Circle of Fear: Season 1, Episode 8

House of Evil (10 Nov. 1972)
"Ghost Story" House of Evil (original title)

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When Grandpa arrives for a visit, he has two special gifts for his granddaughter, Judy, a deaf mute. One is a very special doll house that is an exact replica of the one Judy lives in with ... See full summary »

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Winston Essex
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Mrs. Rule
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When Grandpa arrives for a visit, he has two special gifts for his granddaughter, Judy, a deaf mute. One is a very special doll house that is an exact replica of the one Judy lives in with her family. The other is the ability to "hear" his thoughts without speaking. But Grandpa's intentions aren't as benign as they seem. Will Judy be able to save her family before Grandpa destroys it? Written by dwr246

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Filmed using the Bewitched house facade and set pieces, including the door with the distinctive circular window. See more »

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Ah, now this episode of "Ghost Story/Circle of Fear" showed just how very good this series could be; this is one of the best episodes in my opinion. It's a classic entry involving ESP and voodoo---along with an evil grandfather who takes advantage of his innocent granddaughter by having her (inadvertently) cause harm to her family through the use of creepy cookie dolls. This is probably one of the best-remembered episodes of the series, for those who first viewed the show when they were little kids.

Excellent casting throughout, featuring actors running the range from classic Hollywood stars (Melvyn Douglas) to up-and-coming new talent (Jodie Foster). Other roles were filled by those featured on one television programme or another throughout the years; lots of familiar faces here.

I got such a kick out of seeing the "Bewitched" house featured in this episode. It was used both for the interiors (with some modifications---the stairway has been altered, for example), and for the exteriors (which were shot on the Columbia Ranch). Heck, we even get to see a "Bewitched" doll-house---which of course goes up in flames most spectacularly for the finale.


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