Lovely young invalid Meg Kinderly has to fend for herself after she gets trapped in her spacious family mansion with a vicious killer who has just wiped out most of her family and all of the servants...
Night Visions is an anthology series similar to The Twilight Zone - some tales are supernatural, others are just commentaries on twisted human nature. Each hour episode is made up of two half-hour episodes aired back-to-back.
Anthology series hosted by Boris Karloff that originally told ordinary tales of crime and mystery, but later became a showcase for gothic horror stories, many of which were based on works ... See full summary »
After her daughter's death, wealthy American homemaker Julia Lofting moves to London to restart her life. All seems well until she is haunted by the ghosts of other children while mourning for her own.
A horror anthology about a family of monsters watching a different horror story every week on their TV. Each tale is separate, often cautionary with occasional dark humor and irony and features various deadly creatures.
Pamela Dean Kelly,
Michael J. Anderson
A series of mystery-thriller stories, linked only by the character of The Hitchhiker, who would introduce and close each episode in the style of Rod Serling or Alfred Hitchcock. Occasional stories involved supernatural forces, but most plot twists stemmed only from the dark side of the human spirit.Written by
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Nicholas Campbell appeared as the Hitchhiker in the initial trilogy of "tryout" episodes, which originally aired in late 1983. After HBO picked the show up for a full second season, Campbell was unavailable to reprise his role, so Page Fletcher took over the role. For reruns, all of Campbell's scenes were replaced with re-shot footage of Fletcher. Even on the Canadian Season 1 DVD release, a "Fletcher" version of an original Campbell episode got released by mistake. See more »
In worldwide syndication, the three 1983 episodes have been re-worked to remove all of 'Nicholas Campbell''s scenes. His scenes were re-shot with and the opening/end credits altered to reflect this change. Presumably, this change was made to preserve continuity with all of the other Hitchhiker episodes. See more »
"Tales from the Crypt" seemed like it was on longer, while this one to me seemed like it was on for only a brief amount of time in the 1980's. From the look of it, it had a rather nice run and for the most part it was an okay show. A bit more adult oriented than say a "Tales from the Darkside" this one was on HBO so there was quite a bit of nudity to be found. The episodes I am afraid though were not always that memorable, as I have a hard time remembering the plots to most of the ones I saw. I also seem to mix up shows from "Tales from the Crypt" with this one too. It did have a similar setup to that show, however, as each episode was introduced and then summed up by a sort of host...in this case the enigmatic hitchhiker character. However, it was unlike Tales in that the show was usually more suspense and thriller oriented rather than horror oriented like both crypt and the host of other weekly shows that tended to focus on creepy things. Still, I wish I could find this on DVD and watch them again and see them uncut as most of the episodes I saw were on USA.
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