Circle of Fear (1972–1973)
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A young couple move into a home that is haunted by a girl who had been hanged there many years ago and vowed never to be evicted from the site.


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Episode cast overview:
David Birney ...
Eileen Travis
De Witt
Mrs. Ramsey
Winston Essex
Miss Tate
Caitlin Wyles ...
Thomasina Barros
Police Sgt. Booth


John and Eileen are expecting their first child, and decide to purchase their first home. Unbeknownst to them, their house was built on the site of a gallows where an innocent girl was hanged two centuries before. Eileen starts having visions of the girl, and after her baby is born, the spirit of the girl returns with an unfortunate interest in the newborn baby. Written by dwr246

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Horror | Thriller





Release Date:

17 March 1972 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Director John Llewellyn Moxey and writer Richard Matheson were the same team responsible for the popular TV movie The Night Stalker (1972). See more »


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A Rare Treat and Great Atmospheric Musical Score
15 February 2008 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

I fondly remember this series as I also was a kid in the seventies. The should definitely release this on DVD. Maybe we should start a petition. I'll have to look up and do some research but I believe the studio that filmed these was Universal but I'm not sure. Anyway, Sebastian Cabot was a great host for when it was called "Ghost Story" and then the other 12 or so episodes the host was dropped and they changed the name to "Circle Of Fear". A lot of great actors and familiar faces from the seventies were featured. There was one episode starring Doug McClure as a rancher who suspected that his wife was cursed with becoming a cougar and at midnight would chain her up. It's actually much better than it sounds, LOL. Another episode aptly named "Body Parts" featured Meg Foster (the actress with the incredibly light and spooky blue eyes) being one of three transplant patients who somehow begin to exhibit the behavior of the original donor who I think was some mass murderer or something. It was so long ago so I don't recall the exact details. Some other notables included Janet Leigh, Susan Dey, Martin Sheen etc. What I also really loved and that has really stayed with me all theses years was the great atmospheric musical score of each episode done by Billy Goldenberg a staple of seventies television in those days. It would be really great if Varese Sarabande a company that specializes in putting out movie and TV show soundtracks on CD would put this one out.

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