A horror anthology series, with each episode featuring a different eerie tale.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Tom Bell ...  Bender 1 episode, 1972
Alison Fiske Alison Fiske ...  Lucille 1 episode, 1972
Jack Hedley ...  Man 1 episode, 1972
Ian Hendry ...  Anthony Ashworth 1 episode, 1972
Ian Holm ...  Gordon 1 episode, 1972
Stanley Lebor ...  Irving Sokolosky 1 episode, 1972
Jennie Linden ...  Ginny 1 episode, 1972
Victor Maddern ...  Harry 1 episode, 1972
Robert Urquhart ...  Rutherford 1 episode, 1972
Rudolph Walker ...  Colonel Soute 1 episode, 1972
Geoffrey Bayldon ...  The Man 1 episode, 1973
Patience Collier ...  Miss Smith 1 episode, 1973
Joe Lynch Joe Lynch ...  Bob Blaw 1 episode, 1973
Edward Brayshaw Edward Brayshaw ...  Pitt 1 episode, 1972
Avis Bunnage Avis Bunnage ...  Violet 1 episode, 1972
Robin Ellis ...  Mike 1 episode, 1972
Leslie French Leslie French ...  Leslie 1 episode, 1972
Wendy Gifford Wendy Gifford ...  Olive Ashworth 1 episode, 1972
Brian Grellis Brian Grellis ...  Marty Smith 1 episode, 1972
Barry Jackson ...  Driver 1 episode, 1972
John Normington ...  Arthur 1 episode, 1972
John Thaw ...  Wood 1 episode, 1972
Kenneth J. Warren Kenneth J. Warren ...  Cyril 1 episode, 1972
Gillian Bailey ...  Ruth 1 episode, 1973
John Standing ...  Tony Wardle 1 episode, 1973
Clive Swift ...  Machen 1 episode, 1973
Matthew Ashman Matthew Ashman ...  Matthew 1 episode, 1972
Earl Cameron ...  Mr. Marshall 1 episode, 1972
Vivienne Chandler Vivienne Chandler ...  Caroline 1 episode, 1972
Warren Clarke ...  Ronnie 1 episode, 1972
George Innes ...  Leggett 1 episode, 1972
Godfrey James Godfrey James ...  Second Driver 1 episode, 1972
Bryan Marshall Bryan Marshall ...  Adrian Wills 1 episode, 1972
Liam Redmond ...  Cyril 1 episode, 1972
Ray Smith Ray Smith ...  The Guvnor 1 episode, 1972
Helen Lindsay Helen Lindsay ...  Elizabeth 1 episode, 1973
Valerie Lush Valerie Lush ...  Mrs. Blakely 1 episode, 1973
Joe Ritchie Joe Ritchie ...  Mr. Edmunds 1 episode, 1973
John Barrett ...  Henry 1 episode, 1972
Heather Canning Heather Canning ...  Miss Cobb 1 episode, 1972
Michael Craig ...  Bancroft 1 episode, 1972
Gabrielle Daye ...  Daisy Cartwright 1 episode, 1972
Brian Glover ...  Porter 1 episode, 1972
Ronald Hackett Ronald Hackett ...  Ted 1 episode, 1972
Prentis Hancock ...  David 1 episode, 1972
John Malcolm John Malcolm ...  Policeman 1 episode, 1972
David Sands David Sands ...  David Stanley 1 episode, 1972
Clifford Cox Clifford Cox ...  Bill Henley 1 episode, 1973
Graham Smith Graham Smith ...  Machen as a child 1 episode, 1973
Elsie Wagstaff ...  Elizabeth's Mother 1 episode, 1973
Roy Boyd Roy Boyd ...  Chauffeur 1 episode, 1972
Ronald Clarke Ronald Clarke ...  Toby 1 episode, 1972
Gloria Connell Gloria Connell ...  Sharon 1 episode, 1972
Derrick Gilbert Derrick Gilbert ...  Bill 1 episode, 1972
David Healy David Healy ...  Frank Mancha 1 episode, 1972
Frank Mills ...  Husband 1 episode, 1972
John Ringham ...  Police Inspector 1 episode, 1972
Madoline Thomas Madoline Thomas ...  Mrs. Cobb 1 episode, 1972
Amanda Humby Amanda Humby ...  Carol 1 episode, 1973
Eve Pearce Eve Pearce ...  Mrs. Blaw 1 episode, 1973
Alfred Bell Alfred Bell ...  Sullivan 1 episode, 1972
Valerie Bell Valerie Bell ...  Wife 1 episode, 1972
Margo Cunningham Margo Cunningham ...  Jenny Davis 1 episode, 1972
Harry Douglas Harry Douglas ...  The Old Man 1 episode, 1972
Nick Hobbs Nick Hobbs ...  Peebles 1 episode, 1972
Bill Stewart Bill Stewart ...  Sammy 1 episode, 1972
Kara Wilson Kara Wilson ...  Pat Stanley 1 episode, 1972
Valerie Minifie Valerie Minifie ...  Barmaid 1 episode, 1973
Reginald Barratt Reginald Barratt ...  Council Clerk 1 episode, 1972
Bert Palmer Bert Palmer ...  Man 1 episode, 1973
Jason Kemp Jason Kemp ...  David 1 episode, 1972
Talfryn Thomas ...  Pram Man 1 episode, 1972
Shelagh Wilcocks Shelagh Wilcocks ...  Woman 1 episode, 1973
Dan Meaden Dan Meaden ...  Jacko 1 episode, 1972
Mark Moss Mark Moss ...  Barman 1 episode, 1972
Verne Morgan Verne Morgan ...  Watchman 1 episode, 1972
Dorothea Phillips ...  Shop Assistant 1 episode, 1972
Morgan Richardson Morgan Richardson ...  1st Policeman 1 episode, 1972
Leslie Schofield ...  2nd Policeman 1 episode, 1972
Pam Scotcher Pam Scotcher 1 episode, 1972
John Welsh ...  Cartwright 1 episode, 1972
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A horror anthology series, with each episode featuring a different eerie tale.

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Thirteen tales to chill the blood

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Thriller

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 1972 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Very dark and original.
30 May 2017 | by czar-10See 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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