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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:37 PM
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Anyone remember the old Boris Karloff show "Thriller"?
I was given a box set of it as a gift and they are really great. Boris introduces each episode and says and then acts in several of them too. They are like the "Twilight Zone" except where "Zone" is Sci-fi, "Thriller" is, well, a thriller with strong horror elements.
I really recommend this series--especially since they are not as well known as other shows like "Twilight Zone" and also utilize big name guest stars such as Elizabeth Montgomery and Dick York prior to "Bewitched" (but in different episodes).
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oneighty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:44 PM
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1. Yes!
Some episodes were very scary! Good TV.

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Don_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:48 PM
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2. Do You Remember Jack Nicholson's First Starring Role?
Edited on Tue May-25-04 08:49 PM by Don_G
"The Raven" with Boris Karloff and Peter Lorre' trying to save a Nerd Prince from the forces of "evil" with a well-endowed blonde "Princess."

He wasn't as evil as much he was in heat in a PG way.



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marigold20 Donating Member (802 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:20 PM
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3. Does the set have this episode?
My mother was scared nearly to death by a TV show and I think it was Thriller. She said a woman was being chased through the woods and could hear the footsteps and breathing of the stalker. When she rinally and thankfully got home and shut her door behind her, the breathing started up again, inside her house.
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 08:42 AM
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9. No
but it sounds like it could be one of the episodes they would do.
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lucidmadman Donating Member (551 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:31 PM
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4. Great show!
They scared me when I was young. I've rented a few VHS versions and they're still great. Hearty thumbs up for THRILLER.
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:37 PM
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5. I remember the show, but the only episode I remember
is one in which a women traveling on a deserted road gets a flat tire and goes to a farmhouse for help, only to find out that the matriarch of the family is an evil witch.
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nini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:05 PM
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6. Yep, and Chiller and Fright Night.. (Local L.A horror shows)
Saturday nights were scary back then :scared:
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 08:41 AM
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8. I remember Chiller too
was that hosted by Seymour?
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nini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 10:58 AM
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10. Seymour hosted Fright Night
Edited on Wed May-26-04 11:09 AM by nini
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BlueJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:12 PM
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7. I remember it when I was a very young boy
I also remember my Dad making a big bowl of Buttered Popcorn to
watch it. My Mom used to tell me "But you'll have nightmares all
night" ...I told her once "That's OK, I want to watch the show, I'll
deal with the nightmares later".....Cracked my Dad up!..
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