Friday the 13th: The Series
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Friday the 13th was not only the name for one of the most famous horror movie series created, but also the title to a TV series that ran from 1987-1990. Originally, the name of the series was supposed to be the 13th Hour, but in order to draw people to the title it would be named Friday the 13th. This is the title although the series has no relation to the horror movies.
The producer’s name was Frank Mancuso Jr., and he was notable for being a producer for the actual Friday the 13th films. He produced from Part 2 to Part 8. Also, the main character of the show played by actor John D. Lemay was the leading character in Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday. The synopsis of the show starts off with an antique shop owner who makes a deal with the devil to sell cursed antiques of his shop.
If he did this for the devil, he would in turn receive wealth and immortality. However, the man became tired of doing this for the devil and broke the deal. The devil then came and took his soul for doing so. The store was boarded up and inherited by the man’s niece and her cousin. They started to sell these cursed antiques without even knowing before they were stopped by a man who knew the girl’s uncle and what these objects were.
The series follows these three people trying to track down all the cursed objects that have been sold. They have to capture them, and once they do they are locked in the basement of the antique since the objects couldn’t be destroyed. These objects usually gave someone extraordinary power or deepest wishes that are used for one’s personal gain. Therefore, all these people are extremely reluctant to give up this power that they have received. Season 1 was recently released on DVD this past September.
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