Night Gallery was creator-host Rod Serling's follow-up to The Twilight Zone. Set in a shadowy museum of the outre, Serling weekly unveiled disturbing portraiture as preface to a highly diverse anthology of tales in the fantasy-horror vein. Bolstering Serling's thoughtful original dramas were adaptations of classic genre material--short stories by such luminaries as H. P. Lovecraft, Fritz Leiber, A.E. van Vogt, Algernon Blackwood, Conrad Aiken, Richard Matheson, August Derleth, and Christianna Brand. Variety of material brought with it a variety of tone, from the deadly serious to the tongue-in-cheek, stretching the television anthology concept to its very limits.
A phenomenally successful young seer suddenly refuses to make further predictions.
A vignette about a babysitter and her latest client.
A desperate man seeks out the help of a surgeon when he discovers an invading presence has control of his right hand.
The Phantom of the Opera gets the shock of his life when he menaces a beautiful young singer.
Taking refuge in a funeral home, a wounded killer encounters a gentle undertaker with a strange secret.
Bricks and mortar figure in a wife's plan to end her husband's suffering.
A graduating class of the future takes a particularly revealing final exam.
A brief incantation in verse while a coven hungrily awaits an overdue member.
A college professor suspects that his visiting aunt is an ancient witch--with designs on inhabiting his wife's body.
Dr. Jekyll tries out a new potion.
A callous disc jockey is offered up as a hellish sacrifice at a deserted radio station.
A phobic gourmet columnist seeks help from a woman he spurned when he discovers a hairy--and obstinate--little guest crawling in his kitchen sink.
A twist on daddy's midnight feeding.
A careless braggart foolishly exaggerates his meager talents to a crackpot surgeon.
A widower investigates an unusually strict military academy for his delinquent son.
A psychiatrist finds himself falling for a mysterious woman whose last visitor was killed--so police conclude--by wild animals.
A boy's fascination with snow begins to draw him into a beautiful fantasy world.
An intrepid mercenary accepts a $15,000 bet to stay overnight in a haunted house.
A Nazi general hunting for resistance fighters gets a strangely warm welcome at a Balkan castle.
A motorist and a marine hitchhiker experience an uncanny sensation that they've shared previous experiences.
A love story about a friendless teenager and the strange creature she traps in an abandoned quarry.
A vicious gossip columnist receives a gift diary that appears to write its own fearful entries--before the events occur.
Count Dracula visits a blood bank.
An eccentric farmer promises a ""big surprise"" to a group of boys . . . if they dig for it.
While debunking ancient cults, an academic unwisely scoffs at the wrong god.
A philandering husband schemes to murder his wife with the aid of a ghost.
An unscrupulous medicine man in the Old West promises restored healthâ€”or a resurrectionâ€”to a poor farmer's dying daughter.
An unscrupulous medicine man in the Old West promises restored health--or a resurrection--to a poor farmer's dying daughter.
A recent initiate is surprised to find Hell a little tame for his liking.
A schoolteacher in a frontier town tries to reach a timid, hauntingly strange fourth grader.
A distraught musician asks the police to help him find an elusive woman.
A young woman of Victorian Boston finds herself drawn to a reclusive artist obsessed with ghouls.
Bad luck follows a phony spiritualist and his assistant's unfaithful wife after an auto accident simplifies the triangle.
A vignette about elevator manners.
A haunting love story of a young woman and her late father's colleague, a man clinging desperately to life in a refrigerated apartment.
A heartless moneylender gets his just desserts with the help of a client's unusual telescopic device.
Edgar Allan Poe receives some unwanted coaching during a bout with writer's block.
Desperate to stay alive for the sake of his nine-year-old grandson, an elderly, near-penniless Jew on the brink of death pins his hopes for salvation on the coming of the Messiah.
A mirror reflecting an alien landscape figures in an antique dealer's scheme to rid himself of a hateful business partner.
In a rigidly conformist future society, an anguished father agrees to send his deformed son to a distant planet.
A chance encounter with a strange couple convinces a young woman that she has had a glimpse of the future.
Searching for a lost explorer in Africa, British authorities accuse a powerful witch doctor of his murder.
An unscrupulous tycoon takes drastic steps to force an old widow off her land. His stumbling block: her strange talent for gardening.
A vampire plans his belated, lavish--and noisy--final obsequy.
A couple stopping at a roadside diner encounter a jukebox that plays only one song, a tune connected with a tragic romance.
A captured mermaid awakens emotions in a cold-hearted sea captain, who desperately seeks a way to keep her alive.
A businesslike widow goes shopping for the cheapest funeral she can buy.
A repulsive suitor evens the score with a calculating beauty by presenting her with an unusual gift: a fur brooch that seems almost alive.
An insurance swindler stages a miraculous recovery from his fake paralysis at a Mexican shrine.
An American drifter protects a Scottish widow from the spectre of her late husband.
A gunfighter's final reckoning awaits him in a frontier saloon.
When a woman buys a statue bearing an uncanny resemblance to her husband, he soon feels the influence of its model: an ancient druid sorcerer.
A ghastly shocker about a surgery instructor unconcerned about the source of his cadavers.
Convinced that her husband is trying to worry her to death, a distraught housewife files a complaint with the police.
A gangster on the lam engages the services of a compliant exporter.
The wife of a loathsomely ill farmer decides to force nature's hand with the help of an old crone skilled in the black arts.
A sorcery student invokes an ancient spirit to rid himself of a bothersome uncle.
In a tale of an old Welsh funerary custom, a devastating famine forces a young boy to play the part of a sin-eater at a dead man's wake. His duties: to cleanse the departed of sin by feasting in the presence of his corpse.
An abusive couple find that their latest robot maid is developing survival instincts.
A bored colonial on a Malaysian plantation employs an exotic accomplice--an earwig--in his gruesome plot to assassinate a romantic rival.