A take-off on "The Blair Witch Project," in which a guy finds out that his supposedly dead brother isn't dead after all when he sees him on the Internet. It's all about his spooky adventures in finding the truth.
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 Chloe Tanner 13 episodes, 2000-2001
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 Lan Williams 13 episodes, 2000-2001
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A TV show from the five-member Haxan Films team (consisting of Eduardo Sanchez, Daniel Myrick, Robin Cowie, Gregg Hale, and Mike Manello) collaborated with screenwriter David S. Goyer, whose credits include Blade, Dark City, The Crow: City of Angels, and The Puppet Masters about a webmaster who looks for the weirdness and shares it with his internet viewers. Just like "The Blair Witch" did, 'Fearsum' has a website that Derek Barnes is the webmaster of. Written by Caitlin <CatEmbry182@aol.com>

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Ricardo Festiva, one of the show's creators, is actually a pseudonym for screenwriter, David S. Goyer. See more »

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Vince Elsing: Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night thinking something is in your house? You know, heard a noise you couldn't quite make out? So you get up, turn the whole damn place upside-down, 'cause you gotta make sure that your little world is still safe and sound, still just the way you left it? That ever happen to you, Mr. Barnes?
Derek Barnes: Yes.
Vince Elsing: Well, now suppose that all those times you thought you heard a footstep, or flash of something out of the corner of your eye, you really did.
Derek Barnes: Like what?
Vince Elsing: Like.....
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Referenced in Family Guy: North by North Quahog (2005) See more »

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Appealing cast, good potential.
12 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

Not a bad first episode--in the vein of The X-Files and Millennium. I like that. Not as witty as Buffy and not as heavyweight as The X-Files (yet), but the premise and its principle characters show promise.

The premise is that a group of twenty-somethings maintains a web site that features their investigations of weird occurrences. There is a wealth of such material to exploit, so the writers should never run out of plot ideas. This time around, there were quasi Blair Witch scenes which were not all that well integrated, but I hope the producers keep trying to head in that direction, so long as they don't simply become imitative. Overall, the plot was still a bit ahead of the execution.

The cast is very appealing. The lead guy (Ethan Embry) has a believable face, albeit not all of his acting seems to have caught up with his face. I think he will settle into it, though, and will become believable through and through.

With all the elements it has going for it, FreakyLinks has good potential for growth. I plan to continue watching it, and I hope it earns its keep.


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