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Here's 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 around Derek 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.

In 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.

This 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 TV.

The Cast of FreakyLinks
Ethan Embry - Derek Barnes / Adam Barnes
Lisa Sheridan - Chloe Tanner
Karim Prince - Jason Tatum
Lizette Carrión - Lan Williams
Dennis Christopher - Vince J. Elsing


Freakylinks - FearsumEpisode 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 death.

Three Thirteen
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 human.

Coelacanth This!
Freakylinks - Coelacanth This!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 for years.

Desert Squid! Myth or Legend?
Freakylinks - Desert Squid!Episode 5 - First aired: 11/3/2000
A mysterious tentacled creature is mutilating cows in the small 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.


The Harbingers
Freakylinks - The HarbingersEpisode 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
Freakylinks - Me and My ShadowEpisode 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 gang.

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.

Police Siren
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
Freakylinks - Sunrise at Sunset StreamsEpisode 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.


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