EP021: It was the traumatizer of the decade. It was THE DAY AFTER (1983).

It was the television event of the decade, traumatizing viewers the world over and influencing the most powerful leaders on earth. It was THE DAY AFTER (1983).

EP020: She stalks the night in search of blood. Her name?… DESIRE, THE VAMPIRE (1982).

David Naughton (An American Werewolf in London) is a law student on the trail of a woman who stalks the night in search of blood in DESIRE, THE VAMPIRE aka I, DESIRE (1982). Brad Dourif (Child’s Play, Lord of the Rings) co-stars.

EP019: The Ouija board is a channel of malevolence for Kathleen Beller in DEADLY MESSAGES (1985).

They warned you not to play with them. Here’s a cautionary tale to drive home the point: The Ouija board becomes a channel of malevolence for a murder witness played by Kathleen Beller in DEADLY MESSAGES (1985).

EP018: Forget Mary Ingalls…Melissa Sue Anderson is a witch on wheels in MIDNIGHT OFFERINGS (1981).

We continue our shift to the 1980s with another tale of witchery called MIDNIGHT OFFERINGS (1981). Melissa Sue Anderson (Little House on the Prairie) and Mary McDonough (The Waltons) answer the question, “which witch is the witchiest?” in this solid offering from ABC.

EP017: It’s a witch’s brew of an 80s telefilm with BAY COVEN, starring Pamela Sue Martin and Tim Matheson.

Pamela Sue Martin and Tim Matheson are a yuppie couple who chuck city life for a slower pace on bucolic Devlin Island, but all is not as it seems in the town they now call home. It’s the NBC telefilm, BAY COVEN (1987).

EP016: The Bradys fall under the curse of an ancient Hawaiian idol, the TABU.

You can find TV TERROR in the unlikeliest places, like this episode of The Brady Bunch, in which the family jets to Hawaii, only to fall under the curse of an ancient idol. Vincent Price guest stars!

EP015: Before JAWS, Spielberg directed his first feature with 1971’s DUEL.

Dennis Weaver crosses lanes with a truck-wielding maniac in Steven Spielberg’s first feature, the ABC Movie-of-the-Week, DUEL (1971).

EP014: There’s no such thing as a good night’s sleep in THE DEADLY DREAM (1971).

Lloyd Bridges is hounded by a recurring dream that makes his life a nightmare in The Deadly Dream (1971).

EP013: It’s A Goolies Get Together!

Saturdays are a lost art. If you ever padded down in your footie pajamas to the family television to settle in for a full morning of kid’s programming, then this episode is for you.  We talk about Groovie Goolies, the classic Filmation animated show, featuring friendly versions of Frankenstein, Dracula, The Wolfman, and a coterie of other creepers. So, pass the pop-tarts, it’s time for the Goolies get together….

EP012: Andy Griffith will hunt you down and kill you in SAVAGES (1974)!

Andy Griffith is a sadistic hunter of humans in SAVAGES (1974), the TV movie based on the book, Deathwatch, and recently adapted as the Michael Douglas film, Beyond The Reach (2015).

 

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