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TV TERROR explores television's darker corridors: classic shows like The Twilight Zone and Night Gallery, and the Movie-of-the-Week golden age that gave us telefilms like Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, Salem's Lot, and The Night Stalker. We've got a penchant for those nearly-forgotten treasures of the tube, and this is where we share our discoveries. So, grab your remote and a wooden stake and join us, won't you?

TV TERROR explores television's darker corridors: classic shows like The Twilight Zone and Night Gallery, and the Movie-of-the-Week golden age that gave us telefilms like Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, Salem's Lot, and The Night Stalker. We've got a penchant for those nearly-forgotten treasures of the tube, and this is where we share our discoveries. So, grab your remote and a wooden stake and join us, won't you?
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TV TERROR explores television's darker corridors: classic shows like The Twilight Zone and Night Gallery, and the Movie-of-the-Week golden age that gave us telefilms like Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, Salem's Lot, and The Night Stalker. We've got a penchant for those nearly-forgotten treasures of the tube, and this is where we share our discoveries. So, grab your remote and a wooden stake and join us, won't you?

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Episodes

EP093: BOOK CLUB 2: This Time It's Personal

6/18/2019
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It's our big, big, BOOK CLUB episode, put together by you! Join us as the TV TERROR community comes together with audio clips and essays about their favorite TV-related reads. And if that weren't enough, we're joined by DAN STOUT, author of the acclaimed new novel, TITAN SHADE. We discuss his book, his process, and his television influences.

Duration:01:39:34

EP092: Kolchak Episode: THE VAMPIRE (1974)

5/18/2019
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In this direct sequel to the first Kolchak telefilm, a victim of the Las Vegas vampire journeys to Los Angeles and begins a new cycle of feeding -- only Kolchak will recognize the pattern of vampirism.

Duration:00:26:27

EP091: Jack Elam in STRUCK BY LIGHTNING (1979)

4/23/2019
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Just several years after Young Frankenstein, CBS gave us another comedic take on the Frankenstein monster, starring Jack Elam and Jeffrey Kramer. It's STRUCK BY LIGHTNING, the short-lived sitcom from 1979.

Duration:00:25:25

EP090: Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo (1977)

4/7/2019
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When two smugglers (Tom Atkins, Howard Hesseman) fly to California with an illicit load of Ecuadorian coffee, little do they suspect that there are deadly stowaways in the cargo hold, the eight-legged kind, with a venom that kills like the plague. A CBS Wednesday Movie from 1977 with an all-star cast.

Duration:00:30:01

EP089: Richard Boone stars in THE LAST DINOSAUR (1977)

3/19/2019
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EPISODE 89: THE LAST DINOSAUR (1977): There's a prehistoric paradise in the polar ice cap, a lost world teeming with creatures thought long-extinct, and Masten Thrust, Jr. (Richard Boone) will take us there. As mentioned in the show, here's that vintage making-of featurette: https://youtu.be/G9wcpETW9pY

Duration:00:36:37

EP088: STAR TREK: The Galileo Seven (1967)

3/4/2019
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While investigating a quasar-like formation, the shuttle Galileo commanded by Mr. Spock crash lands on a planet inhabited by ape-like creatures who aim to destroy the marooned crew before they can orchestrate an escape. Part monster-of-the-week episode, this Star Trek siege story is worthy of our study as a TV TERROR specimen. Rockford Jay of The Retroist Clubhouse contributes a segment. LISTEN IN...

Duration:00:28:48

EP087: William Shatner in DISASTER ON THE COASTLINER (1979)

2/16/2019
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It's all aboard for danger with an all-star cast: Lloyd Bridges, Yvette Mimieux, E.G. Marshall, and William Shatner. Two packed commuter trains hurtling toward each other on the same track! Hundreds of lives in peril! One man fights against impossible odds to save them!...in an ABC Sunday Night Movie from 1979. LISTEN IN...

Duration:00:22:33

EP086: CARRIE: The TV Movie (2002)

1/30/2019
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Based on the novel by Stephen King, NBC adapts CARRIE as a television event in 2002, starring Angela Bettis, Patricia Clarkson and David Keith. Carrie White is an object of scorn and ridicule until the night of the senior prom when she unleashes her fury.

Duration:00:30:29

EP085: The Day The Earth Moved (1974) / Aftershock: Earthquake in NY (1999)

1/18/2019
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EARTHQUAKE!... Jackie Cooper, Stella Stevens, and Cleavon Little star in THE DAY THE EARTH MOVED (1974). Jennifer Garner and Tom Skerritt star in AFTERSHOCK: EARTHQUAKE in NEW YORK (1999). If this episode doesn't shake you, nothing will. Don't miss GIALLOctober: https://player.vimeo.com/video/293434147

Duration:00:34:34

EP084: Bruce Campbell in TORNADO! (1996)

12/31/2018
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Happy New Year! It's twin twisters for the New Year as John Schneider and Bruce Campbell face down tornadoes in the Twister-inspired films from 1996, NIGHT OF THE TWISTERS and TORNADO!

Duration:00:12:01

EP083: Doug McClure in SATAN'S TRIANGLE (1975)

12/24/2018
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This ABC Movie of the Week from 1975 rides the Exorcist wave as Doug McClure and Kim Novak find themselves trapped aboard a ship in a diabolical stretch of ocean known as The Devil's Triangle.

Duration:00:22:34

EP082: Anthology Talk with Mark Cain + Xmas Bonus

12/17/2018
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Television anthologies are magic. They're like many shows rolled up in one. Mark Cain of Anthologic Podcast joins me to run down a bunch of them. We discuss our mutual fascination with the form and some of our favorite specimens. Plus a super-sneaky secret Christmas bonus inside. No fair peeking. Music by E's Jammy Jams

Duration:00:56:34

EP081: Robert Foxworth in DEATHMOON (1978)

12/7/2018
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A businessman suffering from nervous exhaustion jets away to Hawaii to unwind, but his troubles only intensify when he receives his inheritance, a bloodline curse that transforms him into a werewolf.

Duration:00:21:42

EP080: TV Talkin' with CASTLE of HORROR Podcast

11/28/2018
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Jason Henderson of Castle of Horror/ Castle Talk Podcast invites Anthony Rotolo of TV TERROR podcast to discuss the Movie-of-the-Week golden age, podcasting, and more. We range and rove the hidden valley of programming past, a fertile land once inhabited by giants. They're gone, but their stories live on. You'll hear tell of scary hippies, zuni fetish dolls, and things that lurk in dark shadows and collective memory, and how oral tradition continues through the art and craft of podcasting....

Duration:00:58:24

EP079: Thanksgiving: Alien Abduction (1998), Munsters (1964)

11/22/2018
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Happy Thanksgiving! Nothing evokes the day like an E.T. home invasion, so that's our topic this time out. It's the obscure UPN film, ALIEN ABDUCTION: INCIDENT IN LAKE COUNTY, a found footage film released one year before Blair Witch popularized the sub-genre, all about a hapless family who finds themselves besieged by otherworldly invaders. We also chat about The Munsters, so grab a drumstick and join us, won't you?

Duration:00:23:55

EP078: Haunting of Hill House (2018) / The Lottery (1969)

11/12/2018
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It's a Shirley Jackson themed episode as TV TERROR explores the new Netflix series, The Haunting of Hill House (2018) and an older adaptation of her famous short story, The Lottery (1969).

Duration:00:29:39

EP077: The Night That Panicked America (1975)

10/30/2018
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On October 30th, 1938, Orson Welles terrified a nation through the young medium of radio when he presented H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds as a Halloween offering. The panic that ensued is legendary and is captured in the ABC Friday Movie of the Week from 1975.

Duration:00:20:19

EP076: Spielberg's SOMETHING EVIL (1972) with John Kenneth Muir

10/26/2018
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Immediately after the success of DUEL, Steven Spielberg set to work on a possession story titled, SOMETHING EVIL (1972), featuring Sandy Dennis, Darren McGavin, Ralph Bellamy, and Johnny Whitaker. Unknown to many and underrated by some, this CBS telefilm merits discussion. I'm joined by genre expert and author John Kenneth Muir to explore this gem from the Movie of the Week golden age.

Duration:01:03:00

EP075: Disney's MR. BOOGEDY (1986)

10/22/2018
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Richard Masur, John Astin and Kristy Swanson star in Disney's modern spooky classic, MR. BOOGEDY, the tale of a family who moves to their dream home only to find it haunted by a tyrannical ghost. MR. BOOGEDY first aired on Disney's Sunday Movie in 1986. I'm joined by Kyle Chamberlain of The Movie City Maniacs podcast. Music by: WaveToys

Duration:00:29:58

EP074: ROD SERLING: His Life, Work and Imagination (with Nick Parisi / Interview)

10/15/2018
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Rod Serling is as grand a subject as The Twilight Zone for which he is known. But did you know that he had established himself as the preeminent writer for television before he ever breached The Fifth Dimension? We trace his early career with author Nick Parisi, whose book, Rod Serling: His Life, Work and Imagination has just been released.

Duration:01:15:09