Horror on TV: FreakyLinks 1.13 “The Final Word” (dir by David Straiton)


Well, Halloween is nearly over and so is Horrorthon.  Here’s is our final episode of televised horror for 2020.  It’s also the final episode of FreakyLinks!

In this episode, Ethan Embry and the team try to prove that a murder was actually a supernatural occurrence.  Their efforts are recorded for a true crime television show.  The mockumentary approach is reminiscent of The Blair With Project, which was done by the same people who were behind FreakyLinks.  So, there you go!

It’s too bad that there was never a Baywatch Nights/FreakyLinks cross-over.

Oh well.  This episode aired on June 22nd, 2001 and it brought to an end the story of Derek Barnes.  Enjoy the show, everyone!  Happy Halloween!

Horror on TV: FreakyLinks 1.11 “Live Fast Die You” (dir by David Barrett)


On tonight’s episode of FreakyLinks, Ethan Embry and the crew investigate real-life adrenaline vampires!  Agck!

This episode features appearances from Jeffrey Combs, Dennis Christopher, Paige Moss, and everyone’s favorite, Eric Baflour!

This episode originally aired on June 1st, 2001.

Horror on TV: Freakylinks 1.7 “Still I Rise” (dir by Joe Napolitano)


For tonight’s episode of Freakylinks, we have a little something called Still I Rise.  It has a zombie theme to it.  Towards the end of the episode, Ethan Embry goes a little crazy.  (Far crazier then he went on Rex Manning Day….)

(C’mon, you know I was going to have to work in a reference to Rex Manning Day eventually.)

This episode originally aired on January 12th, 2001.  And you can watch it below!

Horror On TV: FreakyLinks 1.5 “Desert Squid! Myth or Legend?” (dir by Scott Lautanen)


On tonight’s episode of FreakyLinks, Derek and the team head down to New Mexico to investigate reports of a tentacle-bearing desert creature!  If not for the tentacles, I would say it was probably a chupacabra. Seriously, if you ever see a chupacabra coming at you, run!

(A friend of mine in college was nicknamed Chupacabra, mostly because he was kind of …. odd.)

This episode originally aired on November 3rd, 2000!

Enjoy!

Horror on TV: Freakylinks 1.1 “Subject: Fearsum” (dir by Todd Holland)


Remember Freakylinks?

If you don’t, do not worry.  To be honest, I had totally forgotten about it until, six years ago, my friend Janeen mentioned it to me.  Freakylinks is a show that aired on Fox back in 2000.  It only lasted one season and it was about this guy (played by Ethan Embry) who ran a website called freakylinks.com.  To me, that sounds like a porn site but apparently, it was actually a site dedicated to investigating the paranormal.

Freakylinks was produced by the same company that produced The Blair Witch Project.  A few months before the show premiered, in order to try to create some Blair Witch-style buzz for the production, the production company set up a website called Freakylinks.com and designed it to look like it was just some ghost hunter’s Geocities-style blog.  While the web site got some publicity, it didn’t translate into ratings and Freakylinks was canceled.   However, the entire series has been uploaded to YouTube and below you’ll find a pilot!

Prepare to take a trip into the past, to a time when the internet was still a mysterious and powerful thing and people apparently didn’t realize that anyone with time to kill could make a web site.

(I often wonder if the ruins of Geocities is haunted by the ghosts of dead blogs?)

(Let nothing get you down on Rex Manning Day!)

Horror on TV: Freakylinks 1.1 “Subject: Fearsum” (dir by Todd Holland)


Does anyone remember Freakylinks?

Don’t feel bad if you don’t.  To be honest, I had totally forgotten about it until, two years ago, my friend Janeen mentioned it to me.  (And to be honest, I’m not sure if I ever knew about it before then.  Memories can inconsistent, especially when it comes to obscure TV shows that didn’t last for very long.)  Freakylinks is a show that aired on Fox back in 2000.  It only lasted one season and it was about this guy (played by Ethan Embry) who ran a website called freakylinks.com.  To me, that sounds like a porn site but apparently, it was actually a site dedicated to investigating the paranormal.

Freakylinks was produced by the same company that produced The Blair Witch Project.  A few months before the show premiered, in order to try to create some Blair Witch-style buzz for the production, the production company set up a website called Freakylinks.com and designed it to look like it was just some ghost hunter’s Geocities-style blog.  While the web site got some publicity, it didn’t translate into ratings and Freakylinks was canceled.  The freakylinks.com domain is currently for sale if anyone wants to buy it and turn it into a paranormal porn site.  (Who says the two have to be separate?)

The entire series has been uploaded to YouTube and below you’ll find a pilot!

Prepare to take a trip into the past, to a time when the internet was still a mysterious and powerful thing and people apparently didn’t realize that anyone with time to kill could make a web site.

And, by all means, enjoy!

Horror on TV: Freakylinks 1.7 “Still I Rise”


Up until Friday, I had either never heard of a show called Freakylinks.  According to Wikipedia, it aired on the Fox Network back in the year 2000 and it deal with a guy named Derek (Ethan Embry) who took over an occult-themed web site after the death of his twin brother Adam.  The name of that website: Freakylinks.com.  (Incidentally, the real Freakylinks.com is currently for sale if anyone wants to buy the domain name.  To be honest, Freakylinks.com sounds like it should be a cheap porn site instead of a paranormal site.)  With the help of his friends, Derek would spend each week investigating paranormal stuff and then I guess posting it to his site.  I’m assuming that there was no YouTube back in 2000.  (And according to Wikipedia, I am correct!  YouTube did not start until 2005.)

Anyway, Friday night, I watched an episode of Freakylinks with my friends Janeen, Holly, Ven, Tammy, Elway, Kurt, Amber, Myrna, and Bec over at SyFyDesigns.com.  As you might guess from that list, Freakylinks appears to be one of those shows that works better if you watch it as a part of a group.  The episode we watched was called Still I Rise and it had a zombie theme to it.  Towards the end of the episode, Ethan Embry goes a little crazy.

And you can watch it below!