Night Gallery (1969–1973)
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Fright Night 

An author and his lovely wife move into an old big house left to them by his late uncle Zachariah on the condition that they are never to open a mysterious trunk there that someone will come for. The house starts driving them insane.



(teleplay) (as Robert Malcolm Young), (story)


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Episode credited cast:
Tom Ogilvy
Leona Ogilvy
Miss Patience
Cousin Zachariah Ogilvy
Larry Watson ...
Michael Laird ...
1st Goblin
Glenna Sergent ...
2nd Goblin
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Himself - Host


Tom and Leona move into the house left to Tom by his dead relative Zachariah. The housekeeper (who won't stay after dark) instructs them to never open or move a trunk in the attic, although the trunk seems to be able to move quite well on its own. Written by Ron Kerrigan <>

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15 October 1972 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Cousin Zachariah: The trunk... I've come for the trunk.
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Alfred the butler and "Longhair"
11 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While the other reviewer makes some valid points, and his review is written very well, I have to disagree with his overall assessment of what I thought is one of the few episodes that may be scary to some. It's far from perfect, and there were flaws, but I thought it was genuinely creepy, especially the appearance of a ghost/zombie played by Alan Napier, famously known as Alfred the butler from Batman. Stuart Whitman and Barbara Anderson play a married couple(he looks more like her father)who move into the typical Night Gallery mansion that has a mysterious past, surrounded by a garden. A few other characters are played by an angry Ellen Corby(Miss Patience), and someone called "Longhair"(who has short hair and wears the ugliest shirt I ever saw), played by Larry Watson. Look for a cool scene where 2 kids come to the door on Halloween night looking for candy, and the hearty laughs the couple offer the kids before giving them treats; I also liked the scene when we hear evil chanting from an unseen Miss Patience regarding the trunk. The beginning painting was very cool and eerie too. As I said above, there are some important questions that go unanswered, and that is frustrating, but overall, I think this is one of the better episodes of the entire series.

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