Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Season 1 Episode 38

The Creeper

Aired Sunday 9:30 PM Jun 17, 1956 on CBS

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  • A housewife wonders if the deranged serial killer terrorising the neighbourhood might be someone she knows.

    This very nasty story has a consistent atmosphere of dread which the shabby-genteel squalor of the settings intensifies. Is the "family friend" so blatantly putting the moves on unhappy housewife Mrs. Grant really the mad killer who's claimed several victims in this down-at-heel neighbourhood? Or is he just an unpleasant, self-centred bully who enjoys making her uneasy, even frightened, because she resists his advances? The plotting isn't terribly sophisticated and you might guess the twist quite early, but there is a constant, clammy, nerve-jangling oppressiveness in the atmosphere which holds the attention. Percy Helton, twanging-voiced and wild-eyed, contributes a neat cameo as the grubby janitor.