13 September 1960
Business executive Alan Patterson's life takes a surreal turn when two mentally disturbed people independently wind up with fixations on his life. One wants to marry him, and the other wants to be him.
20 September 1960
An 11-year-old boy neglected by his father gets so caught up in his fantasy world that he takes a real rifle to hunt down his made-up enemy, the evil Black Bart.
27 September 1960
When her dead husband's late uncle fails to leave her any money, a scheming temptress uses his diary to blackmail her sick mother-in-law, who may have committed murder.
4 October 1960
A young girl is accused of murder and refuses to speak to anyone ever again.
11 October 1960
An aging actress is mysteriously found dead in a family's garden, and they may know more about her death than they will admit.
18 October 1960
A mobster tries to get his syndicate out of the narcotics business, but his mouthpiece lawyer half-unwittingly betrays him to a rival.
25 October 1960
A practical-minded skeptic must stay in the spooky Baton Rouge mansion his brother willed to him for one night or forfeit it to his cousin and her husband, who warn him of ghosts.
1 November 1960
A schoolteacher and religious hypocrite takes a creepy interest in a handsome 20-year-old and the girl supposedly corrupting him. He murders her, but then discovers the young man has a more serious interest in another "corrupter".
15 November 1960
A newlywed bride must hide a secret about her husband's whereabouts. She is blackmailed by an eavesdropping maid and pressured by others to tell her secret.
22 November 1960
A fake mentalist suddenly has visions of people's violent deaths and attempts to stop them from coming true.
29 November 1960
A man fleeing from an attempt to assassinate a political candidate puts a small bomb in the bag of a woman in an elevator. The police spend the evening looking for the mystery girl and the bomb.
6 December 1960
A recovering alcoholic who can not remember his past finds himself confronted by criminals and killers looking for a man who may or may not be him.
13 December 1960
A man in need of money enlists the help of a serial killer to get the money from his wife.
20 December 1960
A man overhears a plot for kidnapping and murder. At first, he doesn't want to do anything about it, but eventually he gets caught in the middle of the plot.
27 December 1960
A man invents a pair of glasses that can see the truth in others and oneself. They lead to a series of suicides, murders, and tragedies for the wearers.
3 January 1961
A married couple moves into a house that is haunted by images reflected in glass and mirrors.
10 January 1961
London critic and wit Thomas Edward Griffith finds himself in need of funds and saddled with abrasive in-laws and a disapproving uncle. The solution to his problems lies in his collection of rare poisons.
17 January 1961
An American comes to Tangier to search for his missing brother and becomes embroiled in the search for a missing cache of heroin.
24 January 1961
A beach bum locks onto a wealthy young woman whose sadness is as obvious as her flashy jewels and sports car. At first Ralphie Teal only desires a quick score, but when the comely Ms. Landers forgives his larceny in exchange for his serious attention, the heel sees a much bigger payoff looming, via her only relative, a harsh uncle who's loaded.
7 February 1961
On the Welsh Border, an old man suspected of witchcraft is gruesomely murdered with a hay-fork and bill-hook. The Scotland Yard inspector investigating has to wade through a morass of superstition to uncover the killer, but when his wife starts having visions of the Black Dog, harbinger of death, the locals focus their suspicions on her.
14 February 1961
After a mysterious intruder fails to kill Ann Merriweather in her home, her husband Charles is framed for murder, leaving their lawyer Howard Yates to unravel a twisted scheme of revenge.
21 February 1961
The police manhunt for a serial killer of children ends with the arrest of a mentally-challenged brute named Ohrback, but the detective in charge of the case begins to wonder if they have the wrong man.
28 February 1961
Fiendish Moloch and his huge creature Styx kill a chauffeur and kidnap his passengers, who are en route to a bachelor party. The two abductees (a bridegroom, who's heir to an English country estate, and the estate overseer), are forced to slog through foggy moors to an ancient Gothic fortress. As dawn approaches, the diabolic pair push their captives to speed up, because the demonic creatures fear the coming of light.
7 March 1961
In a lab mishap, chemist Dr. Frank Cordell is exposed to an experimental gas that causes him to turn into a homicidal maniac when he hears the sound of ringing bells.
14 March 1961
3 stories in this episode. First, a young man kills his uncle, not realizing that his uncle was a warlock. In the second tale, a man breaks the bank at a casino, but may not live through the night. In the third tale, a sculptor/artist shows off his "Chamber of Horrors" of killers, but are they actually sculptures?
21 March 1961
A composer in need of inspiration turns to Voodoo melodies, but finds himself the victim of a Voodoo curse by Papa Benjamin.
Season 1, Episode 27: Late Date4 April 1961
A brother helps his brother cover up the murder of his philandering wife by framing her lover.
11 April 1961
70 years after the Jack the Ripper killings in London, Sir Guy (John Williams) convinces the police that Jack may still be alive, eternally young, and still killing, currently in New York.
18 April 1961
A artist "pawns" his soul to the devil and must retrieve it by painting a portrait of another person whose soul will be exchanged for his.
25 April 1961
A young woman is held captive in a mansion by a family of recluses hiding a supernatural secret.
2 May 1961
A bookworm uses his good imagination and some storylines from Poe to dispose of his cheating wife's paramours.
Season 1, Episode 32: Mr. George9 May 1961
Priscilla, a young girl, lives with her scheming relatives who are trying to get hold of her inheritance... and a ghostly protector, Mr. George.
16 May 1961
A concert pianist, so obsessed by the death of an arch-rival that he desecrates his grave, announces he will play a sonata written especially for the dead man's oversized hands.
23 May 1961
A professor studying the depraved sorcerer Count Cagliostro, brings to the U.S. the mirror which was instrumental in the Count's murder spree. The looking glass was blacked over to entrap Cagliostro, but Prof. Harry Langton, obsessed with the magician's secrets, scrapes off the paint and installs the mirror in his residence.
30 May 1961
A second-rate nightclub magician inherits a genuine book of sorcery from his occultist uncle. He uses it to summon a demon to create impossible magic feats for his act but there is a price to pay.
6 June 1961
Two stranded motorists and a local sheriff battle evil forces that inhabit a run-down, abandoned mansion in the middle of a swamp in the middle of nowhere.
13 June 1961
Celebrity author Beatrice Graves purchases a cursed painting of the Grim Reaper; her nephew Paul warns her that most of its previous owners have died violently but she scoffs-until blood appears on the Reaper's blade.
18 September 1961
When a concert pianist envisions her own coffin in her drawing room, she doubts her sanity. No one else sees it or hears a phantom organ's funeral music in the isolated, haunted mansion. Wealthy, but plain Mildred's been housebound with a weak heart, tended by her sensual sister and ne'er-do-well husband, who Mildred dangles on a short financial leash.
Season 2, Episode 2: Guillotine26 September 1961
France, 1875. A condemned man learns of a legal loophole that he would be pardoned if the executioner dies before his execution. He then enlists his wife in a scheme to make sure that this improbable scenario comes to pass.
2 October 1961
An aging millionaire survives being buried alive, but his devilish fiancée plans to take advantage of his next cataleptic seizure, by marrying him and then making sure he stays in his grave. Then the gorgeous Victorine will inherit his estate, and run off with her young lover, a painter. But the cataleptic millionaire and his loyal physician Dr. Thorn take every possible measure to allow him to survive another mistaken entombment.
16 October 1961
A man seeks to resurrect his son by using a suit crafted using black magic.
23 October 1961
In 1661 Elspeth Clewer is burned as a witch, cursing her family with her dying breath. Three hundred years to the day afterward, Lady Margaret Clewer returns to her ancestral home to claim her inheritance and finds the ghost of Elspeth trying to seize her body so she can walk the Earth once more.
Season 2, Episode 6: Masquerade30 October 1961
A family of cannibalistic thieves menace a young couple, but the husband laughs off their scary Southern hotel as a joke. The lovebirds became lost on a second honeymoon and sought shelter in the spooky Baits Hotel, but were quickly locked in by the Carta Family. The gorgeous wife Rosalynn is appalled to find the Cartas have a private jail cell, containing haggard female relative Ruth Carta, who pleads for the young woman to release her.
6 November 1961
Dragging a murder victim to burial is just 1 chore a servant undertakes to become the last Sommerville standing, to win a wealthy old woman's inheritance. As a distant relative, Ursula steps up her elimination contest when a closer, desperate Sommerville arrives to drain off some of his aunt's estate for a business bailout.
13 November 1961
After the murder of a London doctor, emotionally disturbed Sylvia Lawrence secretly sends a letter to her ex-lover Donald revealing that her husband Andrew is holding her a virtual prisoner at their remote vacation home; Andrew claims to be protecting her but what is he really hiding? And why is he being blackmailed by the late doctor's nurse?
20 November 1961
Milquetoast plans bumping off his spouse, unaware the nosy sisters across the street just killed one's husband. Layabout Maynard has a cozy love nest for his kept woman Babs, but his stingy wife severely cramps his cheating style, so the would-be bon vivant accelerates his scheme.
27 November 1961
A medieval curse has hung over the Mervyn family for three hundred years, dictating that there will be a murder in the clan in every generation. A young American visitor is determined to break the curse by solving the riddle of the mysterious locked cabinet in the murder room.
4 December 1961
Two tales of terror centering on communicating with the dead. In the first, an elderly morgue attendant can speak to the cadavers in his charge and he learns the identity of the gunman who killed a noted racketeer. In the second story, a greedy nephew returns to his family home in the Lousiana bayou to claim his inheritance but why does his dotty old aunt insist that he is dead?
11 December 1961
White magic practitioner Amos Wilder kills himself after securing his nephew's sworn promise to guard his body against evil spirits. The nephew must never leave his uncle's mansion, to protect the shire from the return of black necromancer Bentley, cast back to Hell by Wilder.
18 December 1961
Cissy Hawk's farm keeps gaining massive blue ribbon hogs, while the passing drifters she hires magically disappear. Well-read grifter Jason Longfellow figures he'll last a lot longer at her Isle of Aiaie via blackmail, but seductive Cissy keeps local Sheriff Ulysses wound around her finger tighter than a pig's tail.
25 December 1961
Six months after an artist is mysteriously murdered, a blank canvas in his studio begins filling itself in, portraying the crime and building up to the revelation of the killer's identity.
1 January 1962
Family that kills together seeks to stay together in style, by icing the heir of one of their victims, before she comes into her inheritance. If the heiress audits the books, she'll discover that the family has already blown her share of the estate. Her newlywed sister was backed off a cliff while having her photo snapped, so the younger sister is understandably leery of heights, but not of her very understanding new in-laws.
Season 2, Episode 16: Waxworks8 January 1962
A murder outside a traveling wax museum attracts the attention of the police--and a European detective who claims that the wax figures of murderers are brought to life by black magic so they can kill again.
Season 2, Episode 17: La Strega15 January 1962
Three men try to drown a young woman, fearing she's a witch. A wandering painter pulls her from the river, refusing to believe in such rural superstition. The young artist shelters her, but her elderly aunt who rules the 18th Century Italian countryside via supernatural power, plots to keep her niece as a sorcerer's apprentice - no matter what.
Season 2, Episode 18: The Storm22 January 1962
Woman & her jumpy black cat Baba increasingly besieged by amorous loon of a cabbie, power outages, and menacing sounds throughout her isolated home during a devastating storm. The newlywed just returned early from 2 weeks caring for her sister. As she prays for her husband's arrival, she decides to confront strange sounds emanating from the storm cellar.
29 January 1962
An aging actress tries for a comeback in a film about a witch hanged for murder. As a stunt she insists on wearing the historical woman's wig, which turns out to be cursed, changing her into a literal man-killer.
12 February 1962
An Irish mail-order bride marries into a family in North Carolina, with a scheme to steal their hidden fortune. She murders her autocratic father-in-law and hides his body inside a scarecrow--but the vengeful scarecrow is now stalking her.
19 February 1962
Mass murderer's descendant plots quicker inheritance options when his ill, rich uncle Pontifex, takes up with Queenie De Lyte, a stripper turned art fancier. A psychologist cured Pontifex's obsession with restoring ancient family homes, destroying nephew Tundifer's hope of having Pontifex declared incompetent. Tundifer looks exactly like his evil ancestor, a portrait of whom hangs in one family mansion, whose expensive renovation may include a portal to a prior century.
26 February 1962
Penniless Fred Bancroft, along with his new wife Molly, visits a sinister uncle he hasn't seen in years in hopes of living rent-free in his musty, decaying mansion.
5 March 1962
A faithless wife and her lover murder her husband and sell his skeleton to a medical school. The skeleton keeps returning, however--and screaming.
12 March 1962
Undertaker Carl Somers murders his nagging wife so he can head west to marry a wealthy spinster. The joke's on him though: eloping with the old maid gets her disinherited, leaving him with another unwanted wife. A new doctor in town hiding from a murder charge comes in handy at this point.
19 March 1962
In a Latin American country, a sinister Colonel forces the Governor's daughter to marry him but she dies on their wedding night-or does she?
26 March 1962
Apparent "family man" Guy Guthrie murders his mistress when she threatens to expose him, then his wife when she figures out what he's done. But what will he do about his beloved teenage son when the boy begins to puzzle out that his father killed his mother?
2 April 1962
An author is murdered when his book exposing an ex-employer, a secretive international financier, is to be published. A reporter tracks the case, but everyone he tries to interview dies under suspicious circumstances. Meanwhile, the financier gets a comic fired because he's obsessed with ensnaring the funny-man's girlfriend, a leggy nightclub chanteuse.
9 April 1962
Jacob Grant and John Paterson, a pair of Victorian-era bodysnatchers, turn to murder to supplement their income. First they take Grant's visiting sister-in-law, then set their sights on the unsuspecting boarders.
16 April 1962
2 twisted tales of timid people hitting their breaking point. A philandering investor dreams of independence from his wife, a wealthy, bold geologist, but when his latest scheme plummets down the big board, Myron plots murder. Alice Quimby's entire life is her work at a university library, but she's passed over to be chief librarian, in favor of Dr. Wilford Bliss, a martinet who's going to clean house, forcing her out before she can collect her pension.
30 April 1962
An elite team of federal agents is formed to take down an international ring of jewel thieves.
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