Night Gallery (1969–1973)
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Hatred Unto Death/How to Cure the Common Vampire 

On the Kenyan veldt, a wild gorilla named N'Gi disrupts the marital harmony between anthropologists Ruth and Grant Wilson./In this brief vignette, vampire hunters encounter the coffin of the undead.

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Himself - Host
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Ruth Wilson (segment "Hatred Unto Death")
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Dr. Ramirez (segment "Hatred Unto Death")
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N'Gi (segment "Hatred Unto Death")
Caro Kenyatta ...
1st Native (segment "Hatred Unto Death")
Ed Rue ...
2nd Native (segment "Hatred Unto Death")
David Tyrone ...
3rd Native (segment "Hatred Unto Death")
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Man with Mallet (segment "How to Cure the Common Vampire")
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Man with Stake (segment "How to Cure the Common Vampire")
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On the Kenyan veldt, a wild gorilla named N'Gi disrupts the marital harmony between anthropologists Ruth and Grant Wilson./In this brief vignette, vampire hunters encounter the coffin of the undead.

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27 May 1973 (USA)  »

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An ape and a vampire
13 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you mix them two together, who knows what you'll come up with. All kidding aside, the main portion of this episode revolves around a couple of anthropologists, Grant and Ruth Wilson(Steve Forrest, Dina Merrill), and how they deal with a gorilla they find in Kenya. It turns out that the gorilla and Grant have a mutual hatred for each other, even though they never met before; the gorilla was solidly portrayed by veteran "gorilla actor" George Barrows, and he does a very fine job as a man in a suit. Grant eventually has the ape captured and sent to a Dr. Ramirez(Fernando Lamas)for observation, while Ruth would rather have the ape free in the wild. Speaking of Ruth, she makes the stupid mistake of sticking her hand inside the cage, and then the ape pulls the ring off her finger; soon after, she opens the cage to get her ring back, and naturally, the beast overtakes her and escapes, and is on the hunt for her husband with a somewhat predictable outcome, even though the episode was solid.

The next segment, and it is very short, starts with a quick cut of a castle surrounded by water, and it looks like something out of a Roger Corman movie, but that doesn't detract here. The next scene has a few vampire hunters, including actors Johnny Brown(Good Times)and Richard Deacon(The Dick Van Dyke Show), as they open the coffin of a sleeping vampire and prepare to take care of business. This is one of those weird Jack Laird segments which border more on being funny rather than being scary, but I enjoyed it anyway, as I consider myself a vampire fan.


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