In a suburban home, children gather outside a home and taunt the boy who lives inside, Victor Koch. His father Paul chases them away and then talks to his son, who wears a hood. Paul suggests that Victor might be happier somewhere else, with boys like himself. Victor wonders where they could find such a place, and insists that there are no boys like himself. He tells his father to do what he wants but just leave him alone. Paul walks away, insisting that it isn’t what he wants. ..Read the full recap
Host: The name of this place, should you have come in here accidentally out of the rain, is the Night Gallery. We deal in paint, pigment, light and shadow, realism, surrealism, impressionism, and ghost stories. Item number one over there, it could be a gentleman sitting in an electric chair. But it isn't. What it depicts is in a sense a method of execution that we humans reserve for other humans who happen to be dissimilar to us. You're about to look under that hood and meet first-hand one of the Different Ones. Tonight's first excursion into the realm of the unusual.
Paul Koch: And I wish I had some idea what this place was like.
Victor Koch: Is that what's bothering you? Well, if it were a desert, a frozen tundra, a pit where the sun never shines, it would be better than this.