Friday The 13th


Syndicated: 1987
Running Time:
60 minutes

Ryan Dallion ...... John D. LeMay (1987-89)
Micki Foster ...... (Louise) Robey
Jack Marshak ...... Chris Wiggins
Johnny Ventura ...... Steven Monarque (1989-90)
Lewis Vendredi ...... R.G. Armstrong
Lloyd ...... Barclay Hope

Lewis Vendredi made a deal with the devil, to sell cursed antiques. But he broke the pact, and it cost him his soul. His niece Micki, and her cousin Ryan, have inherited the store, and with it, the curse.
- Opening narration, Friday the 13th

Micki and Ryan teamed up with Jack Marshak, a retired magician/occult expert. Re-opening the store as Curious Goods (address: 666 Druid Avenue), the team sets out on a gory antique hunt to save unfortunates whose lives are threatened by demonic artifacts. Nasty Uncle Lewis made guest appearances, while Micki's fiancee Lloyd soon dropped out of the picture. The third season kicked off with a spooky, handsomely filmed episode, shot around Quebec City, as the intrepid trio confronted Asteroth, a demon who was busy cleaning house in preparation for Lucifer's arrival. The episode marked the departure of Ryan, who transformed into his 10-year-old self and went home with Mother. Johnny Ventura appeared in subsequent episodes. Best episode title? "My Wife As A Dog."

What does the program have to do with Paramount's Friday the 13th films? Absolutely nothing, though actor LeMay starred in 1994's Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday. Even the title's "Friday" refers to the Vendredi character. Produced in Canada, but shown primarily on the U.S. FOX network, the program was very popular in Mexico and Japan. Eventually seen in Canada on Global.


-- Source: TV North - Everything You Wanted To Know About Canadian Television. by Peter Kenter with notes by Martin Levin. Whitecap Books Limited Vancouver, BC (Canada) 2001. pp. 59-60