Night Gallery

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  • TV-PG
  • 1969
  • 3 Seasons
  • 7.9  (6,150)

Night Gallery was a horror anthology television series that aired on NBC from 1969 to 1973. The series was produced by Universal Studios and was hosted by Rod Serling, the creator of The Twilight Zone. Each episode of Night Gallery featured a number of short, self-contained stories that were connected by Serling's introductions and commentaries. The stories were often eerie, twisted, and macabre, and ranged from classic horror themes like ghosts and vampires to more psychological and suspenseful tales.

The show was notable for its use of surrealist art and imagery, which was featured in the opening credits and on the set of the titular "night gallery," a fictional exhibition space for bizarre and disturbing artwork. The gallery was curated by Serling's character, who would often introduce the episodes by walking through the gallery and commenting on the bizarre and often chilling artwork on display.

One of the most memorable aspects of Night Gallery was its roster of guest stars. Many prominent actors and actresses appeared on the show over the years, including Joan Crawford, Vincent Price, Burgess Meredith, and Agnes Moorehead. The show also helped launch the careers of several up-and-coming actors, such as Diane Keaton, Sally Field, and Jodie Foster.

Despite its relatively short run, Night Gallery had a unique and lasting impact on the horror genre. The show's blend of psychological horror, macabre humor, and surreal imagery influenced later horror series like The X-Files and The Twilight Zone (the latter of which Serling had famously created). It also helped to establish the anthology format as a staple of horror storytelling, paving the way for later anthology shows like Tales from the Crypt and American Horror Story.

In conclusion, Night Gallery was a groundbreaking and influential horror anthology series that captivated audiences with its blend of eerie storytelling and surreal art. Hosted by the legendary Rod Serling and featuring a wealth of talented guest stars, the show left an indelible mark on the horror genre and continues to be celebrated by fans of horror and television alike.

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Hatred Unto Death/How to Cure the Common Vampire
15. Hatred Unto Death/How to Cure the Common Vampire
May 27, 1973
Blood memories surface when an anthropologist responds in kind to a captive gorilla's primeval hatred; A vignette about vampires (and those who hunt them) -- two men try to dispatch a vampire for all time.
The Doll of Death
14. The Doll of Death
May 20, 1973
A spurned plantation owner in the British West Indies enlists the power of voodoo to avenge himself against a romantic rival.
13. Whisper
May 13, 1973
A young wife in a remote English country house finds herself in thrall to strange and insistent voices of the dead.
Death on a Barge
12. Death on a Barge
March 4, 1973
A dockside merchant ignores the warnings of his friends when he falls desperately in love with a wraith-like young woman.
Something in the Woodwork
11. Something in the Woodwork
January 14, 1973
A lonely alcoholic plots revenge against her ex-husband by calling on a reluctant ghost she finds in her attic.
The Ring With The Red Velvet Ropes
10. The Ring With The Red Velvet Ropes
January 7, 1973
The new heavyweight champion of the world discovers that he has one more unscheduled bout before he can claim his title.
She'll Be Company For You
9. She'll Be Company For You
December 24, 1972
After his invalid wife dies, a relieved widower finds himself under the watchful eye of a strangely menacing cat.
Finnegan's Flight
8. Finnegan's Flight
December 17, 1972
A prison lifer yearning for freedom submits to a cellmate's experiments in mind over matter--with tragic results.
Fright Night
7. Fright Night
December 10, 1972
A writer and his wife move to a farmhouse left to them by a late cousin.
The Other Way Out
6. The Other Way Out
November 19, 1972
A businessman receives letters tying him to the mysterious death of a go-go dancer.
You Can Come Up Now, Mrs. Milliken/Smile, Please
5. You Can Come Up Now, Mrs. Milliken/Smile, Please
November 12, 1972
A bungling inventor and his forgetful wife pool their ineptitude for an experiment in immortality; A vignette about photographing a vampire.
Spectre in Tap-Shoes
4. Spectre in Tap-Shoes
October 29, 1972
After witnessing her twin sister's suicide, a young woman begins to see and hear evidence of her continuing presence.
Rare Objects
3. Rare Objects
October 22, 1972
A gangster marked for death engages a specialist who guarantees him sanctuary--but at a precipitous cost.
The Girl with the Hungry Eyes
2. The Girl with the Hungry Eyes
October 1, 1972
A photographer hires a mysterious model whose eyes burn with a seductive - yet frightening - glow.
The Return Of The Sorcerer
1. The Return Of The Sorcerer
September 24, 1972
A sorcerer hires a translator to divine the meaning of an ancient Arabic manuscript that has some grisly connection with his twin brother's death.
  • Premiere Date
    January 1, 1969
  • IMDB Rating
    7.9  (6,150)