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Night Gallery 

Rod Serling presents tales of horror illustrated in various paintings.
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Rod Serling ...  Himself - Host 48 episodes, 1969-1973
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Storyline

Similar in format to Serling's much more famous "Twilight Zone" series. Each week we get a new tale, represented by a painting in an old museum. Whereas the tales in "Twilight Zone" were more science fiction, these tales have a darker, more horrific edge. Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 1969 (USA) See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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Runtime:

(44 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Rod Serling had originally conceived of a show like this one when he was still working on The Twilight Zone (1959). He had originally wanted to change the stories to be shown during the final season from fantasy to horror (the genre he preferred), but CBS adamantly refused to agree to it. Unfortunately for Serling, on this show, he did not have the same kind of control over the program like he did on The Twilight Zone (1959), as he was just the host and occasional story contributor. Serling frequently clashed with the show's producer over the quality of stories shown on the program. See more »

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Rod Serling: For those of you who've never met me, you might call me the under-nourished Alfred Hitchcock.
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Alternate Versions

Major changes were made to most episodes for syndication. The 60-minute episodes were edited down to 30 minute packages, with major edits to some of the 30-40 minute segments of the original shows. In cases of segments that were only 15-20 minutes in length, these were padded out by adding stock footage, newly shot scenes, and footage from Hollywood movies such as and . Most musical cues were also replaced for syndication. In order to augment "Night Gallery"'s syndicated run, episodes of were edited down to 30 minutes, had new introductions by Rod Serling tacked on, and were added to the syndicated run of "Night Gallery." See more »

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PORTRAITS IN SHEER TERROR AND IRONY
10 April 2002 | by sawyertomSee all my reviews

The Night Gallery was Rod Serling introducing tales of terror and irony much like he did for the Twilight Zone. While the TZ dealt more with Sci-Fi, Night Gallery dealt with the macabe. Damn, was it good and scary. The stories that stood out in my mind were the Tune In Dan's Cafe, Green Fingers and They're Aren't Anymore McBanes. Talk about scary. I remember watching the McBanes episode and it scared the daylights out of me and my mother who was watching it with me. The TUne in Dan's Cafe is very haunting. To me this is one of the best anthology shows ever, ranking up there with the Outer Limits(the original) Tales From the Darkside, One Step Beyond, and the great Twilight Zone. I love the fact that the Sci-Fi channel runs Twilight Zone episodes back to back in front of the older Outer Limits episodes. Now if only it would add the Night Gallery all would be perfect in the afternoon. The Night Gallery is classic horror anthologies at their best. Great acting, great stories, scary as hell. Pass the popcorn and get ready for some real chills. way to go Rod Serling another classic show.


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