CBS Library: Season 1, Episode 1

Once Upon a Midnight Dreary (21 Oct. 1979)

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Vincent Price narrates three tales of terror: "The Ghost Belonged To Me," "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "The House With A Clock In Its Walls".



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Episode cast overview:
Himself - Host
Severn Darden ...
Jonathan Barnavelt
Mike Brick ...
Lewis Barnavelt (as Michael Brick)
Mary Betten ...
Selena Izard
Alexandria Johnson ...
Girl Ghost
Christian Berrigan ...
Pat Petersen ...
Tarby Corrigan
Jessica Pennington ...
Blossom Culp (as Jessica Lynn Pennington)
Pamela Brown ...
Wayne Heffler ...
Bus Driver
Robert Foster ...


Vincent Price narrates three tales of terror: "The Ghost Belonged To Me," "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "The House With A Clock In Its Walls".

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Vincent Price...the book salesman?
19 April 2009 | by (Beverley Hills, England) – See all my reviews

Once Upon a Midnight Scary is an episode of some TV series (I guess) that I've never heard of. I saw it because Vincent Price is in it. The film runs for less than forty five minutes, and it's an omnibus. This made me worry before I even started watching it; how can a forty five minute film possibly provide three tales of terror? Well...I guess that telling tales wasn't exactly this film's intention; and instead what we get is truncated versions of classic stories. It's actually rather weird because they're not complete stories; mostly just a couple of scenes from each book, and then Vincent Price tells us to read the book that each tale is based on. It's almost like the whole point of this film is to sell books! Anyway, for my fellow Vincent Price fans; I've got to say that this is a disappointment. He's only the narrator of the wraparound story and he's barely in the film at all. He also looks dishevelled and bored; and I don't blame him because that's how I looked by the time it finished; which fortunately wasn't a long time after it started. Anyway...watching this was really pointless, and I wouldn't recommend anyone else bothers to see it.

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