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Series / FreakyLinks

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"What you don't know
Can't hurt you
But what you search for
Might get you"
The opening theme

FreakyLinks is a horror television series that aired from October 2000 to June 2001 (13 episodes) on Fox. It took inspiration from The Blair Witch Project (in fact, it was made by the same people), which featured paranormal investigators looking into various supernatural phenomena, and releasing the results in the internet, via the website bearing the show's name.

This show has examples of:

  • Astral Projection: In "Police Siren", spirit of a comatose policewoman enacts revenge on her corrupt co-workers who almost killed her.
  • Bears Are Bad News: The crew encounters danger in "Coelacanth This!" when they go interview a man, and are almost attacked by a bear.
  • Emotion Eater: The villains of "Live Fast, Die Young" are a bunch of adrenaline junkies who need chemicals from people who have been in a high state of fear, which they turn into a drug that makes them temporarily invincible.
  • Faking the Dead: In "Still I Rise", a dead rapper turns out to be alive and well. He did this because of a curse that was placed on him, which was transferred into a mannequin that was buried in his place. Unfortunately, the mannequin was released from its eternal resting place and is now wreaking havoc.
  • Sand Is Water: "Desert Squid! Myth or Legend?" has the FreakyLinks crew studying the possible existence of a squid living in New Mexico desert. Turns out that there isn't any squid, but a guy whose left arm was replaced with a tentacle in an experiment funded by the government.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: "Me and My Shadow" ends with the shadow creatures being put into a box. To ensure that the said box stays unopened, it is covered in cement and the result is turned into a coffee table in the crew's homebase.
  • The Secret of Long Pork Pies: The ending of Desert Squid episode suggests that the guy with the tentacle arm served the agents he captured as a lunch in his new diner.
  • Special Effect Failure: Mentioned in-universe. In the episode "The Final Word", a movie special effect expert claims that the mysterious buzzing that the crew managed to record is just World War II plane engine noise that has been sped up. Hearing this, Derek dismisses the guy's claim because he apparently makes very unconvincing special effects.
  • Stock Unsolved Mysteries: The Roanoke Colony mystery was a significant part of the show's Myth Arc, and which also tied into the death of Derek's twin brother.
  • [Verb] This!: Forms the title of the fourth episode; "Coelacanth This!"