Last Updated: Jun 12, 2021
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.
#1 - The Caterpillar Season 2 - Episode 60 - Aired Mar 1, 1972
A bored colonial on a Malaysian plantation employs an exotic accomplice--an earwig--in his gruesome plot to assassinate a romantic rival.
Rod Serling #2 - The Messiah on Mott Street Season 2 - Episode 38 - Aired Dec 15, 1971
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.
Rod Serling #3 - Cool Air Season 2 - Episode 35 - Aired Dec 8, 1971
A haunting love story of a young woman and her late father's colleague, a man clinging desperately to life in a refrigerated apartment.
Rod Serling #4 - The Cemetery Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 8, 1969
A black-sheep nephew murders his ailing uncle for the inheritance only to find some disturbing changes in the old man's painting of the family graveyard.
Rod Serling #5 - Tell David... Season 2 - Episode 41 - Aired Dec 29, 1971
A chance encounter with a strange couple convinces a young woman that she has had a glimpse of the future.
Gerald Sanford #6 - The Painted Mirror Season 2 - Episode 39 - Aired Dec 15, 1971
A mirror reflecting an alien landscape figures in an antique dealer's scheme to rid himself of a hateful business partner.
Gene Kearney #7 - Midnight Never Ends Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired Nov 3, 1971
A motorist and a marine hitchhiker experience an uncanny sensation that they've shared previous experiences.
Rod Serling #8 - A Question of Fear Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Oct 27, 1971
An intrepid mercenary accepts a $15,000 bet to stay overnight in a haunted house.
Theodore J. Flicker #9 - You Can't Get Help like That Anymore Season 2 - Episode 59 - Aired Feb 23, 1972
An abusive couple find that their latest robot maid is developing survival instincts.
Rod Serling #10 - Since Aunt Ada Came to Stay Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 29, 1971
A college professor suspects that his visiting aunt is an ancient witch--with designs on inhabiting his wife's body.
Alvin Sapinsley #11 - The Housekeeper Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 16, 1970
A dabbler in black magic schemes to switch his rich wife's cold persona for a warm, loving soul.
Douglas Heyes #12 - You Can Come Up Now, Mrs. Millikan Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 12, 1972
A bungling inventor and his forgetful wife pool their ineptitude for an experiment in immortality.
Rod Serling #13 - The Merciful Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 22, 1971
Bricks and mortar figure in a wife's plan to end her husband's suffering.
Jack Laird #14 - Deliveries in the Rear Season 2 - Episode 53 - Aired Feb 9, 1972
A ghastly shocker about a surgery instructor unconcerned about the source of his cadavers.
Rod Serling #15 - There Aren't Any More MacBanes Season 2 - Episode 57 - Aired Feb 16, 1972
A sorcery student invokes an ancient spirit to rid himself of a bothersome uncle.
Alvin Sapinsley #16 - Little Girl Lost Season 2 - Episode 61 - Aired Mar 1, 1972
Military strategists unwittingly plant the seeds of the apocalypse when they humor a scientific genius unbalanced by his daughter's death.
Stanford Whitmore #17 - The Little Black Bag Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 23, 1970
Miraculous healing--and abrupt tragedy--result when a 21st century medical bag falls into the hands of a discredited 20th century doctor.
Rod Serling #18 - The Diary Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired Nov 10, 1971
A vicious gossip columnist receives a gift diary that appears to write its own fearful entries--before the events occur.
Rod Serling #19 - They're Tearing Down Tim Riley's Bar Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 20, 1971
A has-been salesman is haunted by phantoms from a happier past.
Rod Serling #20 - Lone Survivor Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 13, 1971
A passing ship rescues an unconscious man in a lifeboat labeled ""Titanic""--three years after the liner sank.
Rod Serling #21 - The Boy Who Predicted Earthquakes Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 15, 1971
A phenomenally successful young seer suddenly refuses to make further predictions.
Rod Serling #22 - Eyes Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 8, 1969
Seeking a living donor for an experimental transplant operation, a wealthy blind woman cons a desperate bookie into sacrificing his eyes.
Rod Serling #23 - The Dead Man Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 16, 1970
An experiment in hypnosis leads to a terrifying conclusion when a physician attempts to revive his subject from death.
Douglas Heyes #24 - Phantom of What Opera? Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 15, 1971
The Phantom of the Opera gets the shock of his life when he menaces a beautiful young singer.
Gene Kearney #25 - Camera Obscura Season 2 - Episode 36 - Aired Dec 8, 1971
A heartless moneylender gets his just desserts with the help of a client's unusual telescopic device.
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