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« on: February 07, 2022, 03:44:37 AM »

Currently rewatching this show on Youtube. Just wondering if anyone knows why it got the title? I mean it has no connection to the films that I can tell, and other than one mention of the date in the middle of an episode, I've not seen any real significance to the date.
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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2022, 05:01:20 AM »

Currently rewatching this show on Youtube. Just wondering if anyone knows why it got the title? I mean it has no connection to the films that I can tell, and other than one mention of the date in the middle of an episode, I've not seen any real significance to the date.

I remember reading in Fangoria years back that there was some confusion as to why they would call the series that when it had no connection to the film series.  Question

I still liked the series though: my fave episode is Hello'ween where Uncle Lewis makes an unwelcome return  Buggedout
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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2022, 05:23:20 AM »

Currently rewatching this show on Youtube. Just wondering if anyone knows why it got the title? I mean it has no connection to the films that I can tell, and other than one mention of the date in the middle of an episode, I've not seen any real significance to the date.

I remember reading in Fangoria years back that there was some confusion as to why they would call the series that when it had no connection to the film series.  Question

I still liked the series though: my fave episode is Hello'ween where Uncle Lewis makes an unwelcome return  Buggedout

Just watched that one. Funnily enough, that is the one that makes a reference to it being Friday the 13th in a couple of weeks.
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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2022, 09:31:42 AM »

It gets explained in CRYSTAL LAKE MEMORIES doc... pretty sure it's by the same producers as F13, but they chose to keep the name just to make it sell even though there's no connection. I tried 1 episode and thought it was ok
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« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2022, 11:30:29 AM »

I believe it was a marketing ploy to connect to the fan base for the movie series that was so big in the '80s. I think that's the whole reason there.
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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2022, 12:15:19 AM »

 I don't know the source of this information now, but I swear I heard years ago there was an intent to tie the series to the movies with an episode showing Jason's mask was a cursed item bought from the shop, but that appears to be an urban legend now.  Or maybe it's a mandala effect because my husband doesn't even remember that and I know we had lengthy conversations about it more than once. Haha!

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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2022, 12:17:56 AM »

^I think I read the same thing on the IMDB once^
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« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2022, 06:11:05 AM »

I've just dug out my CRYSTAL LAKE MEMORIES dvd, which has interviews with the directors producer and cast etc... they don't mention anything about possibly making the mask one of the items.
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« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2022, 01:08:13 PM »

It had the "Friday the 13th" tag simply cuz it was a recognizable name.

I haven't seen it in a long time but I remember it being pretty good, there were lots of "syndicated original" horror/sci-fi shows playing on local independent stations at that time (see also: Monsters, Tales From The Darkside, Freddy's Nightmares, War of the Worlds, etc.) and I liked the "F13" series best out them.

SyFy's early-2000s show "Warehouse 13" reminded me a lot of the "F13" TV show.
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« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2022, 02:15:21 AM »

It was name recognition, at the risk of sounding cynical. There was a Nightmare on Elm Street series as well, but Freddy served as a Cryptkeeper-like host of the stories if I recall.
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« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2022, 02:19:53 AM »

It was name recognition, at the risk of sounding cynical. There was a Nightmare on Elm Street series as well, but Freddy served as a Cryptkeeper-like host of the stories if I recall.

Freddy's Nightmares if I remember well.
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« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2022, 06:01:10 AM »

It was name recognition, at the risk of sounding cynical. There was a Nightmare on Elm Street series as well, but Freddy served as a Cryptkeeper-like host of the stories if I recall.

Freddy's Nightmares if I remember well.

I had that series on VHS, but I never felt interested enough to watch it for some reason.
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« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2022, 01:11:31 PM »

Freddy actually gets involved in the plot in a few episodes. 

As for Friday the 13th, I've heard that about the mask as well.  Apparently somebody in production nixed the idea because they thought it would take away from the world they were creating, which seems kind a weird since the only reason they even used that name was to bank of the movies popularity.  Originally it was going to be called the 13th Hour.  If it had been called that, I feel safe in saying nobody would remember it. 
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