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

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8 November 1969 (USA)  »

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Night Gallery  »

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The set used by Rod Serling to introduce each story contained both paintings and sculptures. Only paintings were used, however, to illustrate a story's title. See more »


Rod Serling: For those of you who've never met me, you might call me the under-nourished Alfred Hitchcock.
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Spoofed in The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror IV (1993) See more »

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10 April 2002 | by (Waterford,Michigan) – See all my reviews

The Night Gallery was Rod Serling introducing tales of terror and irony much like he did for the Twilight Zone. While the TZ dealt more with Sci-Fi, Night Gallery dealt with the macabe. Damn, was it good and scary. The stories that stood out in my mind were the Tune In Dan's Cafe, Green Fingers and They're Aren't Anymore McBanes. Talk about scary. I remember watching the McBanes episode and it scared the daylights out of me and my mother who was watching it with me. The TUne in Dan's Cafe is very haunting. To me this is one of the best anthology shows ever, ranking up there with the Outer Limits(the original) Tales From the Darkside, One Step Beyond, and the great Twilight Zone. I love the fact that the Sci-Fi channel runs Twilight Zone episodes back to back in front of the older Outer Limits episodes. Now if only it would add the Night Gallery all would be perfect in the afternoon. The Night Gallery is classic horror anthologies at their best. Great acting, great stories, scary as hell. Pass the popcorn and get ready for some real chills. way to go Rod Serling another classic show.

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