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Now I know there are some folks here who remember the old 'Night Gallery'
Do any of you recall the episode with Richard Thomas? It was the first thing I can ever remember seeing him in, and in all the years since, it's what I always picture when I see him.

To Paraphrase a critique by another:
This is really one of the most frightening and uncomfortable things to watch that has ever been presented on television. Richard Thomas in the finest work he has ever done. Some of the finest horror that television has ever seen. Nothing I can say can describe this episode. It has never been matched.

I have to agree!

Another said; "The whole family ran from the room at the ending scene"

I didn't run, but couldn't get the hair on the back of my neck to lay flat for a while.
A story based on an old Welsh custom of the rich bribing the poor to relieve them of their earthly sins after death.
"The sins of the father'
Anybody like a good chill from time to time, try to find a place you can catch this for Halloween someday.
Why don't we get the 'really scary' stuff like this anymore.
Skip the special effects and appeal to the imagination like good writers used to know how to do!
Quote:Another said; "The whole family ran from the room at the ending scene"

I didn't run, but couldn't get the hair on the back of my neck to lay flat for a while.
A story based on an old Welsh custom of the rich bribing the poor to relieve them of their earthly sins after death.
"The sins of the father'
Anybody like a good chill from time to time, try to find a place you can catch this for Halloween someday.
Why don't we get the 'really scary' stuff like this anymore.
Skip the special effects and appeal to the imagination like good writers used to know how to do!
I'll look for that.
"A story based on an old Welsh custom of the rich bribing the poor to relieve them of their earthly sins after death"....
Reminds me of an old British movie that I bet you'd love: Curse of the Demon. It's B & W, minimal special effects, and absolutely terrifying.

"Night of the Demon
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This article is about the 1957 film. For other uses, see Night of the Demon

Night of the Demon is a 1957 British horror film directed by Jacques Tourneur, starring Dana Andrews, Peggy Cummins and Niall MacGinnis. An adaptation of M. R. James' story "Casting the Runes" (1911), the plot revolves around an American professor investigating a satanic cult suspected of more than one murder.

The film's production was turbulent due to clashing ideas between producer Hal E. Chester on one side and Jacques Tourneur and writer Charles Bennett on the other. Against Bennett and Tourneur's wishes, Chester demanded the demon have a highly visible presence on-camera. The film was also edited further in America in its 1958 debut under the title of The Curse of the Demon..."
According to Dana Andrews, the entire cast were disgusted with the monster that was "forced" onto the final product.
A rather comical monster resembling a winged Godzilla rises. The cloud alone would have done just fine.
The writers had created a masterpiece that was totally undone by Chester.

Sorry! I have no link to Andrews interview.
The rest of the film is done so well that the winged Godzilla at the end scarcely tarnishes it at all.

"Author Tony Earnshaw's book Beating the Devil-the Making of Night of the Demon argues that showing the demon was planned early on in the production (despite Tourneur's protests to the contrary), in order to heighten the tension in the film by letting the audience know the demonic powers were real. Bennett, also angry at the script changes said, "If [Chester] walked up my driveway right now, I'd shoot him dead."[3] Secondly, Chester cut thirteen minutes of the film for the American release, but these scenes have been restored on all home video versions."
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Most of these old shows are available on www.hulu.com

I did a quick search and found this ... dunno if it's the episode you're referring to:

http://www.hulu.com/search?query=night+ ... ather&st=1
On the other end of the scale is the episode "The Nature of the Enemy." If Hoagland saw this he'd be talking about rodent sculptures in Mare Crisum :)
Thanks 2L2T for the link.
I believe this is the link.

http://www.hulu.com/watch/58780/night-g ... he-fathers

I'll watch after football tonight to see if it's as good as I remember, or if I've become jaded over the years.
We were so young and naive back in the day!