Thriller: Season 1, Episode 16

The Hungry Glass (3 Jan. 1961)

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A married couple moves into a house that is haunted by images reflected in glass and mirrors.



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Episode cast overview:
Gil Thrasher
Joanna Heyes ...
Marcia Thrasher
Adam Talmadge
Elizabeth Allen ...
Liz Talmadge
Clem Bevans ...
Pitt Herbert ...
Mr. Cabot
Laura Bellman
Duane Grey ...
Ottola Nesmith ...
Old Laura Bellman


A married couple moves into a house that is haunted by images reflected in glass and mirrors.

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[first lines]
[a man who has a hook for a hand knocks loudly on the door, then turns to the doctor]
Nephew: I know she's in there, Doctor. She's always in there! With her cursed mirrors.
Old Laura Bellman: Go away! Oh, go away! Leave me alone, can't you? Leave me alone... with my mirrors.
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8 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Of all the "Thriller" episodes, this is the definitive one. I saw the first broadcast of this in the early sixties. I was twelve years old. I was never so frightened, by any other television show, as I was by "The Hungry Glass". I have never been so frightened by one to this day. The "headless ghost" episode of "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" was scary...REALLY scary...but not like this. I recall my mom telling me, the next morning, that she read in the newspaper, that a number of children, nationwide, had to be taken to hospitals, for calming, after watching it. This was at a time when "Psycho" and the Barbara Steele film, "Black Sunday", were new. Like this, they were in black and white...but, that didn't matter in the least. That didn't stop them from being scary. Horror movies weren't dependent upon gore and graphic violence to scare the wits out of an audience back then. The build-up, artistic cinematography, and psychology of the tale were enough to do it. The genre seems lost, however, and there is nothing, nowadays, to compare. I don't use spoilers, myself, but I will say that the whole of the story is engrossing. It builds to one of the most effective climaxes that I have ever witnessed on film. If you watch this one, be sure that you don't get pulled in.

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