A family of cannibalistic thieves menace a young couple, but the husband laughs off their scary Southern hotel as a joke. The lovebirds became lost on a second honeymoon and sought shelter ... See full summary »

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A family of cannibalistic thieves menace a young couple, but the husband laughs off their scary Southern hotel as a joke. The lovebirds became lost on a second honeymoon and sought shelter in the spooky Baits Hotel, but were quickly locked in by the Carta Family. The gorgeous wife Rosalynn is appalled to find the Cartas have a private jail cell, containing haggard female relative Ruth Carta, who pleads for the young woman to release her. Written by David Stevens

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The PSYCHO HOUSE on Universal's back lot is featured as the primary location of this episode. It is seen in the rain as a place accepting guests, which also makes it similar to the "role" the house plays in PSYCHO. See more »

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When Elizabeth Montgonery first puts on dry clothes, she is not wearing the string of pearls she had on upon entering the house. When she comes out of the kitchen, she is wearing the pearls again. See more »

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The legendary John Carradine (no. 43)
25 December 2008 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

After myriad episodes dealing with witchcraft, sorcery, zombies, and just plain old murder and mayhem, this entry (no.43, broadcast in time for Halloween 1961) would be the only one dealing with vampires. Elizabeth Montgomery and Tom Poston star as two marrieds honeymooning in the deep South who come upon an old, decrepit mansion (the PSYCHO house again) on a dark and stormy night. Living inside are the Carta family, Jed (John Carradine), brother Lem (Jack Lambert), and sister Ruthie (Dorothy Neumann), kept locked away in a cell, under suspicion of being a vampire. Jed explains how they used to have many visitors until talk of the Henshawe vampires scared people off, dismissing notions that his family are anything but thieves and murderers (how refreshingly honest!). Having second thoughts about spending the night, our intrepid couple discover the front door locked, with no escape. A wry, tongue-in-cheek beginning that proceeds to bog down somewhat, with both protagonists spouting a litany of clichés mocking their situation at every turn. Milking every juicy line to the fullest, his squint not to be missed, the legendary John Carradine easily stands out in a part written especially for him, returning in another tailor-made role in "The Remarkable Mrs. Hawk."


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