Monday, October 28, 2013

TV Horror Anthology - Thriller (1960)

NBC 1960-62

Hour long series hosted by Boris Karloff at his most charming.  His introductions are an excellent stage for him, allowing him to be manic and over the top without too much self parody.

The episodes were well made and have a certain appeal, but weren't particularly chilling.  Standouts include The Incredible Doktor Markesan and an adaptation of Robert E Howard's Pigeons From Hell.

There was a comic book version that lasted into the 80s, while Thriller didn't even bother the show up for it's own finale, which was an unsold pilot for a crime drama, the Specialists.

See also A Thriller a Day.

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