Ghost Stories

(ended 1998)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 44

    I Heard You Call My Name

    Aired 6/8/98

  • S 1 : Ep 43

    Parting Shot

    Aired 6/1/98

  • S 1 : Ep 42

    Denial

    Aired 6/1/98

  • S 1 : Ep 41

    Going Down

    Aired 5/25/98

  • S 1 : Ep 40

    Erased

    Aired 5/25/98

  • Cast & Crew
  • Rip Torn

    Host

  • Kevin Dowling

  • Steve Jones

  • Shea Whigham

    Eric Duke

  • Kevin Sussman

  • show Description
  • Ghost Stories was an anthology series telling the tale of thrillers that were meant to scare and entertain you. The show was aired as a one hour anthology, containing two thirty minute episodes. In total, 44 half-hour episodes were produced. Rip Torn narrated the opening and closing of each episode. There is no music played during the opening credits, but Rip Torn speaks the same line each time: Come with me to a place of wondrous contradictions. A place that is silent and unstirring yet is restless and alive. A place of untold peace and boundless dread. Come with me into the very cradle of darkness where those who dwell, dwell alone.moreless

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (62)

    • Narrator: (closing) In between the dark and the light, where time has no meaning, silenced voices may be heard again and the cold of the grave may rekindle some light and warmth in the living.

    • Narrator: (opening) The Hanwell Asylum for the Insane first opened it's doors in 1833. Today the people who work there call it the Hanwell Instititute, but it's mission is still the same: To wage hand to hand combat with mental illness. In an era of government cutbacks, Hanwell is fighting to survive. It is also, as Carolyn Ryan will soon discover, haunted by it's terrible past.

    • Narrator: (closing) The power of guilt. For some it's merely an obstacle in life's path that one learns to surmount. In the case of Ann Coates, it was more like traveler's aid, helping her finally arrive at her journey's end. The destination she set out for so many months ago.

    • Narrator: (opening) For Ann Coates, tonight is a momentous occasion. She's about to depart from Chicago's O'Hare airport on the red-eye to Miami. Altough Ann Coates hasn't flown on an airplane in 18 months, she is still carrying baggage from her last flight. A lot of baggage.

    • Narrator: (closing) The grave is not always silent. If we listen, we can sometimes hear the dead speaking to us. We must listen closely, with an open mind and an open heart, for what may at first sound like a threat may in fact be a message.

    • Narrator: (opening) A lawyer, a housewife, a dancer; there is a collective strength among these souls, the kind of strength that comes from a shared experience: The loss of a loved one. Deborah Hodges married her childhood sweetheart, Steve. The day of their daughter Jessica's tenth birthday, he was struck down by a massive heart attack. No one ever saw it coming. No one ever does.

    • Narrator: (closing) For some a troubled conscience is an open wound. It festers like a lesion on the soul, crying out for the soothing balm of atonement. Was detective David Payne a victim of his own conscience, or had he finally discovered his ultimate destiny, the highest calling for any good cop -- to protect and serve.

    • Narrator: (closing) Whether or not dreams are warnings of things to come cannot be proven. Neither can the existence of a patron saint who watches over lost causes. All that can be known for sure is that in one busy city hospital a young intern can at last sleep peacefully. At least for now.

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    Notes (7)

    • A brief image from this episode is the eighth image seen in the opening montage.

    • There is no opening narration in this episode.

    • A brief image from this episode is the fourth image seen in the opening montage.

    • There was no opening narration in this episode.

    • A brief image from this episode is the fifth image seen in the opening montage.

    • There was no opening narration in this episode.

    • Brief images from this episode are the second and third image seen in the opening montage.

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    Trivia (3)

    • The various versions of the beach painting used in this episode were done by Randy Jacobson and Jay Murray.

    • This episode is actually a remake of the episode of the classic supernatural anthology show One Step Beyond called 'Vanishing Point,' with several notable differneces. For example, in 'Landscape of Lost Dreams,' the woman disappears into a painting; in 'Vanishing Point,' the woman disappears into thin air in an empty house. However, much of the dialogue from 'Vanishing Point' has been left intact in 'Lanscape of Lost Dreams.'

    • Goof: As the aides pull the sheet up over the body of Mrs. Moorhouse, the camera focuses on her face and her eyelids can clearly be seen to be moving.

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • A Hauntingly good show!

    By Jaykeson, Jun 19, 2012