13 Demon Street

The Photograph (1959)

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While vacationing in snowy Maine, photographer Donald Powers takes a number of powerful images, none more so than a lonely farmhouse framed by a bleak landscape. When a beautiful woman ... See full summary »

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Host (as Lon Chaney)
John Crawford ...
Donald Powell
Ralph Brown ...
Charlie (as Ralph Browne)
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While vacationing in snowy Maine, photographer Donald Powers takes a number of powerful images, none more so than a lonely farmhouse framed by a bleak landscape. When a beautiful woman emerges from the house, Powers tries to get her to pose; instead she flees into the woods. Powers overtakes her and tries to force her to return but, in the struggle, accidentally strangles her. When Powers develops the picture of the farmhouse, he notices something strange - whenever he looks at the picture the woman moves closer and closer to the camera. Written by David Bassler

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Host: Number 13 Demon Street... I am condemned to live here, to suffer on this earth eternally as a punishment for my sin. It is said that no greater outrage was ever committed by any mortal but, should I find a crime more heinous, my terrible punishment will end.
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John Crawford guest stars
2 November 2014 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"The Photograph" remains a weak episode, despite the presence of veteran character actor John Crawford in the central role of photographer Donald Powell, famous enough for his agent (Ralph Brown) to arrange an exhibition of his best work. A womanizer who beds all of his models, Powell is sent from New York to Maine for a much needed vacation, and spies a house from which a pretty young woman exits as he's taking pictures, silently ignoring his pleas for her attention, causing him to follow, rape (unseen) and kill her, leaving the body in the snow. A nervous wreck after returning home, he is startled to see the girl in his photograph of the house, which no one else can see, yet each time he checks her image grows larger as she nears the camera lens. An unsympathetic protagonist makes for dull viewing, especially when the finale proves sadly predictable. Still, it's one of the better known episodes, as it was one of the three to form the basis for the 1962 feature compilation "The Devil's Messenger," along with "The Girl in the Glacier" and "Condemned in Crystal," expanding Lon Chaney's role as host to becoming the Devil himself in exclusively shot new footage.


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