Episode Reviews (3)
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Atmospheric but a bit hokey
A nicely atmospheric one, owing more than a little to the Jacques Tourneur page (especially Night of the Demon and Cat People). Unfortunately the writing/direction gets a bit gimmicky, with the intercut flashbacks and so forth. Joel Grey is pretty fun, sporting a scraggly hippie look (and not inconsistently, he seems to have been stoned throughout much of this one). The monster stuff looks pretty good for a TV show. Additionally, Luke Skywalker shows up briefly (as a messenger named Francis).moreless
This is one of the finest episodes of Night Gallery that ever was.
There Aren't anymore MacBanes was definetly one of the scariest episodes of Night Gallery. Although I cannot remember exactly what it was completely about, I do remember that there was this witchy looking creature at the end and the guy and one of his friends got killed by it. There was also a cameo by a youung Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker).
The witch creature scared the crap out of me, so to speak. I love the episodes of Night Gallery that have monsters in them, that is really what I look for in a horror TV show. I've seen this one twice, great episode.moreless
Invoking a malevolent spirit to get rid of someone is dangerous - it might not want to stop at just one victim.
A watchable but fairly predictable segment, transplanted to America from the Scotland of the original story. Joel Grey was nearing forty when he made this, so casting him as a student, even one who's much older than his friends, is not too convincing. He doesn't manage to be effectively unsettling, as the character ought to be - he just seems rather a rather tiresome weirdo, and you wonder why his friends bother with him. For a few minutes, Howard Duff lends the episode a welcome cutting edge as the exasperated uncle, but once he's been murdered by the conjured demon, the episode goes downhill pretty fast.moreless