Friday's Curse: Season 1, Episode 10

Tales of the Undead (25 Jan. 1988)
"Friday the 13th" Tales of the Undead (original title)

TV Episode  -   -  Horror
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Ryan believes that a half-man, half-monster comic-book hero has come to life and is responsible for the murder of a shopkeeper.

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Ryan Dallion (as John D. Le May)
Louise Robey ...
Micki Foster (as Robey)
Chris Wiggins ...
Jack Marshak (credit only)
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Jay Star
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Cal
Bob Aarrons ...
Charlie
Michele George ...
Mrs. Forbes (as Michelle George)
Jenn Griffin ...
Linda (as Jennifer Griffin)
David Clement ...
Carmine
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Mr. Briggs
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Ryan believes that a half-man, half-monster comic-book hero has come to life and is responsible for the murder of a shopkeeper.

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The cursed comic is meant to date from 1947, but bears no resemblance to comic books of that period, particularly the glossy, (badly) painted cover. The dealer also claims Pearless Comics released it in a limited edition, a concept which didn't exist until decades later. Finally, it's doubtful the comic's artist would have kept any of his original work; most creators then were on a "work for hire" contract and the publishers routinely retained the artwork. See more »

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Featured in Friday's Curse: Bottle of Dreams (1988) See more »

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My favorite Martian
29 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ryan believes that a popular comic-book character, Feris the Invincible, has come to life and is killing people. He then seeks out the character's creator, Jay Star (the late great and my personal favorite martian, Ray Walston) But both Ryan and Micki are not aware that Star knows quite a bit more than he's letting on.

Bouncing back with a vengeance after the abysmal "Root of All Evil" episode of the series, this is a great episode of the show that would not only captivate regular watchers of the show, but comic fans as well due to the strong parallel between Superman and his creators & Feris and his. This episode also uses comic-book panels to good economical and stylistic effect (unlike say the re-released version of "The Warrors" where it was a detriment to the viewing experience, but I digress) All in all a rather strong episode of the series that stands well against the test of time. Even though Ryan should have name-dropped Amazing Fantasy #15 rather than Spider-man #1 (relative small nitpick from a Marvel fan-boy)

My Grade: A


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