a television show that we always watch during the Halloween
season. At the turn of this century, Haxan, creators of the
film "The Blair Witch Project" developed a series for Fox
television known as "FreakyLinks".
This great show centered
Barnes and his friends, Lan, Jason, and Chloe, who
investigate and document the world of the strange and
unusual, then post the results on the FreakyLinks.com website.
the beginning, Derek
took over the investigations into the strange and bizarre
after his twin brother, Adam, died under mysterious
circumstances. In addition to their investigations into the
supernatural and darker side of urban legends, the
FreakyLinks team continued to look for
clues about Adam's untimely death.
As an added mystery, the
enigmatic Vince Elsing, who had been the subject of
strange scientific experimentation that left him with both paranormal
abilities and disabilities, occasionally contacted Derek with information
about Adam and on going paranormal phenomena.
show had believable characters that had a wonderful dynamic
interaction and was well written, with just the right mix of
horror and humor to make it work. Unfortunately, the
series was not renewed after its first season, in spite of a devoted following.
In fact, fans created an online petition for
Fox to bring the show back for another season. If you were
not fortunate enough to have recorded this program when it
originally aired your in luck. FreakyLinks is currently
airing on Chiller
Ethan Embry - Derek Barnes / Adam Barnes
Lisa Sheridan - Chloe Tanner
Karim Prince - Jason Tatum
Lizette Carrión - Lan Williams
Dennis Christopher - Vince J. Elsing
Episode 1 - First aired: 10/6/2000
Derek, with his friends Jason and Lan, is the producer of
freakylinks.com - a website devoted to paranormal events,
creatures, and stories. Derek took over the website after
his twin brother, Adam, mysteriously committed suicide. One
year later, Derek receives a video clip that shows Adam may
be alive. With the help of Jason, Lan, and Adam's girlfriend
Chloe, Derek sets out to learn the truth about his brother's
Episode 2 - First aired: 10/13/2000
The Freakylinks group investigate a pregnant woman who
believes that she is possessed. Derek is doubtful, and takes
the case only because the site needs money. However, several
unexplained events lead Derek to accept that the possession
may be real. As the manifestations escalate, the team needs
to race against the clock to solve the case before something
happens to the woman or her baby.
Edith Keeler Must Die
Episode 3 - First aired: 10/20/2000
The Freakylinks trio heads to New York City to explore a
lead that they suspect will confirm that an undiscovered
race of humans live in the city's subway tunnels. Derek and
Jason, however, stumble upon an unexplainable string of
attacks and disappearances and the crew come to suspect that
these heretofore undiscovered beings could be more than
Episode 4 - First aired: 10/27/2000
Returning from a fruitless attempt to find proof of the
existence of Bigfoot, the Freakylinks group comes across a
town that appears to be guarding the secret behind a series
of deaths that dates back nearly 150 years. All of the
deaths have occurred in the woods that surrounding the town
of Owensmouth. Strangely, the sheriff of the locals offers
no help in the investigation. Derek, Jason, and Chloe come
to discover that there may be a pre-historic pterodactyl
lurking in the woods that has successfully remained hidden
Desert Squid! Myth or Legend?
Episode 5 - First aired: 11/3/2000
A mysterious tentacled creature is mutilating cows in the
Texas desert town of Spano and many of the locals believe
that the "Desert Squid" is responsible. Derek and the Freakylinks crew
head for Texas and finally learn the truth behind the mutilations
and even more when Vince Elsing shows up.
Episode 6 - First aired: 1/5/2001
The Freakylinks group head out to Cassadaga, Florida to
investigate a group of psychics. However, they find a
greater evil lurking within the small town. Derek learns his
dead brother, Adam, may have come upon the town prior to his
untimely death. As the evil forces begin the dissipate,
Derek races with the clock to discover the secret before
it's too late.
Still I Rise
Episode 7 - First aired: 1/12/2001
Folks start seeing "Elvis-like" sightings of a rapper
believed to have been gunned down. Derek and the group
investigate and learn the rapper is really alive and faked
his death to avoid supernatural pursuers. The group try to
solve the mystery and protect the rapper at the same time.
They must discover whether there is truth in his claims or
whether this rapper is his own worst enemy.
Me and My Shadow
Episode 8 - First aired: 1/19/2001
Through her counseling, Chloe meets a boy who is afraid of
his own shadow. Literally. He is convinced that there is
some evil presence that lurks in his shadow and that it is
coming after him. Though she treats this as a psychological
problem at first, once Chloe sees some things that even she
can't explain away, she brings in Derek and the Freakylinks
The Stone Room
Episode 9 - First aired: 1/26/2001
Derek heads for Baltimore, MD to help Jason investigate
supernatural strangeness at his estranged father's law firm.
Live Fast, Die Young
Episode 10 - First aired: 6/1/2001
Derek and the gang discover a group of "adrenaline
vampires," after watching footage of a man jumping off a
bridge 200 feet high and landing unharmed.
Episode 11 - First aired: 6/8/2001
A police video shows a woman was in the rear of a car just
before it exploded, but the only body at the scene is that
of the officer who tried to rescue her.
Sunrise at Sunset Streams
Episode 12 - First aired: 6/15/2001
To secure money for Chloe, Derek lies and denies the
potential presence of a mythical creature at a retirement
community. Then, a sudden death forces him to come clean.
The Final Word
Episode 13 - First aired: 6/22/2001
The FreakyLinks crew is at the center of a news
investigation that follows them as they attempt to exonerate
a murder suspect by proving that the true culprit was
anything but human.