Thriller - Season 1

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Episode Guide

  • The Grim Reaper
    Episode 37
    6/13/61
    9.4
    An eccentric mystery writer purchases a ghoulish painting of the grim reaper which happens to have a curse on it - almost all of its former owners have died. When the owner's life is in danger the painting sends a gruesome warning - it begins to bleed.
  • Pigeons From Hell
    Episode 36
    6/6/61
    7.8
    Two young brothers attempt to spend the night in an abandoned southern plantation and encounter some birds that seem to have a strong dislike for intruders.
  • Dark Legacy
    Episode 35
    5/30/61
    8.0
    The patriarch of a family of magicians dies and leaves his nephew his book of secrets - and it is indeed a dark legacy involving satanic spirits and black magic.
  • 5/23/61
    7.3
    A professor researching an eighteenth century murderous magician purchases a mirror in Paris only to find the magician's victims imprisoned within - or is it only a trick?
  • 5/16/61
    6.1

    An obsessed concert pianist plots to perform his deceased rival's most challenging composition--with the aid of the dead man's hands.

  • Mr. George
    Episode 32
    5/9/61
    8.4
    A little girl is the sole heir to her mother's fortune and her greedy relatives are out to kill her for her money. What they don't realize is this little girl has a supernatural guardian.
  • A Good Imagination
    Episode 31
    5/2/61
    8.5
    A book dealer turns to murder over his adulterous wife - taking his methods for killing from classic literature.
  • Parasite Mansion
    Episode 30
    4/25/61
    8.4
    A young teacher is lost during a storm and wakes up to find herself held prisoner in a run-down mansion inhabited by a strange and terrifying family.
  • The Devil's Ticket
    Episode 29
    4/18/61
    8.3
    A starving artist goes to a pawn shop with one of his paintings and ends up pawning his soul to the devil. Will he be able to redeem it when the time comes?
  • 4/11/61
    8.7
    A series of brutal murders in the modern-day U.S. mirror those of Jack the Ripper. Sir Guy informs the police of his theory that it is in fact the Ripper himself, alive and well - and not a year older.
  • Late Date
    Episode 27
    4/4/61
    9.0

    When a man murders his adulterous wife, his younger brother concocts an elaborate plan to dispose of the body--despite the killer's reservations.

  • Papa Benjamin
    Episode 26
    3/21/61
    7.6

    Is music worth dying for? A composer has to make that choice when his beloved "Voodoo Rhapsody" seems to have deadly implications after he betrays a Caribbean voodoo cult.

  • Trio for Terror
    Episode 25
    3/14/61
    7.6

    Three separate tales: a man murders his uncle for the inheritance, but the uncle is no ordinary man; a man wins a fortune gambling, but may not live to enjoy it; a serial killer meets an odd fate.

  • 3/7/61
    7.8
    A research scientist accidentally discovers a strange gas that penetrates his gas mask and the effects are most bizarre - now every time he hears a bell it sends him into a murderous rage.
  • Well of Doom
    Episode 23
    2/28/61
    8.3
    A man is kidnapped on the eve of his wedding and held prisoner by a ghoulish creature claiming to be the devil himself.
  • The Fingers of Fear
    Episode 22
    2/21/61
    5.4
    A child murderer is on the loose. A mentally disturbed man is arrested for the crimes, but a determined police lieutenant isn't sure they have the right man.
  • 2/14/61
    8.4
    When a man discovers a body in the trunk of his car the harder he tries to prove his innocence the more guilty he looks. Do the attempts on his wife's life have anything to do with this strange case?
  • 2/7/61
    6.4
    A young detective is sent to the English countryside to investigate a strange murder. His wife, who has accompanied him, soon finds herself a target of the locals who believe she is a witch.
  • Choose a Victim
    Episode 19
    1/24/61
    9.0
    An opportunistic beach bum takes up with a beautiful and wealthy young woman, only to find that he is double-crossed by a murderous scheme of her own.
  • Man in a Cage
    Episode 18
    1/17/61
    7.1
    A man arrives in Tangier looking for his missing brother who seems to have been involved in some shady dealings.
  • The Poisoner
    Episode 17
    1/10/61
    7.9
    A nineteenth-century English gentleman, disappointed with his bride's family and her pedigree, uses an undetectable poison to resolve the matter.
  • The Hungry Glass
    Episode 16
    1/3/61
    8.5
    A young couple buy a run-down, old mansion surrounded with legends about the lack of mirrors and the deaths of many former tenants. On their first night in the house, they are frightened by strange visions, inexplicably intertwined with mirrors and glass.
  • The Cheaters
    Episode 15
    12/27/60
    8.5
    A pair of very unusual glasses allow the wearer to see the absolute truth about whatever they look upon. We see what happens as they pass from one owner to another.
  • Man in the Middle
    Episode 14
    12/20/60
    7.0
    A man overhears the kidnapping and murder plot of two unsavory characters and tries to prevent it from being carried out despite the fact that his own life is in danger.
  • Knock Three-One-Two
    Episode 13
    12/13/60
    8.6
    Desperately needing money to pay a gambling debt, a man sets up a serial killer to murder his wife so he can have access to her life savings.
  • The Big Blackout
    Episode 12
    12/6/60
    6.8
    A former alcoholic finds a note in a dead hitman's pocket that names him as a target. Trying to unravel a mysterious past that he can't remember, he finds himself and his family pursued by both gangsters and police.
  • The Fatal Impulse
    Episode 11
    11/29/60
    8.5
    A madman, determined to kill the newly elected mayor, hides a bomb in a lady's purse and then is killed himself while running from the police. A down-on-his-luck police detective has only a few hours to figure out who the lady is and locate her before the bomb explodes.
  • The Prediction
    Episode 10
    11/22/60
    8.9
    A phony clairvoyant suddenly starts having genuine premonitions. Will he be able to save those closest to him when he sees death in their future?
  • Girl With a Secret
    Episode 9
    11/15/60
    8.1
    A series of unusual events leads a newlywed to figure out that her husband's real line of work is as an underground agent for the government. But that's just beginning of her troubles, as she also has to deal with nosy family members, enemy agents, and an eavesdropping housekeeper to keep from compromising her husband's latest mission.moreless
  • The Watcher
    Episode 8
    11/1/60
    8.8
    A religious, well-respected teacher with a hidden agenda, believing that it's his duty to prevent his neighbor from being corrupted by young women, utilizes violent extremes to achieve his goal.
  • The Purple Room
    Episode 7
    10/25/60
    7.2
    A man who inherits a house from his brother has one night to decide whether or not to stay - if he leaves, his cousins will inherit the house instead. He expects his cousins to try and frighten him into leaving, but could the strange happenings be more than pranks?
  • The Guilty Men
    Episode 6
    10/18/60
    7.9
    The boss of a crime syndicate, with failing health and a guilty conscience, tries to turn his illegal operation into a legitimate enterprise, but encounters deadly opposition from his associates and an old friend.

  • Rose's Last Summer
    Episode 5
    10/11/60
    7.1
    A long-forgotten movie starlet moves to California for a fresh start in life after a bout with alcoholism, only to be found dead in a residential garden. When a young friend and her ex-husband investigate the tragedy, they discover a series of clues that cast doubt upon the official explanation of her death.moreless
  • 10/4/60
    6.5
    A police lieutenant investigates a crime scene involving an eight-year-old girl found holding a pistol over the body of a man shot through the heart. The little girl refuses to talk and a lady, the only eyewitness to the event, claims that the shooting was accidental. Later, when the little girl is accused of trying to kill the witness with a knife, the lieutenant uncovers some surprising information about the lady.

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  • Worse Than Murder
    Episode 3
    9/27/60
    8.1
    After a wealthy uncle dies and leaves her out of his will, an impoverished niece acquires his diary which details his recurring nightmare concerning a murder that involved him and his sister. Using the incriminating evidence in the diary, she schemes to blackmail her mother-in-law out of her fortune.

  • Child's Play
    Episode 2
    9/20/60
    5.3
    While on a family vacation in the mountains, a neglected boy's overactive imagination leads him to take his father's rifle in search of the fantasy highwayman Black Bart and to hold a fisherman at gunpoint.
  • The Twisted Image
    Episode 1
    9/13/60
    8.6
    A wealthy advertising executive finds himself caught between a psychopathic mail-room clerk who covets his success and a disturbed young woman who wants to steal him away from his family.
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