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Destination Nightmare (1958)

Pilot film for an anthology series called "The Veil."

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Host / Ira Perry / Pete Wade Sr. / Professor Charles Goncourt / Morgan Debs (archive footage)
Denise Alexander ...
Ruth Cooper (archive footage)
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Dr. Will Madison (archive footage)
Olive Blakeney ...
Martha Perry (archive footage)
Frances O'Farrell ...
Nurse (archive footage)
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Ellie Cooper (archive footage)
Iphigenie Castiglioni ...
Madame Naidu (archive footage)
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Krishna Vernoy (archive footage)
Julius Johnson ...
Rama Mukerjee (archive footage)
Tod Andrews ...
John Prescott (archive footage)
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Lila Kirby (archive footage)
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Pete Wade, Jr. (archive footage)
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Bill Tighe (archive footage)
Roy Engel ...
Wally (archive footage)
Lee Torrance ...
Santha Naidu (archive footage)
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Pilot film for an anthology series called "The Veil."

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8 March 1958 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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Comprised of 4 episodes from the unsold TV series The Veil (1958) - "Whatever Happened to Peggy," "Destination Nightmare," "The Return of Madame Vernoy," and "Girl on the Road. See more »

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Reminded me of "One Step Beyond".
9 March 2005 | by (Mansfield, CT USA) – See all my reviews

Destination Nightmare, is a series of four short films hosted by Boris Karloff. He also plays roles in each of them. From what I learned when researching this film, the individual sequences were meant to be episodes for a proposed TV series that was never sold. The episodes weren't meant to be horror movies but series of supernatural stories based on supposed real life occurrences. They were meant to make you wonder and perhaps give you a little chill down the back of your neck. It reminded me of the successful TV series "One Step Beyond". Where did this series fail when "One Step Beyond" succeeded? The films in Destination Nightmare just didn't have the atmosphere to give them that spooky feeling. They lacked the dramatic effects that the plots and music had in "One Step Beyond". I think Destination Nightmare had potential but they needed just a little bit more, which these episodes just didn't have. Viewing Destination Nightmare is still somewhat entertaining and is fun to see a bit of late 50s nostalgia. It's nothing to go out of your way to view but nothing to turn your back on either.


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