Friday, December 19, 2008

Friday the 13th on Friday the 19th


Ryan, Jack and Micki just workin' some occult shit out.

What do I love most about the holidays? Getting to come home and remember all the crazy shit I used to love when I was a kid, but have since forgotten about while living an "urbane" life in Chicago. That's why Bonnie and I are watching Friday the 13th: The Series right now on the "Chiller" Network. For those of you who missed out on this gem the first time around, it centers around three friends/associates working in an antiques store which is really just front for a repository of Satan-cursed-objects that grant people what they wish or some magical power in exchange for killing others.

If that's not blowing your mind already, here's the voice over that opened most episodes: Lewis Vendredi made a deal with the devil to sell cursed antiques. But he broke the pact, and it cost him his soul. Now, his niece Micki, and her cousin Ryan have inherited the store... and with it, the curse. Now they must get everything back and the real terror begins.” (said in real scary-like, guttural voice)

Don't even get me started on how vendredi is friday in French for Christ sake! Heavy-handed, yes, but also brilliant for hiring Canadian pop sensation Robey to star as Micki:



Don't go to her personal webpage though if you want to preserve any sort of vision of what Micki/Robey used to look like. In short, time has not been kind.

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