The Best Episodes of Night Gallery
Last Updated: Jun 12, 2019
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 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.
#5 - 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.
#9 - Midnight Never Ends
Season 2 - Episode 20
A motorist and a marine hitchhiker experience an uncanny sensation that they've shared previous experiences.
#12 - 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.
#13 - The Funeral
Season 2 - Episode 44
A vampire plans his belated, lavish--and noisy--final obsequy.
#14 - The Cemetery
Season 1 - Episode 1
A black-sheep nephew murders his ailing uncle for the inheritance only to find some some disturbing changes in the old man's painting of the family graveyard.
#22 - Deliveries in the Rear
Season 2 - Episode 53
A ghastly shocker about a surgery instructor unconcerned about the source of his cadavers.
#23 - Witches' Feast
Season 2 - Episode 8
A brief incantation in verse while a coven hungrily awaits an overdue member.
#25 - Dr. Stringfellow's Rejuvenator
Season 2 - Episode 28
An unscrupulous medicine man in the Old West promises restored health--or a resurrection--to a poor farmer's dying daughter.