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.
John D. LeMay