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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

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

EP073: Halloween from the Hip / Brady Fright Night

10/4/2018
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The end of summer signals new beginnings: We inaugurate season four. We usher in the autumn. We mark the days till Halloween. Like the capricious falling of leaves, this is a freewheeling episode. I hope you'll join me and a few surprise friends as they drop by to share their thoughts on the spooky season.

Duration:00:51:25

EP072: The Twilight Zone's Magic Man: Brock on Beaumont

9/12/2018
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As we close out Season 3 of TV TERROR PODCAST, we speak with Jason V. Brock, author, artist, and director of the definitive documentary about Charles Beaumont. Beaumont is a towering but tragic figure, who aided Rod Serling in pioneering a new and ascendant medium called television.

Duration:01:36:46

EP071: William Shatner in The Horror at 37,000 Feet (1973)

9/1/2018
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TV TERROR PODCAST takes you higher. An unspeakable evil has boarded an international flight and it's up to the crew and its passengers to mollify angry spirits if they're ever to touch down safely. William Shatner and Roy Thinnes star.

Duration:00:19:44

EP070: Brian Clemen's THRILLER (1973-76)

8/18/2018
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We visit the classic British terror show by Brian Clemens. Murder, the macabre, and malevolent entities all found their home in THRILLER, the brainchild of one of the UK's foremost writer/producers.

Duration:00:20:12

EP069: The Tommyknockers (1993) - SPECIAL

8/3/2018
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In this special episode of TV TERROR, we partner with the KINGOLOGY podcast to bring you coverage of the 1993 Stephen King miniseries, THE TOMMYKNOCKERS.

Duration:00:45:21

EP068: Robert Davi in SWAMP SHARK (2011)

7/27/2018
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It's like a Jambalaya Jaws when a mutated shark makes its way into the waters of the Louisiana bayou. Kristy Swanson, Robert Davi, and D.B. Sweeney headline in Syfy's SWAMP SHARK (2011), a shark thriller with bite. This episode of TV TERROR is timed to celebrate 30 years of Discovery's Shark Week.

Duration:00:24:42

EP067: A Vacation in Hell (1979)

7/20/2018
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For five travelers, a luxury vacation turns into a nightmare struggle for survival against the untamed jungle and their own savage passions! Michael Brandon, Barbara Feldon, Maureen McCormick, and Priscilla Barnes co-star in this ABC Monday Night Movie from 1979.

Duration:00:21:34

EP066: CALIBRE (2018)

7/13/2018
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Summertime. It's a great time to get away. We take a virtual vacation by going hunting in the Scottish highlands with Netflix's CALIBRE (2018). It's a tale of a holiday gone wrong and we give you a spoiler-free overview in this edition of TV TERROR.

Duration:00:19:54

EP065: Shark Kill (1976)

7/7/2018
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Shark Week is coming! To set the mood, we visit the little-known JAWS-era telefilm, SHARK KILL (1976), a fun dive into aquatic terror.

Duration:00:19:33

EP064: TV Terror From The Hip

6/26/2018
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This week I shoot from the hip to tell you about what I've been watching and listening to. It's a loose and informal installment of TV TERROR that covers my exploits in television programming and beyond.

Duration:00:46:54

EP063: Stranger Things (2016)

6/9/2018
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When a boy goes missing in the rural town of Hawkins, his friends, family and the local sheriff begin to scratch at the truth. They discover that something insidious has been released into their world from a shadowy region that has something to do with a secret laboratory in Hawkins. Set in the 1980s, STRANGER THINGS is an excursion into science fiction, horror, and paranoid thriller that hits every note on the synthesizer. Join us. Music credits: RickLan: Patreon:...

Duration:00:21:01

EP062: The Shadow Over Innsmouth (1992)

6/1/2018
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H.P. Lovecraft's appeal extends across time and nations. We visit the Japanese town of Innsmouth near Arkham and Dunwich, where fish-men walk the shadows of this seaside village. We follow a reporter who journeys from the city to investigate the truth of the place. Do you dare to come along?

Duration:00:18:02

EP061: Matthew Fox is HAUNTED (2002)

5/24/2018
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Frank Taylor lost it all... his job, his marriage, even his life. But he came back, and brought the dead with him in the UPN series, HAUNTED (2002), starring Matthew Fox of LOST fame.

Duration:00:17:02

EP060: When A Stranger Calls Back (1993)

5/17/2018
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Carol Kane and Charles Durning reprise their roles from the classic babysitter-in-peril movie, When A Stranger Calls (1979) as a former victim and P.I. who will protect a young woman from a demented stalker in the sequel telefilm, When A Stranger Calls Back (1993).

Duration:00:16:26

EP059: MONSTERS (1988-1991)

5/11/2018
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From the producers who gave us Tales from the Darkside came an equally ghoulish television show called MONSTERS, a half-hour monster-of-the-week creature feature that is sure to awaken the beastie in you. Join us.

Duration:00:18:21

EP058: The Enfield Haunting (2015)

5/3/2018
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A family in Enfield, England are terrorized by a Poltergeist, provoking one of the most famous paranormal investigations in history. Timothy Spall and Eleanor Worthington-Cox star in this frightening miniseries from 2015.

Duration:00:24:20

EP057: Robby Benson in THE DEATH OF RICHIE (1977)

4/28/2018
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A family rides a downward spiral when their teenage son destroys himself with drugs. Robby Benson stars in The Death of Richie, a disturbing cautionary tale about substance abuse.

Duration:00:17:56

EP056: When Michael Calls (1972)

4/19/2018
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A ringing phone haunts Elizabeth Ashley in When Michael Calls (1972). Is it her dead nephew Michael on the line? Ben Gazzara and Michael Douglas co-star in an ABC Movie of the Week adapted from the John Farris novel and directed by Philip Leacock.

Duration:00:20:00

EP055: Arthur Kennedy in CRAWLSPACE (1972)

4/5/2018
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Adapted from the Herbert Lieberman novel, Crawlspace (1971), this 1972 CBS telefilm tells the cautionary tale of a childless retired couple, named Albert and Alice Graves who adopt a stray young man whom they discover living in the crawlspace in their basement.

Duration:00:15:43