Terror ensues when Ellen Alexander wakes up alone in a hotel room, with no sign of her husband, Harry. Inquiries at the front desk yield the answer that he has checked out without her, and eventually...
When Grandpa arrives for a visit, he has two special gifts for his granddaughter, Judy, a deaf mute. One is a very special doll house that is an exact replica of the one Judy lives in with her family...
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The title refers to the creatures a very poor addled old lady (Dame Edith Evans) imagines in her paranoid fantasies. They lurk behind every drip, drip, drip of a leaky faucet. They listen ... See full summary »
Based upon Wilkie Collins Victorian mystery, the gothic tale tells of a pair of half sisters whose lives end up caught in a grand conspiracy revolving around a mentally ill woman dressed in... See full summary »
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
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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