A horror anthology series, with each episode featuring a different eerie tale.
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...  Bender 1 episode, 1972
Alison Fiske ...  Lucille 1 episode, 1972
...  Man 1 episode, 1972
...  Anthony Ashworth 1 episode, 1972
...  Gordon 1 episode, 1972
...  Irving Sokolosky 1 episode, 1972
...  Ginny 1 episode, 1972
...  Harry 1 episode, 1972
...  Rutherford 1 episode, 1972
...  Colonel Soute 1 episode, 1972
...  The Man 1 episode, 1973
...  Miss Smith 1 episode, 1973
Joe Lynch ...  Bob Blaw 1 episode, 1973
Edward Brayshaw ...  Pitt 1 episode, 1972
Avis Bunnage ...  Violet 1 episode, 1972
...  Mike 1 episode, 1972
Leslie French ...  Leslie 1 episode, 1972
Wendy Gifford ...  Olive Ashworth 1 episode, 1972
Brian Grellis ...  Marty Smith 1 episode, 1972
...  Driver 1 episode, 1972
...  Arthur 1 episode, 1972
...  Wood 1 episode, 1972
Kenneth J. Warren ...  Cyril 1 episode, 1972
...  Ruth 1 episode, 1973
...  Tony Wardle 1 episode, 1973
...  Machen 1 episode, 1973
Matthew Ashman ...  Matthew 1 episode, 1972
...  Mr. Marshall 1 episode, 1972
Vivienne Chandler ...  Caroline 1 episode, 1972
...  Ronnie 1 episode, 1972
...  Leggett 1 episode, 1972
Godfrey James ...  Second Driver 1 episode, 1972
Bryan Marshall ...  Adrian Wills 1 episode, 1972
...  Cyril 1 episode, 1972
Ray Smith ...  The Guvnor 1 episode, 1972
Helen Lindsay ...  Elizabeth 1 episode, 1973
Valerie Lush ...  Mrs. Blakely 1 episode, 1973
Joe Ritchie ...  Mr. Edmunds 1 episode, 1973
...  Henry 1 episode, 1972
Heather Canning ...  Miss Cobb 1 episode, 1972
...  Bancroft 1 episode, 1972
...  Daisy Cartwright 1 episode, 1972
...  Porter 1 episode, 1972
Ronald Hackett ...  Ted 1 episode, 1972
...  David 1 episode, 1972
John Malcolm ...  Policeman 1 episode, 1972
David Sands ...  David Stanley 1 episode, 1972
Clifford Cox ...  Bill Henley 1 episode, 1973
Graham Smith ...  Machen as a child 1 episode, 1973
...  Elizabeth's Mother 1 episode, 1973
Roy Boyd ...  Chauffeur 1 episode, 1972
Ronald Clarke ...  Toby 1 episode, 1972
Gloria Connell ...  Sharon 1 episode, 1972
Derrick Gilbert ...  Bill 1 episode, 1972
David Healy ...  Frank Mancha 1 episode, 1972
...  Husband 1 episode, 1972
...  Police Inspector 1 episode, 1972
Madoline Thomas ...  Mrs. Cobb 1 episode, 1972
Amanda Humby ...  Carol 1 episode, 1973
Eve Pearce ...  Mrs. Blaw 1 episode, 1973
Alfred Bell ...  Sullivan 1 episode, 1972
Valerie Bell ...  Wife 1 episode, 1972
Margo Cunningham ...  Jenny Davis 1 episode, 1972
Harry Douglas ...  The Old Man 1 episode, 1972
Nick Hobbs ...  Peebles 1 episode, 1972
Bill Stewart ...  Sammy 1 episode, 1972
Kara Wilson ...  Pat Stanley 1 episode, 1972
Valerie Minifie ...  Barmaid 1 episode, 1973
Reginald Barratt ...  Council Clerk 1 episode, 1972
Bert Palmer ...  Man 1 episode, 1973
Jason Kemp ...  David 1 episode, 1972
...  Pram Man 1 episode, 1972
Shelagh Wilcocks ...  Woman 1 episode, 1973
Dan Meaden ...  Jacko 1 episode, 1972
Mark Moss ...  Barman 1 episode, 1972
Verne Morgan ...  Watchman 1 episode, 1972
Dorothea Phillips ...  Shop Assistant 1 episode, 1972
Morgan Richardson ...  1st Policeman 1 episode, 1972
...  2nd Policeman 1 episode, 1972
Pam Scotcher 1 episode, 1972
...  Cartwright 1 episode, 1972
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A horror anthology series, with each episode featuring a different eerie tale.

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(13 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Very dark and original.
30 May 2017 | by See all my reviews

This show is "Tales of the unexpected" nastier brother. Much darker than anything seen in similar 30 min format TV shows. Some of the endings left me saying "Holy Moly!" When audiences in the USA in 1972 were watching stuff like Night Gallery and saying "Gee, this is great", audiences in the UK were treated to this anthology show that was original, and dark. Not sticking to too well worn TV tropes THE FRIGHTENERS showed what no holds barred TV was all about. Only running 13 episodes, at 24 min each episode, this show is as good as it gets for this type of TV, I wish there was more episodes, but sometimes less is better. The ultimate theme of each episode is Man's malice towards one another, so no ghost stories, or anything dealing with the supernatural, just human's being nasty to each other.


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