A seemingly normal family is hiding a terrible secret: their son has the features of a deformed, fish-like monster. A somewhat mysterious hypnotist with strange powers claims that he can ...
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A seemingly normal family is hiding a terrible secret: their son has the features of a deformed, fish-like monster. A somewhat mysterious hypnotist with strange powers claims that he can help them, and in their desperation they enlist his aid. Written by
In what looks like it could be the early 1900s, Boston mother Augusta Dabney (as Margaret Parish) frets over son "Jason" who suffers from a horrifying condition - he is s a scaly half-human, half-fish "Creature from the Black Lagoon" who must be kept hidden from public view. Mostly, "Jason" stays in his locked room, and reads. Too bad shapely sister Suzanne Lloyd (as Anna) doesn't keep an eye on beau James Kirkwood Jr. (as Danny), because Mr. Kirkwood sees "Jason" through a window, and heads for the hills.
Desperate, Ms. Dabney contacts Irish parapsychologist David Lewis (as Edward Brown), despite the misgivings of doubting husband Bart Burns (as George Parish). With a great cast and intriguing story, this is an enjoyable episode of "One Step Beyond". James Kirkwood Jr. and Gary Campbell have rare appearances. As it is set in the past, host John Newland's scripted pronouncements about the story's accuracy are relatively unobtrusive. The main weakness in plot concerns the fishy use of hypnosis as a cure.
***** Ordeal on Locust Street (9/22/59) John Newland ~ Augusta Dabney, David Lewis, Suzanne Lloyd, Bart Burns
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