Celebrity author Beatrice Graves purchases a cursed painting of the Grim Reaper; her nephew Paul warns her that most of its previous owners have died violently but she scoffs-until blood appears on the Reaper's blade.

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Celebrity author Beatrice Graves purchases a cursed painting of the Grim Reaper; her nephew Paul warns her that most of its previous owners have died violently but she scoffs-until blood appears on the Reaper's blade.

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Portrait Of Death
31 October 2014 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

William Shatner stars as Paul Graves, who is visiting his aunt Beatrice Graves(played by Natalie Schaefer) who is a successful mystery novelist who has just purchased a reputedly cursed painting called "The Grim Reaper" which is a portrait of a large skeleton carrying a scythe over its shoulder. Rumor has it that when it bleeds, someone close by is doomed to die, and when blood appears on Paul's hand, it seems like the curse has started again, and will devastate the household... Chilling episode is another masterpiece, a perfect follow-up to previous week's "Pigeons From Hell", which delivered a masterful one-two punch for fans. Fine acting, script, and direction punctuated by a superb music score and perfectly realized ending make this a true delight, not just to be viewed on Halloween.

Last episode of the first season.


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