Host: Good evening. The paintings you see on display are designed to lift you from the ordinary. They're collected from all over the world and brought here by train, jet, and hearse, carefully crated and packed with protective covering -- and often with their native earth. We call your attention to this gentle facial study with the one visible entreating eye and the windblown hair. And to those of you whose visual acuity is perhaps better than most, you'll note the skulls that that one eye is contemplating. This painting is called The Doll of Death, and it tells the story that takes place in the West Indies where the ancient art of voodoo is still practiced and celebrated. Now, if you don't believe in voodoo, you can take this with a grain of salt. On the other hand, if you find yourself dancing to that distant drummer -- and the drum seems to beckon -- check for missing pins and brand-new dolls. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the Night Gallery.
This episode was based on the short story "The Doll of Death" by Vivian Meik.