Circle of Fear: Season 1, Episode 1

The Dead We Leave Behind (15 Sep. 1972)
"Ghost Story" The Dead We Leave Behind (original title)

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When Ranger Elliott Brent's pretty young wife Joanna complains of boredom, he buys her a television set. Unfortunately, she starts spending all of her time watching television, to the ... See full summary »

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Winston Essex
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Elliot Brent
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Joanna Brent
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When Ranger Elliott Brent's pretty young wife Joanna complains of boredom, he buys her a television set. Unfortunately, she starts spending all of her time watching television, to the neglect of her household chores. One day, during an argument, Elliott accidentally kills Joanna. He buries her body in a shed behind his cabin. After that, he starts seeing images of Joanna being unfaithful on the television. One stormy night, a man shows up at the cabin seeking shelter, and Elliott recognizes him as the man Joanna was having an affair with. Elliott kills him, too. But will the dead stay quietly buried? Written by dwr246

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The Television
14 November 2014 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Jason Robards plays ranger Elliot Brent, whose wife Joanna(played by Stella Stevens) doesn't appreciate him or his job at all. Desperate to keep her happy, he buys her a television set, but she becomes consumed by it to the detriment of all her household chores, causing them to have a big argument in which he accidentally kills her. He manages to cover up the crime, but then he sees images of her having an affair on the television, and when that other man shows up in real life, it pushes Elliot to drastic measures... Good cast in average tale that does have some spooky scenes, but is also derivative of "The Twilight Zone" as well.


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