Friday's Curse (1987–1990)
"Friday the 13th" (original title)

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Two young antique store owners must recover cursed antiques.

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »
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Louise Robey ...
 Micki Foster (70 episodes, 1987-1990)
Chris Wiggins ...
 Jack Marshak (63 episodes, 1987-1990)
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 Ryan Dallion (54 episodes, 1987-1989)
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An old antique dealer made a pact with the Devil to sell cursed antiques. When he dies, his store is inherited by his niece Micki and her cousin Ryan. With the help of Jack Marshak, they fight to retrieve the antiques from the people who bought them to stop them from causing harm. Written by Paul Sasse <Loomis@student.centre.edu>

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28 September 1987 (USA)  »

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The 13th Hour  »

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In total there were four episodes dealing with time travel. It was an artistic choice for the past scenes to be filmed either in colored photography or in black and white. Two of these episodes, specifically the "Baron Bride" where Micki and Ryan travel back to Victorian London and "Hate on your Dial" where Jack and Johnny go back to 1954 in some racist south state, are shot in black and white. The other two episodes, specifically "Eye of Death" where Ryan travels back to the Civil War between North and South and the last episode of the series where Micki goes back to Europe of the 18th century retain the colored photography. See more »

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In the first few episodes of season 1 the shot of the Curious Goods store front has the same woman dressed in white walk by and stop to look in the store window. See more »

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Ryan: [as Uncle Lewis materializes] Uncle Lewis?
Micki: [frightened] It's him. I've seen his picture.
Ryan: [to Lewis] You look like hell.
Uncle Lewis: [looks down at himself, grins] Yes, I do, don't I?
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Outstanding series cut short
28 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

A three season anthology horror series filmed in Toronto during the late eighties which told the story of two cousins and their friend, a specialist in occult research; the threesome chased after cursed antiques which were distributed from their store previously owned by their late Uncle Lewis Vendredi, a strange man who made a pact with the Devil.

Following the departure of the lead actor John D. LeMay at the end of the second season, the void was filled by his replacement Steven Monarque, originally introduced as a recurring character in the second season, and was added to the main cast as the new antique sleuth. The third season was cut short with 20 rather than 26 episodes though the series has made it to syndication and has a small but loyal cult following. John D. LeMay made an outstanding contribution to the series and his character as Ryan Dallion is clearly a favorite of all time among viewers. Ryan was never forgotten and was mentioned in passing by Robey, as Micki Foster, at the beginning of the third season episode "Demon Hunter" and later in "The Long Road Home". As well, footage from the second season episode "Tails I Live Heads You Die" was used at the beginning of the "Bad Penny" episode. It gave the impression that perhaps the character of Ryan would be re-written into the storyline at some point, but to our disappointment, it never happened.

Third season episodes had some of the best story lines, but unevenly distributed script and dialogue. The new character Johnny Ventura was underutilized. He rarely had lines. Too many scenes with two-way conversation only between Jack and Micki with Johnny just sitting in the background. Blame the story editor for this one! This, and lack of proper series closure, renders the third season a weak one.

Very little behind the scenes trivia and info. about the cast and crew are available regarding the series. Audio and/or video interviews would be an invaluable addition that could be presented via DVD release. Unfortunately, there's nothing official or rumored about this for the near future.


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