Friday the 13th: The Series

(ended 1990)



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Friday the 13th: The Series Fan Reviews (23)

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  • Canadian 80s TV series with creators such as Atom Egoyan,David Morse,Allan Kroeker,Alexander Singer and many others.An old antique dealer made a pact with the Devil to sell cursed antiques.When he dies,his niece and her cousin inherit his store.With the h

    An old antique dealer made a pact with the Devil to sell cursed antiques. When he dies, his niece Micki and her cousin Ryan inherit his store. With the help of Jack Marshak, they fight to retrieve the antiques from the people who bought them to stop them from causing harm.

    The cursed items, for the most part, gave something to the owner (like great fortune, luck or skills) but wanted something in return, which usually was someone’s death. A scalpel for example (which had once belonged to Jack the Ripper) could work wonders during medical operations BUT it needed to be recharged by killing someone.
    The series had all the recipes for a high-quality classic horror story. Each story was exciting and mystifying. Beautiful acting, beautiful writing!
    Although the effects at the time were not so advanced, ugly plastic masks and poor quality make up that can make you laugh, it is not really disturbing. It is part of its charm! The show gives the great tingling feeling that only a horror film can give you in a dark room a Friday night!

    I really wish they’d release it on DVD.
    It’s a shame not to have this beautiful show in your collection!!!!

    Trivia: Though they share the same title, this series is only tenuously linked to the Friday the 13th movie franchise. The main characters search for magically-cursed objects that were sold through their uncle's store. Reportedly, when the series was conceived, the last item that was supposed to be retrieved by the characters (when the series would end it's original run) was a hockey-mask, which would undoubtedly have belonged to Jason, the killer in the films. Jason himself, though, never makes an appearance in any of the episodes.

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