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.
#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.
#3 - The Funeral
Season 2 - Episode 44
A vampire plans his belated, lavish--and noisy--final obsequy.
#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.
#7 - Midnight Never Ends
Season 2 - Episode 20
A motorist and a marine hitchhiker experience an uncanny sensation that they've shared previous experiences.
#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.
#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.
#11 - Witches' Feast
Season 2 - Episode 8
A brief incantation in verse while a coven hungrily awaits an overdue member.
#16 - Professor Peabody's Last Lecture
Season 2 - Episode 25
While debunking ancient cults, an academic unwisely scoffs at the wrong god.
#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.
#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.