Do you recognize these classic TV stars on the eerie series Thriller?

The anthology series had a killer cast.

When it comes to horror, you can trust the opinion of Stephen King. In his non-fiction book Danse Macabre, the prolific author looked back at the classic anthology shows of the late 1950s and early 1960s. 

King singled "Pigeons from Hell" as "one of the finest horror stories of our century." No, that tale was not an episode of The Twilight Zone nor The Outer Limits. It was a 1961 episode of Thriller, the eerie and underrated anthology series hosted by Boris Karloff.

Who better to host a spooky show? The Universal monster movies legend had played both Frankenstein's monster in Frankenstein and Imhotep in The Mummy.

Karloff acted in some of the episodes, too. The Thriller cast also included dozens of rising television stars. Let's see if you can recognize them!

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  1. He seemed to always get the girl — even in outer space. You know him best as…?
  2. These two were in different Thriller episodes, but they eventually teamed up in…?
  3. These two eventually ended up where?
  4. You know her best as the mom on…?
  5. You could find him as this fellow in Mayberry…
  6. He became a secret agent — but which one?
  7. You know her better as this character.
  8. She later worked for which fictional station?
  9. You know him better as this helpful hand.
  10. She later headlined her own sitcom. Which one?

Do you recognize these classic TV stars on the eerie series Thriller?

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KeithARies 3 days ago
l didn't know #6. was never into that type of program. the man from U.N.C.L.E. was on after my bed time too. Ha! really never got to watch it. l have seen re-runs, & the story line moves too slowly for me. so... l guess l still don't like that kind of program!
MrDbutler69 11 days ago
10 out of 10. That was kinda easy.
booster 15 days ago
9/10 Missed #10. It really didn't look like Marlo Thomas.
MrBill 17 days ago
10/10; Fun and easy quiz for me. Enjoyed it.
Jon 17 days ago
While Me-TV has rerun MTM's S1 THRILLER appearance, "The Fatal Impulse", where she has a minor role, it has never rerun her S2 THRILLER appearance, "Man of Mystery". She made this episode when she was already starring as Laura Petrie on DVD SHOW, and she has a more substantial starring role in it. I hope Me-TV will show it this time around.
cperrynaples Jon 17 days ago
Well, you can watch it NOW on YouTube!
MarkSpeck Jon 14 days ago
If you have Roku, there's a free Roku app where you can see the entire Thriller series.
jholton30062 17 days ago
"You got 10 out of 10"

Too easy, actually... I've never even watched Thriller...
cperrynaples 19 days ago
Last night,MeTv ran an episode with Joyce Bullifont which i'm pretty certain featured the Psycho house! Bonus Question: What Classic TV role was she hired for but replaced at the last moment? And yes, it's on MeTV!
Jon cperrynaples 17 days ago
Ms. Bulifant was the original choice to play Carol Brady on THE BRADY BUNCH.
cperrynaples Jon 17 days ago
Yes, she was going to be "the lovely lady" until Florence Henderson became available!
Guess Joyce didn't have Wessonality.
MarkSpeck cperrynaples 14 days ago
She did wind up on Me-TV as Murray Slaughter's wife on MTM.
Pacificsun 20 days ago
No. 10 was hard. The lady looked like Shelly Fabrese actually. And I don't even remember RV in a Thriller episode. I'll have to look for that one.
MarkSpeck Pacificsun 14 days ago
Shelly Fabrese? Does she smell really nice? LOL!
cperrynaples MarkSpeck 13 days ago
Clearly, Pacificsun meant Shelly Fabares, best remembered as Donna Reed's daughter!
Yes, I was just too tired to look it up! Please whack me with a soggy TV Guide!
EllisClevenger 21 days ago
You got 9 out of 10
Missed #10.
Too easy.
MrsPhilHarris 22 days ago
10/10 Thriller was on tv a few years ago but I don't remember if it was on Me or not.
As an overnight show, but it never gets plugged. Not sure why.
MarkSpeck Pacificsun 14 days ago
It does get plugged. There's a Me-TV ad for their 'Sunday Nightmares' with TZ, Hitchcock (half-hour episodes) and Thriller.
Moody 22 days ago
10/10. Thriller & One Step Beyond would be great additions to METV's Sci Fi Saturday.
cperrynaples Moody 21 days ago
Isn't Scary Sunday enough for Thriller? There's only 2 seasons after all! One Step Beyond can be seen on YouTube!
Pacificsun Moody 20 days ago
It's already on MeTV. Just doesn't get promo'd. Not sure why.
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