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.
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.
An abusive couple find that their latest robot maid is developing survival instincts.
A bungling inventor and his forgetful wife pool their ineptitude for an experiment in immortality.
A ghastly shocker about a surgery instructor unconcerned about the source of his cadavers.
A has-been salesman is haunted by phantoms from a happier past.
A passing ship rescues an unconscious man in a lifeboat labeled ""Titanic""--three years after the liner sank.
A captured mermaid awakens emotions in a cold-hearted sea captain, who desperately seeks a way to keep her alive.