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Friday the 13th: The Series

1 9 8 7 – 1 9 9 0 (Canada)
78 x episodes

Despite the title, fans of the Friday the 13th slasher-flick series were to be disappointed – the evil Jason Voorhees did not appear once in this Canadian production.

The series centred instead on young Micki Foster (Louise Robey) who inherited an antique shop from her uncle, who in turn had made a pact with Satan to sell cursed, death-dealing items in exchange for riches.

She and her cousin, Ryan (John D. Le May) teamed up with magician/mystic Jack Marshak (Chris Wiggins) –  who had been an associate of her uncle’s – to try and find the items before they can claim any more lives.

Typical items included a cape which turned whoever wore it into a vampire, a mirror which helped a teenage girl attract guys (and forced her to kill them), a hearing aid which granted its wearer the power to read others’ minds (but forced him to kill), etc. (You see a theme here, right?)

One of the people who disappeared on the show was Le May, who was written out after the second season and replaced with Steven Monarque as Johnny Ventura.

Micki Foster
Louise Robey
Jack Marshak
Chris Wiggins
Ryan Dallion
John D. LeMay
Johnny Ventura
Steve Monarque
Lewis Vendredi
R.G. Armstrong
Effie Stokes
Kate Trotter
Aubrey Ross
Denis Forest
Laura Grange
Carolyn Dunn
Eli Leonard
Neil Munro