Monday, May 4, 2009

Friday The 13th: The Series (1987-1990) Season 1

Episode #1: "The Inheritance"
4 / 5
Actors include: R.G. Armstrong, Sarah Polley, Gordon Michael

If you ever intend to watch this show you should really watch this episode because it explains a fair bit about things. We learn that cousins Micki and Ryan have come together at their Uncle Lewis Vendredi's antique shop after his death. They want to just get rid of the store but soon they learned that their Uncle had made a pact with the devil, and in turn the antiques he sold were cursed. In this first episode they recover a doll from a child that kills. It's a pretty darned good and logical start to the show really!

Episode #2: "The Poison Pen"
3.5 / 5
Actors include: Colin Fox, Lewis Gordon, Gillie Fenwick

This episode is about a cursed antique pen. A monastery has control of the pen, and the way it works is that it will grant any wish you want if you write it down...if you trade it for human life! It was a relatively cute idea, especially with the Monks involved and stuff, but it's not one of my favorites.

Episode #4: "A Cup Of Time"
4.5 / 5
Actors include: Hilary Shepard, Maxine Miller, Lisa Jakub

Definitely one of my favorite episodes of this show and one of a handful that I vividly remember from the first time watching as a kid. I've rewatched it since then and it's still frickin' hilarious and fantastic. It's about a teacup which offers youth to it's owner. In exchange you have to get someone to drink out of the cup and then the ivy from the cup strangles the victim. This one features a rock star named Lady Die (who does one heck of a rockin' version of "I'm A Little Teacup" (I'm not kidding) who happens to be the owner of the cup. It's really entertaining in every way possible, not scary mind you but definitely recommended for a good time!

Episode #6: "The Great Montarro"
4.5 / 5
Actors include: Lesleh Donaldson, Graeme Campbell, August Schellenberg

This is another of my favorite episodes from this show and one I remember from when I was a kid and yes it's still fantastic. This one involves a box used to perform a trick wherein daggers pierce The Great Montarro but of course he's okay. The trick is that behind the curtain there is another box that a sacrifice must be kept in that will die from the horrific blades. It's pretty darned exciting and well cloaked in danger! Definitely one of the great ones.

Episode #7: "Doctor Jack"
4.5 / 5
Actors include: Cliff Gorman, Elva Mai Hoover, Doris Petrie
This is definitely one of the better episodes. See this story is about a cursed scalpel that once belonged to Jack the ripper. Of course in exchange it makes the Doctor using it perform miracles, but you have to kill of course in order to have results. Jack ends up in a situation where he needs to use the scalpel himself...but will he? It's actually pretty darned exciting plus there are scalpel deaths...what more could you want?

Episode #25: "What A Mother Wouldn't Do"
4 / 5
Actors include: Lynne Cormack, Michael Countryman, Robyn Stevan

This was a rather entertaining episode really, as it involved a cursed crib from the Titanic. As the legend goes, as the Titanic was sinking a lifeboat with 7 people on it refused to take a Mother's baby and it accidentally wound up overboard. Then suddenly all 7 people drowned and the baby turned up safely in this "magic" crib unharmed. A couple with a very sick baby (who will die) except that they found this crib, and in exchange for some murder the crib will heal their child. Quite entertaining and amusing really, a pretty darned good episode.

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