Rod Serling's Night Gallery (1969–1973)
"Night Gallery" (original title)

TV Series  -   -  Drama | Fantasy | Horror
8.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.0/10 from 2,120 users  
Reviews: 41 user | 15 critic

Host Rod Serling presents tales of horror illustrated in various paintings.

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 26 titles
created 27 Jul 2011
 
a list of 24 titles
created 19 Jan 2013
 
a list of 22 titles
created 3 months ago
 
a list of 33 titles
created 2 months ago
 
a list of 48 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Rod Serling's Night Gallery (1969–1973)

Rod Serling's Night Gallery (1969–1973) on IMDb 8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Rod Serling's Night Gallery.

User Polls

Season:

3 | 2 | 1 | unknown

Year:

1973 | 1972 | 1971 | 1970 | 1969
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Fantasy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

Rod Serling's seminal anthology series focused on ordinary folks who suddenly found themselves in extraordinary, usually supernatural, situations. The stories would typically end with an ironic twist that would see the guilty punished.

Stars: Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts
The Twilight Zone (1985–1989)
Sci-Fi | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A collection of tales which range from comic to tragic, but often have a wicked sense of humor and an unexpected twist.

Stars: Robin Ward, Charles Aidman, Richard Mulligan
The Outer Limits (1963–1965)
Fantasy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

An anthology series of insightful science fiction tales.

Stars: Bob Johnson, Ben Wright, Robert Culp
Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Adventure | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Truly amazing, and sometimes odd, stories are narrated. Many famous actors and actresses made guest appearances.

Stars: Charles Durning, Douglas Seale, Louis Giambalvo
Dark Shadows (1966–1971)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The rich Collins family of Collinsport, Maine is tormented by strange occurrences.

Stars: Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall, Alexandra Isles
The Outer Limits (1995–2002)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Stars: Alex Diakun, Eric Schneider, Garvin Cross
Drama | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Produced at the same time as the more well-known Twilight Zone, this series fed the nation's growing interest in paranormal suspense in a different way. Rather than creating fictional ... See full summary »

Stars: John Newland, Robert Douglas, Will J. White
Fringe (2008–2013)
Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A television drama centered around a female FBI agent who is forced to work with an institutionalized scientist in order to rationalize a brewing storm of unexplained phenomena.

Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole
Supernatural (TV Series 2005)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Two brothers follow their father's footsteps as "hunters" fighting evil supernatural beings of many kinds including monsters, demons, and gods that roam the earth.

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beaver
Mystery | Thriller | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Within the course of one hour 5 stories are shown. None of these stories have any logical explanation, and some of them actually occurred. You are left to decide which of these stories, if ... See full summary »

Stars: Jonathan Frakes, Don LaFontaine, James Brolin
Night Visions (TV Series 2000)
Fantasy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Night Visions is an anthology series similar to The Twilight Zone - some tales are supernatural, others are just commentaries on twisted human nature. Each hour episode is made up of two half-hour episodes aired back-to-back.

Stars: Henry Rollins, Emily Holmes, Dion Luther
Brimstone (1998–1999)
Fantasy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A dead cop, sentenced to Hell, is returned to Earth by the Devil to recover 113 escaped evil spirits.

Stars: Peter Horton, John Glover, Lori Petty
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
 Himself - Host (49 episodes, 1969-1973)
Edit

Storyline

Similar in format to Serling's much more famous "Twilight Zone" series. Each week we get a new tale, represented by a painting in an old museum. Whereas the tales in "Twilight Zone" were more science fiction, these tales have a darker, more horrific edge. Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 December 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rod Serling's Night Gallery  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(44 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The 1970-1971 television series, Four-In-One (1970), rotated four separate shows: Rod Serling's Night Gallery (1969), McCloud (1970), San Francisco International Airport (1970) and The Psychiatrist (1970). Two were renewed for the 1971-1972 season with 'McCloud' becoming the most popular and longest running. See more »

Quotes

Rod Serling: For those of you who've never met me, you might call me the under-nourished Alfred Hitchcock.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Psych: Who Ya Gonna Call? (2006) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Creepy chills and grisly gems on display for your perusal...
27 May 2002 | by (Arlington, VA.) – See all my reviews

Caught a few episodes of this once again, as part of a Memorial Day marathon on Encore's MYSTERY! Channel. In spite of the fact that it was mostly reviled by critics and not a few viewers, when it originally ran on NBC back in the early '70's, it now has garnered a cult following and I can definitely see why.

GALLERY in its own way, did for horror anthologies what TWILIGHT ZONE did for science fiction and fantasy. It's not as good as ZONE was in most respects, and I don't think that Rod Serling intended it to be. Free of the pressure of topping himself, which was something damn near impossible to do, GALLERY could be wildly uneven in the way the stories were featured, as it has been mentioned before, in terms of both quantity and quality. One story could take up an entire hour, while a half-hour tale could be accompanied by much shorter vignettes, some of them no more than LOVE, AMERICAN STYLE-quality blackouts, albeit it with endings that feature mayhem rather than marriage, though just as hokey.

A lot of the clothes, the special effects, the skewed photographic angles and lighting are positively outdated by today's standards, but that is a big part of the charm of revisiting a lot of the episodes, many which are all too familiar to the generation that grew up with GALLERY and its peer programs from this particular era.

Even more fascinating, however, is the chance to see movie and TV veterans rubbing elbows and sharing scenes with many "newbies," a lot of whom are established stars today, and the chance to see them cutting their teeth on '70's material is an interesting and sometimes enlightening experience. For example, one episode I viewed featured Kim Hunter, Harry Morgan and a very young Randy Quaid; another starred an up-and-coming actor named Bill Bixby, with Carol Lynley, Ned Glass and Donna Douglas (yes, as in "Ellie Mae Clampett," but without most of her corn-pone accent.)

Based on classic short stories by everyone from August Derleth and H.P. Lovecraft ("Pickman's Model"), to Charles Beaumont and Ray Bradbury, the adaptations varied in quality, but usually never suffered as much as the original stories. Even so, there were scripts, directing and acting that are still every bit as good as anything produced today, better even, since anthology shows such as this are in woefully short supply (though the revamped THE OUTER LIMITS is in reruns, and I've heard a new version of THE TWILIGHT ZONE is in the works.)

Case in point, is one of the episodes I saw in the marathon, called THE WAITING ROOM. From an original Rod Serling story, directed by one of the resident GALLERY helmers, Jeannot Szwarc, this was a masterfully dark Old West tale with a twist, and a Who's-Who of a cast that would put any character actor buff or fan of Western potboilers into High Noon Heaven: Steve Forrest, Buddy Ebsen, Lex Barker, Albert Salmi, Jim Davis and Gilbert Roland. This tale brought to mind a movie TNT did not so long ago called PURGATORY, but where that film needed ninety minutes, this episode delivered a similar punch in thirty.

Of course, there is the now-legendary work done in both the pilot movie and the series by some young, green, but talented kid with the unlikely last name of Spielberg, but if you should happen to catch this while channel-surfing, look beyond those prejudicial impressions, stop and give it a chance, especially if you haven't seen it in quite a while. There are plenty of misses that were made during GALLERY'S three-season run, but the hits, which can still leave trails of cranberry-sized goosebumps down the back of your spine, are definitely worth it. Don't believe me? Well, you'll know whether or not NIGHT GALLERY can still have an effect on you, if you still shudder when you read my closing sentence...

"...and the FEMALE LAYS EGGS...."


20 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
WooHoo the sixth sense esor-2
Silent Snow crmfghtr
Theme song movies789
Help! I need to identify this episode degrimstead-1
'They're Tearing Down Tim Riley's Bar' jeberkin
R.I.P. William Windom AaronCapenBanner
Discuss Rod Serling's Night Gallery (1969) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page