Anthology series of self-contained episodes with the genres ranging from murder mystery to suspense to psychological and supernatural horror.

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Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Anthology series hosted by Boris Karloff that originally told ordinary tales of crime and mystery, but later became a showcase for gothic horror stories, many of which were based on works ... See full summary »

Stars: Boris Karloff, Richard Peel, Henry Daniell
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

This British anthology series, which was produced by England's leading exporters of horror films, told tales of haunted houses, demons, ghosts, and other supernatural wonders.

Stars: Nicholas Ball, Anna Calder-Marshall, Christopher Cazenove
Night Gallery (1969–1973)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Rod Serling presents tales of horror illustrated in various paintings.

Stars: Rod Serling, Larry Watson, Joanna Pettet
Monsters (1988–1990)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A horror anthology about a family of monsters watching a different horror story every week on their TV. Each tale is separate, often cautionary with occasional dark humor and irony and features various deadly creatures.

Stars: John Bolger, Pamela Dean Kelly, Michael J. Anderson
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Updated remakes of classic stories from Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962) originally produced by the Master of Suspense himself. His original opening bits are colorized for reuse here.

Stars: Bernard Behrens, Cynthia Belliveau, David B. Nichols
One Step Beyond (1959–1961)
Drama | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Produced at the same time as the more well-known Twilight Zone, this series fed the nation's growing interest in paranormal suspense in a different way. Rather than creating fictional ... See full summary »

Stars: John Newland, Robert Douglas, Olan Soule
The Veil (TV Mini-Series 1958)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

An anthology of horror stories hosted by actor Boris Karloff.

Stars: Boris Karloff, Denise Alexander, Tod Andrews
The Outer Limits (1963–1965)
Fantasy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

An anthology series of insightful science fiction tales.

Stars: Bob Johnson, Ben Wright, William Douglas
Comedy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

A newspaper reporter investigates strange supernatural occurrences in Chicago.

Stars: Darren McGavin, Simon Oakland, Jack Grinnage
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

A continuation of the dramatic anthology series Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) hosted by the master of suspense and mystery.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Hinton Pope, Jimmy Joyce
The Legacy (1978)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A millionaire, a million-dollar prostitute, a star-maker, a nation-killer, a woman whose lusts are as cold as graveyard snow...Five of the most powerful people in the world, and Maggie ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Marquand
Stars: Katharine Ross, Sam Elliott, John Standing
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

At the end of each year, the extremely wealthy but odious Greene family gets together at the spooky old family castle to establish terms of a will, though they despise each other. This year... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tuttle
Stars: William Powell, Florence Eldridge, Ullrich Haupt
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 Mark Walker / ... (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
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 Abby Stevens / ... (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
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 Jody Baxter / ... (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
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 Gary Stevens / ... (2 episodes, 1975)
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 Arthur Lewis / ... (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
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 Doonan (3) / ... (2 episodes, 1975)
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 Frampton / ... (2 episodes, 1973-1976)
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 Matthew Earp (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
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 George Newton / ... (2 episodes, 1974-1976)
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 Bill Lewis / ... (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
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 Graham / ... (2 episodes, 1973-1975)
Derek Smith ...
 Baverstock / ... (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
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 Sam / ... (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
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 Ann Curry / ... (2 episodes, 1975-1976)
Susan Dury ...
 Babs Bryant / ... (2 episodes, 1975)
John Moreno ...
 Filton / ... (2 episodes, 1973-1975)
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 Ben Kroom / ... (2 episodes, 1974-1976)
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 Beryl Wittaker / ... (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
John Flanagan ...
 Michael Player / ... (2 episodes, 1975)
Ian Redford ...
 Barnstapple / ... (2 episodes, 1975-1976)
Ronald Mayer ...
 Dr. Lambert / ... (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Anthony Dawes ...
 Car Salesman / ... (2 episodes, 1974-1976)
Ray Marioni ...
 Croupier / ... (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
Peter Hill ...
 Filing Clerk / ... (2 episodes, 1975-1976)
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 First Man in Pub / ... (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
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 Caretaker (2 episodes, 1973-1975)
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 Constable Breck / ... (2 episodes, 1975)
Peter Mackriel ...
 Mr. Taylor / ... (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
Harold Bennett ...
 2nd Old Man / ... (2 episodes, 1973-1976)
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 Prof. Marcus Carnaby (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
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 Carson / ... (2 episodes, 1975)
Michael Stainton ...
 Brent / ... (2 episodes, 1973-1975)
Annette Woollett ...
 Penny / ... (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
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''Marvellous!''
21 October 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing Thriller back in the mid-1970's when I was about ten. I found it the most terrifying TV series I have seen before or since! It had a memorable creepy theme tune accompanied by fish-eye lens shots of the locations used in that week's story, with a blood red surround. You never knew what to expect from an episode, some being supernatural, others being real world whodunits or Hitchcock style dramas. Some of the mysteries are very intriguing, and the direction is always good. Thriller can be criticised as being of its time in some negative ways, such as being slow moving, having a lot of stock characters, being predictable, and having plot holes. Also, the great clunking fist of Lord Grade appears frequently in the form of many characters being irrelevantly American to please ABC, who reportedly paid $100,000 per episode! But when you look at almost any good TV series many years later you see these sort of faults, and Thriller is inventive, frightening and enjoyable enough to brush its bad points aside. A few years after its first showing, the series was broken up into stand alone TV films with rubbish music/credits replacing the classic theme with the fish-eye lens shots. This made the episodes easier to repeat, as they were no longer officially a series, but it meant subsequent generations of viewers have been less aware of this fine series, and it would have been forgotten were it not for online fan-sites creating demand for the superb 16 disc boxed DVD set of all 43 episodes.


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