The BEST episodes written by John Collier

Back for Christmas
131 votes

#1 - Back for Christmas

Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Season 1 - Episode 23

Herbert Carpenter plans to murder his wife Hermione, bury her body in the basement, and then leave on a long business trip.

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The Magic Shop
13 votes

#2 - The Magic Shop

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour - Season 2 - Episode 13

Tony Grainger is a young boy who gets fifteen dollars for his birthday. He asks his father Steven to take him to an out-of-the-way magic shop so that he can spend it. Mr. Dulong, the mysterious owner of the shop, takes an interest in the boy and agrees to teach him everything he knows about magic. Despite his father's protests Tony is invited to step into a cabinet by Mr. Dulong. Ignoring his father, Tony steps inside and promptly disappears. When Mr. Dulong, himself, disappears Steven is shocked. The next day Tony comes out of the cabinet and acts like nothing happened. Eventually the Grainger's realize that there son has become a master of black magic and that they are helpless in the face of his dark power.

Anniversary Gift
41 votes

#3 - Anniversary Gift

Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Season 5 - Episode 6

Sick of his wife's menagerie of strange and high-maintenance animals, a frazzled husband decides to get her the perfect present - a highly poisonous coral snake.

De Mortuis
70 votes

#4 - De Mortuis

Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Season 2 - Episode 3

Aware that their friend's wife is cheating, Wally and Bud draw the same conclusion when they find him digging up his basement and his wife's missing.

I Spy
45 votes

#5 - I Spy

Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Season 7 - Episode 9

Private detective Al Frute falls love with his client's wife when her husband hires him to prove her infidelity. Al decides the best way forward is to provide the required evidence to ensure a happy ending for all.

Wet Saturday
81 votes

#6 - Wet Saturday

Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Season 2 - Episode 1

After his daughter kills a man, Mr. Princey devises a plan to save his family name.

39 votes

#7 - Maria

Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Season 7 - Episode 3

The manager of a carnival discovers his drunken purchase of a monkey is in fact a female midget dressed up as the animal. Falling in love with her "owner", she sets about to break up his marriage.

None Are So Blind
38 votes

#8 - None Are So Blind

Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Season 2 - Episode 5

A man conceives the perfect plan to murder his rich aunt. Confidently, he cooperates with the police, only to discover one fatal flaw in the elaborate scheme.

Wet Saturday
8 votes

#9 - Wet Saturday

Tales of the Unexpected - Season 7 - Episode 8

Wet weather, and a dead body in the house. Mr Princey's dim-witted daughter, Millicent, thwarted in love, has killed a young preacher with a croquet mallet, and Princey decides he must cover it up, or risk losing his high standing in the community. The police need to be persuaded that there was a tragic accident...

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The Chaser
376 votes

#10 - The Chaser

The Twilight Zone - Season 1 - Episode 31

A man, desperate to win the affection of a beautiful woman, slips her a love potion. He is overjoyed that the potion works so first.

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