A collective of six artisans find a trunk containing six colorful glass containers. Each chooses one, and soon, one by one, their art becomes more disturbing until the artist vanishes.

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Sam Richards
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Ellen Parrish
Tim McIntire ...
Jake Freeman
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Anna Freeman
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Holly McCory
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Paul Cepeda
Oliver Clark ...
Marks
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Harry Bell
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A collective of six artisans find a trunk containing six colorful glass containers. Each chooses one, and soon, one by one, their art becomes more disturbing until the artist vanishes.

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Horror | Thriller

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19 January 1973 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Even though the jars the artists discover in the trunk are supposedly of an ancient nature or at least antique, you can clearly see plastic stoppers on the lids and mouths of the jars. See more »

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Unsettling, disturbing episode from the anthology series re-christened "Circle of Fear"
2 October 2009 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

D.C. Fontana and Harlan Ellison concocted this twisted tale concerning six young people who rent out a store space on a city block for their arts and crafts...but the location has a troubling history. Before they're even open for business, the kids find a trunk in the back room containing six individual glass jars, each in a different color--as if the containers each held their own distinct personalities. Immediately, the owners covet the jars and never let them out of their sight, while their work turns frighteningly obtuse and morbid. Scary little yarn, directed by Alex Singer with a calm, sure hand. The writers don't wish to cop out at the finish line (like so many of these episodes do); they attempt a final turn of the screw, though the visual jolt doesn't really make a lot of sense plot-wise. No matter, as not all ghost stories have to be logical. The cast (including a curly-topped Tyne Daly, Tim McIntire, Joan Blackman, and Frank Converse) is very good, and the production is first-rate for '70s television.


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