Night Gallery - another anthology series from the Master of the Macabre Rod Serling.
Based in a dark disturbing museum setting, Night Gallery featured adaptations of some of the best works of dark-fantasy masters such as H. P. Lovecraft, Algernon Blackwood, Fritz Leiber, A. E. van Vogt ... as well as a myriad of others.
: In a modern-day high-rise, an elevator operator rudely dismisses two would-be passengers, noting that there’s no more room. As the elevator descends, an alien suddenly teleports into the elevator. When the operator directs his attention to the sign limiting the capacity to 10 passengers, the alien points at the operator and disintegrates him... read more. recap
: Sheriff Ned Harlow comes to see his old friend, town undertaker Walt Peckinpah. Ned demands to know what Walt is up to, running a clearance sale of funeral accessories. Walt insists that he’s just doing what every business does, trying to get rid of surplus supplies by selling them at rock-bottom prices. He shows Ned his accumulation of old coffins and urns, and says that he needs to get rid of them so he can bring in new stock. When Ned continues to object, Walt redirects the issue to how they used to be friends, but that they haven’t gotten together in five years to drink beer and play checkers, not since Ned married his wife Etta... read more.3x13: Death on a Barge recap
: Ron, a local merchant in a small seaside town, is walking past the canal at night when he sees a young woman in a white dress sitting on a barge. He approaches the dock and she introduces herself as Hyacinth. She refuses to come across to meet him, but says that she’s seen him walk by and knows his name. Ron contents himself with talking to her across the canal water that separates them... read more.3x12: Something in the Woodwork recap
: Molly Wheatland has purchased an old house to move into after her divorce. She is setting the table for a birthday dinner when the repairman, Joe Wilson, comes downstairs. Molly tells him that she’s setting the table for her ex-husband, Charlie, and begs Joe into staying for coffee. While she drinks, Molly regales Joe with stories about Charlie. When he tries to leave, Molly asks about the attic room, and Joe says that it’s locked and he doesn’t have the key. Molly tells him to cut open the door, and asks if he heard from his father what happened in the attic 30 years ago. Joe feigns ignorance and Molly talks about how Jamie Dilman, a bank robber, took refuge in the attic but was gunned down by the police. The realtor was unable to sell the house, reputed to be haunted, until Molly decided to buy it, insisting that nothing ever scans her... read more.3x11: The Ring with the Red Velvet Ropes recap
: Jim Figg has just soundly defeated Big Dan Anger for the heavyweight boxing championship. While celebrating with his manager, Figg is met in his dressing room by Anger, whose face Figg has just beaten to a bloody pulp. Anger tells Figg that he isn't the real champion, but Figg shrugs it off as sour grapes, and says that they'll talk rematch later. Seconds later, Figg's manager Max tells him that Anger was just rushed to the hospital for his injuries from the fight. Figg replies that's impossible as he just spoke to Big Dan not two minutes ago... read more.