The Best Episodes of Night Gallery

Last Updated: Nov 6, 2018

Night Gallery was creator-host Rod Serling's follow-up to The Twilight Zone. Set in a shadowy museum of the outre, Serling weekly unveiled disturbing portraiture as preface to a highly diverse anthology of tales in the fantasy-horror vein. Bolstering Serling's thoughtful original dramas were adaptations of classic genre material--short stories by such luminaries as H. P. Lovecraft, Fritz Leiber, A.E. van Vogt, Algernon Blackwood, Conrad Aiken, Richard Matheson, August Derleth, and Christianna Brand. Variety of material brought with it a variety of tone, from the deadly serious to the tongue-in-cheek, stretching the television anthology concept to its very limits.

Tell David...

#1 - Tell David...

Season 2 - Episode 41

A chance encounter with a strange couple convinces a young woman that she has had a glimpse of the future.

star 9.00
6 votes
Writers: Gerald Sanford
The Messiah on Mott Street

#2 - The Messiah on Mott Street

Season 2 - Episode 38

Desperate to stay alive for the sake of his nine-year-old grandson, an elderly, near-penniless Jew on the brink of death pins his hopes for salvation on the coming of the Messiah.

star 8.50
8 votes
Directors: Don Taylor
Writers: Rod Serling
The Funeral

#3 - The Funeral

Season 2 - Episode 44

A vampire plans his belated, lavish--and noisy--final obsequy.

star 8.00
6 votes
Writers: Richard Matheson
You Can't Get Help like That Anymore

#4 - You Can't Get Help like That Anymore

Season 2 - Episode 59

An abusive couple find that their latest robot maid is developing survival instincts.

star 7.89
9 votes
Directors: Jeff Corey
Writers: Rod Serling
Camera Obscura

#5 - Camera Obscura

Season 2 - Episode 36

A heartless moneylender gets his just desserts with the help of a client's unusual telescopic device.

star 7.83
6 votes
Writers: Rod Serling
The Caterpillar

#6 - The Caterpillar

Season 2 - Episode 60

A bored colonial on a Malaysian plantation employs an exotic accomplice--an earwig--in his gruesome plot to assassinate a romantic rival.

star 7.82
11 votes
Writers: Rod Serling
Midnight Never Ends

#7 - Midnight Never Ends

Season 2 - Episode 20

A motorist and a marine hitchhiker experience an uncanny sensation that they've shared previous experiences.

star 7.79
14 votes
Directors: Jeannot Szwarc
Writers: Rod Serling
Since Aunt Ada Came to Stay

#8 - Since Aunt Ada Came to Stay

Season 2 - Episode 9

A college professor suspects that his visiting aunt is an ancient witch--with designs on inhabiting his wife's body.

star 7.76
17 votes
Writers: Alvin Sapinsley
You Can Come Up Now, Mrs. Millikan

#9 - You Can Come Up Now, Mrs. Millikan

Season 3 - Episode 5

A bungling inventor and his forgetful wife pool their ineptitude for an experiment in immortality.

star 7.73
15 votes
Directors: John Badham
Writers: Rod Serling
The Different Ones

#10 - The Different Ones

Season 2 - Episode 40

In a rigidly conformist future society, an anguished father agrees to send his deformed son to a distant planet.

star 7.73
11 votes
Writers: Rod Serling
Witches' Feast

#11 - Witches' Feast

Season 2 - Episode 8

A brief incantation in verse while a coven hungrily awaits an overdue member.

star 7.73
11 votes
Writers: Gene Kearney
A Question of Fear

#12 - A Question of Fear

Season 2 - Episode 18

An intrepid mercenary accepts a $15,000 bet to stay overnight in a haunted house.

star 7.67
12 votes
Writers: Theodore J Flicker
The Painted Mirror

#13 - The Painted Mirror

Season 2 - Episode 39

A mirror reflecting an alien landscape figures in an antique dealer's scheme to rid himself of a hateful business partner.

star 7.67
6 votes
Writers: Gene Kearney
The Late Mr. Peddington

#14 - The Late Mr. Peddington

Season 2 - Episode 47

A businesslike widow goes shopping for the cheapest funeral she can buy.

star 7.60
5 votes
Writers: Jack Laird
Hell's Bells

#15 - Hell's Bells

Season 2 - Episode 29

A recent initiate is surprised to find Hell a little tame for his liking.

star 7.60
5 votes
Writers: Theodore J Flicker
Professor Peabody's Last Lecture

#16 - Professor Peabody's Last Lecture

Season 2 - Episode 25

While debunking ancient cults, an academic unwisely scoffs at the wrong god.

star 7.60
5 votes
Writers: Jack Laird
Cool Air

#17 - Cool Air

Season 2 - Episode 35

A haunting love story of a young woman and her late father's colleague, a man clinging desperately to life in a refrigerated apartment.

star 7.57
7 votes
Writers: Rod Serling
The Tune in Dan's Cafe

#18 - The Tune in Dan's Cafe

Season 2 - Episode 45

A couple stopping at a roadside diner encounter a jukebox that plays only one song, a tune connected with a tragic romance.

star 7.57
7 votes
Writers: Gerald Sanford, Garrie Bateson
There Aren't Any More MacBanes

#19 - There Aren't Any More MacBanes

Season 2 - Episode 57

A sorcery student invokes an ancient spirit to rid himself of a bothersome uncle.

star 7.57
7 votes
Writers: Alvin Sapinsley
The Merciful

#20 - The Merciful

Season 2 - Episode 6

Bricks and mortar figure in a wife's plan to end her husband's suffering.

star 7.56
16 votes
Writers: Jack Laird
Green Fingers

#21 - Green Fingers

Season 2 - Episode 43

An unscrupulous tycoon takes drastic steps to force an old widow off her land. His stumbling block: her strange talent for gardening.

star 7.50
8 votes
Writers: Rod Serling
The Diary

#22 - The Diary

Season 2 - Episode 22

A vicious gossip columnist receives a gift diary that appears to write its own fearful entries--before the events occur.

star 7.50
10 votes
Directors: William Hale
Writers: Rod Serling
Last Rites for a Dead Druid

#23 - Last Rites for a Dead Druid

Season 2 - Episode 52

When a woman buys a statue bearing an uncanny resemblance to her husband, he soon feels the influence of its model: an ancient druid sorcerer.

star 7.50
6 votes
Directors: Jeannot Szwarc
Writers: Alvin Sapinsley
The Last Laurel

#24 - The Last Laurel

Season 1 - Episode 17

Astral projection is the key to a crippled athlete's bid for revenge.

star 7.47
15 votes
Writers: Rod Serling
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Stop Killing Me

#25 - Stop Killing Me

Season 2 - Episode 54

Convinced that her husband is trying to worry her to death, a distraught housewife files a complaint with the police.

star 7.44
9 votes
Writers: Jack Laird