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Title: Friday the 13th: The Series
Post by: Robey on October 18, 2009, 02:14:24 am

Format    Horror
Created by    Frank Mancuso, Jr.
Larry B. Williams
Directed by    David Winning
Starring    Louise Robey
John D. LeMay
Steve Monarque
Chris Wiggins
Country of origin    United States
No. of seasons    3
No. of episodes    72 (List of episodes)
Running time    60 min.
Original channel    First-run syndication
Original run    September 28, 1987 – May 26, 1990

Title: Re: Friday the 13th: The Series
Post by: Robey on October 18, 2009, 02:15:26 am
Friday the 13th: The Series is a television series that ran for three seasons, from September 28, 1987 to May 26, 1990.

Originally, the series was to be titled The 13th Hour, but producer Frank Mancuso, Jr. thought this would turn away viewers and instead took the name Friday the 13th to deliberately draw in audiences. Despite this title, the series has no story connections to the film series of the same name, as Jason Voorhees does not make an appearance.

The two series have several cast and crew ties, however. The show's producer, Frank Mancuso, Jr., was also producer of the movie series from Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) until the final installment distributed by Paramount (Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan in 1989, a year before the TV series ended). The show's star, John D. LeMay, is also notable as he went on to star in Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday. Guest star John Shepherd played Tommy Jarvis in Friday the 13th: A New Beginning and episode director David Cronenberg (who also directed the 1986 horror feature The Fly) appeared in Jason X. Fred Mollin, Rob Hedden, and Tom McLoughlin also worked behind the scenes of both series.

Title: Re: Friday the 13th: The Series
Post by: Robey on October 18, 2009, 02:15:45 am
NBC Universal's horror-themed cable channel Chiller, which launched on March 1, 2007, airs the series in sporadic weekday marathons. During a viewers' choice marathon on October 7, 2007, "Scarecrow" was voted most popular episode. The top five episodes were rebroadcast on Election Day, November 6, 2007. The show has also been among the many second-run programming aired on Sci Fi. After a few years of absence, the channel began airing the series again starting October 10, 2008.

Paramount released the first season on DVD on September 23, 2008. The second season was released on DVD on February 10, 2009. The final season was released on DVD on September 22, 2009.

Title: Re: Friday the 13th: The Series
Post by: Robey on October 18, 2009, 02:16:08 am

    “Lewis Vendredi made a deal with the devil to sell cursed antiques. But he broke the pact, and it cost him his soul. Now, his niece Micki, and her cousin Ryan have inherited the store... and with it, the curse. Now they must get everything back and the real terror begins.” -- prologue that opened each episode

Title: Re: Friday the 13th: The Series
Post by: Robey on October 18, 2009, 02:16:27 am
An antiques dealer named Lewis Vendredi (played by R.G. Armstrong) made a deal with the Devil to sell cursed antiques out of his shop, “Vendredi’s Antiques”, in exchange for wealth and immortality. He eventually grew tired of being the Devil’s puppet and broke the deal. The Devil came and claimed the soul of Vendredi (“Friday” in French) for breaking the deal.

After Lewis' death, his shop was inherited by his niece, Micki Foster (played by Louise Robey) and her cousin by marriage, Ryan Dallion (played by John D. LeMay). They sold off many of the cursed antiques before being stopped by Jack Marshak (played by Chris Wiggins). Jack was Lewis' friend, a retired world-traveller and occultist who originally collected many of the antiques for Vendredi before they became cursed.

Title: Re: Friday the 13th: The Series
Post by: Robey on October 18, 2009, 02:17:05 am
The series follows the protagonists as they hunt down the cursed antiques, which are usually in the possession of people who have discovered their evil powers and are reluctant to give them up. Since the cursed antiques are completely indestructible, they are locked away in a vault beneath “Curious Goods” (the rechristened antique store) that is designed to magically render the objects inert. They use a special manifest written by Lewis as a guide, as it holds the records of all the cursed objects sold.

Most of the stories in the series deal with people using the cursed objects for their own personal gain. All of the cursed objects grant either the user’s deepest desire or some extraordinary power. However, the curse always requires that the cursed object be used to kill someone in order to activate it. For example, there is a cursed scalpel that gives a surgeon the ability to cure anyone, but in order for the scalpel to work, the surgeon will need to kill someone else with it beforehand. In most instances, the person using the cursed object ends up becoming a victim of the object’s curse. Some objects have been shown to be sentient, such as the doll ("The Inheritance") and the radio ("And Now the News").

Title: Re: Friday the 13th: The Series
Post by: Robey on October 18, 2009, 02:17:22 am
Occasionally, there would be an episode in which the trio would have to confront their uncle’s spirit or would fail to obtain a cursed object, and the search would be continued in another episode.

Like other sci-fi/horror shows in syndication in the late 1980s (such as War of the Worlds and Freddy's Nightmares), Friday the 13th: The Series constantly pushed the “acceptable content” envelope, regularly featuring violence on par with that of the R-rated horror movies of the time. Certain episodes such as "Night Prey", depicted a level of sexuality that was also taboo for network television.

Title: Re: Friday the 13th: The Series
Post by: Robey on October 18, 2009, 02:18:15 am
Second and third season

The second season saw the introduction of Johnny Ventura (played by Steve Monarque). He helps recover the relics and eventually replaces Ryan permanently in the third season. A romantic interest between Johnny and Micki is explored, but eventually dropped.

Title: Re: Friday the 13th: The Series
Post by: Robey on October 18, 2009, 02:19:08 am
Character bios

Micki Foster

Michelle "Micki" Foster (played by Louise Robey) inherits the store, which she co-owns with her cousin by marriage, Ryan Dallion. At first, Micki is a bit of a snob, a fashion plate, and fairly vulnerable. As the series progresses, Micki becomes stronger willed, more independent, and less materialistic.

She is about 5' 7" (“Mightier Than the Sword”) and both her parents are still alive (“The Long Road Home”). Her mother, Catherine, is Irish (“Pipe Dream”) and her father was English (“Shadow Boxer”). She has an irresponsible sister and a nephew, J.B., who is often left in Micki's care (“A Friend To the End”). She was engaged once, but broke it off at the last minute when she couldn’t bear the thought of leaving Jack and Ryan to care for the store alone (“The Root of All Evil”). Micki was killed once when a cursed coin was used on her (“Tails I Live, Heads You Die”). Ryan and Jack eventually trick a coven into bringing her back to life.

Title: Re: Friday the 13th: The Series
Post by: Robey on October 18, 2009, 02:19:55 am
Ryan Dallion

Ryan Dallion (played by John D. LeMay), Micki’s cousin by marriage, also inherited the store. In the beginning he is portrayed as a failed art student and obviously has feelings for Micki that get stronger as the series progresses. He is excited about fixing up the store, but is talked into selling the inventory by Micki, a decision they come to regret. Their relationship at first is cool but they grow to be very special to each other over time, especially after Micki's first death in the beginning of the second season (“Tails I Live, Heads You Die”).

Ryan’s relationship with his father, Ray, was not a good one. Ray was an inventor who nearly killed Micki, but when Ryan tries to sacrifice himself in Micki’s place, Ray killed himself (“Pipe Dream”). Ryan’s brother Jimmy died at age 10, and his mother ran out on them shortly after (“Scarecrow,” “The Prophecies”). She returned just before Ryan went to France with Micki to help a comatose Jack. Upon their arrival, he was marked as a possessed follower of the Devil by Asteroth. After killing an important nun while under possession, he attempted to kill Jack in his coma.

Though his heart was pure, he did as told by Asteroth until it came to the sacrifice of a young crippled girl whose life was devoted to God (the sacrifice would ultimately give the Devil an entrance into the world of the flesh). However that same purity along with his conviction for his brothers' death would allow him to sacrifice himself instead.

He returned to America after being transformed into a child, leading to his twisted departure from the show. All was not in vain, however, as his mother accepted him the way he was once again. giving them both a second chance at life.

Title: Re: Friday the 13th: The Series
Post by: Robey on October 18, 2009, 02:21:34 am
Jack Marshak

Jack Marshak (played by Chris Wiggins) is a former stage magician and an expert in the occult. He used to supply antiques for Lewis’s store, unaware of the owner's true intent, and met Micki and Ryan when he came to collect on an old debt. He discovered that Lewis was dead and began helping collect the cursed antiques, becoming a close friend of the cousins. He also came up with the new name of the shop, Curious Goods ("The Inheritance").

Jack had been married once and had a clairvoyant son, Peter, who died in a young girl’s dream plain (“Bottle of Dreams”). When Jack was younger, his father disappeared, only to return ten years later. However, we learn that the man who came back was a spirit (“Midnight Riders”). Jack served in World War II and nearly died in a Nazi war camp (“The Butcher”). He was engaged to a scientist, who left him to do field research. She shows up in his life years later, but dies shortly after they plan to marry (“Brain Drain”).

Title: Re: Friday the 13th: The Series
Post by: Robey on October 18, 2009, 02:22:53 am
Johnny Ventura

The naïve Johnny (played by Steve Monarque) is introduced toward the end of season two and becomes a regular in season three. He is first introduced as a skirt-chaser and is very interested in Micki (“Wedding Bell Blues”). The interest begins to wane, but heats up again when the two take a road trip to retrieve a cursed object and end up in an abandoned house (“The Long Road Home”).

Johnny’s father, a security guard, was shot and killed on the job (“The Prisoner”). Johnny was so bereaved that he used the coin that had once killed Micki to bring his father back to life (“Bad Penny”). He has been arrested twice, once for being a suspected accessory to murder (“Wedding Bell Blues”) and again as a suspect in his father’s murder (“The Prisoner”).

Title: Re: Friday the 13th: The Series
Post by: Robey on October 18, 2009, 02:23:14 am

An Egyptian mystic who helps the trio when they are dealing directly with Lewis' ghost, who tries constantly to re-enter the world of the living("Bottle Of Dreams", "Doorway To Hell"). Though mentioned more than actually appearing in the series, Rashid is very much competent in helping his old friend Jack and the cousins one way or another.

Rashid was the one to help Jack bring back Ryan and Micki from Lewis' clutches twice, and even revealed to them the fate of Jack's son.

Always knowledgeable in occult, sometimes even more so than Jack, Rashid is most capable as Jack's psychic-link during his first trial against Lewis. The second would be more guidance as to help Jack enter a cursed mirror and lead the cousins out of Lewis' possessed house.

During the series run, Rashid only appeared in two episodes though there are several others where he was mentioned ("Vanity Mirror" and "Voodoo Mambo" are examples).

Title: Re: Friday the 13th: The Series
Post by: Robey on October 18, 2009, 02:24:47 am

Friday the 13th: The Series was created by Frank Mancuso, Jr. and Larry B. Williams originally under the title of The 13th Hour; the series ran for 72 episodes. Mancuso, Jr. never intended to link the television show directly to the Friday the 13th film series, but utilize "the idea of Friday the 13th, which is that it symbolizes bad luck and curses". The creators wanted to tie-in Jason's trademark hockey mask to the series, but the idea was discarded so that the show could have a chance to exist on its own. Mancuso, Jr. was afraid that mentioning any events from the films would take the audience away from "the new world that we were trying to create". The decision to name the show Friday the 13th, over the original title, was made because Mancuso, Jr. believed a "Friday the 13th" moniker would better help to sell the show to networks. Filming took place in Toronto, Canada.[1] Friday the 13th: The Series aired in first-run syndication, initially in a late-night spot; the success of the series as a late-night show prompted some broadcasting stations to move it to primetime. Produced on a budget estimated below $500,000 per episode, the first season placed second in the male 18 to 49 year old demographic, just behind Paramount's Star Trek: The Next Generation. In addition, the first season placed fifth in the female 18 to 49 year old demographic.[2]

Title: Re: Friday the 13th: The Series
Post by: Robey on October 18, 2009, 02:25:14 am
Home video release

On September 23, 2008, the first season of Friday the 13th: The Series was released on DVD. The boxset contained all 26 season one episodes on six discs.[3] The second season was released on DVD on February 10, 2009; it also included all 26 episodes on a six disc set.[4] The final season of Friday the 13th: The Series was released on September 22, 2009. This boxset featured the final 20 episodes on a five discs.[5]

Title: Re: Friday the 13th: The Series
Post by: Robey on October 18, 2009, 02:25:44 am
Season 1
Title    Cursed antique    Details    Notes

The Inheritance    A doll that kills people for its owner. The doll can control toys, causing them to move or do other odd things.    Micki Foster and her cousin, Ryan Dallion, inherit their Uncle Lewis' antique shop, but soon discover it comes with a devils curse.    Introduces not only Uncle Lewis, but also Lloyd, Micki’s fiancé. Sarah Polley stars as the stepdaughter who uses the doll to kill her stepmother. One of the very few episodes in which the owner doesn't become victim of the relic (the owner is a child).
The Poison Pen    A quill pen that causes people to die when the user writes about it. The person's real name must be written in order to kill them. If the intended victim uses another person name, then the other person will die. Also, if the owner has their name written on the paper then he/she will die.    Micki, Ryan, and Jack must go under cover as monks to retrieve a prophetic quill pen.
Cupid’s Quiver    A statue called The Cupid of Malek. Anyone struck by its arrows falls madly in love with its owner, but the owner must kill them.    A colledge student comes into possession of deadly cupid statue and uses it on a fellow student with whom he is obsessed.    Episode directed by Atom Egoyan. First of four unrelated villainous roles featuring Denis Forest.
A Cup of Time    A teacup decorated with “Swapper’s Ivy”. The ivy comes to life and strangles the drinker to death, thereby restoring the owner’s youth.    The group investigates a series of stranglings that are connected to a hit songstress.
Hellowe’en    The Amulet of Zohar, that can transfer a spirit of the dead into a dead body as long as the body died of natural causes.    The spirit of Uncle Lewis crashes a Halloween party being hosted at the shop.    Uncle Lewis makes an unwelcome return visit. May be one of the few episodes to mention Friday The 13th
The Great Montarro    A pair of Houdin escape cabinets. The damage which would be inflicted on someone performing a lethal magical stunt (in one cabinet) is transferred to a victim inside the other cabinet, but if there's nobody inside the second cabinet, then the person inside the first cabinet dies.    Jack enters a magician competition to find out who is using a lethal magicians box.    One of the few times the owner didn't know of the curse. One of the largest antiques recovered.
Doctor Jack    A steel scalpel that once belonged to Jack the Ripper that can cure any disease, but only after it has been used to kill. Also, it can cut through metal with ease.    A series of slashings leads the group to a fame hungry surgeon who possesses a cursed scalpal.    
Shadow Boxer    A pair of red boxing gloves with "Killer" written on the wrist. They summon a "shadow boxer" to kill a victim of their wearer’s choice, thereby making the wearer unbeatable in the ring.    A down on his luck boxer comes into possession of a pair of boxing gloves that pack a lethal punch.    Events in this episode cause the trio to establish a rule that they are not allowed to use the cursed objects.
Root of All Evil    A portable garden mulcher that shoots out money when used to grind up a person. The richer the victim, the more money the machine will produce.    Micki must choose to stay and help Ryan and Jack look for a cursed mulcher, or go and marry Lloyd.    Lloyd makes his second and last appearance. The doll from "The Inheritance" makes an appearance, being held by Lloyd. Enrico Colantoni stars as this episode's villain. Two other relics are mentioned: a statue that caused blindness and a lamp that causes fires.
Tales of the Undead    A comic book that transforms its owner into a super-powered robot killer from the pages called Ferrus the Invincible.    Ryan witnesses an attack by a character from his favorite comic book.    Ray Walston guest stars as the comic book character's embittered creator, a composite of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The legal issues concerning the loss of the character he created echo those involving Superman. David Hewlett stars as "Cal," a comic book fan who initially steals the cursed comic book.
Scarecrow    An animated scarecrow that guarantees good crops after it kills three sacrificial victims. An image of the intended victim must be pinned to the scarecrow in order to seek them out.    In response to a mailer, Micki and Ryan head to a small farming town where three people go missing each harvest.    First mention of Ryan's younger brother, Jimmy, deceased some years ago.
Faith Healer    The Sforza Glove (ca. 1510) that takes any injury or disease from a person and passes the magnified affliction on to another person. The glove cannot be removed while it still holds an affliction. Also, if the affliction is not transferred in time it will kill the wearer.    Jack calls in an old friend to help debunk a faith healer whose miracles come a hefty price, but his friend has other plans.    Episode directed by David Cronenberg.
The Baron’s Bride    A black vampiric cape that makes the wearer irresistible to women by transforming him into a vampire. The cape is closed by a diamond clasp that allows the wearer to travel through time once it is smeared with blood.    Micki and Ryan are thrown back in time with a murderous vampire who has his eyes on Micki.    First of four time travel episodes. Sequences back in time are shown in black and white. Bram Stoker is a character in the episode.
Bedazzled    A lantern that reveals sunken treasure at the cost of the life of the diver who brings up the treasure. The light from the lantern burns the diver to death.    Babysitter Micki and her charge are terrorized by a man who wants a cursed lantern back.    The majority of the action takes place at Curious Goods when the owner attempts to steal it back.
Tattoo    A case of antique Chinese tattoo needles that bring luck to their owner once the tattoo comes alive and kills its wearer.    A compulsive gambler gets his hands on tattoo needles that bring luck to their owner at the cost of someones life.
Vanity’s Mirror    A gold compact with a broken mirror and a snake on the front. When used to reflect light into another person’s face, it makes them fall madly in love with its owner, but the owner must kill them.    An unattractive girl gets her hands on a magic compact that makes others fall in love with her and uses it on those that pick on her.    The compact, lost in this episode, returns in "Face of Evil" (season 2) with an entirely different curse effect. This episode may have aired out of order, as the dance the high schoolers attend as part of the storyline is advertised as being "Prom '87" despite the fact that the episode did not air until 1988.

Title: Re: Friday the 13th: The Series
Post by: Robey on October 18, 2009, 02:26:24 am
The Electrocutioner    An electric chair that grants the owner electrical powers at the cost of someone’s life.    An innocent survivor of an electric chair later purchases it to get revenge on those who put him in it.
Brain Drain    A trepanator that transfers intelligence from one person to another, but the victim will die within a few hours.    A mentally impaired man uses a cursed trepanator to increase his brain power and his next target is a love from Jacks past.    Arguably one of the largest antiques recovered.
The Quilt of Hathor (2 parts)    A red-and-black demonic-themed patchwork quilt that allows the owner to kill others through their dreams.    While searching for a cursed quilt in an Amish community, Ryan falls in love with a young girl and decides to stay with her, but he is later charged with murder.    Features a sect called the Penitites, modeled after Amish and Mennonite communities.
Double Exposure    A photographic camera that creates a doppelgänger of someone. The duplicate will follow orders, but if the photo negative is not destroyed (by burning it) within 5 hours, the original person dies and the duplicate starts living his/her life normally.    Ryan witnesses the latest in a series of machete murders and swears that the killer is the reporter covering the killings.    A name on a reserved parking space outside the television studio is F. Mancuso Jr. A reference to creator and executive producer Frank Mancuso Jr.
The Pirate’s Promise    A foghorn that summons the spirit of a murderous pirate who grants gold coins in exchange for the lives of his betrayers’ descendants.    Ryan and Micki investigate a small seaside town to find a fog horn that is connected to several disappearances and the towns own past.    The cursed item ultimately claims thirteen lives.
Badge of Honor    A sheriff badge that kills people suddenly and violently, branding them with a black star.    A police officer finds and uses a cursed badge to get revenge on the mobsters responsible for his wife's death.    Whether the badge has a beneficial power is unseen as it is used strictly to kill in this episode. Episode features the song "Killer Instinct" by Robey from her album One Night in Bangkok.

Title: Re: Friday the 13th: The Series
Post by: Robey on October 18, 2009, 02:27:02 am
Pipe Dream    A tobacco pipe with a Satanic face carved on it. This object emits a red/orange smoke that totally disintegrates its victim.    Ryan is invited to his fathers wedding, but doesn't know that his father has a magic pipe that he used for murder and theft.    Features the death of Ryan’s father, Raymond Dallion (played by Michael Constantine).
What a Mother Wouldn’t Do    A baby crib from the RMS Titanic. An ill child placed in it can be cured if the parents kill seven people around or using water.    A cursed cradle compels the parents of an ill child to murder in order to save their baby's life.    Uncle Lewis makes a brief appearance.
Bottle of Dreams    A Canopic jar that traps those exposed to its smoke in nightmares. Though magical, it is not technically one of the cursed antiques.    Micki and Ryan are trapped in nightmares that could kill them if Jack cannot get them out in time, but it turns out to be a trap set up by Lewis.    End-of-the-season flashback episode.

Title: Re: Friday the 13th: The Series
Post by: Robey on October 18, 2009, 02:27:34 am
Season 2
Title    Cursed antique    Details    Notes
Doorway to Hell    A mirror that belonged to Louis XIV. It acts as a portal between Earth and the Realms of Darkness. Though magical, it is not technically one of the cursed antiques.    Micki and Ryan receive news that they have just inherited their uncle's house and go to investigate only to find themselves in another of Lewis' traps.    The only cursed relic which doesn't require a death to work. Uncle Lewis makes another appearance, this time trying to escape the Realms of Darkness. A continuation of "Bottle of Dreams".
The Voodoo Mambo    A voodoo mask that has a snake-shaped "tongue" which drains life force by biting the victim’s throat. It holds the spirit of an evil voodoo priestess that tricks the owner into absorbing life in order to bring herself back to life.    A disinherited man finds a voodoo mask among his late father's possessions and uses it to gain power by taking the lives of voodoo priests, but a force in the mask has its own agenda.    
And Now the News    An old cathedral-style radio that foretells the death of the listener in a "news flash", then enacts it. It then gives its owner information.    Just as a fame hungry psychiatrists psychotic patients are remarkably cured, another doctors' are being scared to death.    The radio offers Micki and Ryan a way to recover cursed objects if certain conditions are met, which they refuse.
Tails I Live, Heads You Die    The Coin of Ziocles that kills one person to bring another back to life. The victim is branded with a ram's head on their forehead.    A satanic cult is using a cursed coin to bring back deceased members in order to summon the Devil himself.    Micki is actually killed by the coin, but Ryan and Jack manage to resurrect her by using the coin again. The coin, lost in this episode, returns in "Bad Penny" (season 3).
Symphony in B#    A violin that allows its crippled owner to perform if he kills a victim with a blade hidden in the bow. Its music can also be used to hypnotize its victims.    Ryan falls for a talented young violinist who is being haunted by her supposedly dead mentor.    The first name Micki reads off to Jack is Jon Andersen, most likely a reference to the show's Supervising Producer of the same name.
Master of Disguise    A makeup case belonging to John Wilkes Booth. When the case is drizzled with the blood of a victim, it grants its deformed owner temporary good looks.    Micki falls for an up and coming actor whose good looks mask a monstrous agenda.    The actor who uses the makeup case uses the stage name William Pratt (the birth name of actor Boris Karloff).

Title: Re: Friday the 13th: The Series
Post by: Robey on October 18, 2009, 02:30:11 am
Wax Magic    A handkerchief that belonged to Louis XVI. It can animate wax statues or transfer life into corpses that have been dipped in wax, but the reanimated corpses must kill to stay alive.    Ryan meets the wife of a carnival wax museum owner whose mysterious headaches disappear after someone is decapitated.    One of the few episodes in which the cursed object’s owner is not killed by it. Micki is not in this episode.
Read My Lips    Adolf Hitler’s pink silk boutonnière that animates a ventriloquist’s dummy, giving its owner fame at the cost of a life, and soon brings the dummy to a murderous life.    An old friend of Micki is getting married to a ventriloquist whose dummy seems to have a mind of its own.    Jack is not in this episode.
13 O’Clock    A pocket watch that stops time for an hour at 1 a.m. (the 13th hour) after someone is killed. The owner must be in the Castle Hill Train Station for time to stop or else be frozen in time themselves forever.    Two homeless kids are the only witnesses to mysterious murders that are connected to a pocket watch that strikes 13 O'Clock.    In the scenes in which character Reatha Wilkerson experiences stoppage of time she steals a wrist watch from Wertheimer's Jewellery (a possible play on series Executive in Charge of Production, Robert Wertheimer) and a hypodermic needle, syringe and drug from Haws Drugs (a possible play on series cameraman, Travor Haws).
Night Hunger    A silver chain with a blank car key that grants its owner incredible driving skills once the key is dipped in the blood of a freshly run over victim. It can also merge with its owner, allowing them to telepathically control the car until next death.    Curious Goods neighbor Dominic Fiorno asks the group to help his son who has been suddenly winning at street races.    The chain is not listed in the Manifest because it was given as a gift by Lewis Vendredi himself. Also, only appearance and death of both Dominic Fiorno (owner of Fiorno's Hardware, Curious Goods' "neighbor") and his son Michael, who owns the cursed car key.
The Sweetest Sting    A transport bee hive which causes the bees to become 'vampires'. After draining a victim, the next person they sting (usually someone old or terminally ill) will take on the appearance of the first (healthy) victim. Thereafter, they need special honey to maintain their youth, for which the hive owner blackmails them into murder.    The group uncovers a conspiracy involving a beekeeper's vampiric swarm and sickly people who supposedly committed suicide.    This was the first of three episodes directed by sci-fi veteran David Winning and nominated for a Gemini Award.

Title: Re: Friday the 13th: The Series
Post by: Robey on October 18, 2009, 02:30:49 am
The Playhouse    A playhouse that grants two abused children a fantasy world, but they must lure other children into it as prisoners.    Two abused children are connected with a mysterious rash of disappearing children.    The only episode with no deaths. A cursed top hat and a sacrificial dagger (possibly the golden one from "Demonhunter", in season 3) are also mentioned. Another very large antique.
Eye of Death    A Civil War Era magic lantern that allows its owner travel back to the time shown in the projected photograph, requiring a murder for each leg of the trip. They also must return before the flame on the lantern burns out or be trapped in past forever.    A fellow antique dealer is making a killing with civil war memoribilia which he gets straight from the source.    The past is represented in sepia tones this time around.
Face of Evil    The gold compact from "Vanity’s Mirror" returns. This time, it restores a model’s beauty by killing others or damaging their faces.    An aging model finds the cursed compact and uses it to revive her career at the cost of the competitions lives.    Canadian supermodel Monika Schnarre and model/actress Sandrine Holt (credited as Sandrine Ho) have a cameo as two of the victims of the cursed object. Jack mentions that the compact is a weapon of vengeance that feeds off the vanity of its owner.
Better Off Dead    A silver syringe that lets its owner extract spinal fluid from his victims to temporarily cure his hyper-violent daughter, but the victim becomes hyper-violent themselves.    A doctor has been abducting women in order to experiment and find a cure for his hyper-violent daughter whose condition is his fault.    Aired with “graphic violence” warning.(Original episode recording, WPIX-TV 1988)
Scarlett Cinema    A movie camera that can bring film characters to life. In this case, the user is obsessed with werewolves. After summoning the werewolf straight from the film into reality to murder three victims, the user is granted a single wish, in this case with the user becoming a werewolf himself by having the movie werewolf bite him.    A film student with a thing for werewolf films uses a cursed movie camera to bring the beast to life and take revenge for him.    This was the second of three episodes directed by sci-fi veteran David Winning and nominated for a Gemini Award.
The Mephisto Ring    A 1919 World Series ring that predicts the outcomes of sporting events after killing someone who wears it.    An indebted gambler may have struck it rich with a ring that provides betting tips at the cost of someones life.    Ryan states that the ring was listed in the Manifest as the first object Lewis sold.

Title: Re: Friday the 13th: The Series
Post by: Robey on October 18, 2009, 02:31:29 am
A Friend to the End    A black stone fragment called the Shard of Medusa (which transforms its victims into realistic stone statues revitalizes a failing artist's career) and a child’s coffin that resurrects a dead child, but the kid must then kill to remain alive.    While Micki and Ryan track down a sculptor who turns her subjects to stone, Micki's nephew meets a boy who has been dead for years.    Two separate stories in one episode. The only episode the heroes officially fail to get back a cursed object (Shard of Medusa). The name Wertheimer is used again, this time as a drug store.
The Butcher    The silver Thule Amulet (resembling a swastika) in two parts, allows a Nazi criminal to become immortal if he can exact his revenge on his killers. Technically it isn't one of the cursed antiques, as it was used by Nazi paranormal experiments during World War II.    Jack's past comes back to haunt him in the form of a Nazi criminal who he killed.    Jack is the only hero of the episode.
Mesmer’s Bauble    A hypnotist’s bauble that bestows wishes to its owner after it is used to hypnotize and kill a victim.    A lonely man who is obsessed with a popular female singer uses a cursed bauble to hypnotize and kill his victims so that he can use the bauble's wishes to get close to the singer.    Originally airing as "The Secret Agenda of Mesmer’s Bauble", the title was shortened for syndication. Guest stars Vanity.
Wedding In Black    A snow globe that traps its victims in fantasy landscapes. Though magical, it is not technically one of the cursed antiques and is ultimately destroyed.    The trio would turn the globe up to become reunited with friends who had become Satan's followers, one by one. Ryan was the only one to find the irony suspicious.    Micki is captured and almost raped by the Devil himself, to give birth a demonic child

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Post by: Robey on October 18, 2009, 02:32:16 am
Wedding Bell Blues    A cue stick that bestows unbeatable pool skills to its owner after it is used to kill someone.    With help from Johnny Ventura, Micki hunts down a magic pool cue that's amazing skills come at a deadly price.    First appearance of Johnny Ventura and the first time he is arrested for suspicion of murder. Also, one of the few times an object's owner didn't know of the curse. A pair of cursed snow shoes is also mentioned.
The Maestro    A Victorian symphonia (music box) that gradually gives new choreographic material to its owner, but kills the dancers in the process (only if the dancer(s) place a hand on it and say "I dedicate my body and soul to the dance").    Jack's niece is connected to a choreographer whose ballets bring death to the dancers.    Only appearance and death of Gracie, Jack's niece.
The Shaman’s Apprentice    A Native American shaman rattle that can cure any disease, but only after it has been used to kill.    A Native American doctor uses a healing rattle to cure terminally ill patients by killing those who spurn his talent.    Although the rattle is said to be returned to its sacred cave, it can be seen on a shelf in the vault during a panning shot at the end of the "Jack-In-The-Box" (season 3) episode.
The Prisoner    A Japanese kamikaze pilot jacket that renders the wearer invisible for around 6 hours when smeared with fresh blood.    Johnny is arrested for the murder of his father who was really killed by a convict who can become invisible.    Second appearance of Johnny Ventura, the second time he is arrested for suspicion of murder, and also features his father (Vince)’s death.
Coven of Darkness    A witch's ladder that greatly augments the user’s magical powers. Also, a sculpting tool that creates victims’ likenesses from clay.    Uncle Lewis' old witches coven wants a powerful witch's ladder that will enhance their powers and they hex Ryan to get it for them.    Ryan is bewitched in this episode.

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Post by: Robey on October 18, 2009, 02:33:37 am
Season 3
Title    Cursed antique    Details    Notes
The Prophecies (2 parts)    One of three Books of Lucifer that can make the evil prophecies written in it real. Though magical, it is not technically one of the cursed antiques and is ultimately destroyed.    Jack heads to France to investigate strange events that are connected to a prophecy that will bring about the anti-christ and when Ryan and Micki follow, a minion of satan, Asteroth, puts a curse on Ryan.    Ryan Dallion’s last episode. Johnny Ventura returns and remains for the rest of the series.
Demonhunter    A golden ritual dagger that allows one to summon a demon (who can only be destroyed by killing his summoner with the same golden dagger).    A family of ex-cultists are being hunted by a powerful demon and while running they find themselves in a secret room under the Vault.    A chamber below the Vault is discovered, thereby providing more storage space. Jack becomes a partner in the store.
Crippled Inside    A wheelchair that gradually restores mobility to a quadriplegic girl when she kills those who caused her condition. The owner is able to project a ghostly double of themselves to the location of their victims.    After nearly being raped and then being hit by a car a young quadrilegic girl buys a wheelchair that gradually restores her mobility.    Stephanie Morganstern was the voice of Minako Aino in the English language dub of Sailor Moon. Johnny also mentions a cursed umbrella, which Micki apparently retrieves without incident. Jack, though elsewhere for the episode, locates the shard of Medusa from season two's A Friend To The End.
Stick It In Your Ear    A hearing aid that lets the wearer hear the thoughts of people around him. The more it is used, the more it burrows into the user’s brain making it impossible to remove without killing themselves. The thoughts must be transferred to somebody else, thereby killing that person.    A supposed mind reader finds a hearing aid that makes his fake gift real as long as he kills for it.    The heroes recover five other cursed objects at an estate auction, though it is never mentioned what they are.

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Post by: Robey on October 18, 2009, 02:34:00 am
Bad Penny    The Coin of Ziocles that killed Micki in "Tails I Live, Heads You Die" (season 2) is unearthed.    A crooked cop finds the hexed coin and uses it for his own ends until Johnny steals it and uses it to see his dad again.    Johnny uses the coin to temporarily resurrect his father's corpse.
Hate On Your Dial    A 1954 Chevy car radio which causes the car it is installed into to travel back to the year of its creation when it is smeared with fresh blood.    Johnny unknowingly sells a cursed car radio to a racist who uses it to go back in time to save his clansman father from the law.    Sequences back in time are once again shown in black-and-white. Johnny actually obtains the object, but sells it without checking the Manifest.
Night Prey    The Cross of Fire from the Crusades that gains the power to incinerate a vampire after its hidden blade is used to kill someone (human).    A vampire hunter steals a golden cross that kills vampires in order to get revenge on the vampire that turned his wife.    One of the more controversial episodes for its graphic violence and mature sexual themes, including prostitution and a lesbian kiss. This episode was largely criticized by the Catholic Church in Europe.[citation needed]
Femme Fatale    A 16mm movie print that releases a character for the duration of the film when it absorbs someone else to take her place in the action.    An old director uses a film strip to relive the good old days by switching a woman with the star character that was played by his actress wife.    Gordon Pinsent guest stars as the antagonistic owner of the cursed relic. The cursed movie print "A Scandalous Woman" co-stars "Ronald Redwood", a possible reference to Californian actor/past-president Ronald Reagan.[original research?]
Mightier Than the Sword    A fountain pen which injects evil inside one person's body, forcing them to do anything written by the pen, in the owner's blood, until the evil is removed from the person.    An author uses a fountain pen to create murderers for his books by turning innocent people into homicidal maniacs.    The store’s bathroom is seen in this episode only. Micki also smokes cigarettes in this episode and commits a murder, but only while under the influence of the pen. We see Jack get killed by Micki, although it was just a dream sequence.

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Post by: Robey on October 18, 2009, 02:34:31 am
Year of the Monkey    A tea set that converts the tea within it to poison. Also a set of statues of the three wise monkeys statues (see/hear/speak no evil) that bestows abilities upon the owner, but if they misuse these gifts, the gifts will kill them. Though magical, the monkeys are not technically one of the cursed antiques.    A samurai instructor offers the group the return of a cursed tea set if the help him retrieve three monkey statues that have kept their owner alive for years by killing his unworthy heirs.    A samurai offers easy return of a cursed tea set in exchange for help with a quest of his own, the retrieval of three monkey statues.
Epitaph For a Lonely Soul    A mortician's aspirator that extracts a person’s life force in order to resurrect a dead body.    A grieving husband seeks help from the shop when he sees his dead wife alive and well in the care of a lonely mortician.    Canadian supermodel Monika Schnarre guest stars.
Midnight Riders    None.    Jack, Micki, and Johnny visit a small town haunted by the evil ghosts of bikers who were wrongly accused of **** and lynched to death.    The only episode with no cursed objects. Also, the only appearance of Jack’s father, Cawley (played by Dennis Thatcher).
Repetition    A cameo pendant that traps the spirit of a person who wears it when they die. The cameo shows the silhouette of the person killed, and the killer is able to constantly hear their voice, no matter how far away the pendant is. The voice instructs the killer to kill someone else wearing the pendent at the same time and place of the original death in order to restore them back to life. However, upon doing so, the new spirit is trapped in the pendant, and the cycle continues.    A newspaper columnist finds himself going mad after running over a young girl whose voice keeps telling him to bring her back.    The protagonists play a minor role in this episode with only Micki actually appearing. It was ultimately given back to the store by a friend of Micki.
The Long Road Home    A small Saṃsāra charm that switches bodies once the owner kills them. It also resurrects corpses and heals injuries during the transfer process.    After recovering a cursed charm, Micki and Johnny run afoul of two homicidal brothers in the middle of nowhere.    Johnny's possible romance towards Micki is revived and once again dropped.

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Post by: Robey on October 18, 2009, 02:35:06 am
My Wife as a Dog    The Aboriginal Leash of Dreams that grants its owner's dearest dream once they strangle someone to death with the leash.    A divorced firefighter uses a cursed leash to switch the life of his wife with that of his ailing dog.    Another episode in which the cursed relic’s owner is not killed by it.
Jack-in-the-Box    A pirate-themed jack-in-the-box that allows its owner to visit her dead father’s spirit by destroying the ones who killed him.    After her father is murdered, a young girl uses a jack-in-the-box to exact revenge and to see her fathers spirit.    Another episode in which the cursed relic’s owner is not killed by it (the relic's owner, in the case, is another child). This is also the third episode directed by sci-fi veteran David Winning and was nominated for a Gemini Award.
The Spirit of Television    An old television through which spirits reach out and kill those who wronged them, thereby prolonging the owner’s life.    The group investigates a terminally ill psychic who's celebrity clients all wind up dead which prolongs her life.    It is thought by Jack that the spirits are actually just illusions used by the television.
The Tree of Life    A cursed Druidic fertility statue that ensures the birth of fraternal twins of the opposite sex at the cost of the father’s life. Under certain rituals, the cursed idol can make copies of itself.    A grieving mother, after the death of her son, turns to Johnny for help when no one believes her claim that a clinic is keeping her daughter as their own.    
The Charnel Pit    A double-sided painting painted by the Marquis de Sade that acts as a time portal by swallowing up a living person from the present and exchanging him/her for a dead person from the past, and vice versa.    Micki becomes the latest victim of a professor that sends girls back in time into the hands of the Marquis de Sade.    The Marquis de Sade is a character in this episode. Also, the segments set back in time are now in color.

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Post by: Robey on October 18, 2009, 02:36:49 am

There is a popular rumor that the last episode was to unite the movie and television franchises by having the final item recovered (see “Premise” above) be the hockey mask belonging to Jason Voorhees. This remains unfounded and while there was talk about having a hockey mask on one of the sets as an in-joke[6], there was never any serious intention to mix the film series into the television series [7].

However, Eric Morse wrote the webnovel The Mask of Jason Voorhees, the fifth and last book in his “Camp Crystal Lake” series of novels which united the novels, the first nine movies, and the television series into one continuity. The concepts in the book were created by Eric Morse and are not the original intent of the show’s creators and thus, should not be treated as official canon.

The 2009 SyFy original series Warehouse 13 has also been accused of "borrowing" much from the 1980s television series Friday the 13th: The Series.[8][9][10] The show stars two agents, Myka Bering (Joanne Kelly) and Peter Lattimer (Eddie McClintock), lead by a older, wise man Arthur "Artie" Nielsen (Saul Rubinek) as they collect cursed items known as artifacts to store them in a warehouse.

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Post by: Robey on October 18, 2009, 02:37:29 am

   1. ^ Grove, David, pp. 189–196
   2. ^ Aljean Harmetz (1988-07-05). "TV Producers Discover New Path to Prime Time (page 2)". The New York Times. Retrieved 2007-11-01.
   3. ^ "Friday the 13th: The Series season one boxset". Amazon. Retrieved October 15, 2009.
   4. ^ "Friday the 13th: The Series season two boxset". Amazon. Retrieved October 15, 2009.
   5. ^ "Friday the 13th: The Series season three boxset". Amazon. Retrieved October 15, 2009.
   6. ^ Fangoria #70
   7. ^ Fangoria "84
   8. ^ "Warehouse 13 Review". HDFEST. Retrieved September 22, 2009.
   9. ^ "Warehouse 13 Steampunk TV". Closet Sci-Fi Geek. Retrieved September 22, 2009.
  10. ^ "Warehouse 13". Variety. Retrieved September 22, 2009.

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Post by: Robey on October 18, 2009, 02:41:32 am


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Post by: Robey on October 18, 2009, 02:55:38 am
Episode 1: The Inheritance




Episode # 1
Air Date: 9\28\87
The Inheritance
Cursed Antique: Doll

This was F13's premiere episode. Micki Foster and Ryan Dallion meet for the first time at the shop (Vendredi Antiques), which they have inherited from their uncle, Lewis Vendredi. The two cousins eventually meet Jack Marshak (in a most interesting manner). We also get a first glimpse into Micki's socialite life with her fianc'e, Lloyd.

Ryan is excited about the inheritance, and is excited about running the shop, but Micki is less than thrilled (to say the least) and is eager to sell. Her dislike of the shop is further fueled by a creepy doll-related experience that she has while trapped in The Vault (the supernatural storage facility that houses all of the cursed antiques). After a short argument about whether or not to sell, there is a cut away scene, and the next thing we see is a big blowout sale...everything must go!

They wind up selling off a lot of merchandise, including several Cursed Antiques that had been cursed by the devil. Then they discover the manifest that lists all of the cursed objects...including at least one of the objects that were sold by Micki and Ryan. Driven by a sense of purpose, Jack's information about Lewis' deal with the devil, and partly by guilt, the two set out to retrieve their very first cursed object:
the doll that terrorized Micki in The Vault. A doll that is now in the hands of a spoiled brat girl.