When I sit down to watch television, my preference is a show that has a clear beginning, middle, and end; where I don’t need to have any prior knowledge of the plot or characters, and no need to wait another week (or an entire season) to find out what happens.
Give me a procedural over a serial any day of the week. Better yet, give me an anthology!
A few years ago, I began a blog series that featured some of my favourite horror and mystery anthology programs. Terror Tuesday: Horror Anthologies Part I rounded up my top picks, and a few of the most notable: Hammer House of Horror, Tales from the Dark Side, The Twilight Zone, Beyond Belief, The Outer Limits, and Tales From the Crypt.
Part II covered some classics, like Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Goosebumps, and Night Gallery, but also introduced my readers to some lesser-known gems: The Ray Bradbury Theater, Hammer: House of Mystery and Suspense, and Boris Karloff’s Thriller.
Today, I want to finally revisit the horror/mystery anthology universe and focus on one forgotten series in particular. Produced by horror legend William Castle himself… this is “Ghost Story”.