The WORST Episodes of Night Gallery

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 30, 2021

Network: NBC

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.

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Quoth the Raven

#1 - Quoth the Raven

Season 2 - Episode 37 - Aired Dec 8, 1971

Edgar Allan Poe receives some unwanted coaching during a bout with writer's block.

star 4.77
13 votes
Directors: Jeff Corey
Writers: Jack Laird
Logoda's Heads

#2 - Logoda's Heads

Season 2 - Episode 42 - Aired Dec 29, 1971

Searching for a lost explorer in Africa, British authorities accuse a powerful witch doctor of his murder.

star 5.00
15 votes
Writers: Robert Bloch
How to Cure the Common Vampire

#3 - How to Cure the Common Vampire

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired May 27, 1973

Yet another vignette about vampires (and those who hunt them).

star 5.20
15 votes
Directors: Jack Laird
Writers: Jack Laird
Hatred unto Death

#4 - Hatred unto Death

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired May 27, 1973

Blood memories surface when an anthropologist responds in kind to a captive gorilla's primeval hatred.

star 5.29
14 votes
Writers: Halsted Welles
An Act of Chivalry

#5 - An Act of Chivalry

Season 2 - Episode 34 - Aired Dec 1, 1971

A vignette about elevator manners.

star 5.50
14 votes
Directors: Jack Laird
Writers: Jack Laird
With Apologies to Mr. Hyde

#6 - With Apologies to Mr. Hyde

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 29, 1971

Dr. Jekyll tries out a new potion.

star 5.63
19 votes
Directors: Jeannot Szwarc
Writers: Jack Laird
She'll Be Company for You

#7 - She'll Be Company for You

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 24, 1972

After his invalid wife dies, a relieved widower finds himself under the watchful eye of a strangely menacing cat.

star 5.77
26 votes
Writers: David Rayfiel
A Midnight Visit to the Neighborhood Blood Bank

#8 - A Midnight Visit to the Neighborhood Blood Bank

Season 2 - Episode 28 - Aired Nov 17, 1971

An unscrupulous medicine man in the Old West promises restored health—or a resurrection—to a poor farmer's dying daughter.

star 5.83
12 votes
Directors: William Hale
Writers: Jack Laird
The Dear Departed

#9 - The Dear Departed

Season 2 - Episode 33 - Aired Dec 1, 1971

Bad luck follows a phony spiritualist and his assistant's unfaithful wife after an auto accident simplifies the triangle.

star 5.92
13 votes
Writers: Rod Serling
A Feast of Blood

#10 - A Feast of Blood

Season 2 - Episode 48 - Aired Jan 12, 1972

A repulsive suitor evens the score with a calculating beauty by presenting her with an unusual gift: a fur brooch that seems almost alive.

star 6.00
14 votes
Writers: Stanford Whitmore
The Ring with the Red Velvet Ropes

#11 - The Ring with the Red Velvet Ropes

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 7, 1973

The new heavyweight champion of the world discovers that he has one more unscheduled bout before he can claim his title.

star 6.05
21 votes
Writers: Robert Malcolm Young
The Sins of the Fathers

#12 - The Sins of the Fathers

Season 2 - Episode 58 - Aired Feb 23, 1972

In a tale of an old Welsh funerary custom, a devastating famine forces a young boy to play the part of a sin-eater at a dead man's wake. His duties: to cleanse the departed of sin by feasting in the presence of his corpse.

star 6.07
15 votes
Writers: Halsted Welles
Big Surprise

#13 - Big Surprise

Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired Nov 10, 1971

An eccentric farmer promises a ""big surprise"" to a group of boys . . . if they dig for it.

star 6.08
13 votes
Directors: Jeannot Szwarc
Writers: Richard Matheson
Whisper

#14 - Whisper

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired May 13, 1973

A young wife in a remote country house finds herself in thrall to strange and insistent voices of the dead.

star 6.08
26 votes
Writers: David Rayfiel
Smile, Please

#15 - Smile, Please

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 12, 1972

A vignette about photographing a vampire.

star 6.10
20 votes
Directors: Jack Laird
Writers: Jack Laird
Marmalade Wine

#16 - Marmalade Wine

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Oct 6, 1971

A careless braggart foolishly exaggerates his meager talents to a crackpot surgeon.

star 6.11
27 votes
Writers: Jerrold Freedman
Finnegan's Flight

#17 - Finnegan's Flight

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 17, 1972

A prison lifer yearning for freedom submits to a cellmate's experiments in mind over matter--with tragic results.

star 6.13
23 votes
Directors: Gene Kearney
Writers: Rod Serling
Dr. Stringfellow's Rejuvenator

#18 - Dr. Stringfellow's Rejuvenator

Season 2 - Episode 27 - Aired Nov 17, 1971

An unscrupulous medicine man in the Old West promises restored health--or a resurrection--to a poor farmer's dying daughter.

star 6.14
14 votes
Writers: Rod Serling
House - with Ghost

#19 - House - with Ghost

Season 2 - Episode 26 - Aired Nov 17, 1971

A philandering husband schemes to murder his wife with the aid of a ghost.

star 6.16
19 votes
Writers: Gene Kearney
Fright Night

#20 - Fright Night

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 10, 1972

star 6.17
23 votes
Writers: Robert Malcolm Young
A Matter of Semantics

#21 - A Matter of Semantics

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired Nov 10, 1971

Count Dracula visits a blood bank.

star 6.21
14 votes
Directors: Jack Laird
Writers: Gene Kearney
The Flip-Side of Satan

#22 - The Flip-Side of Satan

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 29, 1971

A callous disc jockey is offered up as a hellish sacrifice at a deserted radio station.

star 6.24
25 votes
Writers: Gerald Sanford, Malcolm Marmorstein
Junior

#23 - Junior

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Oct 6, 1971

A twist on daddy's midnight feeding.

star 6.29
28 votes
Writers: Gene Kearney
The Phantom Farmhouse

#24 - The Phantom Farmhouse

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Oct 20, 1971

A psychiatrist finds himself falling for a mysterious woman whose last visitor was killed--so police conclude--by wild animals.

star 6.29
24 votes
Writers: Halsted Welles
The Academy

#25 - The Academy

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Oct 6, 1971

A widower investigates an unusually strict military academy for his delinquent son.

star 6.45
29 votes
Writers: Rod Serling
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