has a huge cult following because to put it simply––it’s fascinating! If you haven't seen it yet, you can watch the full film on YouTube, and Mystery Science Theater has a must-watch wet-your-pants funny episode on it.
When bad becomes good
The series creator, Willow Polson, is doing something even more unexpected; she's taking the worst movie ever made and turning it into a force for good! This dark reimagining focuses on what happened after Debbie escaped the evil clutches of The Master and the primordial god Manos. But Debbie won't have to do it all alone -- she now has a very unique and unusual team that helps her take down evil, whatever form it may take.
"I am always thinking about how to make this world a better place in everything I do," Willow, who is an award-winning producer with over 25 years experience, told us, "Each character in the show has traits that are not normally seen in leading characters on a show, or at all. "
The diverse female cast includes characters that are all fully-realized complex co-stars, not just a girlfriend or one-dimensional bait to make a main character feel things.
The series co-writer, R. D. Hall is a multimedia writer and creator for films, comics, and music videos.
Where has Debbie been?
In the 51 years since Manos, Jackey has been an artist, actress and producer. She lovingly tends to Manos with her book Growing up with Manos: Hands of Fate, new film Manos Returns and personal appearances.
"I'm really looking forward to this new venture!" says Jackey.
The luckiest thing you can do is help Candivan launch
Manos: The Debbie Chronicles and many other great series, will only exist if Candivan successfully launches. You can help make this happen! Please subscribe to the Candivan mailing list here, and stay tuned for more trailers and the Candivan Kickstarter campaign, coming very soon!