- Starring: Karim Prince, Lizette Carrion, Lisa Sheridan
Derek Barnes runs the Freakylinks.com website, which he took over when his twin brother, Adam, committed suicide. The website is dedicated to uncovering the hidden and often dark and scary truths behind urban legends and the paranormal.
After receiving strange messages related to Adam, Derek begins to search for clues to how and why his brother died. He and the Freakylinks team investigate the reasons behind Adam's death while hunting down stories for the website, and their weekly exploits bring them in contact with the "weird, the unusual, the occult, the paranormal, and the just plain silly".
Freakylinks was a horror/comedy/drama brought to us by the people who made The Blair Witch Project, and like that hit movie it also had a "reality hacking" website that was designed to look just like the site on the show (it is no longer officially online, but is available as a "portfolio" on Haxan's site). "Freakylinks.com" became one of the most active sites on the web before the series even aired, but all those hits did not translate into good ratings for the show. The series was put on hiatus more than once, but luckily FOX aired all 13 episodes before canceling it.
- Genre(s): Fantasy
- Creator: Gregg Hale, Ricardo Festiva
- Show Type: Ended
- Season 1 premiere date: Oct 6, 2000
- Episode Length: 60
- Air Time: 09:00 PM
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If you're looking for signs of intelligent life in the new fall season, Freakylinks is one of a few blips of light in the darkness. [6 Oct 2000, p.4C]
The multi-ethnic cast is appealing and their cyber notions are nice, but it's hard to tell where this curious concoction is headed. They're certainly loading the dice with paranormal possibilities. [6 Oct 2000, p.B51]
It's actually rather confusing and only marginally interesting. [5 Oct 2000, p.C06]
Tonight's premiere goes from spooky to goofy to intriguing to incomprehensible -- in that order. [6 Oct 2000, p.44]
Freakylinks pours on all the visual horror tricks -- the atmospheric lighting, the weird close-ups, the slanted camera angles. All the tricks in the world, however, can't mask the show's failure to master even the most basic storytelling skills. [6 Oct 2000, p.10E]
Freakylinks stinks, mostly... Created by a "Blair Witch Project" producer, Freakylinks includes hand-held camera shots that try to add creepy realism. Alas, they only drive home the show's creepy amateurism. [6 Oct 2000, p.D1]