Friday the 13th: The Series
Friday the 13th the Series
Title: Friday the 13th: The Series
Format: Live-action
Running time: 60 min.
country: USA
Network: Syndication
Seasons: 3
Episodes: 70
Production company: Paramount Television
Executive producers: Frank Mancuso, Jr.
Producers: Iain Paterson; J. Miles Dale; Jon Anderson; Ronald Sanders
Principal cast: John D. LeMay; Louise Robey; Chris Wiggins
Air dates
First aired: October 3rd, 1987
Last aired: May 26th, 1990

Friday the 13th: The Series, also known as Friday's Curse, was a American-Canadian televsion series which ran in first-run syndication from 1987 to 1990. The show was created by Frank Mancuso, Jr., who named the title after the Friday the 13th movie franchise in order to draw in the audiences of those films. However, the series had no connection with the film series and featured its own storylines.


The show centered on the fallout from a deal with the devil made by Lewis Vendretti to sell cursed antiques in exchange for immortality and magical powers. When Vendretti tried to break the deal, the devil killed Vendretti and took his soul due to the pact being broken. After his death, his antique shop, renamed Curious Goods, was inherited by his niece, Micki Foster, and her cousin Ryan Dallion. Lewis's old friend, occultist Jack Marshak, came into the picture and informed them of the cursed antiques. The series followed Ryan, Micki, and Jack as they tracked down the cursed objects and returned them to a vault to be locked away. In season 3, a recurring character by the name of Johnny Ventura was upgraded to the main cast as a departing Ryan's replacement and remained until the show's final broadcast.

Cast Edit

Actor Role
John D. LeMay Ryan Dallion
Louise Robey Micki Foster
Chris Wiggins Jack Marshak
Steve Monarque Johnny Ventura

Episodes Edit

Season One Edit

Episode Title Airdate
1x1 The Inheritance October 3rd, 1987
1x2 The Poison Pen October 10th, 1987
1x3 Cupid's Quiver October 17th, 1987
1x4 A Cup of Time October 24th, 1987
1x5 Hellowe'en October 31st, 1987
1x6 The Great Montarro November 7th, 1987
1x7 Doctor Jack November 14th, 1987
1x8 Shadow Boxer November 21st, 1987
1x9 Root of All Evil November 28th, 1987
1x10 Tales of the Undead January 25th, 1988
1x11 Scarecrow February 1st, 1988
1x12 Faith Healer February 8th, 1988
1x13 The Baron's Bride February 15th, 1988
1x14 Bedazzled February 22nd, 1988
1x15 Vanity's Mirror February 29th, 1988
1x16 Tattoo March 7th, 1988
1x17 The Electrocutioner April 18th, 1988
1x18 Brain Drain April 25th, 1988
1x19 The Quilt of Hathor May 2nd, 1988
1x20 The Quilt of Hathor: The Awakening May 9th, 1988
1x21 Double Exposure May 16th, 1988
1x22 The Pirate's Promise June 27th, 1988
1x23 Badge of Honor July 5th, 1988
1x24 Pipe Dream July 11th, 1988
1x25 What a Mother Wouldn't Do July 18th, 1988
1x26 Bottle of Dreams July 25th, 1988

Season Two Edit

Episode Title Airdate
2x1 Doorway to Hell September 26th, 1988
2x2 The Voodoo Mambo October 3rd, 1988
2x3 And Now the News October 10th, 1988
2x4 Tails I Live, Heads You Die October 17th, 1988
2x5 Symphony in B# October 31st, 1988
2x6 Master of Disguise November 11th, 1988
2x7 Wax Magic November 14th, 1988
2x8 Read My Lips November 21st, 1988
2x9 13 O'Clock January 2nd, 1989
2x10 Night Hunger January 9th, 1989
2x11 The Sweetest Sting January 16th, 1989
2x12 The Playhouse January 28th, 1989
2x13 Eye of Death January 30th, 1989
2x14 Face of Evil February 6th, 1989
2x15 Better Off Dead February 13th, 1989
2x16 Scarlet Cinema February 20th, 1989
2x17 The Mephisto Ring April 10th, 1989
2x18 A Friend to the End April 17th, 1989
2x19 The Butcher April 24th, 1989
2x20 The Secret Agenda of Mesmer's Bauble May 1st, 1989
2x21 Wedding in Black May 8th, 1989
2x22 Wedding Bell Blues May 15th, 1989
2x23 The Maestro May 22nd, 1989
2x24 The Shaman's Apprentice May 29th, 1989
2x25 The Prisoner June 5th, 1989
2x26 Coven of Darkness June 12th, 1989

Season Three Edit

Episode Title Airdate
3x1 The Prophecies October 7th, 1989
3x2 The Prophecies: Part 2 October 7th, 1989
3x3 Demon Hunter October 14th, 1989
3x4 Crippled Inside October 21st, 1989
3x5 Stick It in Your Ear October 28th, 1989
3x6 Bad Penny November 11th, 1989
3x7 Hate on Your Dial November 18th, 1989
3x8 Night Prey November 25th, 1989
3x9 Femme Fatale December 2nd, 1989
3x10 Mightier Than the Sword January 20th, 1990
3x11 Year of the Monkey January 27th, 1990
3x12 Epitaph for a Lonely Soul February 3rd, 1990
3x13 Midnight Riders February 10th, 1990
3x14 Repetition February 17th, 1990
3x15 The Long Road Home February 24th, 1990
3x16 My Wife as a Dog March 3rd, 1990
3x17 Jack-in-the-Box March 5th, 1990
3x18 Spirit of Television March 12th, 1990
3x19 The Tree of Life March 19th, 1990
3x20 The Charnel Pit March 26th, 1990

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • Not to be confused with the Friday the 13th film franchise, which has no relation to the television series.
  • There are rumors that there would be a connection between this series and Friday the 13th and the final episode would feature the mask of Jason Voorhees as a cursed object. However, no source has ever provided any confirmation.

See also Edit

External Links Edit

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