Friday The 13th: The Series

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  • TV-MA
  • 1987
  • 3 Seasons
  • 7.6  (4,199)

Friday the 13th: The Series is a horror/fantasy television series that aired on CBS from 1987 to 1990. The show is not related to the popular horror franchise of the same name and is centered around a mysterious antique shop full of cursed objects that must be recovered to prevent harm from coming to others.

The premise of the series revolves around cousins Ryan Dallion (John D. LeMay) and Micki Foster (Louise Robey), who inherit an antique shop from their estranged uncle Lewis Vendredi. Along with their friend Jack Marshak (Chris Wiggins), they discover that many of the antiques in the shop were cursed by Vendredi, who had made a deal with the devil to sell them. Now, the trio must track down these cursed items and recover them before they cause any more harm.

The show takes place in various locations around North America and Europe, as Ryan, Micki, and Jack travel from city to city, encountering supernatural beings and solving mysteries related to the cursed antiques. Along the way, they are joined by various recurring characters, including a Russian psychic named Lina (Robey in a dual role), and Johnny Ventura (Steve Monarque), a young man with a tragic past who assists the team in their quest.

While the show is primarily focused on horror and the supernatural, there are also elements of comedy and drama interspersed throughout the episodes. Each week, the team must deal with a new cursed antique, from a haunted doll to a cursed wedding dress, and find a way to neutralize its effects.

The cast of Friday the 13th: The Series includes some notable performances, including John D. LeMay as Ryan Dallion, who brings a sense of wit and charm to the role. Louise Robey delivers a strong performance as Micki Foster, balancing toughness with vulnerability, while Chris Wiggins provides the team with a sense of wisdom and guidance as Jack Marshak.

One of the most memorable aspects of the show is the cursed antiques themselves, each with their own unique backstory and powers. Some of the most notable items include a creepy ventriloquist dummy named Caesar, a cursed stopwatch that can stop time, and a cursed mirror that can trap souls.

Despite its short-lived run, Friday the 13th: The Series has become a cult classic, with a devoted following to this day. The show was praised for its interesting premise, skilled actors, and creative use of horror and suspense elements.

Overall, Friday the 13th: The Series is a compelling and entertaining horror/fantasy series that incorporates a blend of comedy and drama along with thrilling scares. The cursed antiques and the team's efforts to recover them make for a unique and intriguing premise that keeps audiences engaged throughout.

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Tree Of Life
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Spirit Of Television
18. Spirit Of Television
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Jack In The Box
17. Jack In The Box
April 23, 1990
After her father is murdered, a young girl uses a jack-in-the-box to exact revenge and to see her father's spirit.
My Wife As A Dog
16. My Wife As A Dog
February 19, 1990
A firefighter in the middle of a drawn-out divorce uses a cursed leash to turn his wife into a dog, and his dog into his wife.
The Long Road Home
15. The Long Road Home
February 12, 1990
After recovering a cursed charm in another city, Micki and Johnny run into a family of nasty rural degenerates while driving home.
14. Repetition
February 5, 1990
A newspaper columnist goes mad after running over a girl, and kills a series of people, each in order to resurrect the previous victim.
Midnight Riders
13. Midnight Riders
January 29, 1990
Jack, Micki, and Johnny visit a small town haunted by the evil ghosts of bikers who were wrongly accused of rape and lynched.
Epitaph For A Lonely Soul
12. Epitaph For A Lonely Soul
January 22, 1990
A grieving husband seeks help from the shop when he sees his dead wife alive and well in the care of a lonely mortician.
Year Of The Monkey
11. Year Of The Monkey
January 15, 1990
A samurai instructor offers the group the return of a cursed tea set if they help him retrieve three cursed monkey statues.
Mightier Than The Sword
10. Mightier Than The Sword
January 8, 1990
An author gets rich by turning innocent people into homicidal maniacs, and writing true-crime thrillers about them.
Femme Fatale
9. Femme Fatale
November 20, 1989
An aging director frolics with the female lead character from one of his classic noir movies, who convinces him to kill his wife.
Night Prey
8. Night Prey
November 13, 1989
A vampire hunter steals a golden cross that kills vampires, in order to get revenge on the vampire that turned his wife into a vampire.
Hate On Your Dial
7. Hate On Your Dial
November 6, 1989
Johnny carelessly sells a cursed car radio to the brother of a racist man. The racist travels back in time and tries to prevent his father, a member of "The Klan," from being convicted of murder.
Bad Penny...
6. Bad Penny...
October 30, 1989
A crooked cop finds the hexed coin and uses it for his own ends until Johnny steals it and uses it to restore his father to life.
Stick It In Your Ear
5. Stick It In Your Ear
October 16, 1989
A stage-performer with a bad mind-reading act acquires telepathic powers and murderous compulsions.
Crippled Inside
4. Crippled Inside
October 9, 1989
While fleeing from a gang-assault, a girl is hit by a car and paralyzed. She then uses a magical wheelchair to reverse her paralysis and to kill her assailants.
3. Demonhunter
October 2, 1989
A family of ex-cultists is being hunted by a demon.
The Prophecies-- Part 2
2. The Prophecies-- Part 2
September 25, 1989
Jack heads to France to investigate strange events that are connected to a prophecy that will bring about the anti-christ.
The Prophecies -- Part 1
1. The Prophecies -- Part 1
September 25, 1989
Jack heads to France to investigate strange events that are connected to a prophecy that will bring about the anti-christ.
  • Premiere Date
    October 3, 1987
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (4,199)