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Circle of Fear 

Ghost Story (original title)
An anthology of suspense dramas concentrating on individuals confronted with supernatural occurrences.






1973   1972  


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 Winston Essex 14 episodes, 1972


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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Release Date:

17 March 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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(23 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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

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Very entertaining, with well-known actors
27 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

I remember watching this TV series on occasion back in the 1970s. Unfortunately since it's been 20-25 years since I've seen it, I no longer remember any of the episodes. The only thing I remember clearly is the sound effect that was played whenever a ghost was present. Before reading about this on the IMDB I did not know that it was later re-named Circle of Fear. That was new to me. To me it was always Ghost Story. I remember that I always found the show interesting enough to watch it till the end. If you can find this on video (It's extremely hard to find), I highly recommend it. I did find one source for it on video, some years ago and purchased one episode that starred John Astin and Patty Duke Astin. This episode was from when the series had been re-named Circle of Fear. Very entertaining if you can find it. Maybe some day the Sci-Fi Channel will pick it up. Who knows?

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