Series - Thriller

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1. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: The Twisted Image (1960)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

Business executive Alan Patterson's life takes a surreal turn when two mentally disturbed people independently wind up with fixations on his life. One wants to marry him, and the other wants to be him.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Boris Karloff, Leslie Nielsen, George Grizzard, Natalie Trundy

Votes: 216

2. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: Child's Play (1960)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

An 11-year-old boy neglected by his father gets so caught up in his fantasy world that he takes a real rifle to hunt down his made-up enemy, the evil Black Bart.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Boris Karloff, Frank Overton, Bethel Leslie, Tom Nolan

Votes: 160

3. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: Worse Than Murder (1960)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

When her dead husband's late uncle fails to leave her any money, a scheming temptress uses his diary to blackmail her sick mother-in-law, who may have committed murder.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Boris Karloff, Constance Ford, John Baragrey, Christine White

Votes: 146

4. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: The Mark of the Hand (1960)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

A young girl is accused of murder and refuses to speak to anyone ever again.

Director: Paul Henreid | Stars: Boris Karloff, Mona Freeman, Jessie Royce Landis, Shepperd Strudwick

Votes: 128

5. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: Rose's Last Summer (1960)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

An aging actress is mysteriously found dead in a family's garden, and they may know more about her death than they will admit.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Boris Karloff, Mary Astor, Lin McCarthy, Jack Livesey

Votes: 143

6. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: The Guilty Men (1960)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

A mobster tries to get his syndicate out of the narcotics business, but his mouthpiece lawyer half-unwittingly betrays him to a rival.

Director: Jules Bricken | Stars: Boris Karloff, Everett Sloane, Jay C. Flippen, Frank Silvera

Votes: 120

7. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: The Purple Room (1960)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

A practical-minded skeptic must stay in the spooky Baton Rouge mansion his brother willed to him for one night or forfeit it to his cousin and her husband, who warn him of ghosts.

Director: Douglas Heyes | Stars: Boris Karloff, Rip Torn, Patricia Barry, Richard Anderson

Votes: 182

8. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: The Watcher (1960)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

A schoolteacher and religious hypocrite takes a creepy interest in a handsome 20-year-old and the girl supposedly corrupting him. He murders her, but then discovers the young man has a more serious interest in another "corrupter".

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Boris Karloff, Martin Gabel, Stuart Erwin, Olive Sturgess

Votes: 137

9. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: Girl with a Secret (1960)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

A newlywed bride must hide a secret about her husband's whereabouts. She is blackmailed by an eavesdropping maid and pressured by others to tell her secret.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Boris Karloff, Fay Bainter, Paul Hartman, Anne Seymour

Votes: 125

10. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: The Prediction (1960)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

A fake mentalist suddenly has visions of people's violent deaths and attempts to stop them from coming true.

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Boris Karloff, Audrey Dalton, Alexander Davion, Abraham Sofaer

Votes: 140

11. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: The Fatal Impulse (1960)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

A man fleeing from an attempt to assassinate a political candidate puts a small bomb in the bag of a woman in an elevator. The police spend the evening looking for the mystery girl and the ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Mayer | Stars: Boris Karloff, Robert Lansing, Whitney Blake, Conrad Nagel

Votes: 130

12. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: The Big Blackout (1960)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

A recovering alcoholic who can not remember his past finds himself confronted by criminals and killers looking for a man who may or may not be him.

Director: Maurice Geraghty | Stars: Boris Karloff, Jack Carson, Charles McGraw, Nan Leslie

Votes: 112

13. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: Knock Three-One-Two (1960)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

A man in need of money enlists the help of a serial killer to get the money from his wife.

Director: Herman Hoffman | Stars: Boris Karloff, Joe Maross, Beverly Garland, Charles Aidman

Votes: 123

14. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: Man in the Middle (1960)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

A man overhears a plot for kidnapping and murder. At first, he doesn't want to do anything about it, but eventually he gets caught in the middle of the plot.

Director: Fletcher Markle | Stars: Boris Karloff, Mort Sahl, Werner Klemperer, Sue Randall

Votes: 101

15. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: The Cheaters (1960)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

A man invents a pair of glasses that can see the truth in others and oneself. They lead to a series of suicides, murders, and tragedies for the wearers.

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Boris Karloff, Mildred Dunnock, Harry Townes, Jack Weston

Votes: 201

16. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: The Hungry Glass (1961)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

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

Director: Douglas Heyes | Stars: Boris Karloff, William Shatner, Joanna Heyes, Russell Johnson

Votes: 211

17. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: The Poisoner (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

London critic and wit Thomas Edward Griffith finds himself in need of funds and saddled with abrasive in-laws and a disapproving uncle. The solution to his problems lies in his collection of rare poisons.

Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Boris Karloff, Murray Matheson, Sarah Marshall, Brenda Forbes

Votes: 122

18. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: Man in the Cage (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

An American comes to Tangier to search for his missing brother and becomes embroiled in the search for a missing cache of heroin.

Director: Gerald Mayer | Stars: Boris Karloff, Philip Carey, Diana Millay, Eduardo Ciannelli

Votes: 96

19. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: Choose a Victim (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

A beach bum locks onto a wealthy young woman whose sadness is as obvious as her flashy jewels and sports car. At first Ralphie Teal only desires a quick score, but when the comely Ms. ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Carlson | Stars: Boris Karloff, Larry Blyden, Susan Oliver, Guy Mitchell

Votes: 109

20. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: Hay-Fork and Bill-Hook (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

On the Welsh Border, an old man suspected of witchcraft is gruesomely murdered with a hay-fork and bill-hook. The Scotland Yard inspector investigating has to wade through a morass of ... See full summary »

Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Boris Karloff, Kenneth Haigh, Audrey Dalton, Alan Napier

Votes: 104

21. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: The Merriweather File (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

After a mysterious intruder fails to kill Ann Merriweather in her home, her husband Charles is framed for murder, leaving their lawyer Howard Yates to unravel a twisted scheme of revenge.

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Boris Karloff, James Gregory, Bethel Leslie, Ross Elliott

Votes: 114

22. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: The Fingers of Fear (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

The police manhunt for a serial killer of children ends with the arrest of a mentally-challenged brute named Ohrback, but the detective in charge of the case begins to wonder if they have the wrong man.

Director: Jules Bricken | Stars: Boris Karloff, Nehemiah Persoff, Robert Middleton, H.M. Wynant

Votes: 113

23. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: Well of Doom (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

Fiendish Moloch and his huge creature Styx kill a chauffeur and kidnap his passengers, who are en route to a bachelor party. The two abductees (a bridegroom, who's heir to an English ... See full summary »

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Boris Karloff, Ronald Howard, Henry Daniell, Torin Thatcher

Votes: 146

24. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: The Ordeal of Dr. Cordell (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

In a lab mishap, chemist Dr. Frank Cordell is exposed to an experimental gas that causes him to turn into a homicidal maniac when he hears the sound of ringing bells.

Director: Laslo Benedek | Stars: Boris Karloff, Robert Vaughn, Kathleen Crowley, Robert Ellenstein

Votes: 114

25. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: Trio for Terror (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

3 stories in this episode. First, a young man kills his uncle, not realizing that his uncle was a warlock. In the second tale, a man breaks the bank at a casino, but may not live through ... See full summary »

Director: Ida Lupino | Stars: Boris Karloff, Reginald Owen, John Abbott, Robin Hughes

Votes: 113

26. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: Papa Benjamin (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

A composer in need of inspiration turns to Voodoo melodies, but finds himself the victim of a Voodoo curse by Papa Benjamin.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: Boris Karloff, John Ireland, Jeanne Bal, Robert H. Harris

Votes: 102

27. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: Late Date (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

A brother helps his brother cover up the murder of his philandering wife by framing her lover.

Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Boris Karloff, Larry Pennell, Edward Platt, Jody Fair

Votes: 112

28. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

70 years after the Jack the Ripper killings in London, Sir Guy tries to convince the police that Jack may still be alive, eternally young, and still killing, currently in New York.

Director: Ray Milland | Stars: Boris Karloff, John Williams, Donald Woods, Edmon Ryan

Votes: 159

29. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: The Devil's Ticket (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

An artist "pawns" his soul to the devil and must retrieve it by painting a portrait of another person whose soul will be exchanged for his.

Director: Jules Bricken | Stars: Boris Karloff, Macdonald Carey, Patricia Medina, Joan Tetzel

Votes: 166

30. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: Parasite Mansion (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

A young woman is held captive in a mansion by a family of recluses hiding a supernatural secret.

Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Boris Karloff, Pippa Scott, Jeanette Nolan, James Griffith

Votes: 162

31. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: A Good Imagination (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

A bookworm uses his good imagination and some storylines from Poe to dispose of his cheating wife's paramours.

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Boris Karloff, Edward Andrews, Patricia Barry, Ed Nelson

Votes: 145

32. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: Mr. George (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

Priscilla, a young girl, lives with her scheming relatives who are trying to get hold of her inheritance... and a ghostly protector, Mr. George.

Director: Ida Lupino | Stars: Boris Karloff, Virginia Gregg, Howard Freeman, Lillian Bronson

Votes: 138

33. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: The Terror in Teakwood (1961)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

A concert pianist, so obsessed by the death of an arch-rival that he desecrates his grave, announces he will play a sonata written especially for the dead man's oversized hands.

Director: Paul Henreid | Stars: Boris Karloff, Guy Rolfe, Hazel Court, Charles Aidman

Votes: 132

34. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: The Prisoner in the Mirror (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

A professor studying the depraved sorcerer Count Cagliostro brings to the U.S. the mirror which was instrumental in the Count's murder spree. The looking glass was blacked over to entrap ... See full summary »

Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Boris Karloff, Lloyd Bochner, Henry Daniell, Marion Ross

Votes: 117

35. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: Dark Legacy (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

A second-rate nightclub magician inherits a genuine book of sorcery from his occultist uncle. He uses it to summon a demon to create impossible magic feats for his act but there is a price to pay.

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Boris Karloff, Harry Townes, Ilka Windish, Henry Silva

Votes: 111

36. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: Pigeons from Hell (1961)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

Two stranded motorists and a local sheriff battle evil forces that inhabit a run-down, abandoned mansion in the middle of a swamp in the middle of nowhere.

Director: John Newland | Stars: Boris Karloff, Brandon De Wilde, Crahan Denton, Ken Renard

Votes: 224

37. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: The Grim Reaper (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

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.

Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Boris Karloff, William Shatner, Natalie Schafer, Henry Daniell

Votes: 206

38. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: What Beckoning Ghost? (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

When a concert pianist envisions her own coffin in her drawing room, she doubts her sanity. No one else sees it or hears a phantom organ's funeral music in the isolated, haunted mansion. ... See full summary »

Director: Ida Lupino | Stars: Boris Karloff, Judith Evelyn, Tom Helmore, Adele Mara

Votes: 103

39. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: Guillotine (1961)

Crime, Drama, Horror

France, 1875. A condemned man learns of a legal loophole allowing him to be pardoned if the executioner dies before his execution. He then enlists his wife in a scheme to make sure that this improbable scenario comes to pass.

Director: Ida Lupino | Stars: Boris Karloff, Robert Middleton, Danielle De Metz, Alejandro Rey

Votes: 124

40. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: The Premature Burial (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

An aging millionaire survives being buried alive, but his devilish fiancée plans to take advantage of his next cataleptic seizure, by marrying him and then making sure he stays in his grave... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Heyes | Stars: Boris Karloff, Sidney Blackmer, Scott Marlowe, Patricia Medina

Votes: 114

41. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: The Weird Tailor (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

A man seeks to resurrect his son by using a suit crafted using black magic.

Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Boris Karloff, Henry Jones, George Macready, Abraham Sofaer

Votes: 124

42. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: God Grante That She Lye Stille (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

In 1661 Elspeth Clewer is burned as a witch, cursing her family with her dying breath. Three hundred years to the day afterward, Lady Margaret Clewer returns to her ancestral home to claim ... See full summary »

Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Boris Karloff, Ronald Howard, Sarah Marshall, Henry Daniell

Votes: 96

43. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: Masquerade (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

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 »

Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Boris Karloff, Elizabeth Montgomery, Tom Poston, John Carradine

Votes: 141

44. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: The Last of the Sommervilles (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

Dragging a murder victim to burial is just one chore a servant undertakes to become the last Sommerville standing, to win a wealthy old woman's inheritance. As a distant relative, Ursula ... See full summary »

Director: Ida Lupino | Stars: Boris Karloff, Phyllis Thaxter, Martita Hunt, Chet Stratton

Votes: 96

45. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: Letter to a Lover (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

After the murder of a London doctor, emotionally disturbed Sylvia Lawrence secretly sends a letter to her ex-lover Donald revealing that her husband Andrew is holding her a virtual prisoner... See full summary »

Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Boris Karloff, Ann Todd, Murray Matheson, Felix Deebank

Votes: 70

46. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: A Third for Pinochle (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

Milquetoast plans bumping off his spouse, unaware the nosy sisters across the street just killed one's husband. Layabout Maynard has a cozy love nest for his kept woman Babs, but his stingy... See full summary »

Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Boris Karloff, Edward Andrews, Doro Merande, Ann Shoemaker

Votes: 87

47. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: The Closed Cabinet (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

A medieval curse has hung over the Mervyn family for three hundred years, dictating that there will be a murder in the clan in every generation. A young American visitor is determined to ... See full summary »

Director: Ida Lupino | Stars: Olive Sturgess, David Frankham, Jennifer Raine, Peter Forster

Votes: 83

48. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: Dialogues with Death (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

Two tales of terror centering on communicating with the dead. In the first, an elderly morgue attendant can speak to the cadavers in his charge and he learns the identity of the gunman who ... See full summary »

Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Boris Karloff, Norma Crane, Ed Nelson, Estelle Winwood

Votes: 81