Circle of Fear: Season 1, Episode 19

Graveyard Shift (16 Feb. 1973)
"Ghost Story" Graveyard Shift (original title)

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Fred Colby is a former actor, who now works as a security guard at the studio where he used to film movies. He and his wife, Linda, are expecting their first child together. The studio is ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Linda Colby (as Patty Duke Astin)
Fred Colby
Joe Renteria ...
Johnny Horne
Charlie Durham (as Donald Barry)
Dr. Richardson
Douglas Henderson ...
Jack Willis (as Doug Henderson)
Royce Wallace ...
The Nurse
Anthony Eldridge ...
Royal Warlock
Eric Gethers ...
Royal Warlock
Skip Riley ...
Royal Warlock
Roger Garrett ...
Royal Warlock
David Garfield ...
Royal Warlock (as John D. Garfield)
The Wolfman
Hal Bokar ...
The Apeman
Mathias Reitz ...
The Claw


Fred Colby is a former actor, who now works as a security guard at the studio where he used to film movies. He and his wife, Linda, are expecting their first child together. The studio is closing in a few weeks, and is plagued by a neighborhood gang, who sneak in after hours. While chasing the gang, Fred discovers that something else is roaming the deserted studio, something that threatens not only him, but his wife, and his unborn child, and he must find a way to prevent harm from coming to all of them. Written by Anonymous

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16 February 1973 (USA)  »

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William Castle:  as Mr. Fillmore, head of the studio. See more »


References Frankenstein (1931) See more »

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Very Childish Stupid Story with Wasted Talent
13 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Former horror star (John Austin) now works with a limp as a security guard to a studio, which is in the process of being torn down. He suddenly is tormented by a group of teenagers, one who is the son of legendary John Garfield. However, is it the teenagers doing the tormenting? This is a very childish story about a group of horror characters ghosts who become upset because their studio is going to be torn down. Patty Duke Austin's part is minimum as the pregnant wife of John Austin. However, she is ultimately tormented by the ghosts with a plot, which can't be disclosed because it would be a spoiler. The terrorizing scenes are very childish and are more for four year old children, who watch cartoons on Saturday morning. Legendary producer William Castle makes a cameo appearance in this weak episode. If they do decide to make "Ghost Story/Circle of Fear" into a DVD set and have to cut an episode, this would be one to cut. It is very stupid. Enough said.

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