Night Gallery season 1

Night Gallery is Rod Serling's sequel to The Twilight Zone. It dealt more with horror and the supernatural. Some episodes are exceptional.

Night Gallery is Rod Serling’s sequel to The Twilight Zone. It dealt more with horror and the supernatural. Some episodes are exceptional.

1. The Dead Man/ The Housekeeper

Two half-hour episodes. A physician’s experiment in hypnosis comes to a terrifying conclusion. A dabbler in black magic (Larry Hagman) attempts to fix his marriage by transferring the soul of his housekeeper into his cold-hearted wife.

2. Room with a View / The Little Black Bag / Nature of the Enemy

Room with a View - Night Gallery, season 1

In Room with a View, a wealthy invalid (Joseph Wiseman) uses his unwitting nurse (Diane Keaton) to help with his revenge against his unfaithful wife. In The Little Black Bag, Burgess Meredith plays a disgraced doctor, living as an alcoholic on skid row, in 1971. Then he finds a medical bag from 2098. The Nature of the Enemy is very short, dealing with a scientist (Joseph Campanella) at NASA Mission Control watches disaster unfold on the moon. It is, in fact, the stupidest segment of Night Gallery, bar none.

3. The House / Certain Shadows on the Wall

The House - a touching haunted house story from Night Gallery season 1

The House deals with a young woman (Joanna Pettet) who enters a house she’s seen in her dreams. A sweet, touching haunted house story, if such a thing is possible. In Certain Shadows on the Wall, the shadow of a recently deceased woman (Agnes Moorehead) remains cast on the parlor wall to haunt her sinister brother.

4. Make Me Laugh / Clean Kills and Other Trophies

Make Me Laugh - Night Gallery season 1

In Make Me Laugh, a comic (Godfrey Cambridge) desperate for laughs makes a deal with an equally desperate miracle worker. In Clean Kills and Other Trophies, a big-game hunter (Raymond Massey) faces the wrath of vengeful spirits when he forces his son to shoot a deer.

5. Pamela’s Voice / Lone Survivor / The Doll

Phyllis Diller co-stars with John Astin in a very different haunting story - Pamela's Voice

In Pamela’s Voice, husband (John Astin) is haunted by the ghost of his annoying, deceased wife (Phyllis Diller). But everything’s not as it seems … In Lone Survivor, a man (John Colicos) adrift in a lifeboat labeled Titanic is picked up. The Doll deals with a hideous doll, used for revenge against an officer (John Williams) in the colonial forces of Queen Victoria. With a very nice twist ending.

6. They’re Tearing Down Tim Riley’s Bar/The Last Laurel

William Windom in They're Tearing Down Tim Riley's Bar

A has-been salesman (William Windom) tries desperately to return to the past. Then, a crippled athlete (Jack Cassidy) plots to use mind over matter to commit murder.

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