An anthology of suspense dramas concentrating on individuals confronted with supernatural occurrences.

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Ghost Story (1974)
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Night Gallery (1969–1973)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
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Host Rod Serling presents tales of horror illustrated in various paintings.

Stars: Rod Serling, Larry Watson, Joanna Pettet
The Evil Touch (TV Series 1973)
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Weekly anthology series consisting of stories involving ghosts, monsters, witchcraft, possession and other supernatural wonders. Every episode featured at least one famous American star, ... See full summary »

Stars: Anthony Quayle, Mildred Natwick, Jack Thompson
Dead of Night (TV Series 1972)
Horror
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A horror anthology series of chilling tales.

Stars: Peter Barkworth, Anna Cropper, Bernard Brown
Trilogy of Terror (TV Movie 1975)
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Three bizarre horror stories all of which star Karen Black in four different roles playing tormented women.

Director: Dan Curtis
Stars: Karen Black, Robert Burton, John Karlen
The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
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Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner.

Stars: Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts
Beasts (TV Series 1976)
Horror
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A series of six effective and concise chillers commissioned by ATV from producer Nicholas Palmer and writer Nigel Kneale - who had just left as a staff writer for the BBC - transmitted on ... See full summary »

Stars: Pamela Moiseiwitsch, Bernard Horsfall, Patrick Magee
The Terror (1963)
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A young officer in Napoleon's army pursues a mysterious woman to the castle of an elderly Baron.

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Stars: Boris Karloff, Jack Nicholson, Sandra Knight
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A man's obsession with his dead wife drives a wedge between him and his new bride.

Director: Roger Corman
Stars: Vincent Price, Elizabeth Shepherd, John Westbrook
Thriller (1973–1976)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
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Anthology series of self-contained episodes with the genres ranging from murder mystery to suspense to psychological and supernatural horror.

Stars: Donna Mills, Gary Collins, Michael Jayston
Darkroom (1981–1982)
Horror | Thriller | Fantasy
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An anthology horror/thriller series, along the same lines as "Twilight Zone" or "Night Gallery." Each week features a new story and a new cast.

Stars: James Coburn, Helen Hunt, Randy Powell
Journey to the Unknown (TV Series 1968)
Mystery | Thriller | Sci-Fi
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A British anthology series about everyday people finding themselves put into unusual circumstances...many of them supernatural in nature.

Stars: Michael Callan, Joseph Cotten, Brandon De Wilde
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 Winston Essex / ... (14 episodes, 1972)
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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 Anonymous

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15 September 1972 (USA)  »

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(23 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Beginning with the 14th episode, the series title changed from "Ghost Story" to "Circle of Fear" and Sebastian Cabot's role as host was eliminated. See more »

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Followed by Circle of Fear: The New House (1972) See more »

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decent little anthology series
18 September 2002 | by (Weaverville, NC) – See all my reviews

This series apparently was supposed to give Rod Serling's Night Gallery a run for its money. The show only lasted a season, but what a season! I first saw this show on an independant VHF channel about 15 years ago, in that age when independent channels had to conceive their own programming, and the result of this UPN and WB network-free environment was the broadcasting of little-known gems like this show. Best episode I remember: Martin Sheen playing a construction worker who, while demolishing an old house, stumbles upon a strange box with a mirrored interior containing a toy horse on wheels. Once the horse is out of the box, all kinds of weirdness ensues! This episode was heavy on symbolism and kinda esoteric--I remember not really understanding the entire episode at the time, although a sorta explanation is given for the horse's being in the box. The whole episode was bizarre and was that much creepier because it wasn't really explained. More challenging than your average anthology show episode. Kinda far out for the seventies.


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