Friday the 13th: The Series

Season 1 Episode 8

Shadow Boxer

Aired Unknown Nov 21, 1987 on
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Shadow Boxer
A cursed set of boxing gloves makes their owner unbeatable in the ring...while his shadow goes out and beats an innocent to death. The trio manage to recover the gloves, but the boxer they stole them from breaks into the shop and hold Micki at knifepoint until he gets them back. To beat him, Ryan has to beat Jack with the gloves so his shadow can defeat the boxer.moreless

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  • a cursed pair of boxing gloves allow a deadbeat boxer to become a pize fighter.

    this episode starts with a deadbeat boxer, who no one takes seriously, taking a set of cursed boxing gloves. whilst messing about with them on he notices his shadow is alive. The boxer then kills the gym owner with the shadow for not taking him seriously. Micki goes under cover at the gym to try and track down the gloves. She pretends to be a photographer and takes photos of all of the boxers and there gloves to find the cursed item. After finding the right boxer she tries to use her womanly ways on him but he ends up being a creep and becomes obssessed with her. Towards the end Ryan uses the gloves and beats up the boxer because he is stalking Micki. And the episode should end there... but it doesnt the boxer tries to get them back... yadda yadda yadda... the trio end up defeating the boxer and store the gloves in the vault. Not a great episode - more of a filler.moreless
  • Killer boxing gloves.

    Though not quite as bad as, say, "Cupid's Quiver", this was a pretty bad episode. A pair of cursed boxing gloves let the wearer bring their shadow to life and kill someone without leaving evidence behind.

    There's just not much to say about this episode. Micki nor Ryan were any good as usual, the plot sucked, the boxers were stereotypes, the dialogue was terrible...basically it was just a waste of an episode. Although, truth be told, I can't think of any way they could have made this a good episode.

    I've only seen a handful of "Friday the 13th" episodes now but I have to wonder how many episodes there are that are this bad.moreless
David Ferry

David Ferry

Tommy Dunn

Guest Star

Jack Duffy

Jack Duffy

Manny King

Guest Star

Philip Akin

Philip Akin

Kid Cornelius

Guest Star

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