Night Gallery

Season 1 Episode 1

The Cemetery

Aired Unknown Nov 08, 1969 on NBC

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  • After bumping off his rich uncle, the nephew starts to realize that one of his uncle's paintings isn't behaving quite normally.

    This scared the heck out of me when I saw the premiere at the age of 12. Almost forty years later it stills packs a wallop. I show this to my high school English classes as part of a short story analysis unit, and most of the kids find the story very frightening. No blood or guts here, and none needed; just a really good ghost story. The pacing is relaxed, the setup takes some time, but the payoff is worth it. Roddy McDowall is a little over the top, but Ossie Davis as the skeptical butler plays it straight and steals the show.