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Anthology series focusing on the supernatural. Winston Essex opened each episode by taking the audience into his spooky old mansion and introducing the plot, which could range from a vampire preying on college students to a ghost haunting a house to an old man using voodoo against his own family. On January 5, 1973, the series changed its title to "Circle of Fear", the Essex character was no longer part of the show, and the stories didn't always feature supernatural themes Written by
I was 8 when Ghost Story aired and I looked forward to it every week! My 2 favorite episodes:
"Half a Death"(my #1 favorite)- about a girl named Christina whose dead twin comes back to haunt her. It wasn't clear as to the exact cause of death, but it is implied that she was both sickly and disfigured. Things start up when Christina goes back to her parents house to visit. I remember her standing in the back yard and all of sudden the wind started blowing very hard and she would hear this voice whispering her name: Christinaaaa! She looks around but doesn't see anything at first, only hears the voice getting louder and louder.Then in the distance the ghost of her sister appears in a white shroud with her face covered and the wind is blowing all around her-Very creepy!! In another scene, she goes to the cemetery to visit her sisters grave and when she turns back to look she sees an open casket with either her or her sister in it. When they showed a close up of the ghost later on in the story, I remember running away from the TV because I was too afraid to look!
My other favorite was the Concrete Captain, about a sea captain who was harpooned through the heart then covered in cement which became a permanent grave by the sea. The ghost of the captain and his girlfriend come back to haunt the couple who live in their house. The one scene I can remember vividly is the one where the girl living in the house holds up a mirror to look at herself and when tilting it to the side sees the face of the female ghost right behind her!
Some episodes I had forgotten, but was able to remember after reading comments, like the Susan Dey episode. Another was the one where the guy kills his wife and another person and buries them only to see them on his TV digging themselves out of their grave. I also liked the one with the toy rocking horse a family finds in their new home that gets bigger and bigger.
I saw repeats of the show about 10 yrs ago on one of the cable channels, and still found it to be pretty creepy! I wish they would start airing them again!!
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