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An anthology series hosted by Boris Karloff, 'Thriller' showcases dark tales ranging from sinister crime dramas to frightening accounts of the paranormal. Its ominous atmosphere and eerie soundtracks setting the tone, the episodes—based on short stories and novels—are permeated by an unrelenting creepiness. The series employed many notable guest actors, such as big-screen veterans John Carradine and Mary Astor as well as up-and-comers Cloris Leachman and William Shatner.


Episode Guide

Episode Guide

Season 1
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  • Season 2
  • Season 3

Ep : Man of Mystery

A mysterious and powerful man is keeping many secrets and every time someone gets close to the truth, they are murdered. Will a beautiful young singer survive her relationship with the man of mystery?

Ep : Twisted Image

A wealthy advertising executive finds himself caught between a psychopathic mail-room clerk who covets his success and a disturbed young woman who wants to steal him away from his family.

Ep : Child's Play

While on a family vacation in the mountains, a neglected boy's overactive imagination leads him to take his father's rifle in search of the fantasy highwayman, Black Bart, which leads him to hold a fisherman at gunpoint.

Ep : Worse Than Murder

After a wealthy uncle dies and leaves her out of his will, an impoverished niece acquires his diary which details his recurring nightmare concerning a murder that involved him and his sister. Using the incriminating evidence in the diary, she schemes to blackmail her mother-in-law out of her fortune.

Ep : Mark of the Hand

A police lieutenant investigates a crime scene involving an eight-year-old girl found holding a pistol over the body of a man shot through the heart. The little girl refuses to talk and a lady, the only eyewitness to the event, claims that the shooting was accidental. Later, when the little girl is accused of trying to kill the witness with a knife, the lieutenant uncovers some surprising information about the lady.

Ep : Rose's Last Summer

When a fading movie starlet, gone to California for a new acting job, is found dead in a family's garden, her ex-husband and a friend investigate the unexpected tragedy. Things quickly become dangerous as they uncover the clues to a mystery that involves a deceased eccentric millionaire, the family's inheritance and the actress.

Ep : The Guilty Men

The boss of a crime syndicate with failing health and a guilty conscience tries to turn his illegal operation into a legitimate enterprise, but encounters deadly opposition from his associates and an old friend.

Ep : The Watcher

A religious, well-respected teacher with a hidden agenda, believing that it's his duty to prevent his neighbor from being corrupted by young women, utilizes violent extremes to achieve his goal.

Ep : Girl With a Secret

A series of unusual events leads a newlywed to figure out that her husband's real line of work is as an underground agent for the government. But that's just the beginning of her troubles, as she also has to deal with nosy family members, enemy agents and an eavesdropping housekeeper to keep from compromising her husband's latest mission.

Ep : The Prediction

A phony clairvoyant suddenly starts having genuine premonitions. Will he be able to save those closest to him when he sees death in their future?

Ep : The Purple Room

A man who inherits a house from his brother has one night to decide whether or not to stay: If he leaves, his cousins will inherit the house instead. He expects his cousins to try and frighten him into leaving, but could the strange happenings be more than pranks?

Ep : Fatal Impulse

A madman, determined to kill the newly elected mayor, hides a bomb in a lady's purse and then is killed himself while running from the police. A down-on-his-luck police detective has only a few hours to figure out who the lady is and locate her before the bomb explodes.

Ep : The Big Blackout

A former alcoholic finds a note in a dead hitman's pocket that names him as a target. Trying to unravel a mysterious past that he can't remember, he finds himself and his family pursued by both gangsters and police.

Ep : Knock 3-1-2

Desperately needing money to pay a gambling debt, a man sets up a serial killer to murder his wife so he can have access to her life savings.

Ep : Man in the Middle

A man overhears the kidnapping and murder plot of two unsavory characters and tries to prevent it from being carried out despite the fact that his own life is in danger.

Ep : The Cheaters

A pair of very unusual glasses allows the wearer to see the absolute truth about whatever they look upon. We see what happens as they pass from one owner to another.

Ep : The Hungry Glass

A young couple buys a run-down old mansion surrounded with legends about the lack of mirrors and the deaths of many former tenants. On their first night in the house, they are frightened by strange visions, inexplicably intertwined with mirrors and glass.

Ep : The Poisoner

A nineteenth-century english gentleman, disappointed with his bride's family and her pedigree, uses an undetectable poison to resolve the matter.

Ep : The Man in the Cage

A man arrives in Tangier looking for his missing brother, who may have been involved in some shady dealings.

Ep : Choose a Victim

An opportunistic beach bum takes up with a beautiful and wealthy young woman, only to find that he is double-crossed by a murderous scheme of her own.

Ep : Hay-Fork and Bill-Hook

A young detective is sent to the English countryside to investigate a strange murder. His wife, who has accompanied him, soon finds herself a target of the locals, who believe she is a witch.

Ep : The Fingers of Fear

A child murderer is on the loose. A mentally disturbed man is arrested for the crimes, but a determined police lieutenant isn't sure they have the right man.

Ep : The Well of Doom

A man is kidnapped on the eve of his wedding and held prisoner by a ghoulish creature claiming to be the devil himself.

Ep : Ordeal of Doctor Cordell

A research scientist accidentally discovers a strange gas that sends him into a murderous rage every time he hears a bell.

Ep : Trio for Terror

Three separate tales: A man murders his uncle for the inheritance, but the uncle is no ordinary man; a man wins a fortune gambling, but may not live to enjoy it; a serial killer meets an odd fate.

Ep : Papa Bejamin

A musician tells a strange tale of involvement in a voodoo cult.

Ep : Late Date

When a man murders his adulterous wife, his brother attempts to conceal the crime by disposing of the body—but it won't be easy.

Ep : Yours Truly, Jack Ripper

A series of brutal murders in modern-day America mirror those of Jack the Ripper. Sir Guy informs the police of his theory that it is in fact the Ripper himself, alive and well—and not a year older.

Ep : The Devil

A starving artist goes to a pawn shop with one of his paintings and ends up pawning his soul to the devil. Will he be able to redeem it when the time comes?

Ep : Parasite Mansion

A young teacher is lost during a storm and wakes up to find herself held prisoner in a run-down mansion inhabited by a strange and terrifying family.

Ep : Good Imagination

A book dealer turns to murder over his adulterous wife—taking his methods for killing from classic literature.

Ep : Mr. George

A little girl is the sole heir to her mother's fortune and her greedy relatives are out to kill her for her money. What they don't realize is this little girl has a supernatural guardian.

Ep : The Terror in Teakwood

A young man's former girlfriend comes to him for help; her husband, a famous pianist, is being terrorized by an unknown being: Is it a dead rival, secretly alive, or something much more grotesque?

Ep : Prisoner in the Mirror

A professor researching an eighteenth century murderous magician purchases a mirror in Paris only to find the magician's victims imprisoned within—or is it only a trick?

Ep : Dark Legacy

The patriarch of a family of magicians dies and leaves his nephew his book of secrets—and it is indeed a dark legacy involving satanic spirits and black magic.

Ep : Pigeons From Hell

Two young brothers attempt to spend the night in an abandoned southern plantation and encounter some birds that seem to have a strong dislike for intruders.

Ep : Grim Reaper

An eccentric mystery writer purchases a ghoulish painting of the grim reaper that happens to have a curse on it—almost all of its former owners have died. When the owner's life is in danger the painting sends a gruesome warning: it begins to bleed.

Ep : The Merriweather File

When a man discovers a body in the trunk of his car, the harder he tries to prove his innocence the more guilty he looks. Do the attempts on his wife's life have anything to do with this strange case?

Ep : What Beckoning Ghost

An ailing pianist fears she is losing her mind when she begins seeing what she thinks is her own funeral.

Ep : Guillotine

To save the life of her husband who is to be executed, a young woman attempts to murder the executioner.

Ep : The Premature Burial

When a man is accidentally buried alive and then saved he becomes paranoid that it might happen again—and he has good reason to be scared: his new wife is anxious to become a widow.

Ep : The Weird Tailor

A man attempts to bring his dead son back to life with the use of black magic and an unusual suit of clothes.

Ep : God Grante She Lye Still

A 300-year-old witch seeks to possess the last of her family line, the beautiful and young Margaret.

Ep : Masquerade

A young couple takes refuge in a spooky house on a stormy night only to be terrorized by the strange family who occupy it. But do the young honeymooners have a secret of their own?

Ep : Last of the Sommervilles

Two cousins scheme to kill their aunt for her money, but trust is hard to come by when you're the last of the Sommervilles.

Ep : Letter to a Lover

When a doctor is murdered two of the chief suspects, a husband and wife, seem to be accusing each other of insanity—which one of them is correct?

Ep : A Third for Pinochle

A man plans to murder his wife using his nosy neighbors for an alibi—but the eccentric ladies across the street may have a trick or two up their sleeve.

Ep : The Closed Cabinet

A young woman visiting an ancient English castle learns about the family curse. Will she be able to remove it by finding a way to open the closed cabinet?

Ep : Dialogues With Death

Two separate tales: A morgue attendant seems to be able to talk to corpses and get an answer; a young couple arrive at the home of their aunt and uncle, who seem to believe the pair are dead no matter how much they protest.

Ep : Return of Andrew Bentley

A man inherits his uncle's estate on the condition that he spend 24 hours a day in the house and guard his uncle's grave against a supernatural intruder.

Ep : The Remarkable Mrs. Hawk

Mrs. Hawk has a talent for raising prize hogs, but the secret of her success is more sinister than anyone could imagine.

Ep : Portrait Without a Face

After a despicable artist is murdered, his last painting seems to be completing itself and revealing the killer—or is it?

Ep : An Attractive Family

An attractive family of serial murderers plan the death of another victim—their young sister-in-law.

Ep : Waxworks

A traveling exhibit of wax figures of murderers seems to be the cause of some more recent deaths: Are the wax figures alive or is their creator a madman?

Ep : La Strega

A young woman accused of being a witch goes to her young lover for protection against both her accusers and her grandmother, who really is a witch.

Ep : The Storm

A woman returns home after two weeks and must spend the evening by herself during a raging storm. She is terrorized by strange sounds and the feeling she is not alone.

Ep : A Wig for Miss Devore

A washed-up actress selects for her comeback vehicle the true story of a woman who was accused of being a witch and subsequently hanged. When she purchases the actual wig owned by the woman, an odd change occurs in the actress. It seems the wig holds a strange and hideous power.

Ep : The Hollow Watcher

A scheming wife who murders her father-in-law is then tormented by a scarecrow.

Ep : Cousin Tundifer

A man tries to dispose of his uncle's body in a strange house that goes back in time every time he sets foot in the living room.

Ep : The Incredible Markesan

A young couple goes to stay with an uncle while they look for work in a new town. They find the house run-down and their visit unexpected. Locked in their room at night they become curious about the goings-on in the house, but they could never imagine the true horror of their uncle's nocturnal activities.

Ep : Flowers of Evil

The skeleton of a man seems much more alive than those responsible for his death had hoped—it laughs, screams and even moves!

Ep : Til Death Do Us Part

A henpecked undertaker disposes of his wife along with one of his customers, and then moves on to a new town and a new wife. But this one won't be so easy to get rid of.

Ep : The Bride Who Died Twice

A general is forced to give his daughter's hand in marriage to his corrupt commanding officer, but the marriage only results in her death.

Ep : Kill My Love

An adulterer tries to remove every obstacle in his life by way of murder—will his son be another victim?

Ep : The Innocent Bystanders

A pair of nineteenth century body snatchers take their business too far by murdering innocent bystanders to further their profits.

Ep : The Lethal Ladies

Two separate tales: A woman deals with her unfaithful husband; a mousy librarian takes revenge on her tyrannical boss.

Ep : The Specialists

A group of special detectives try to capture international jewel thieves and save the life of an innocent young woman who has become entangled in their web.