My love for horror and the supernatural began way before I met two brothers named Sam and Dean Winchester.
I remember watching a syndicated series on Fox back in 1987 on Saturdays called Friday the 13th: The Series.
The series was about a man, Lewis Vendredi who made a deal with the devil to sell cursed antiques in his store but after he tried to get out of the deal, he died and his soul went to Hell. After Uncle Lewis’ death, his niece Micki and her cousin Ryan, who become the new owners of the antiques store, must recover all the cursed items of the shop, Curious Goods and put them back into the store’s vault. They are aided by Jack Marshak (Chris Wiggins), who was an expert in the occult.
Each episode focused on a different cursed item, the new owner and Micki Foster (Louise Robey, who is credited as Robey) and Ryan Dallion (John D. LeMay) attempts to retrieve it. The character of Ryan leaves the show when an item changes him back into a child. He is replaced by Johnny Ventura (Steve Monarque).
Take a look at the clip of the series opening:
The series ran from October 3, 1987 to May 26, 1990. This was one of my favorite horror shows of the mid-8os along with the series Werewolf (more on that at another time). Although the special effects were nothing compared to the ones of today, Friday the 13th: The Series was able to effectively convey fear and danger. It was a short-lived gem.
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