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Episode List



12 Jan. 1986
Comet Watch
An amateur astronomer makes a surprising discovery about Halley's Comet after a young woman falls out of his telescope.
19 Jan. 1986
Dream Girl
A theatrical director finds herself trapped along with her colleagues in a dreamlike world created by a stagehand.
26 Jan. 1986
A New Lease on Life
Archie Fenton moves into the St. George Apartments, where the lease has caveats: he must take out the trash every night, and he must not hang pictures on the walls. These aren't the only strange things about the St George.
2 Feb. 1986
Printer's Devil
A desperate, frustrated writer and auteur is convinced by a shady oversized producer to use animal sacrifices to become successful. Things don't go as planned.
9 Feb. 1986
The Shrine
Cecilia Matthews has turned her daughter Christine's bedroom into a shrine. But Christine didn't die; she merely suffered a nervous breakdown, has recovered, and is coming for a visit. But there's a new tenant.
16 Feb. 1986
The Old Soft Shoe
A traveling salesman has a ghostly date with an attractive woman in a motel, which turns ominous.
23 Feb. 1986
The Last Car
A pretty university student named Stacey (Begona Plaza) waits to board a train that will take her home for Thanksgiving. However Stacey soon discovers there is something unusual and terrifying about the last car of this train.
4 May 1986
A Choice of Dreams
Mobster Jake Corelli has terminal cancer. A stranger promises him his choice of dreams and power over death. The price is ten million dollars.
11 May 1986
Strange Love
A doctor makes a house call and finds his patients are vampires
18 May 1986
The Unhappy Medium
Televangelist Farley Bright, the founder of the Church of the Bright Tomorrow, has died recently. Three greedy relatives gather for the reading of his will. But Farley hasn't finished communicating with them yet.
25 May 1986
Fear of Floating
At an Army recruiting station in Arizona, Arnold Barker asks for protection from the Cooper's, who are trying to hold him hostage as "The Human Balloon" in their circus. But the Cooper's are nearby and have a different story to tell.
13 Jul. 1986
The Casavin Curse
Beautiful Gina Casavin claims to be under the spell of a decades-old family curse, because everyone with whom she falls in love dies mysteriously.
28 Sep. 1986
The Circus
Newspaperman Bragg debunks charlatans as a way of "staying sane." His latest quarry is the obscure circus of Dr. Nis. When Bragg visits, Dr. Nis tries to prove its authenticity.
5 Oct. 1986
I Can't Help Saying Goodbye
Asthmatic Max Smith is dating Libby and plans to marry her, until he learns that her sister Karen appears to be able to make people die by touching their faces and saying goodbye.
12 Oct. 1986
The Bitterest Pill
When an undeserving couple win the lottery, they're rude to their inventor friend and they ridicule his invention, which happens to be superior intellect pills. Too lazy to clean up the spilled pills, they leave their son to the task.
19 Oct. 1986
Florence Bravo
Dr. David McCall is cheating on his emotionally unstable wife Emily, who is visited by the specter of Florence Bravo, who murdered her own adulterous husband.
26 Oct. 1986
The Geezenstacks
Sam Hummel notices eerie parallels between events in the life of his own family, and events in the lives of his daughter Audrey's dolls, the Geezenstacks.
2 Nov. 1986
Black Widows
On her wedding night, a young bride learns a secret about the women in her family.
9 Nov. 1986
Arrogant art "dealer" Harte buys an expensive 16th century tempera painting from an art fence, then lands in a Court of Inquisition to face judgment for his act.
16 Nov. 1986
A Serpent's Tooth
Disappointed with her unappreciative children, Pearl King enlists the aid of a serpent's tooth talisman that has potent powers and produces instant results.
23 Nov. 1986
Baker's Dozen
Elderly cookie baker Ruby Cuzzins teams up with ad exec Henry Hogan to profit from her baking skills with a plan that includes greed, spousal abuse, and voodoo.
30 Nov. 1986
Deliver Us from Goodness
Julian Cantrell's bid for mayor in an Alabama town is undermined by his saintly wife Valeria's miraculous behavior. So she decides to change her ways and break the Ten Commandments in order to help Julian get elected.
29 Dec. 1986
Seasons of Belief
On Christmas Eve, a father ends his two children's boredom by holding them spellbound with a scary story about a fearsome beast known as the Grither.

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