Tales from the Darkside Episode 83: The Cutty Black Sow

Tales from the Darkside The Cutty Black Sow

General Information Director: Richard Glass Writer: Michael McDowell Cast: Huckleberry Fox, Paula Trueman, Mary Alison Griffin, Timothy Landfield, Sharon Ullrick, and Paul Sparer Composer: Johnathan Elias Air Date: 5/8/1988   Overview Before dying on Halloween, an elderly woman (Paula Trueman) gives a dire warning to her great grandson Jamie (Huckleberry Fox). Notably, Jamie learns that […]

Night Gallery Episode 15: House – With Ghost/A Midnight Visit to the Neighborhood Blood Bank/Dr. Stringfellow’s Rejuvenator/Hell’s Bells

Night Gallery House With Ghost

General Information Directors: Gene Kearney, William Hale, Jerrold Freedman, and Theodore J. Flicker Writers: Gene Kearney, Jack Laird, Rod Serling, and Theodore J. Flicker Cast: Bob Crane, Jo Anne Worley, Victor Buono, Forrest Tucker, Murray Hamilton, John Astin, Bernard Fox, Eric Christmas, Alan Napier, Trisha Noble, Journey Laird, Don Pedro Colley, Lou Frizzell, Theodore J. […]

Meeting Butch Patrick at HorrorHound Weekend Indianapolis (September 6, 2019)

Butch Patrick Zombo

Last Friday, I attended HorrorHound Weekend at the Indiana Convention Center. My main reason for going was to meet Neve Campbell, who played Sidney in the Scream movies, and get her signature on my Ghostface mask. (As I mentioned in an older post, Matthew Lillard already signed the mask at a Days of the Dead […]

The Twilight Zone Episode 145: The Masks

The Twilight Zone The Masks

General Information Director: Ida Lupino Writer: Rod Serling Cast: Robert Keith, Milton Selzer, Virginia Gregg, Brooke Hayward, Willis Bouchey, and Alan Sues Composer: None (Stock Music) Air Date: 3/20/1964 Production Code: 2601   Overview While dying of old age, the wealthy Jason Foster (Robert Keith) hosts an unusual Mardi Gras party for his greedy relatives. […]

The Giant Gila Monster (1959)

The Giant Gila Monster

General Information Director: Ray Kellogg Writer: Jay Simms Cast: Don Sullivan, Fred Graham, Lisa Simone, Shug Fisher, Bob Thompson, Janice Stone, Ken Knox, Gay McLendon, Don Flournoy, Cecil Hunt, Stormy Meadows, Howard Ware, Pat Reeves, Jan McLendon, Jerry Cortwright, Beverly Thurman, Clarke Browne, Grady Vaughn, Desmond Doogh, Ann Sonka, and Yolanda Salas Composer: Jack Marshall […]

The Killer Shrews (1959)

The Killer Shrews

General Information Director: Ray Kellogg Writer: Jay Simms Cast: James Best, Ingrid Goude, Ken Curtis, Gordon McLendon, Baruch Lumet, Judge Henry Dupree, and Alfredo deSoto Composers: Henry Bluestone and Emil Cadkin Release Date: 6/25/1959 MPAA Rating: Not Rated   Overview Delivering supplies to a remote island, Captain Thorne Sherman (James Best) and his first mate […]

Tales from the Darkside Episode 82: The Apprentice

Tales from the Darkside

General Information Director: Eleanor Gaver Writer: Ellen Sandhaus Cast: Wayne Tippit, Haviland Morris, Katherine Elizabeth Neuman, Gary Lahti, and Paul Sparer Composer: Tom Pile Air Date: 5/1/1988   Overview Searching for employment, Sarah McBride (Haviland Morris) accepts a job at Colonial Village—a recreation of Puritan life in 17th century Salem. Though a history buff, Sarah […]

Night Gallery Episode 14: The Diary/A Matter of Semantics/Big Surprise/Professor Peabody’s Last Lecture

Night Gallery The Diary

General Information Directors: William Hale, Jack Laird, Jeannot Szwarc, and Jerrold Freedman Writers: Rod Serling, Gene Kearney, Richard Matheson, and Jack Laird Cast: Patty Duke, Virginia Mayo, David Wayne, Cesar Romero, E.J. Peaker, John Carradine, Carl Reiner, Robert Yuro, James McCallion, Lindsay Wagner, Floy Dean, Diana Chesney, Monie Ellis, Vincent Van Patten, Marc Vahanian, Eric […]

The Twilight Zone Episode 144: What’s in the Box

General Information Director: Richard L. Bare Writer: Martin M. Goldsmith Cast: Joan Blondell, William Demarest, Sterling Holloway, Sandra Gould, Howard Wright, and Herbert Lytton Composer: None (Stock Music) Air Date: 3/13/1964 Production Code: 2635   Overview After having his TV fixed by an eccentric repairman (Sterling Holloway), cab driver Joe Britt (William Demarest) sees a […]