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1 item from 2010

The Last Bride of Salem (1974)

24 January 2010 8:23 PM, PST | Planet Fury | See recent Planet Fury news »

Directed by Tom Donovan

Written by Rita Lakin

Starring Bradford Dillman, Lois Nettleton

ABC, 1974

Review By Amanda Reyes

This Toronto-lensed, shot-on-video thriller originally aired under the ABC Afternoon Playbreak moniker all the way back in 1974. The Playbreak series, which ran from October 31st, 1973 – February 13th, 1975, was a cycle of 90 minute stand alone episodes that would air once a month, preempting the daytime soap programming, and there were about 4 to 5 episodes per season. The afternoon movie format proved to be popular and many of the Playbreaks won Emmys, including The Last Bride of Salem which garnered an award for TV stalwart Bradford Dillman...

It's a little sad and strange that Playbreak hasn’t been documented better, it wasn’t until I attempted to research this film that I discovered the series. Luckily, Bride has a bit of cult following and after watching it I can certainly see why. It’s eerie, »

- Amanda By Night

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