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Tales of the Undead 

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

Director:

Lyndon Chubbuck

Writers:

Paul Monette (story), Alfred Sole (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
John D. LeMay ... Ryan Dallion (as John D. Le May)
Louise Robey Louise Robey ... Micki Foster (as Robey)
Chris Wiggins Chris Wiggins ... Jack Marshak (credit only)
Ray Walston ... Jay Star
David Hewlett ... Cal
Bob Aarrons Bob Aarrons ... Charlie
Michele George Michele George ... Mrs. Forbes (as Michelle George)
Jenn Griffin ... Linda (as Jennifer Griffin)
David Clement ... Carmine
Anthony Bekenn ... 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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Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 1988 (Canada) See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Jay Star: [Dying] Tell me, boy, how does it feel to be a hero?
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Connections

References Gojira (1954) See more »

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The series take off...finally
7 September 2009 | by ODDBearSee all my reviews

Finally the series takes off. After a somewhat slow start, "Friday the 13th; The Series" offers a rock solid episode that's funny, suspenseful, well acted and well written. Episodes 6 ("The Great Montarro"), 7 ("Doctor Jack") and 8 ("Shadow Boxer") showed improvements but still didn't hit the jack-pot but here's a winner.

The always good Ray Walston gives solid performance as a former comics writer with a grudge who's able to dish out some long awaited revenge against the man who stole his fortunes when he can become the super villain he created.

Micki, Ryan and Jack are all likable characters but they can go overboard on occasion, especially Micki. All actors are solid and here John D. LeMay and Robey get a chance to pull off some dramatic acting, especially LeMay who shines here (actually, Chris Wiggins sits this one out).

The show is fairly pedestrian when it comes to special effects but the transformations from old man to superhero are imaginatively executed.

Overall, the best episode from the series so far.


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