The last regularly scheduled TV series to be broadcast live in the U.S. was hosted by Frank Gallop, and featured dramatizations of ghost stories and other tales of the supernatural, many of...
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A British anthology series based on classic ghost stories and chillers from M. R. James, Poe, Algernon Blackwood, Sheridan Le Fanu and others; later branching into feature-length teleplays ... See full summary »
The last regularly scheduled TV series to be broadcast live in the U.S. was hosted by Frank Gallop, and featured dramatizations of ghost stories and other tales of the supernatural, many of which were adapted from stories by famous authors like Conrad Aiken and Edgar Allan Poe. Written by
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I was but a lad of 9 years when this series was broadcast. The individual episodes were uneven in quality, but the best (including "Number 13," "The Wendigo" and "Mr. Arcularis") gave me delightful nightmares. They were live broadcasts and at their best had a stark, riveting quality. The source materials included classic stories by Poe, Algernon Blackwood and other masters of horror. In fact, I was introduced to dark fantasy literature through TV shows like this and "Thriller." It would be great if someone could issue these on DVD or video, because their subtlety would be a revelation and an object lesson for those viewers used to the overly-explicit horror of recent decades.
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