Many horror stars of the movies, appeared in this classic series. Bela Lugosi made a rare appearance on tv doing an Edgar Allen Poe story called "The Cask of Amontillado", on Oct 11 49.
Boris Karloff starred in "The Monkees Paw" on May 17, 1949. Basil Rathbone starred in a Sherlock holmes story called "The adventure of the Black Barnonet on May 26 1953.
Peter Lorre did an episode called "The Tortured Hand" on December 16, 1952 and John Carridine starred in "Come into My Parlor" May 19, 1953.
The 50's version of Suspense was live, but in 1964, the series returned on video tape. Sebastian Cabot became the first host of the series,